Classic Countdown: 8
Eight is a very interesting number in Bassmaster Classic history for a couple of reasons.
First of all, eight times in Classic history the tournament was won by a rookie someone who had never qualified for the championship before.
The Classic rookie champions are:
Bobby Murray, 1971 Rayo Breckenridge, 1973 Tommy Martin, 1974 Jack Hains, 1975 Stanley Mitchell, 1981 Charlie Reed, 1986 David Fritts, 1993 Boyd Duckett, 2007
That list is significant to the 13 rookies ...
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