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Skeet Reese wins Bassmaster Classic

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Skeet Reese held off a rally from
former champion Michael Iaconelli to win his first Bassmaster
Classic.

Reese, who trailed leader Jami Fralick by 8 ounces entering the
final day, bagged a limit of five bass weighing 16 pounds, 12
ounces from the Red River in northwest Louisiana and edged
hard-charging Iaconelli by 11 ounces in the three-day event.

In his 10th classic appearance, Reese, from of Auburn,
California, compiled a total of 54 pounds, 13 ounces of bass.

His $500,000 payday was made official in front of a packed house
at the CenturyTel Center and helped him move to the brink of 2
million dollars in career earnings.


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