Faircloth Wins Mississippi River Elite

by Major League Fishing Communications

Texas angler Todd Faircloth, who competed in the inaugural Major League Fishing event as a substitute for Tim Horton, won the B.A.S.S. Elite Series event on the Mississippi River Sunday. Faircloth ended the four-day tournament with a total winning weight of 62 pounds, 4 ounces.

Aaron Martens finished the event in fifth place, while Dean Rojas was eighth.

Other Major League Fishing anglers in the top 30 were: Kevin VanDam (13th), Jason Quinn (14th), Greg Hackney (15th), Mike McClelland (18th), Takahiro Omori (19th), Timmy Horton (20th), Bobby Lane (21st) and Boyd Duckett (28th).

The victory helped Faircloth jump to second in Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year points.
Other Major League Fishing anglers in the top 30 AOY race are: Kevin VanDam (7th), Edwin Evers (9th), Greg Hackney (12th), Dean Rojas (14th), Bobby Lane (17th), Jeff Kriet (20th), Alton Jones (22nd), Aaron Martens (26th), Mike Iaconelli (28th) and Mike McClelland (30th).