|By PR Newswire||
|August 14, 2014 09:13 PM EDT||
COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-five of the best professional bass anglers from across the country began their four-day competition for a top cash award of $500,000 at the Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart, the world championship of bass fishing, at Lake Murray in Columbia, S.C. on Thursday.
Castrol pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., weighed a five-bass limit for 17 pounds, 14 ounces to take the early lead in the tournament. Dudley now holds a solid 3-pound, 5-ounce lead over Repel pro Cody Meyer of Auburn, Calif., and Chevy pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., who both caught five bass weighing 14-9 and are tied for second place.
"I'm on par with what I thought I would need," said Dudley, the 2003 Forrest Wood Cup champion. "I ended up getting some quality bites today, but it's still a grind. This is a great lake with a lot of fish in it, but this time of the year it is tough fishing everywhere."
Dudley said that he boated seven keeper bass throughout the day, but it was sporadic and he seemed to catch about one fish an hour. He said that he caught his fish on three different baits, but was not ready to divulge any specifics.
"If you look back at past Cup history, the tournament is usually won by someone who brings in a giant bag," Dudley said. "Randall Tharp had a giant bag last year. Jacob Wheeler had a giant bag the year before. If a guy can do that, then go into survival mode for the rest of the tournament and weigh in solid limits, they have a good shot of winning. That's what I hope to do.
"The main factor for me today was trying to manage my time," Dudley went on to say. "I had to figure out when to concentrate on my deep-water pattern and when to concentrate on shallow water. There was no flurry. I'm going to approach tomorrow the same way."
The top 20 pros after day one on Lake Murray are:
1st: Castrol pro David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 17-14
2nd: Repel pro Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif., five bass, 14-9
2nd: Chevy pro Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C., five bass, 14-9
4th: Brad Knight, Wartburg, Tenn., five bass, 13-7
5th: Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla., five bass, 13-6
6th: Brent Ehrler, Redlands, Calif., five bass, 13-5
7th: Chevy pro Anthony Gagliardi, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 13-2
8th: Livingston Lures pro Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 12-10
9th: Rayovac pro Jacob Wheeler, Indianapolis, Ind., five bass, 12-5
10th: Barry Wilson, Birmingham, Ala., five bass, 11-8
11th: Stetson Blaylock, Benton, Ark., five bass, 10-15
12th: Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C., four bass, 10-9
13th: Matt Herren, Ashville, Ala., five bass, 10-4
13th: Matthew Stefan, Junction City, Wis., five bass, 10-4
15th: Straight Talk Wireless pro Scott Canterbury, Springville, Ala., four bass, 10-0
16th: Steve Kennedy, Auburn, Ala., five bass, 9-13,
17th: Michael Wooley, Collierville, Tenn., four bass, 9-8
18th: Walmart pro Mark Rose, West Memphis, Ark., five bass, 9-7
19th: Castrol pro Phillip Jarabeck, Lynchburg, Va., three bass, 9-4
20th: George Foreman pro Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., four bass, 9-3
For a full list of results visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Bryan New of Belmont, N.C., leads the co-angler division with four bass weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces followed by Chris Burgan of Minneapolis, Minn., in second place with one bass weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Co-anglers are fishing for a top award of $50,000.
The top 20 co-anglers are:
1st: Bryan New, Belmont, N.C., four bass, 7-9
2nd: Chris Burgan, Minneapolis, Minn., one bass, 5-4
3rd: Keith Honeycutt, Temple, Texas, two bass, 5-2
4th: Braxton Setzer, Auburn, Ala., two bass, 4-12
5th: Billy Dehart, Burlingame, Calif., two bass, 4-1
5th: Jason Johnson, Gainesville, Ga., two bass, 4-1
7th: Alan Woodford, Winslow, Ind., two bass, 3-15
8th: Richie Eaves, Nauvoo, Ill., two bass, 3-14
9th: Todd Kline, San Clement, Calif., two bass, 3-7
10th: Cody Kelley, Conway, Ark., one bass, 3-6
11th: Chad Randles, Elkhorn, Nev., one bass, 2-9
12th: Hunter Hicks, Charlotte, N.C., one bass, 2-8
13th: Manuel Cruz, Clifton, N.J., one bass, 2-5
14th: Nick Hensley, Cumming, Ga., one bass, 2-4
15th: Shane Melton, Kokomo, Ind., one bass, 1-15
15th: Justin Sward, Birmingham, Ala., one bass, 1-15
17th: Nick Loeffelman Jr., Valles Mines, Mo., one bass, 1-14
18th: Jim Austin, Lithonia, Ga., one bass, 1-11
19th: Theo Corcoran, Waterford, Mich., one bass, 1-8
19th: Bryan Partak, Marseilles, Ill., one bass, 1-8
A full list of results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Anglers will take off from Dreher Island State Park located at 3677 State Park Road in Prosperity, S.C., at 7 a.m. each morning. Weigh-ins will be held at the Colonial Life Arena located at 801 Lincoln St. in Columbia, S.C., beginning at 5 p.m. daily.
Fans will be treated to the FLW Expo at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center located at 1101 Lincoln St. in Columbia, S.C., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. prior to the weigh-ins. The Expo includes Ranger boat simulators, the Chevy Truck Tour, the opportunity to interact with professional anglers, enjoy games, activities and giveaways provided by more than 40 sponsors, shop the latest tackle and outdoor gear, and learn more about the sport from more than 100 exhibitors. All activities are free and open to the public.
FLW has teamed up with the South Carolina Barbeque Association to feature the "Bass & BBQ" festival presented by The State. Fans enjoying the FLW Expo can sample barbeque from 35 of the state's top barbeque teams Saturday and purchase their favorites directly from the teams Sunday. Five dollars will get you five 2-ounce samples on Saturday.
Also on Saturday and Sunday, 500 free rods and reels will be given away each day to the first 500 children 14 years and under who are accompanied by an adult. The rod and reel giveaways are courtesy of WLTX News 19. One lucky fishing fan will win a Ranger Z521C powered by a 250-horsepower Mercury outboard. The Ranger boat giveaway is courtesy of 97.5 WCOS-FM and is free to enter, but the winner must be present at the conclusion of Sunday's final weigh-in to win.
Prior to Sunday's final weigh-in, country music superstar Rodney Atkins will perform a free live concert on the Walmart weigh-in stage, starting at 4 p.m. The Curb Records recording artist has six No.1 hits, including "These are My People," "Cleaning this Gun" and "Take a Back Road."
Coverage of the Forrest Wood Cup will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC when "FLW" airs Oct. 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET. The Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show is hosted by Jason Harper and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Virtualization over the past years has become a key strategy for IT to acquire multi-tenancy, increase utilization, develop elasticity and improve security. And virtual machines (VMs) are quickly becoming a main vehicle for developing and deploying applications. The introduction of containers seems to be bringing another and perhaps overlapped solution for achieving the same above-mentioned benefits. Are a container and a virtual machine fundamentally the same or different? And how? Is one techn...
Mar. 30, 2017 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,309
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Mar. 30, 2017 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 394
My team embarked on building a data lake for our sales and marketing data to better understand customer journeys. This required building a hybrid data pipeline to connect our cloud CRM with the new Hadoop Data Lake. One challenge is that IT was not in a position to provide support until we proved value and marketing did not have the experience, so we embarked on the journey ourselves within the product marketing team for our line of business within Progress. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Sum...
Mar. 30, 2017 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,327
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Mar. 30, 2017 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,246
MongoDB Atlas leverages VPC peering for AWS, a service that allows multiple VPC networks to interact. This includes VPCs that belong to other AWS account holders. By performing cross account VPC peering, users ensure networks that host and communicate their data are secure. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jay Gordon, a Developer Advocate at MongoDB, will explain how to properly architect your VPC using existing AWS tools and then peer with your MongoDB Atlas cluster. He'll discuss the secur...
Mar. 30, 2017 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 946
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service.
Mar. 30, 2017 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,191
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Mar. 30, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,449
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
Mar. 30, 2017 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 4,105
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Mar. 30, 2017 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,624
What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information,
Mar. 30, 2017 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,233
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Mar. 30, 2017 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,307
In his session at Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, an entertainment executive/TV producer turned serial entrepreneur, will present a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to max...
Mar. 30, 2017 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 709
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 30, 2017 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,538
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
Mar. 30, 2017 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,598
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
Mar. 29, 2017 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,308