PALM BAY, Fla. – A single bass and 6 ounces made all the difference for Jacob Wheeler during the Championship Round of the 2022 Wiley X Summit Cup Presented by B&W Trailer Hitches. Targeting the underwater vegetation in the mid-section of the main lake with a creature craw, Wheeler was neck-and-neck with Bryan Thrift until the very end.

Both anglers were nearly 20 pounds ahead of the No. 3 position, so it was inevitable that one of them would be crowned winner. Wheeler sealed the deal with a 2-pound, 1-ounce largemouth with just minutes left in the Championship Round to finish the day with 21 bass weighing 50-6, just a hair above Thrift’s 20 bass weighing 50 pounds even.

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