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(January 16, 2018 – Brea, CA) Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is proud to announce their roster of pro fishermen for the 2018 Bassmaster® Elite Tournament Series. “Suzuki is back in 2018, bigger and better than ever,” said Gus Blakely, vice president of sales for Suzuki Marine. “We’re eager to see our guys compete on the Elite circuit – all powered by Suzuki’s 250SS 4-stroke outboard.”

Suzuki stalwarts Brandon Card, Chad Pipkens and Clifford Pirch, will welcome Dean Rojas, Gerald Spohrer and Adrian Aveda to the team in 2018.

Dean Rojas

Suzuki welcomes veteran Arizona bass angler Dean Rojas to the team. Dean is a four-time winner on the Bassmaster® Elite Series tour and has 47 career Top 10 finishes. In addition, Rojas still holds the all-time B.A.S.S.® one day record catch of 45.2 pounds. With winnings totaling over $2 million dollars as a professional angler, Rojas brings a wealth of experience to the Suzuki team.

”I’m super-pumped to have a Suzuki on the transom of my new Blazer bass boat this year,” said Rojas. “I’ve watched Suzuki come alive over the past couple seasons and couldn’t be prouder to be on the team.” Look for Dean to be in the spotlight in 2018, as he campaigns for the first time with Suzuki Power.


 Division  Tournament  Location  Date - Results
Bassmaster Elite Lake Martin Alexander City, Ala. Feb. 8-11
Bassmaster Classic Lake Hartwell Greenville/Anderson, S.C. March 16-18
Bassmaster Elite Sabine River Orange, Texas April 6-9
Bassmaster Elite Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees Grove, Okla. April 26-29 
Bassmaster Elite Kentucky Lake Paris, Tenn. May 4-7
Bassmaster Texas Fest Lake Travis Jonestown, Texas May 17-20
Bassmaster Elite Mississippi River La Crosse, Wis. June 21-24
Bassmaster Elite Lake Oahe  Pierre, S.D. June 29-July 2
Bassmaster Elite Upper Chesapeake Bay Havre de Grace, Md. July 26-29
Bassmaster Elite St. Lawrence River  Waddington, N.Y. Aug. 23-26
AOY Championship Lake Chatuge Young Harris, Ga. Sept. 20-23 
Classic Bracket Carters Lake Ellijay, Ga. Oct. 23-26