HomeNewsElite Series Pro Stetson Blaylock to Represent Academy Sports + Outdoors KATY, Texas (December 17, 2019) — Academy Sports + Outdoors, title sponsor of the 50th Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville, announces its partnership with Elite Series angler Stetson Blaylock for the upcoming 2020 fishing season. “We’re thrilled to work with a professional as passionate about fishing as Stetson,” said Lawrence Lobpries, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “As a pro angler and avid outdoorsman, he represents our commitment to the outdoors and the assortment of products we offer in-store and online. Stetson has proven to be a contender on the water and a force in the field, and we’re excited to add him to the team and be part of his continued success.” Blaylock entered the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2017 following a successful 10-year run on the FLW Tour. He is the youngest pro to win an FLW tournament event and is rising quickly in the Elite Series ranks, including a first-place win at Winyah Bay in 2019 to go along with three second-place and 11 Top-10 finishes since he entered the series in 2017. “I’m excited to represent Academy Sports + Outdoors this upcoming season,” said Blaylock. “Whether I’m headed out on the water or to the field, I can find what I need at the best prices at Academy. They’ve been my go-to for weekend adventures for years, and I look forward to a long-standing partnership with them.” Stetson will represent Academy Sports + Outdoors at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Alabama. The 50th anniversary of the bass-fishing championship promises to bring hundreds of thousands of fans to the area. These fans will be greeted by an exciting lineup of activities being added to the schedule of events, including an additional Academy-sponsored event to be announced soon. Blaylock joins professional anglers Greg Hackney and Jacob Wheeler as members of the Academy Sports + Outdoors pro-team, where they represent Academy at professional bass fishing events across the country for the 2020 season. Find great deals at Academy on exclusive brands like Game Winner, H2O Xpress, Magellan Outdoors and Outdoor Gourmet. Customers can also find top brands including Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, YETI and Columbia, all backed by Academy’s price-match guarantee. Academy provides the best value and the best assortment on all the outdoor, hunting, fishing, camping and sports equipment you need to be ready for your next adventure. Visit www.academy.com for store locations and for more information about the retailer. About Academy Sports + Outdoors At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor fun. At each of our 259 locations, we carry a wide range of apparel, footwear, hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit www.academy.com.