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A Hiro's journey

The Classic champion is living the American Dream

Updated: March 9, 2005, 6:28 PM ET
By James Hall | Bassmaster, Nov. 2004

Japan: Land of the rising sun.

The mantra seems fitting when you think of native child Takahiro Omori. Just two years ago, the Japanese angler won the CITGO Horizon award for being the most improved angler on the Tour. And this year, he won the CITGO Bassmaster Classic, proving he is the best in the world.

He's rising all right.

What is most impressive about Omori, who currently resides in Texas near famed Lake Fork, is not where he is in his professional angling career, but ...

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