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Iaconelli's crazy year

Being the Classic champ isn't easy, just ask Ike

Updated: March 28, 2005, 1:11 PM ET
By Steve Price | Bassmaster, July/Aug. 2004

If two words could be used to describe Michael Iaconelli's year as reigning world champion, winner of the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, obvious choices would be "nontraditional" and "awesome."

Seldom, if ever before in the history of the Classic, has the winner reached as many nontraditional outlets as has the 32-year old New Jersey pro. ESQUIRE, PLAYBOY and GQ are just a few of the magazines with whom he's interviewed, and he's been featured in the New York Times. He's thrown out the ...

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