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Hobie Fishing Worlds 9 Amal Sweden

Ron Champion

Years Kayak Fishing:
10 years

Greatest Tournament Achievement:
Qualifying for 4 Hobie Worlds Events

Favourite Tournament Location:
Lake Fork in Texas

Favourite Tournament Species:
Largemouth Bass

Most Feared Competitor:
I fear no one ……

Dream Fishing Location:
Australia in Hobie Worlds 8

Ron Champion from Richmond Hill in Georgia, USA, is a seasoned Bass fishing, tournament angler, with over 30 years of competitive fishing experience. Coming over to kayak fishing from bass boats, it did not take Champion long to make an impact in the kayak world. Since 2013 he has competed in over 300 kayak tournaments and over half of those have been top 10 finishes. He has won several major events fishing including the Hobie Bass Open Series & the KBF Trail Series in the USA. Champion was the runner up for Angler of the Year in 2020 in the Hobie Bass Open Series and also won Gold & Silver Medals in the USA Bass Pan American in 2019.

This is Champions 3rd Hobie Worlds Event and he is excited to compete along side his Teammates and also re-connect with so many Friends from around the World.  

Champion has been happily married for 14 years to his wife Chrissy. Together, they have two children, Branton age 16 and Makayla age 11. Champion’s family is his rock, the foundation that keeps him strong and competitive. 

“I cannot wait to travel to Sweden and see so many of my friends from around the World. Hobie Worlds means so much to me. This is my 3rd time competing in this event and I get so excited leading up to the tournament. Hobie and all the staff do such an Amazing Job at this event.”