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Pro field set for 2013 Forrest Wood Cup

2013 Forrest Wood Cup - Shreveport, La., Aug. 15-18

After months of anticipation, the final pro field for the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup has been determined. Hailing from 20 different states and accounting for nearly every region of the country, the top 46 qualifying pros will be fishing for the prestigious championship title as well as a top award of up to $500,000 on the Red River.

For schedule information pertaining to the upcoming 2013 Forrest Wood Cup, click here.

2013 Forrest Wood qualifiers - a complete list

Name, City, State - Qualifying circuit

Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C. - 2013 FLW Tour
Adrian Avena, Vineland, N.J. - 2013 FLW Tour
Drew Benton, Panama City, Fla. - 2013 FLW Tour
Stetson Blaylock, Benton, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
Christopher Brasher, Hallsville, Texas - 2013 FLW Tour
Scott Canterbury, Springville, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jason Christie, Park Hill, Okla. - 2013 FLW Tour
Paul Clark, Monroe, La., - 2013 College National Championship winner
Luke Clausen, Spokane, Wash. - 2013 FLW Tour
John Cox, Debary, Fla. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Mark Daniels, Jr., Fairfield, Calif. - 2013 TBF National Champion
Robbie Dodson, Harrison, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va. - 2012 FLW Tour Angler of the Year
Brent Ehrler, Redlands, Calif. - 2013 FLW Tour
David Fritts, Lexington, N.C. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jimmy Houston, Cookson, Okla. - 2013 FLW Tour
J.T. Kenney, Palm Bay, Fla. - 2013 FLW Tour
Stacey King, Reeds Spring, Mo. - 2013 FLW Tour
Koby Kreiger, Okeechobee, Fla. - 2012 EverStart Series Champion
Dave Lefebre, Erie, Pa. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Justin Lucas, Guntersville, Ala., - 2013 FLW Tour
Casey Martin, New Market, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla. - 2013 FLW Tour
Bill McDonald, Greenwood, Ind. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif. - 2013 FLW Tour
Kerry Milner, Bono, Ark. - 2013 BFL All-American winner
Ishama Monroe, Hughson, Calif. - 2013 FLW Tour
Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wisc. - 2013 FLW Tour
Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky. - 2013 FLW Tour
Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn. - 2013 FLW Tour
Troy Morrow, Eastanollee, Ga. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jim Moynagh, Carver, Minn. - 2013 FLW Tour
Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn. - 2013 FLW Tour
Larry Nixon, Bee Branch, Ark. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Jacob Powroznik, Prince George, Va. - 2013 FLW Tour
Mark Rose, West Memphis, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
Zell Rowland, Montgomery, Texas - 2013 FLW Tour
Ray Scheide, Dover, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
Spencer Shuffield, Bismarck, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
Wesley Strader, Spring City, Tenn. - 2013 FLW Tour
Randall Tharp, Port Saint Joe, Fla. - 2013 FLW Tour
Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
James Watson, Waynesville, Mo. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jacob Wheeler, Indianapolis, Ind. - 2012 Forrest Wood Cup winner
Barry Wilson, Birmingham, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jay Yelas, Corvallis, Ore. - 2013 FLW Tour

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