Champion Evers renews Wiley X sponsorship
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U.S. protective eyewear brand Wiley X has extended its sponsorship with current Bassmaster Champion, Edwin Evers.
The company announced the news as Evers prepared to defend his crown at this weekend’s 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic on the 21,000 acre Lake Conroe, near Houston, Texas. The Oklahoma angler will have his work cut out as only two back-to-back champions have been crowned in the Classic’s long history.
“It was a thrill for the Wiley X family to root for Edwin as he won the 2016 event – especially the way he charged into the lead on the final day with a limit of more than 29lb,” said Wiley X co-owner, Myles Freeman Jr. “We took great pride in the fact that our sunglasses played a role in his success by helping him spot fish-holding structure far ahead of the boat and figure out a pattern to target and catch these spooky fish.”
“The right sunglasses are one of the most important tools a fisherman can have,” said Evers. “From seeing fish to spotting underwater objects, you have to see what’s in the water. Then, to top it off, Wiley X protects my eyes from any flying objects.”