Pan American Report
The USA Bass Team took home the Gold medal in the 2023 Pan American Bass Fishing Championship on Lake Hamilton in Arkansas earlier this month.
Michiana’s Ron Nelson was part of that team.
The USA team won by averaging 20 pounds, 8 ounces per team. Mexico won the Silver (16-6) and Columbia the Bronze with 12 pounds. Other teams participating were Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
USA Bass Pan American team consisted of the following pairs: Captain Scott Martin and Roland Martin, Larry Nixon and Joey Cifuentes, Hilary Martin and Justin Hamner, David Dudley and Michelle Jalaba, Tyler Rivet and Brock Mosley, Fred Roumbanis and Ron Nelson, John Cox and Keith Carson, Stephen Browning and Hannah Wesley.
The USA Bass team also took home all of the individual pair medals, led by Larry Nixon and Joey Cifuentes with Gold, Hilary Martin and Justin Hamner with Silver and Michelle Jalaba and David Dudley with Bronze.