Brent Chapman of Lake Quivira, Kansas, is the Bassmaster Angler of the Year

Brent Chapman of Lake Quivira, Kansas, is the Bassmaster Angler of the Year
Brent Chapman doing the cat-and-dog under the direction of his trainer Travis Perret.

Since mid-February, we have posted several blogs about Brent Chapman of Lake Quivira, Kansas, and his endeavors on two Bassmaster's tournament circuits.

The first blog featured Chapman's preseason workouts with Travis Perret of Overland Park, Kansas, who is a personal trainer and exercise therapist specializing in chronic-pain therapy. Here is the link to the blog:
Brent Chapman doing the cat-and-dog exercise under the direction of Travis Perret

On June 13, we posted another blog after Chapman won the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament at Toledo Bend Lake on the Texas and Louisiana border, which was his second Bassmaster tournament win in 2012. On Feb. 12, Chapman won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open at Lewisville Lake, Texas.

In the June 13 blog, we speculated that Chapman's work with Perret might have contributed to Chapman's successes. In this blog, we wrote:
"Perret and Chapman focused on a number of exercises aimed at preventing fatigue and pain from confounding Chapman during the extremely demanding hours he has to endure when he is competing in a bass tournament.

Perret said that their six-month aim was to have Chapman at the top of his game mentally and physically when he wields his last cast at every tournament in 2012. According to Perret, a strong body can create a strong mind. Likewise, a strong mind creates a strong body. Perret thought that Chapman would eventually reach what he called the strong-mind, strong-body pinnacle if he kept working as hard as he did from mid-August 2011 to mid-February."

Here is the link to the June 13 blog:

On August 25 at the Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Championship at Oneida Lake, New York, near Syracuse, New York, Chapman garnered the prestigious Toyota Trucks Bassmaster Angler of the Year trophy and $100,000. In other sporting venues, such Major League Baseball or the National Football League, the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Award is similar to the most-valuable-player award. To win it takes an extraordinary amount of consistency at eight very diverse waterways, ranging from Lake Michigan in Wisconsin to Lake Okeechobee in Florida to the Mississippi River in Wisconsin to the Red River in Louisiana. It also spans across seven month, encompassing three seasons. At these events, Chapman finished in the top six four times.

Brent Frazee of the Kansas City Star and a regular contributor to the Finesse News Network penned a story this week about Chapman's year, in which his connection to Perret was noted. Here is a link to Frazee's story: Frazee also wrote a story for the Aug. 25 Kansas City Star about Chapman's AOY win, and it can be seen at

(As we noted in past blogs, if anglers are interested in becoming stronger anglers and preventing chronic pain from foiling their angling endeavors, they can contact Perret at 913-424-9354 or view his Web site at It doesn't make any difference where an angler lives, Perret can work with you through via e-mails. Perret is also an outdoor writer, member of the Finesse News Network and competes in area bass tournaments.)

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