Oct. 23, 2009
Tune into the Outdoor Channel on Fridays (8 a.m. & 9:30 p.m., ET) and Saturdays (2:00 p.m., ET) starting December 4, 2009 to see all the action from this year’s Total Outdoorsman Challenge. Not going to let the cat completely out of the bag, but you have to see the finish…basically came down to a bunch of want-to and a quick entry into the kayak. In person, it pushed the limits of what the ol’ pump station could handle.
Chris Reed can smooth handle a firearm, so pay close attention to him in the first two events. Big John Sappington can flat catch anything with fins, doesn’t matter if it’s with a bait caster, fly rod, or piece of thread tied to his big toe. And just as you count out “The Champ”, he stages an impossible comeback.
Watching the competitors just go at it while they were on the course, but genuinely encouraging each other, will make you proud to be a sportsmen. As close as it was, these men handled themselves in a manner that will do nothing but reflect favorably of our sports. And no one more so than the ’09 Champion…but you have to watch to find out who that is…