Tripp & Williford Take Victory on the Roanoke

The Eastern NC Bass Challenge opened our 2019 season this past weekend on the Roanoke River. Over 60 teams competed in our first tournament vying for nearly $4000 in cash payouts. While many anglers found the bite to be tough on the Roanoke River, the team of Jason Tripp and JA Williford dropped the hammer on Sunday with a bag of bass that tipped the scales at 26.86 lbs!

Tripp & Williford Take 1st Place

Jason Tripp and JA Williford dominated the field Sunday by weighing in a 5 fish limit of 26.86 lbs! They beat the second place team by nearly 7 lbs. Their weight marks the highest bag of fish ever weighed in at an Eastern NC Bass Challenge tournament. Their limit of fish was anchored by multiple 6 lb bass. The team was rewarded with a cash prize of $1,600!


2nd Place went to the team of Brian Stalls and Clark Harrington who had a great bag of fish that weighed in at 19.98 lbs! The teams bag was anchored by a beautiful 7.50 lb bass that helped propel them to 2nd place. The 7.50 lb bass also tied for tournament big fish! Brian and Clark were rewarded $900 for their 2nd place win plus a split big fish prize of $175 making their winnings $1,075!

The Rest of the Field

In what many considered a very tough day of fishing, the top 5 teams in our first tournament weighed in 16 lbs or greater. 3rd Place was won by John Kellett and Adam Baldwin who weighed in 17.48 lbs and were rewarded with a cash prize of $400. 4th Place was taken by Tyler Jones and Kevin Jones who weighed in a 16.94 lb limit of bass. 5th place was won by Read Samples and John Teddar with 16.28 lbs. 6th place was won by Jerry Murray and Keith Jennings. And our final money spot was taken by Jamie Phelps and JR Milligan who weighed in 13.09 lbs and took 7th place.

A Split Big Fish Prize

For the first time ever we had a tie for Big Fish! Thanks to Greenville Toyota we’re able to gaurantee $350 for the big fish prize at each of our regular season tournaments. 2 teams weighed in a 7.50 lb bass! Brian Stalls and Clark Harrington and the team of Jamie Revis and Dylan Richardson each took the big fish prize as they weighed in 2 great looking 7 lb bass! The Big Fish Prize was split and awarded to each team. Each team won $175 for their great catch!

 

Full Tournament Results

POS TEAM FISH BIG FISH WEIGHT POINTS
1 JA Williford / Jason Tripp 5 6.33 26.86 100
2 Brian Stalls  / Clark Harrington 5 7.5 19.98 99
3 John Kellett  / Adam Baldwin 5 4.84 17.48 98
4 Tyler Jones / Kevin Jones 5 16.94 97
5 Read Samples  / John Tedder 5 5.68 16.28 96
6 Jerry Murray  / Keith Jennings 5 13.55 95
7 Jamie Phelps / JR Milligan 5 13.09 94
8 Ted Park / Justin Coley 3 5.17 13.08 93
9 Phillip Gibson / Walt Goff 4 6.06 12.25 92
10 Jeff Stoops / Mike Henson 5 11.80 91
11 Larry Thomas  / Gerald Elks 4 11.77 90
12 Rob Ramsey  / Danny Hammons 5 10.64 89
13 Kevin Ross  / Clayton Boyette 5 10.40 88
14 Dale Winstead / Rick Morris 5 10.28 87
15 Josh Holland  / Holden McCleney 4 10.15 86
16 Robert Wright  / Edward Theilen 2 5.53 9.69 85
17 Brian Haddock / Joe Haddock 3 5.24 9.59 84
18 Kenny Simpson / Gary Buckner 5 9.29 83
19 Jamie Revis / Dylan Richarson 2 7.5 9.10 82
20 Dillon Thornton  / Jerry Bragg 2 5.85 8.89 81
21 Charlie Allen / 2 6.57 8.00 80
22 Jason Samson / 3 7.36 79
23 Ben Prouty / Kenny Miller 3 3.9 7.27 78
24 Gator Solomon  / Rodney Caldwell 4 7.17 77
25 Craig Goess  / Denny Moore 2 3.36 6.73 76
26 Justin Peaden / Trent Blount 2 4.38 6.61 75
27 Phillip Medford / 2 5.63 74
28 Sammy Hammond  / Tommie Chisenhall 2 5.03 73
29 Wayne Stallings  / Justin Everett 2 4.73 72
30 Mike Cathart / Don Devor 2 4.55 71
31 Kent Manning  / Chris Manning 2 4.48 70
32 Brian Robinson / 1 4.23 69
33 Tracey King  / David Price 3 3.31 68
34 Anthony Horton  / Heather Goins 2 3.12 67
35 Allen Campbell  / 1 2.43 66
36 Trenton Dawson / 1 1.45 65
37 Jody Wynn / Thomas Wynn 1 1.36 1.36 64
38 Zeb West  / Jay Haggard 0.00 63
38 Brandon Hendricks  / Jon Williams 0.00 63
38 Steve Vann  / Skippy Lewis 0.00 63
38 Dean Thompson  / Lee House 0.00 63
38 Lee Jones  / Don Thompson 0.00 63
38 Michael Morris  / Scott Shaw 0.00 63
38 Cody Howard  / Sheldon McKinney 0.00 63
38 Shane Zelazo  / Collin Zelazo 0.00 63
38 Lynwood Barnett / Hunter Barnett 0.00 63
38 Eddie Braxton / Shane Braxton 0.00 63
38 Michael Chavez / 0.00 63
38 Cecil Scott / Eric Murphey 0.00 63
38 Lee Howard / Logan Howard 0.00 63
38 Bart Gore / Dylan Goree 0.00 63
38 Billy Harrell / Eryc White 0.00 63
38 Cody Matthews / Marty Matthews 0.00 63
38 Donald Malenfant / Anthony Cresicki 0.00 63
38 Robert Gurganus / Chris Peele 0.00 63
38 Michael Stephans / Mike Stephans 0.00 63
38 Scott Burch / Greg Pardue 0.00 63
38 Jeremy Miller / 0.00 63
38 Joey Rouse / Tommy Williams 0.00 63
38 Tony Coley / 0.00 63
38 Eddie LeNeave / 0.00 63
38 Charles Williford / Jimmy White 0.00 63

2019 Team Points Championship

Teams are competing for a $1000 1st Place Prize in this years Team Points Championship. We’re off to a great start as Brian Stalls and Clark Harrington jump out to an early lead with their 2nd place finish. However, John Kellett and Adam Baldwin are behind by just 1 point. 2019 will surely be fun to watch. Click here to view the full standings. You may buy into the 2019 TPC by click here.

Roanoke River Tournament Pictures


Special Thanks

Thank you to all anglers who participated in our first tournament of 2019.

Deborah Barber – Tournament Photographer
Anthony Horton – Tournament Weigh-in
Heather Goins – Tournament Live Well Checks
EL Jones Development – Classic & TPC Sponsor
Greenville Toyota – Tournament Big Fish Award