LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Elimination Round has come to a close on the Upper Mississippi River during REDCREST Presented by Venmo. Wednesday’s Shotgun Round leader Zack Birge maintained his first-place position ending the two days of competition with 117 pounds, 1 ounce, as well as a boat stuck in the mud. Casey Ashley held tight to 20th place as the day concluded with 10 pounds more than 21st-place Wesley Strader.