Wilderness Systems 2013 Angler Pro Staff Expands to Support Business

Wilderness Systems expands its fishing Pro Staff from fifteen to thirty-three anglers for 2013.

Media Contact:
Verde PR
Claire Rabun

GREENVILLE, S.C. – To support the continued explosive growth in kayak angling and related boat sales, Wilderness Systems has expanded its fishing Pro Staff from fifteen to thirty-three anglers and added their first international angler for 2013. Returning to the team this year are world-class kayak anglers Captain Jason Stock, Captain Dean Thomas, and Pro Staff director, Chad Hoover. Known for their passion and in-depth knowledge of kayak angling, the pro staff are key contributors to boat design and will continue to represent the brand in multiple tournaments, assist in retail trainings, and contribute to marketing efforts to help further Wilderness Systems’ investment in this growing and thriving sport.

“Our Pro Staff members are not only fierce competitors, they’re dedicated anglers and tremendous goodwill ambassadors for the sport,” said Wilderness Systems marketing manager Tracy Waldroup. “They’re a diverse group with a wide range of experience, but they all have one thing in common: they enjoy sharing their love of kayak fishing with everyone.”

Committed to continual research and testing to create the best possible products for kayak anglers, Wilderness Systems will continue to collaborate with the Pro Staff to provide design insights and test new product innovations.

“As committed kayak anglers, we are out on the water as much as possible, and it’s exciting to bring our insights, feedback and experiences back to a design team that is receptive and eager to incorporate these ideas to make Wilderness Systems products the best possible gear for our sport,” said Chad Hoover, Wilderness Systems Pro Staff director. “Being a part of the brand’s Pro Staff affords us the unique and rewarding opportunity to see our contributions come to life in a way that opens doors for new participants and fosters growth in the kayak fishing community. I’m excited to work with this year’s highly talented Pro Staff to continue pushing the limits of our sport and furthering the work of the Wilderness Systems brand.”

Here is the roster for the 2013 Wilderness Systems Pro Staff:

Chad Hoover

Steve Garcia 

CJ Siebler

Bobby Clark

Tommy Samuels

Rob Knoles

Jennifer Thomas

Jeff Little

Jay Brooks

Chris Gorsuch

George Stevens

Bill Sikora

Wade Nichols

Manny Torres

Dave Easton

Alejandro Perez Arteaga

Jeff Suber

Chris Fierro

Chris LeMessurier

Aaron Dryden 

Adam Harbuck

Michael Ortiz

Robert Vaughn 

Todd Llewellyn

Dean Thomas

Joe Poole

Erick Bell

Jason Stock

Steve Garcia

Chad Muller

Juan Veruete

Bill Schultz

Ashley Williams

Check out full bios of the Pro Staff at www.wildernesssystems.com. We welcome you to join the Wilderness Systems angling community to share and learn tips and the latest news in kayak fishing. Also, join us on Facebook.

About Wilderness Systems:

Innovative designs tuned for performance, premium outfitting, and superlative quality have aligned Wilderness Systems boats with the most acclaimed paddling experiences in the world. Since 1986, Wilderness Systems has pushed the limits of design and innovation, by refusing to compromise. A Wilderness Systems kayak offers the ultimate in performance and design for the recreational boater to the expedition paddler. Taking that same drive into the angling market, Wilderness Systems fishing kayaks exemplify the ultimate experience for anglers. For the times you can’t be on water, experience Wilderness Systems at www.wildernesssystems.com and join the Wildy Community.

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