Army Veteran Wins Sweepstakes And Chance To Fish With Classic Winner

Robert Sadowski (left) of Granby, Mass., won the 2017 Fish with Jordan Lee Sweepstakes in October. Lee (right) won the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Lake Conroe out of Houston, Texas. 

Photos by Robert Sadowski and B.A.S.S.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Out of more than 325,000 entries, the chance to fish with the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic winner, Jordan Lee, is becoming a reality for one lucky sweepstakes winner.

Robert Sadowski of Granby, Mass., a firefighter and U.S. Army veteran who completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, won the “Fish with Jordan Lee Sweepstakes” last month.

“I actually forgot about the drawing until one morning it popped into my head, but I gave it a quick thought and moved on,” said Sadowski. “Then later in the day, I received the email stating I had won.

“I am definitely excited; I have a passion for fishing. Growing up, I have always wanted to be a B.A.S.S. pro, so to have the opportunity to fish with a professional such as Mr. Lee is inspiring.”

Since Sadowski was 12 years old, he has enjoyed the sport of fishing. He would fish reservoirs with friends near his house. Now, years later, he is excited to receive “real insight” from a professional angler on the tactics and techniques of bass fishing.

Sadowski will take a trip to a to-be-determined fishery in the United States with Lee. The prize includes round-trip airfare for one, two nights/three days of hotel accommodations, a rental car for the duration of the trip and $500 spending money.

In addition to a fishing trip with the 2017 Classic champion, Sadowski’s grand prize also included one Lowrance HDS-7 Insight; a $2,500 Tackle Addict gift card; an A.R.E. LSII Tonneau cover or V Series truck cap; a $500 Power-Pole gift certificate, hat, strap and bag; a Strike King gift pack worth $500; a T-H Marine Hydrowave H2 and G Force Package including G Force Handle, G Force Eliminator Prop Nut and G Force Culling System; a Rod Glove gift pack; a Carhartt Force Extreme Shoreline angler jacket and bib; a Quantum Smoke baitcast reel and Smoke special edition rod; and a Plano gift pack.

Sadowski, who already owns a boat, plans to buy equipment, as well as tackle and other products.

Fans will have another chance to win an awesome prize very soon through the Bassmaster Fish with Kevin VanDam Sweepstakes with a grand-prize value of $45,000. The sweepstakes runs through Sunday, Dec. 31, and the winner will be selected on Jan. 4, 2018.

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