Movers & Shakers: Hartwell fallout


Brent Ehrler had a 2010 FLW Tour win drop from his ranking last week. He did a pretty good job of replacing it over the weekend.

Throughout the FLW Tour event on Lake Hartwell, Ehrler kept saying he was conserving his fish and didn’t want to be in the lead until after the final weigh-in. Looks like he wasn’t kidding, as the pro won his fourth FLW Tour event, effectively replacing his FLW Tour win at Table Rock from 2010 in the process.

So how much did the weekend victory help him in the Majors World Ranking? Well, he still hasn’t regained his spot at No. 1, but he’s back in the top five after jumping two spots into fifth with a 764.887.

Meanwhile, Andy Morgan quietly made yet another top 10, helping him also jump two spots into third.

In fact, it was a great tournament all around for the top-ranked FLW pros, as only two top-20 pros fell (Mark Rose to seventh, Wesley Strader to 19th).

Brett Hite finished 10th at Hartwell and now resides in 10th in the world rankings – that’s called synergy. Jay Yelas finished sixth and jumped to 12th – there’s a multiples connection there. And Tom Monsoor finished eighth, jumping him five spots to 14th – I got nothing, other that Monsoor is quietly one of the top pros in the world.

Don’t sleep on Micah Frazier, either. After his second, he has cracked the top 50, jumping from 68th to 49th with a 620.231 average. And Marty Stone, after a year away from the sport in 2011, has debuted at 146th. However, he has a 28th and third this season. Looks like Marty won’t be that low in the rankings for long.

Rounding out the movers who made the top 10 at Hartwell, Anthony Gagliardi’s fifth-place finish jumped him 21 spots (117th to 96th) and Dan Morehead’s seventh jumped him 22 spots (93rd to 71st)

As for guys who wish Hartwell never happened, count Shad Schenck in that group. Shenck was sitting in 26th in the ranking before he finished 113th and fell to 35th in the recent update. Other notable falls include Clark Wendlandt (38th to 47th), Scott Canterbury (39th to 48th), Scott Suggs (42nd to 56th) and Tom Mann Jr. (96th to 113th).


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Sean cut his teeth in the journalist world as an award-winning sports reporter, editor and freelancer for various Chicagoland newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald, eventually crossing over into editing and freelance writing in the Outdoor industry. In addition to his position as Editor for, he is also a freelance outdoor writer and lure designer. He resides in the Chicago suburb of Lockport. An avid Bass and Muskie fisherman, his fishing influence began on ponds and lakes in northeast Illinois and has since expanded to a multitude of species across North and Central America. His passion for the sport is rivaled only by his love for building fishing lures, with a number of his designs being used by top professional anglers and produced by various lure companies today. Google+

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