Huk’s Drew Benton completes great comeback to win Bassmaster Elite at Lake Murray

Huk’s Performance Fishing Team is committed to designing apparel for the die-hard angler, and no angler embodies that commitment better than Drew Benton. With a phenomenal four-day total of 87 pounds flat, Benton overcame a slow Saturday to make a miraculous comeback. After just a 14-pound semi, Benton weighed in his low-five limit on Championship Sunday at 26 pounds, 7 ounces for a grand finish, clinching the second blue trophy of his career.

“I woke up four times last night just mad,” he described after a disappointing weigh-in on Saturday. “I woke up, looked at the weights, and I was about 5 pounds. Someone weighed 26 pounds this week. That was my goal weight, 25 or 26”.

Drew Benton needed every ounce of faith to pull off the impressive feat of winning on Sunday. “I started, not doubting myself, but wondering if it would happen again,” said Benton, who earned his first Elite Series victory five years ago at Lake Travis in Texas. “I finished second in an Elite, and in an Open I should have won. Am I a snake? Can I close the deal more? So this feels great.”

“Drew embodies our vision of a Huk angler. It is clear that he loves this sport, as well as the opportunity to represent our brand on the national stage,” said Paige Hill-Murphy, community manager for Huk Performance Fishing. “We are very excited about this win for him and his family and we look forward to the rest of the year.”

Benton trusts Huk clothing to keep him cool and comfortable on the water year-round. From shirts, pants, outerwear, raincoats, and footwear, Huk has anglers covered no matter the season or activity.

Marolina Outdoor Inc. was founded to provide a deeply rooted product experience across all outdoor categories. Our innovative designs and technology-focused products create the foundation for our authentic outdoor apparel. Huk clothing represents a fresh take on and unique understanding of the needs of fishing, offering functional styles that appeal to anglers of all ages. NOMAD is motivated to provide quality clothing so hunters can maximize their hunting experiences and provide sustenance regardless of the size of the game or where their activities take them.

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