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Remitz takes rookie title

Updated: September 15, 2007, 8:19 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Derek Remitz seemed to be in shock when he bested Mike Iaconelli, Steve Kennedy and Kevin VanDam to win the first tournament of the 2007 Bassmaster Elite Series. Remitz caught 111 pounds, 7 ounces over four days on Lake Amistad to win $100,000 in the first event of his rookie season.

Remitz went on to have many ups and downs over the remainder of the 11-tournament season. But that victory probably had more to do with his winning the Toyota Rookie of the Year title ...

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