Classic XXIV July 28-30, 1994
HIGH ROCK LAKE, N.C. Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Conn., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Classic Champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it.
He did so in grand style, winning before a record weigh-in crowd of 23,000 packed into the Greensboro, N.C., coliseum.
His 15-bass stringer weighed 36 pounds, 7 ounces, 4 ounces better than veteran pro Tommy Biffle, whose 18-14 final day charge left him in the runner-up spot for the second ...
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