Sturtevant, Wis., March 12, 2012 – Team Evinrude was well represented on the leaderboard at the final weigh-in of the FLW’s first major of 2012, which took place this past weekend. Four Evinrude anglers placed in the top 10, including Anthony Gagliardi (5th), Dan Morehead (7th), Andy Morgan (9th) and Brett Hite (10th). The tournament, hosted on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, marks a positive start to the season for anglers running the Evinrude E-TEC engine.
Team Evinrude pro Anthony Gagliardi, who hails from nearby Prosperity, SC, finished with a total weight of 61 pounds and one ounce to clinch a fifth-place finish. He put the final results into perspective:
“It’s always nice to do well and make the cut in front of a home crowd where you feel so much support from the fans and community,” said Gagliardi. “When you consider the caliber of fishermen on Team Evinrude, it was no surprise to see so many of us place near the top this weekend. Such a strong finish really builds positive momentum and will help our confidence as we head to the next major at Table Rock Lake.”
This season, Team Evinrude bass anglers are outfitted with the Evinrude E-TEC 250 H.O. outboard rigged on Ranger boats. Reliable, durable and environmentally friendly, the Evinrude E-TEC engine allows both professional and recreational anglers to spend more quality time on the water.
“We want to congratulate Team Evinrude on a great start to the 2012 season, and look forward to continued success,” said Krista Heidgerken, Senior Communications Specialist for Evinrude. “With five more majors to go, plus the FLW Championship on Lake Lanier, we encourage fans to keep up with Team Evinrude at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude and http://community.evinrude.com/.”
BRP’s Evinrude engine line-up now includes engine models from 3.5- to 300 horsepower. All engines are available at Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Visit www.evinrude.com for more information.
BRP US Inc.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, Can-Am all terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.
Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, E-TEC, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.