Sturtevant, Wis., April 18, 2008 – BRP awards prizes to winners of the first Evinrude® Ultimate Fantasy Fishing Experience Challenge and congratulates Domenic Theison, from Mackinaw, Illinois, for finishing first-place in the Lewis Smith FLW tournament.
Theison’s victory earns him top standing in the quest to win the Ultimate Fantasy Fishing Experience grand prize package and a new Evinrude E-TEC® 150-horsepower outboard engine valued at over $14,000. The grand prize package, still up for grabs, includes a fully loaded Ranger® Z520 Comanche boat, and a once-in-a-lifetime day spent fishing with a favorite Team Evinrude pro. With four tour events remaining, new Evinrude Ultimate Fantasy Fishing Experience Challenge players have an opportunity to accumulate enough points to win the grand prize.
"We’re excited about the response we’ve received from the fantasy fishing players and look forward to awarding another Evinrude E-TEC engine later this month," said Richard Palmersheim, vice president, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Outboard Marine Engines, at BRP. "It’s so easy to play. Just pick three top pros and you could win the fishing experience of a lifetime."
Theison was one of 58 players who accumulated 202 Evinrude Power Points, the maximum amount of points possible in the contest. The winner was determined based on players’ answers to a tie-breaker question regarding their team’s total weight for fish caught during the tournament. Theison’s guess narrowly beat out second-place finisher Dave Schoonover, from Buffalo, Wyoming, by only four ounces. Schoonover’s second-place finish earned him an all-expense paid fishing trip to Wild Life Farms Resort in Casscoe, Arkansas.
Third- and fourth-place finishers include Matt Peters, from Waconia, Minnesota, winner of a Minn-Kota® Maxxum Pro™ Trolling Motor, and Jason Bean, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, recipient of a Lowrance® X96 Fish Finder. Peter’s and Bean’s guesses were respectively 2 pounds, 1 ounce and 2 pounds, 3 ounces behind the winner.
About the Evinrude Ultimate Fantasy Fishing Experience
It’s not too late to begin playing the Evinrude Ultimate Fantasy Fishing Experience Challenge. Players who sign up today still have four more chances to win prizes and accumulate points toward the grand prize, a package worth over $60,000. BRP is awarding $175,000 in prizes. Getting started is simple.
Step 1: register at http://www.evinrude.com/en-US/fantasy;
Step 2: pick a team of three anglers from a pre-selected group of 15 Evinrude pros;
Step 3: watch as you earn Evinrude Power Points based on the performance of the pros you selected.
The next FLW tournament is scheduled at Lake Norman near Charlotte, North Carolina on April 24-27. Players can begin registering their new team of three Evinrude pros up until the eve of the tournament.
The grand prize winner will choose a fantasy fishing trip with an elite Team Evinrude angler who will share his successful fishing tips and techniques to teach the winner how to catch even more fish. The pro will demonstrate how to use the new Evinrude E-TEC 250 H.O.-powered Ranger Z520 Comanche boat, the Minn-Kota Maxxum Pro trolling motor and the Lowrance fish finder, and even help the winner pick out the best equipment to purchase with the winner’s $2,500 Cabela’s gift card. Four additional prizes are awarded for the second, third, fourth and fifth highest cumulative Evinrude Power Point totals for all five tournaments. Complete details, including official game rules, can be found on www.evinrude.com.
For 100 years, the Evinrude name has been synonymous with boating innovation. Today’s Evinrude ETEC engines deliver an unmatched boating experience, with more power, better fuel efficiency and less maintenance than any other engine. Evinrude E-TEC is also the most environmentally friendly outboard motor in the world, receiving such accolades as the EPA Clean Air Technology Excellence Award. All this means more of what boaters want most: spending more time on the water.
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