November 25, 2019
For Immediate Release
St. Bernard, LA
by RWS Staff
Torch Eyewear, a proud sponsor of the 2019 Redfish World Series, announces the Final Team selected that will be competing for the Title of 2019 Redfish World Champion!
Torch Eyewear may be a new name in the world of competitive sports optics but the company was founded, and is being run by, a legend in the industry. Louis Wellen has been a mainstay in the arena of competitive sports eyewear for decades and now brings all those years of experience into play with the development of the Torch brand and product line. Torch presents a spectacular selection of eyewear for the competitive angler with multiple lens and frame selections that offer varying levels of polarization so you will have the right lens for the conditions on the water every day! When the chips are down, every cast counts, and your vision on the water must be at its very best choose Torch and run with a winner.
The inaugural Redfish World Series – “Where Champions are Born and Legends Begin” – will take place in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana September 26-29, 2019. Only 48 of the top redfish teams in the country, including several Legacy Teams from the past, will make the cut for this unique event. Never in the history of competitive redfish angling has a field of this magnitude been assembled and the team that comes out on top will truly be the Redfish World Champions.
The 48th team to be revealed is:
Jacob Leininger/Jeff Rogers
Congratulations to Jacob and Jeff and welcome to the Top 48 list for the 2019 Redfish World Series.
The RWS selection process has been an extremely arduous one for our committee but every effort was made to make fair and unbiased selections. As the process continued we found that some of the final teams were so closely ranked that only a point or two separated them. Other than the 48 teams selected and announced there are twelve excellent teams that are very closely ranked and will make up an Alternate List should spots come open as we move through the Official Invitation and Entry process.
Congratulations to all 48 teams selected. Now the process of issuing the Official Invitations will begin.
Over the next few weeks these 48 teams will have the opportunity to select a team captain, review the 2019 Participation Agreement, and either accept or turn down their invitation. After captain selection and review of the Participation Agreement, these teams will receive an email with instructions to sign the Participation Agreement as well as how to pay the entry fee and the deadline by which it must be paid. Any team spots that are vacated for any reason will be filled with invitations to a team from the Alternate List.
Our field of sponsors continues to grow as well. More sponsor announcements coming soon.
The List of the first 48 2019 RWS teams is now complete!
Congratulations to all these teams and best of luck as we move forward to the Official Announcement period.