BEATRICE, Neb. - After receiving more than 8,000 entries from folks drawn to the prospect of winning a dream fishing trip with a two-time Bassmaster Classic champion, a zero-turn riding mower or a new kayak, Exmark has announced the winners of its third-annual Mow & Go with Hank Parker Sweepstakes.
The Grand Prize winner - Robert Stevens of Humble, Texas - will fish with Hank Parker, a Bassmaster Classic champion in 1979 and 1989. Their fishing trip will take place in mid-June on Kentucky's Barkley Lakes.
Parker said Stevens' once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience will be documented by Parker's film crew as part of a 2014 episode of Hank Parker's Outdoor Magazine television show, which airs on NBC Sports Network and Pursuit Channel.
The first prize winner - Lorrie Poteet of Laramie, Wyo. - is taking home a new Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero-turn riding mower (Model# PNS740KC604). The model includes a 60-inch Exmark UltraCut Series 4 cutting deck and a heavy-duty Kohler twin-cylinder engine.
The second prize winner - Jen Horner of Marietta, Ga. - receives a Hobie Mirage i12s kayak.