INAUGURAL BIG ROCK KIDS RECAP

That’s a wrap on the first ever Big Rock Kids Tournament, presented by Kurtis Chevrolet! The Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament was FULL of family, fun, & fishing!

A total of 59 boats registered for the 2021 Big Rock Kids Tournament! Over the course of 3 days, more than 200 junior anglers racked up: 44 billfish releases & weighed in 100 dolphin + 26 wahoo! Below are the final tournament results & prize payouts!

LEVEL I + LEVEL II:
THE GENERAL claimed First Place in the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament after releasing 7 sailfish on Friday. This secured their wins as Daily Release WTA Friday Winner, Level I First Place Release Winner and Total Release First Place Winner. The total purse for THE GENERAL was $46,733 in earnings! Plus a $500 gift card sponsored by Bass Pro Shops!

The Ramsey Family aboard SKIRT CHASER earned Second Place with $49,033 in total earnings after securing: 2nd Place Total Release + 2nd Place Billfish Release + Daily Release WTA Saturday + First Place Dolphin!

BILL COLLECTOR took home Third Place with $12,480 in total earnings after securing: Level I Billfish Release + Total Release 3rd Place! It came down to the wire for their team as they fought a fish for 4 hours on the last day, squeezing in just enough time to get back with the release form. We know just how hard you must have worked, anglers!

LEVEL III:
INSPIRATION won the Daily Release prize on Thursday with 300 points (2 sailfish releases). THE GENERAL secured Friday’s Daily Release payout with a whopping SEVEN sailfish releases. SKIRT CHASER had an impressive final day, releasing 2 sailfish, and weighing a 28.2 lb Dolphin earning them daily release for Day 3 and put them in 2nd Place Overall in the release division with 600 points.

LEVEL IV:
100 dolphin were weighed in during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!
1st Place – Dolphin 28.2 lbs, Mary Frances Ramsey aboard SKIRT CHASER
2nd Place – Dolphin 24.9 lbs, Parker Gupton aboard JUPITER 34
3rd Place – Trey Black, 22.2 lbs
4th Place – Will Hanley, 22.1 lbs
5th Place – Miller Pleasant, 20.4 lbs
6th Place – Hanlon Abrams, 20.0 lbs
7th Place – Georgia Pope, 19.6 lbs
8th Place – Conner Barwick, 19.0 lbs
9th Place – Landon Wheeler, 18.7 lbs
10th Place – Jackson Huneycutt, 17.5 lbs

Thank you Bass Pro Shops for awarding the top angler with a $500 gift card

LEVEL V:
26 wahoo were weighed in during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!
1st Place – Wahoo 34.7 lbs, Olivia Blount aboard ADIOS
2nd Place – Wahoo 28.5 lbs, Addie Howard aboard J&B
3rd Place – Craig Ferguson, 27.6 lbs
4th Place – Kelly Stephens, 27.1 lbs
5th Place – Sambo Bratton, 26.8 lbs
6th Place – Hanlon Abrams, 25.9 lbs
7th Place – Tucker Gupton, 25.6 lbs
8th Place – Myles Ivester, 24.3 lbs
9th Place – Isabel Waters, 23.9 lbs
10th Place – Collin Corellis, 22.1 lbs

Mary Frances Ramsey aboard SKIRT CHASER won Top Jr. Angler, Girl with 3 sailfish releases and a 28.2-pound dolphin during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!

Charlie Ellington aboard REEL COUNTRY won Top Jr. Angler, Boy with 3 sailfish releases during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!

Wendy Farrior aboard JOB SITE won Top Lady Angler with her 2 sailfish releases during the Inaugural Big Rock Kids Tournament!



CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners & participants! Thank you sponsors for an INCREDIBLE tournament- we can’t wait for next year and look forward to seeing you all soon! For the complete payout summary & list of winners, click here.