Oh so close — Todd Faircloth just misses Angler of the Year title

Jasper native Todd Faircloth came just that close to winning the Bassmaster Angler of the Year award during the season-ending tournament on Bays de Noc, Minnesota.

Faircloth had to beat out Greg Hackney and Rookie of the Year Jacob Powroznik to claim the title, but came just short on the final day.

Powroznik won the event with a total of total weight of 47 pounds, 6 ounces.

Faircloth entered the day in the top 10 of the event after a day-one stringer of 20 pounds, 15 ounces, but could not duplicate the feat on day two.

He managed 15 pounds, 3 ounces, to finish the event in 21st place. Hackney finished in 24th place, but did enough to keep first place in the Angler of the Year standings.