Norwood’s Grant Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament on St. Lawrence River

Torrington’s Pellegrino Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

MASSENA, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Boater Matthew Grant of Norwood, New York wins the two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament Presented by T-H Marine at St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York. Grant earned $5,137 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Town of Massena.

TOP 10 RESULTS
 

RANK
 
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
 
BASS
 
WEIGHT
 
AWARD
 
1st
 
Matthew Grant of Norwood, N.Y.
 
10
 
41-14
 
$5,137
 
2nd
 
Douglas Reed of Bridgeton, N.J.
 
10
 
41-6
 
$2,569
 
3rd
 
Jason Burger of Bridgeton, N.J.
 
10
 
39-7
 
$1,712
 
4th
 
Michael A. Sentore of Gloucester City, N.J.
 
10
 
38-5
 
$1,199
 
5th
 
James Ciferni of Hammond, N.Y.
 
10
 
38-2
 
$1,672
 
6th
 
Gerald Rosenbarker of Galway, N.Y.
 
10
 
38-2
 
$942
 
7th
 
Jonathan Robla of Waddington, N.Y.
 
10
 
36-10
 
$1,356
 
8th
 
David Wilder of Middle River, Md.
 
9
 
35-7
 
$771
 
9th
 
Clifford Chilson of Cicero, N.Y.
 
10
 
34-9
 
$685
 
10th
 
Jeffrey Ware of Warrenton, Va.
 
9
 
31-11
 
$599
 
RANK
 
STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
 
BASS
 
WEIGHT
 
AWARD
 
1st
 
Dominic Pellegrino of Torrington, Conn.
 
10
 
35-15
 
$2,569
 
2nd
 
Paul Melo of Hudson, Mass.
 
9
 
32-9
 
$1,284
 
3rd
 
Roberto Laboy of Geigertown, Pa.
 
10
 
32-5
 
$858
 
4th
 
David Paszkiewicz of Kearny, N.J.
 
9
 
31-12
 
$599
 
5th
 
Nicholas Dellaporta of Pequannock, N.J.
 
10
 
31-4
 
$514
 
6th
 
Brian Snowman of Pompton Plains, N.J.
 
8
 
27-15
 
$793
 
7th
 
Joseph Merker of Pittsgrove, N.J.
 
7
 
25-15
 
$428
 
8th
 
Brooks Parker of Bridgeville, Del.
 
7
 
24-0
 
$385
 
9th
 
Samuel Jenesky of Cecil, Pa.
 
6
 
21-13
 
$342
 
10th
 
Danny Walters of Abingdon, Md.
 
7
 
20-13
 
$300
 


CONTINGENCY AWARDS
 

AWARD
 
NAME
 
CONTINGENCY
 
PAYOUT
 
Boater Big Bass
 
James Ciferni of Hammond, N.Y.
 
5-pound, 13-ounce bass
 
$645
 
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
 
Brian Snowman of Pompton Plains, N.J.
 
6-pound bass
 
$322
 
Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
 
Jonathan Robla of Waddington, N.Y.
 
Eligible Phoenix Boat*
 
$500
 


* Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.


WINNING BAITS
 

ANGLER
 
BAIT
 
COLOR
 
Boater
 
Did Not Divulge
 
N/A
 
Strike King Co-Angler
 
Did Not Divulge
 
N/A
 


2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
 

EVENT
 
DATE
 
LOCATION
 
HOST
 
Northeast Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
 
Oct. 14-16
 
Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
 
Charles County Board of Commissioners
 
2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American
 
June 2-4
 
Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.
 
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism & Visit Hot Springs
 


The 2021 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championships. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while Strike King co-anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.

The top six finishers in each regional will then qualify for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division will also earn priority entry into the Toyota Series, the pathway to the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook,  TwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About MLF BIG5
MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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