BUFF® Ambassador, Ott DeFoe Claims First Bassmaster Elite Victory!
BUFF® Staff / 9-17-2016
Santa Rosa, California – The entire staff of Buff, Inc., sends hearty congratulations to professional bass angler Ott DeFoe, an ambassador for Buff, Inc., since 2013, who won his first career regular-season Bassmaster Elite tournament held Sept. 8-11 in La Crosse, WI.
DeFoe weighed in 63 pounds, 10 ounces of bass in the four-day tournament to win the Plano Bassmaster Elite on the upper Mississippi River and the $100,000 paycheck that comes with victory.
“Ott is the kind of person you begin rooting for as soon as you meet him,” said Shirley Brunetti, Vice President and General Manager of Buff, Inc. “We are huge fans, and congratulate him on this significant achievement. It’s uplifting when good things happen to good people.”
The win is a first for the Buff ambassador fishing team - a collection of eight anglers who represent a variety of styles and locations across the U.S. DeFoe is one of two professional anglers on that team that also includes television personalities and world-renowned guides.
DeFoe, who routinely provides valuable feedback to the Buff, Inc. design team, spent much of his time on the Mississippi River wearing a UV Insect Shield® BUFF® along with a pair of BUFF® Sport Series Water 2 Gloves. Defoe, who knows the importance of sun protection while on the water, is rarely seen fishing without these accessories.
The win moved DeFoe up to 11th in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings and he will go in on a high note to this weekend’s season-ending Angler of the Year Championship tournament being held on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. He has also assured himself a spot in the 2017 Bassmaster Classic.