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Classic Expo to feature newest Ranger models, sales incentives and pro appearances

FLIPPIN, ARK. (February 17, 2015) Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 16 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2015 Bassmaster Classic is contested on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell on February 20-22.

The highly anticipated event draws thousands each year, crowds that gather to watch the live weigh ins as well as to attend the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, which runs concurrently with the tournament. The Expo gives Ranger fans a chance to see the brand's 2015 models and meet some of bass fishing's luminaries.

In addition, boat buyers attending the 2015 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo will be eligible for numerous sales incentives, giving them the opportunity to make their dream rig a reality. Several of the boats on display will include up to $2,000 in bonus benefits as part of Ranger's "Gear Up & Go" sales promotion. In addition to the hottest Elite Series-ready fiberglass bass boats, the legendary boat brand will also showcase their ultra-popular aluminum line, which continues to deliver Ranger quality and attention to detail to a growing group of boat buyers.

Ranger founder and Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Forrest L. Wood is also scheduled to be present in the booth along with some of the greatest professional bass anglers to ever take to the weigh-in stand and other special guests. Visitors to the Ranger booth can meet and gain professional insight from this collection of pros, which boasts multiple Bassmaster Classic titles and millions of dollars in combined career winnings.

Professional bass fishing fans who want behind-the-scenes access to the tournament, or inside looks at Ranger products and personalities, follow Ranger Boats on Twitter (@RangerBoats) or become a fan on Facebook.

Ranger Pros competing in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic:

Jason Christie - Park Hill, Okla.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner: Lake Dardanelle
Third Bassmaster Classic appearance

Keith Combs - Huntington, Texas
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Sixth Place
Fourth Bassmaster Classic appearance

Shinichi Fukae - Palestine, Texas
B.A.S.S. Open winner: Lake Champlain
First Bassmaster Classic appearance

Brett Hite - Phoenix, Ariz.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner: Lake Seminole
Third Bassmaster Classic appearance

Paul Mueller - Naugatuck, Conn.
B.A.S.S. Nation Championship winner
Second Bassmaster Classic appearance

James Niggemeyer - Van, Texas
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 27th Place
Third Bassmaster Classic appearance

Takahiro Omori - Emory, Texas
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 38th Place
11th Bassmaster Classic appearance (2004 Classic Champion)

Jacob Powroznik - Port Haywood, Va.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner: Toledo Bend
First Bassmaster Classic appearance

Skeet Reese - Auburn, Calif.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Seventh Place
15th Bassmaster Classic appearance (2009 Classic Champion)

Scott Rook - Little Rock, Ark.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 21st Place
Ninth Bassmaster Classic appearance

Morizo Shimizu - Osaka, Japan
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 30th Place
Third Bassmaster Classic appearance

Van Soles - Haines City, Fla.
B.A.S.S. Open winner: Lake Toho
First Bassmaster Classic appearance

Randall Tharp - Port St. Joe, Fla.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 13th Place
Third Bassmaster Classic appearance

David Walker - Sevierville, Tenn.
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 20th Place
10th Bassmaster Classic appearance

Jacob Wheeler - Indianapolis, Ind.
BASSFest Winner
First Bassmaster Classic appearance

Andrew Young - Mound, Minn.
B.A.S.S. Open winner: Lake Amistad
First Bassmaster Classic appearance

Appearing in the Ranger Boats booth:

Forrest L. Wood
Friday: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tim Guraedy aka Mountain Man from "Duck Dynasty"
Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jay Yelas
Saturday: 1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Scott Martin
Saturday: 2 to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 1 p.m.

Hank Parker
Friday: 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturday: 4 to 5 p.m.

Jimmy Houston
Sunday: 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Brian Robison, Minnesota Vikings Defensive End
Saturday: 3 to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 2 p.m.

About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, waterfowl utility 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. For more information, go to

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