For Immediate Release
River2Sea Signs Elite Series Pro Matt Greenblatt
Richmond, CA – March 6, 2011– On the eve of the first event of the Bassmaster Elite Series schedule for 2011, River2SeaUSA announces the addition of Matt Greenblatt, a second year pro from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. to their pro staff. Greenblatt will join Elite Series veteran John Murray from Phoenix, Ariz. on the River2Sea National Fishing Team.
A relative newcomer to the sport, Greenblatt qualified to join the Elite Series after fishing only three events as a boater in the 2009 Bassmaster Northern Opens. In his first season on the Elite Series, the 41-year-old pro finished in the money two times. The first was an 18th place performance on California’s Clear Lake; the second was his first career top 10 as a pro at Kentucky Lake in the seventh event of the season. His career earnings in B.A.S.S. competition total $36,471.
In his first year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Florida pro challenged the leaders in the hotly contested Bassmaster Rookie of the Year Race where he finished fourth in the standings. Greenblatt also has a history in FLW Outdoors as well. In 55 events in FLW Outdoors competition, Greenblatt has finished in the top 10 seven times, and has one victory on his record. His total career earning with FLW Outdoors totals $58,003.
Being a professional angler means finding every advantage on the water, and having the best lures is one of the requirements. Greenblatt said that being with River2Sea gives him a comfort level “Being on the River2sea pro-staff gives me peace of mind knowing that I will never get beat because someone else has better tackle,”said Greenblatt. “Fishing against the best fishermen in the world is tough enough and all I can say is I’m gladRiver2Sea is on my side.”
River2Sea National Sales Manager John Linckens said he is thrilled to have Greenblatt on the team and is looking forward to the added presence he will provide for the brand. “Matt’s addition to the pro staff provides us another angler to help expose River2Sea to the masses,” said Linckens. “He has shown himself to be a likeable angler, with the potential to challenge for a top spot; he provides us a great opportunity on the national platform.”
Greenblatt became known partly for his unique grayscale camouflage boat wrap during his rookie campaign, and the pattern will return for 2011. His wrap will feature iver2Sea logos prominently displayed on the aft portion of the hull, and will be featured with significant prominence on his jersey as well.
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