JANUARY 24, 2012—Minnetonka, MN—Ranger Boats is continuing its long-running partnership with the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit, renewing its sponsorship for the 2012 tournament season.
“We’re fortunate to work with some of the best organizations in the industry,” said Bart Schad, Vice President of Marketing for Fishing Holdings, LLC (manufacturer of Ranger and Stratos Boats). “To partner with the MWC is a natural fit for us. We’re excited for the opportunity to reach so many passionate anglers across the country.”
Ranger Boats joined the MWC family back in 1993, and the phrase “Don’t be a stranger, drive a Ranger” has echoed across the Circuit’s stage ever since. “Our anglers and staff are proud to continue this historic partnership,” added Cabela’s MWC Executive Director Dan Johnson. “From the Great Lakes to big rivers and High Plains impoundments, Ranger Boats have proven themselves in our tournaments as second to none as high-performance fishing platforms.”
As a testament to Ranger’s unmatched fishability, their boats were instrumental in 1st place victories at 5 of 10 Cabela’s MWC tournaments during the 2011 season, including the Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship—won by the Ranger team of Dan Zwick and Tony Kobriger.
Since 1968, when Forrest L. Wood’s first six boats rolled out of a makeshift facility in Flippin, Arkansas—each one dedicated to the legendary “Ranger” spirit of the U.S. Army and Texas lawmen—the company has crafted cutting-edge fishing boats known worldwide for performance and reliability. For details on Ranger Boats, visit http://www.rangerboats.com.
Founded in 1984, the Cabela’s MWC is the oldest team tournament circuit in the walleye world. It has a rich history of intense competition on top destinations, plus youth outreach and a lasting legacy of conservation that includes more than $300,000 in donations to fisheries projects in states where its tournaments are held.
Open to diehard anglers from all walks of life, the 2012 Cabela’s MWC trail includes nine qualifiers spread across six states in the Walleye Belt from Colorado to Ohio. Teams showcase their skills—and sponsor products—at world-class venues such as the Detroit, Illinois, Mississippi and St. Mary’s rivers, plus Lake Erie, Mille Lacs, Winnebago, Oahe and more.
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is entering its 11th season as title sponsor of the MWC. Official sponsors include: Berkley Gulp!, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Lowrance, NBC Sports Television Network and the North American Fishing Club. Associate Sponsors include: Berkley Trilene, Okuma, O2 Marine Technologies, Reflections, Worldwide Marine Insurance, The Walleye Federation and RPM Outdoor Sports. For more information, email [email protected], or visit www.masterswalleyecircuit.com.