UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2018 - Lake Okeechobee

Co-angler field set for 2013 Forrest Wood Cup

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

After months of anticipation, the final co-angler field for the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup has been determined. Hailing from 21 different states and accounting for nearly every region of the country, the top 46 qualifying co-anglers will be fishing for the prestigious championship title as well as a top award of up to $50,000 on the Red River.

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

2013 Forrest Wood qualifiers - a complete list
Name, City, State - Qualifying circuit
Clayton Batts, Macon, Ga. - 2013 FLW Tour
Keeton Blaylock, Benton, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
Daniel Buswell, Newnan, Ga. - 2013 BFL All-American
Randy Clark, Pascagoula, Miss. - 2013 FLW Tour
Ken Coats, Tulsa, Okla. - 2013 FLW Tour
Theo Corcoran, Kansas City, Mo. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Glenn Day, Cumming, Ga. - 2013 FLW Tour
John Devries, Fishers, Ind. - 2013 FLW Tour
Frank Divis, Sr., Fayetteville, Ark. - 2013 FLW Tour
Richie Eaves, Nauvoo, Ill. - 2013 FLW Tour
Dustin Evans, Eads, Tenn. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jeff Gengler, Fort Collins, Colo. - 2013 FLW Tour
Anthony Goggins, Auburn, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Mike L. Hardin Sr., Robertsdale, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Rick Harkness, St. Marys, W.Va. - 2013 FLW Tour
Jonathan Henry, Grant, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Nick Hensley, Cumming, Ga. - 2012 FLW Tour Angler of the Year
Keith Honeycutt, Temple, Texas - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Mark Horton, Nicholasville, Ky. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Bill Hurle, Louisville, Ky. - 2013 FLW Tour
Wataru Iwahori, Palestine, Texas - 2013 FLW Tour
Jason Johnson, Gainesville, Ga. - 2013 FLW Tour
Justin Jones, Apex, N.C. - 2013 FLW Tour
Mark Jones, Carriere, Miss. - 2013 FLW Tour
Todd Lee, Jasper, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Daniel Leue, Colusa, Calif. - 2012 EverStart Series Championship
Andrew Luxon, Richmond, Ky. - 2013 FLW Tour
Kenny Moser, Alba, Texas - 2013 FLW Tour
Brock Mosley, Collinsville, Miss. - 2013 FLW Tour
Bryan New, Belmont, N.C. - 2013 FLW Tour
Andrew Owens, Dividing Creek, N.J. - 2013 FLW Tour
Bryan Partak, Rockdale, Ill. - 2013 FLW Tour
Richard Peek, Centre, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Brett Preuett, Colfax, La. - 2013 College National Championship
Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn. - 2013 FLW Tour
Benjie Seaborn, Guin, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Braxton Setzer, Auburn, Ala. - 2013 FLW Tour
Ron Shearer, Nicholasville, Ky. - 2013 FLW Tour
Dave Shively, Butler, Pa. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Forrest Smith, Pickerington, Ohio - 2013 FLW Tour
Josh Smith, Hamilton, Ohio - 2013 FLW Tour
Jeff Sprague, Point, Texas - 2013 FLW Tour
Patrick Stines, Granger, Ind. - 2013 FLW Tour
Ben Todd, Pierson, Fla. - 2012 FLW Tour Open
Alan Woodford, Winslow, Ind. - 2013 FLW Tour
Ben Wright, Peru, N.Y. - 2013 TBF National Champion


FLW Podcast 171 - Sheldon Collings



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FLW Podcast 170 - Cameron Gautney



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