The 2021 MLF USAA Patriot Cup Presented by Berkley Set to Premiere Saturday on Outdoor Channel
Mar 31st, 2021 by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 31st, 2021 at 1:43 AM
MLF Pros Compete in Kissimmee, Florida, over Six Days for Prestigious Patriot Cup
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (March 30, 2021) – The Major League Fishing (MLF) 2021 USAA Patriot Cup Presented by Berkley will premiere with a two-hour episode this Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. ET on the Outdoor Channel. The event, shot over six days in November in Kissimmee, Florida, showcases 28 of the top pro anglers in the world continuing the 2021 MLF Cup season.
The first episode premiering Saturday will feature the anglers in Group 1 competing in their opening Elimination Round. Episode two will feature the anglers in Group 2; Episode three the anglers in Group 3. The top six finishers from each group’s Elimination Round advance to the two-day Sudden Death Round – episodes four and five – where nine anglers compete each day and try to finish in the top four. The sixth and final episode will feature the final eight anglers competing in the Championship Round to catch the most weight that they can to be crowned the 2021 Patriot Cup Champion.
The anglers in Group 1 that compete this Saturday (April 3) on Day One of the 2021 USAA Patriot Cup are:
Mark Daniels Jr. of Tuskegee, Ala.
Mark Davis of Mount Ida, Ark.
Ott DeFoe of Blaine, Tenn.
Roy Hawk of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Mike Iaconelli of Runnemede, N.J.
Cody Meyer of Star, Idaho
John Murray of Spring City, Tenn.
Britt Myers of Lake Wylie, S.C.
Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn.
The anglers in Group 2 that compete next Saturday (April 10) on Day Two of the 2021 USAA Patriot Cup are:
Zack Birge of Blanchard, Okla.
Jeff Kriet of Ardmore, Okla.
Jared Lintner of Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala.
Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, S.C.
Mark Rose of Wynne, Ark.
Terry Scroggins of Palatka, Fla.
Jacob Wheeler of Harrison, Tenn.
Jesse Wiggins of Addison, Ala.
The anglers in Group 3 that compete in the final Elimination Round (April 17) on Day Three of the 2021 USAA Patriot Cup are:
Josh Bertrand of Queen Creek, Ariz.
Dustin Connell of Clanton, Ala.
Shaw Grigsby of Gainesville, Fla.
Kelly Jordon of Flint, Texas
Russ Lane of Prattville, Ala.
Takahiro Omori of Tokyo, Japan
Fred Roumbanis of Russellville, Ark.
Scott Suggs of Alexander, Ark.
Randall Tharp of Port Saint Joe, Fla.
James Watson of Lampe, Mo.
The 2021 USAA Patriot Cup Presented by Berkley was hosted by Experience Kissimmee. The event will air on the Outdoor Channel as six, two-hour original episodes each Saturday afternoon starting April 3, 2021, and running through May 8, airing from 2 to 4 p.m. ET. Each episode will be available for viewing on the MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) streaming app on the Monday morning following each episode’s Saturday premiere.
The 2021 USAA Patriot Cup Presented by Berkley features 28 MLF pro anglers visiting the Kissimmee, Florida, area to compete on three different fisheries across the region, including John’s Lake, Lake Toho and Lake Bellalago. The fisheries are unknown to the anglers – they do not learn where they are competing until they arrive to the launch ramp each morning of competition.
The full television schedule can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
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About Major League Fishing
Founded in 2011, Major League Fishing (MLF) brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms on Outdoor Channel, Discovery, CBS, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). According to Nielsen ratings, Major League Fishing remains the number one series on Outdoor Channel for five years and MLF premiered as the number one outdoor show in their time slot on Discovery in 2019.
In 2019 MLF acquired FLW, which expands their portfolio to include the world’s largest grassroots-fishing organization, including the strongest five-biggest-fish format professional bass fishing tour, the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit presented by Bad Boy Mowers, as well as the MLF Toyota Series, MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI, and MLF U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing.