Wheeler Extends Lead; Closes In On Cup

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 Aug 11th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Aug 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

After three Forrest Wood Cup competition days, we’ve barely seen the sun and conditions that just might throw a curveball at a very confident, young 21-year old Jacob Wheeler from his potential wire-to-wire win if all goes right tomorrow.

Jacob Wheeler (Photo BassFIRST)

Wheeler managed to add another 14 pounds, 7 ounces on Day Three, giving him a 5-13 lead going into Championship Sunday where the Top 10 will fish for $500,000+ with contingencies.

Jacob’s employed a mixed arsenal of lures that have boated him both largemouth and spotted bass this week.  He weighed the days best sack for the second time in three days.

During his post weigh-in interview, Jacob said, “I don’t have a fear, I have no fear at all. My nerves are taken away by putting everything in God’s hands. If God wants me to win, it’ll happen. If not, then it’s not going to happen.”

He said he was very blessed to get the bites he got today and was unsure on how sunny conditions might effect him tomorrrow because they haven’t seen conditions like what is predicted.

Scott Canterbury moved from fourth place to second place with his 13 pounds, 5 ounces, giving him a three-day total weight of 43 pounds, 5 ounces.

Bryan Thrift sits in third, Scott Martin fourth, and Jay Yelas in fifth.  Here’s how tomorrow’s Top 10 rounds out.

1.Jacob Wheeler 48-2
2.Scott Canterbury 42-5
3.Bryan Thrift 39-15
4.Scott Martin 39-11
5.Jay Yelas 37-2
6.Luke Clausen 37-0
7.Andy Morgan 36-14
8.Troy Morrow 36-7
9.David Dudley 35-7
10.Dion Hibdon 35-3

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