Bassmaster Classic Angler Preview: David Walker and Pete Gluszek
This weekend at the Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Team Evinrude will be represented by two outstanding anglers: David Walker and Pete Gluszek. Before you see them on the biggest stage in bass fishing, we thought you might want to know a little bit about them.
David Walker was born in Detroit, MI on May 14th, 1965, and currently lives in Sevierville, Tennessee with his wife, Misty and two daughters Lilly (7) and Olivia (2). He first started fishing when he was a child in Michigan where a boy could catch everything from a bluegill to salmon. Years later, in 1987, he joined a bass club and soon began his winning ways. He won the “Mr. Bass” and “Angler of the Year” titles with the local club before relocating to Kentucky. In 1992, after a couple of years dominating local club tournaments in the Blue Grass state, David began fishing the Operation Bass Redman tournament trail. In six years on the circuit David notched nine top 5 finishes and qualified for 6 regionals as well as the 1998 All American. In addition, he won the “Angler of the Year” race for total points twice – in 1994 and again in 1998.
Pete Gluszek was born in Washington, DC and grew up on the banks of the Potomac River in Oxon Hill, MD. One of the first places he ever fished was Mattawoman Creek, a tributary to the Potomac. His Dad and Brother would make many trips to the banks of the Creek in the early spring to capitalize on the yellow perch run. Little did he know that years later he would return to the Potomac River to compete in Professional Bass tournaments.
Stay tuned to E-NATION for updates on their performance in this weekend’s Bassmaster Classic. Go Team Evinrude!