Palaniuk and potatoes

Updated: February 11, 2011, 6:56 PM ET
By Mike Suchan | Bassmaster.com

Brandon wants to be like Bryan. All except the tragic death part.

Bryan Kerchal remains the only B.A.S.S. Federation Nation qualifier to steal away a Bassmaster Classic title. Months later, he died in a plane crash at age 23.

Brandon Palaniuk, this year's BFN champion, said he has watched that 1994 Classic "probably 25 times. I get choked up a little bit every time I watch it. I've seen every (Classic) on TV. Just to have the opportunity to make that happen is pretty unbelievable."

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