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Ranger Pro Dan Stier takes top honors for PWT success, wins 2009 Ranger 620VS and Yamaha outboard

FLIPPIN, AR (December 19, 2008) Following another enormously successful tournament year for Ranger Boats walleye pros in all levels of competition, Ranger Boats recently presented cash awards to the Top 10 finishers in the Ranger Cup Walleye point standings. The contingency program rewards Ranger owners for their successes on the water and for their continued loyalty to Ranger Boats.

This year, Ranger Cup Awards went to the Top 10 finishers in the point standings for walleye anglers fishing either FLW Walleye Tour or PWT tournament trails. Anglers walked away with Ranger Cup money as well as bonus money from the "Powered by Evinrude" and "Powered by Yamaha" contingency programs that reward anglers for fishing from Ranger boats powered by Evinrude and Yamaha outboards.

A total of $43,000 in Ranger Cup bonus money combined with Evinrude and Yamaha contingency awards were presented to the 2008 Ranger Cup winners, as well as a new, 2009 Ranger 620VS powered by a 250-hp Yamaha outboard. The boat was awarded to first-place finisher Dan Stier for his tournament success in 2008 while fishing the PWT. Stier also netted an additional $750 in Ranger Cup money and $375 from Yamaha for his finishing tied for 10th in the final standings following a successful year on the FLW Walleye Tour.

"As of this year, the Ranger Cup program has paid out more than $4.5 million to our group of industry-best pro staffers who compete on walleye or bass tours. In addition to being among the best professional anglers in the world, they are the best ambassadors for Ranger Boats and the sport of fishing that can be found," said Ranger Boats President, Randy Hopper. "The Ranger Cup Awards allow us to recognize these elite anglers for their success, giving the industry's best incentive program to the industry's best anglers. It's easy for Ranger owners fishing Ranger Cup-affiliated walleye or bass circuits to turn their on-the-water success into serious bonus money."

The Ranger Cup program awards points to anglers who compete out of Ranger boats during qualifying tournaments. A maximum of 50 points is awarded to Ranger owners for a first-place finish, with point totals decreased by one point for each finishing position. To qualify for the Ranger Cup program, anglers registered in the program must fish from a Ranger boat during all qualifying tournaments, meet clothing requirements and properly display the Ranger Cup decal on their boat. For even more information on the industry's most lucrative contingency program, visit


First Place Dan Stier - Clearwater, Minn. (PWT)
163 Points Ranger Cup: 2009 Ranger 620VS powered by 250-hp Yamaha

Second Place Pete Harsh - Sauk Centre, Minn. (FLW Walleye Tour)
144 Points Ranger Cup: $6,500

Third Place James Gordon - Spicer, Minn. (FLW Walleye Tour)
123 Points Ranger Cup: $5,000

Fourth Place Tommy Skarlis - Waukon, Iowa (PWT)
117 Points Ranger Cup: $4,500 plus $2,250 Evinrude bonus

Fifth Place Chris Gilman - Chisago City, Minn. (FLW Walleye Tour)
100 Points Ranger Cup: $4,000 plus $2,000 Evinrude bonus

Sixth Place Mark Courts - Harris, Minn. (FLW Walleye Tour)
102 Points Ranger Cup: $3,250 plus $1,625 Evinrude bonus

Sixth Place Scott Steil - Richmond, Minn. (FLW Walleye Tour)
102 Points Ranger Cup: $3,250 plus $1,625 Evinrude bonus

Eighth Place John Swanstrom - Superior, Wisc. (FLW Walleye Tour)
99 Points Ranger Cup: $2,250 plus $1,125 Yamaha bonus

Eighth Place Rick Olson - Mina, SD (PWT)
99 Points Ranger Cup: $2,250 plus $1,125 Evinrude bonus

10th Place Dan Stier - Clearwater, Minn. (FLW Walleye Tour)
94 Points Ranger Cup: $750 plus $375 Yamaha bonus

10th Place Tom Keenan - Hatley, Wisc. (FLW Walleye Tour)
94 Points Ranger Cup: $750 plus $375 Evinrude bonus

About Ranger Boats Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest quality, strongest performing boats on the water.

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