Triton's Sheri Glasgow Wins Toyota Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year
Sheri Glasgow Wins Toyota Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year
SHREVEPORT, La. – It has been a long time coming, as Oklahoma’s Sheri Glasgow has remained a front-runner since March to take the crowning title of the Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton Boats.
Glasgow, of Muskogee, Okla., is the 2007 Toyota Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year. For her efforts, she takes home a 2008 Toyota Tundra.
“It’s one of the highest honors a person can have. The emotions of winning this award are crazy. You can do well in individual tournaments and be consistent all year long, but to be the point’s leader at the end of the year is a hard thing to do,” Glasgow said.
Glasgow came into the season finale on Louisiana’s Red River 129 points ahead of Arkansas’ Tammy Richardson. Glasgow finished third in the final WBT tournament of the season; her total for the three-day event was 28 pounds, 0 ounces, enough to keep at bay both Richardson and Pam Martin-Wells of Georgia.
“Any girl is capable of showing up and winning these tournaments and it’s a struggle everyday you compete. I wasn’t looking at the whole season together; I was looking at each tournament specifically. I had to break it down per day and mentally that made it seem easier. Being versatile enough each day to make changes was key,” she said.
Glasgow has remained at the top of the standings since her win in March at Lake Dardanelle – in Richardson’s home state – and has finished in the top five at each event this season.
At Dardanelle, Glasgow’s winning weight was 46 pounds, 1 ounce. In the season opener at Texas’ Lake Amistad, she finished third, behind winner Juanita Robinson of Texas and Pam Martin-Wells of Georgia. Richardson won the third Tour stop, at Alabama’s Lake Guntersville, while Glasgow finished fifth, and Glasgow finished second to Arkansas’ Lucy Mize in the fourth event, on Kentucky Lake.
“I’ve been enormously blessed this year and it’s almost hard to put into words what it’s like,” Glasgow said of her productive season. “I’m not sure it’s sunk in yet. I’m relieved it’s over and honored that ESPN and BASS have given us this opportunity.”
Glasgow also finished second in the WBT Championship in February on Lake Mitchell out of Birmingham, Ala. Martin-Wells, Glasgow’s closest competitor for Angler of the Year throughout this season’s action, won that event.
While competing for the Toyota Women’s Bassmaster Tour Angler of the Year title, WBT anglers also were trying to qualify for the Women’s Bassmaster Tour Championship, set for February 2008 on South Carolina’s Lake Keowee. Only the top 12 pros and 12 co-anglers in the points standings were invited to compete in the showdown, which coincides with the Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell out of Greenville, S.C.