Garmin® anglers Jason Christie and Greg Hackney claim top-10 finishes at the world’s most prestigious bass angling event
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced that two of its marine pro team anglers, Jason Christie and Greg Hackney, placed second and tenth respectively at the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, commonly referred to as the world championship of fishing. Christie and Hackney, along with the other Garmin anglers, relied on Garmin’s revolutionary Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar technology, GPSMAP® combination units and LakeVü HD Ultra to be competitive at this year’s Bassmaster Classic at Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees outside Tulsa, Okla. Grand Lake is one of the 99 MaxDef lakes surveyed by Garmin and available to its customers with an unprecedented level of detail.
Christie, who had a commanding lead of nearly six pounds after the first two days, finished with a total haul of 50 pounds, two ounces. Hackney’s final score was forty pounds, nine ounces. Christie and Hackney were among the five Garmin pro team anglers fishing this year’s Classic.
“We are incredibly proud of Jason and Greg, and all of the Garmin anglers who competed in this year’s Bassmaster Classic,” said David Dunn, Garmin senior manager, marine sales and marketing. “We’ve more than doubled our team of professional anglers from last year, and it’s remarkable to see what a difference using Garmin products – particularly Panoptix – is making for them on high-profile stages like the Classic. We continue to be committed to being a top player in the freshwater fishing industry, and we’re confident there will be many more top finishes for the Garmin team this season.”
For more information about Garmin and its award-winning marine electronics, and to learn more about the entire 2016 Garmin pro team, visit garmin.com/marine.
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics field by the NMEA. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution charts, sailing instrumentation and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
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