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Todd Faircloth, the winner of the Bassmasters Elite Tourny held in La Crosse this weekend, will take his $100 thousand winning check to Green bay with him. An area that some are not familiar with. One that has been there before, Kevin Van Damm, the best angler ever to hit the waters, says he WAS excited about the event.....before the state got involved.
Van Damm says they would love to come back to the La Crosse again....as for other parts of Wisconsin...that may not happen. Van Damm finished 13th in the Elite tourny....1 spot shy of making the top 12 and fishing one more day.
La Crosse Loggers owner, Dan Kapanke, was at the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament at Freedom park all four days. His take on the tournament that has not been here since 1984?
Kapanke and his staff were selling Loggers dogs at Freedom Park. One of the worlds top anglers, Skeet Reese, threw out the first pitch at the Loggers game Saturday night.
Jasper, Texas is pretty proud of their very own Todd Faircloth today. As he ventures to the Bassmasters Elite Tourny in Green Bay this week...he takes with him a $100 thousand paycheck. That, after winning the Elite Tourny in La Crosse held over the weekend. Fairlcoth said that he, in no way, thought he would win after a rough day Sunday.
And he did just that. A three and a half pounder with 15 minutes to go in the tourny. He topped Cliff Pace by over a pound.
Here's the top 12 from the Bassmasters Elite Series Tournament held in La Crosse. All weights are in pounds and ounces.
Todd Faircloth 62- 4 $100,000 winner and he automatically qualified for the Bassmasters Classic in February.
Three weeks of testimony have ended...and the Eric Koula murder trial could reach its finish sometime on Monday.
Jurors will get the case after closing arguments in La Crosse County Court. Eric consistently denies killing his parents for money, but he has admitted to lying about a forged check and a threatening note. Eric claims he was shopping for an anniversary present for his wife at the hour that police believe the murders occurred in Barre Mills. The defense suggests that professional killers must have shot Eric's parents, because very little physical evidence was left behind at the crime scene.