In front of a home state crowd that included family and friends, General Tire sponsored pro angler, Britt Myers captured his first career Bassmaster Elite Series tournament win Sunday on Winyah Bay in Georgetown, S.C.. The Lake Wylie, S.C. resident put a lot of extra effort into his mental and physical preparation leading up to this year and it has already paid off in only the second regular season tournament.
"I've been fishing for years and as I've become more of a veteran of the sport, I've realized that you can't make things happen, when it's your time it's your time," stated Myers. "Go out, do your job, work hard, do your homework, practice daylight to dark and when it's your time, it's your time. Some things happened this week that were just indescribable and that's what helped me bring home the victory," admitted a very happy Myers.
Britt was never lower than third on the leaderboard the first three days of the tournament which indicated something was different this weekend. His total weight was 56.3 pounds versus the 55.15 pounds of runner up, Brett Hite.
Britt's victory on Winyah Bay makes two wins for General Tire sponsored pro anglers already in the early season of the Bassmaster Elite Series. In March, General Tire angler Edwin Evers won the coveted Bassmaster Classic event on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in Oklahoma.
In February, General Tire announced that they were going to make a splash in bass fishing which includes the support of four Bass Elite anglers, a marketing campaign specific to the industry and activation at several events. The General Tire activation display debuted at the take off ramp this weekend in Georgetown, SC.
The timing of the early success could not be better according to General Tire's director of marketing, Travis Roffler. "We are completely amazed and pumped up about the early success of our Team GT anglers. Having Edwin win his first Classic was amazing and now to follow that up with Britt winning his first Elite event is just beyond our expectations," stated Roffler.
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