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HIGHLIGHTS: Jacob Powroznik's Stage Two Win

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - We saw Jacob Wheeler become the first angler to win two Bass Pro Tour Stages at Stage One on Lake Eufaula. Just a couple of weeks later, another Jacob--Jacob Powroznik--became the second pro to win two stages.

While his final weight was more than 11 pounds over the second-place finisher Michael Neal, Powroznik had to fight off stiff competition from Neal, Wheeler and Randall Tharp alike to secure a victory on Lake Okeechobee during Bass Pro Tour Favorite Fishing Stage Two Presented by Bass Cat. Powroznik tallied nearly 30 pounds of bass in Period 3 to secure the Stage Two trophy.

It was an important win for Powroznik not just because of the field he was up against or the prize, but because of the memories he cherishes on the Big O. The Lowrance pro fished on Lake Okeechobee with his father one final time before he passed away in 2015. Powroznik was overcome with emotion following the trophy presentation and mentioned how happy he was that he got the job done on a lake that was so special to him and his father.

Here's a look back on Powroznik's Stage Two championship performance.

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Event Details

Format

Competition Lake: Lake Okeechobee

Day 1: Qualifying Round, Group A

  • Forty anglers compete and advance
  • Total weight carries to Qualifying Round Day 3

Day 2: Qualifying Round, Group B

  • Forty anglers compete and advance
  • Total weight carries to Qualifying Round Day 4

Day 3: Qualifying Round, Group A

  • Forty anglers compete
  • Day 1 + Day 3 = total weight
  • Anglers who finish in 2nd-20th place advance to Knockout Round (Day 5)
  • Winner advances straight to Championship Round (Day 6)
  • Bottom 20 anglers are eliminated

Day 4: Qualifying Round, Group B

  • Forty anglers compete
  • Day 2 + Day 4 = total weight
  • Anglers who finish in 2nd– 20th place advance to Knockout Round (Day 5)
  • Winner advances to Championship Round (Day 6)
  • Bottom 20 anglers are eliminated

Day 5: Knockout Round

  • Thirty-eight anglers compete
  • Zero weight to start
  • Top 8 anglers advance to Championship Round
  • Bottom 30 anglers are eliminated

Day 6: Championship Round

  • Ten anglers compete
  • Zero weight to start
  • Highest total weight wins

Payout

1st Place: $100,000
2nd Place: $42,000
3rd Place: $30,000
4th Place: $24,000
5th Place: $18,000
5th Place: $16,800
7th Place: $15,600
8th Place: $14,400
9th Place: $13,200
10th Place: $12,000
11th-40th: $6,000
Big Bass Daily: $1,000