Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 11/30/2012

Story courtesy of MLF Communications

TULSA, Okla. - Five-time B.A.S.S. event champion Terry Scroggins joins the competition field for Jack Link’s Major League Fishing’s second televised event, The General Tire Summit Cup, League Commissioner Don Rucks announced today.
Scroggins, who finished third in this season’s Toyota Tundra Angler-of-the-Year standings, has 42 B.A.S.S. Top Ten finishes. Scroggins, of Palatka, Florida, replaces Kevin VanDam, who was unable to compete in the Summit Cup because of scheduling conflicts. VanDam will return for Major League Fishing’s next event.
The Summit Cup, filmed August 27 through September 1 on Chautauqua Lake in Western New York, will begin airing on Thursday, January 3, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Outdoor Channel.
“We were absolutely delighted to welcome Terry Scroggins to Major League Fishing. As one of the top anglers on the B.A.S.S. Elite Series tour, we are fortunate that Terry Scroggins is joining us,” said Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks.
“Terry’s a creative and popular angler, and he has the type of on-camera personality that works extremely well at Major League Fishing. We believe we have a field of anglers that is second to none, and Terry Scroggins fits right in.”
Major League Fishing angler Tim Horton, who missed the league’s first event, will also be competing at the Chautauqua Lake event. In the league’s first event, Todd Faircloth stepped in for Horton.
Altogether, the 24 Summit Cup competitors include: Tommy Biffle, Denny Brauer, Mark Davis, Boyd Duckett, Brent Ehrler, Edwin Evers, Shaw Grigsby, Greg Hackney, Mike Iaconelli, Alton Jones, Kelly Jordon, Jeff Kriet, Gary Klein, Bobby Lane, Aaron Martens, Mike McClelland, Ish Monroe, Takahiro Omori, Jason Quinn, Skeet Reese, Dean Rojas and Byron Velvick, as well as Scroggins and Horton.
The General Tire Summit Cup will air six times per week during the first quarter of 2013 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. The Championship Round also will air on February 9 at 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT on the NBC network. Subsequent to its airing on NBC, the championship round will re-air on Outdoor Channel the following week.
Major League Fishing is a partnership between Outdoor Channel and 24 of the world’s best anglers. The league features made-for-television bass fishing events designed to bring high-level challenges to participants and entertainment, as well as insight, to audiences.
Major League Fishing’s made-for-television events utilize a format that allows anglers to weigh all the score-able bass that they catch. The bass are immediately weighed after they are caught, then released back into the water. Anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader boards in their boats. The competitors are not allowed to practice before events and knew the Chautauqua Lake destination only two days prior to the start of the Summit Cup.