With the conclusion of the 2018 FLW Tour season at Lake St. Clair today, the field of 56 for the Forrest Wood Cup is now final.
Qualifiers will compete for the $300,000 first-place prize Aug. 10-12 on Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Ark.
The field includes the 2017 FLW Tour Angler of the Year, the 2017 Forrest Wood Cup champion, the top 40 anglers in the 2018 FLW Tour AOY standings (invitations were extended down to 44th place due to double-qualifications by other means), the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League All-American champion, the 2018 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship winner, the 2018 The Bass Federation National Championship winner and qualifiers from the 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship, including the FLW Series International Division’s top finisher at the championship.
Here’s the complete field:
2017 Forrest Wood Cup Champion
Justin Atkins, Florence, Ala.
2017 FLW Tour Angler of the Year
Bryan Thrift, Shelby, N.C.
2018 FLW Tour Standings
Matt Arey, Shelby, N.C.
Matt Becker, Finleyville, Pa.
Zack Birge, Blanchard, Okla.
Greg Bohannan, Bentonville, Ark.
Scott Canterbury, Odenville, Ala.
Todd Castledine, Nacogdoches, Texas
Brandon Cobb, Greenwood, S.C.
John Cox, Debary, Fla.
Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala.
Clent Davis, Montevallo, Ala.
Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich.
David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va.
Austin Felix, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Chad Grigsby, Maple Grove, Minn.
Jeff Gustafson, Keewatin, Ontario
Cody Hahner, Wausau, Wis.
Randy Haynes, Ripley, Miss.
Chris Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario
Cory Johnston, Peterborough, Ontario
JT Kenney, Palm Bay, Fla.
Jason Lambert, Michie, Tenn.
Shane LeHew, Catawba, N.C.
Wes Logan, Springville, Ala.
Scott Martin, Clewiston, Fla.
Johnny McCombs, Morris, Ala.
Brandon McMillan, Clewiston, Fla.
Jared McMillan, Belle Glade, Fla.
Cody Meyer, Auburn, Calif.
Andy Morgan, Dayton, Tenn.
Michael Neal, Dayton, Tenn.
James Niggemeyer, Van, Texas
Jordan Osborne, Longview, Texas
Mark Rose, West Memphis, Ark.
Braxton Setzer, Montgomery, Ala.
Jeff Sprague, Point, Texas
Matthew Stefan, Junction City, Wis.
Tyler Stewart, West Monroe, La.
Andrew Upshaw, Tulsa, Okla.
Joseph Webster, Winfield, Ala.
Clark Wendlandt, Leander, Texas
David Williams, Maiden, N.C.
2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Champion
Nick LeBrun, Bossier City, La.
2018 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship Winner
Hunter Freeman, Monroe, La.
2017 Costa FLW Series Championship Qualifiers
Jason Abram, Piney Flats, Tenn.
Bradford Beavers, Ridgeville, S.C.
Bill Chapman, Salt Rock, W.Va.
Sheldon Collings, Grove, Okla.
Chad Foster, Pequot Lakes, Minn.
Tim Fox, Meridan, Miss.
Todd Hollowell, Fishers, Ind.
Michael Matthee, Centurion, GP, South Africa
John Soukup, Agra, Okla.
Larry Stoafer, Leavenworth, Kan.
2018 The Bass Federation National Championship Winner
Austin Wilson, Citrus Heights, Calif.