An entire field of competitors could match up to the home river advantage of Ott Defoe at the 2019 Bassmaster Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Knoxville-native outlasted a last-day effort from Jacob Wheeler to hoist the Bassmaster Classic trophy in front of his home crowd at Thompson-Bolling Arena at the University of Tennessee after finishing with a three-day total of 49-3, well ahead of Wheeler’s overall total of 45-5.
After a late surge on the final day, Jesse Wiggins finished 3rd with a 43-14 overall. Michael Iaconelli (42-9) and Mark Daniels Jr. (41-12) rounded out the Top 5.
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