Big Rock Big Hero, presented by
SALT LIFE, was created in 2018 as a way to honor active duty servicemen and women.

Our vision for the Big Rock, Big Hero experience was to provide deserving service members with an unforgettable fishing adventure. All of us at the Big Rock are forever grateful for their service to our country and this was just a small way of showing our appreciation, explains tournament director, Crystal Hesmer.

We’re proud to partner with Salt Life to present 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨 for the fourth year, which places active duty service members on the lines of competition during the tournament. We are excited to have these men joining us for our 63rd Annual Big Rock Tournament.
Representing the United States Army is:
  • Sergeant Tyler Gravely
  • Chaplain Caleb Lafond
  • Specialist Anthony Miranti
  • Specialist Trevor Satern
  • Specialist Jacob Tamai
Representing the United States Marine Corps is:
  • Master Sergeant Jesse Sparks
Representing the United States Navy is:
  • Lieutenant Commander Corey Cheek

Service members are hosted on world class sport fishing boats alongside elite anglers that are honored to welcome them aboard.