Guaranteed Rate becomes title sponsor of five 2022 Bassmaster Elite events

Guaranteed Rate is the title sponsor of the following events: Bassmaster Elite at Santee Cooper Lakes, 17-20 March; Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake, April 7th to 10th; Bassmaster Elite on the St. Lawrence River, 14-17 July; Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe, 18-21 August; and Bassmaster Elite on the Mississippi River, 26-29 August.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Guaranteed Rate to reach even more avid sportfishing fans at a time when we’ve seen record-breaking interest in the Elite Series and high participation in fishing and outdoor pursuits” said the CEO of BASS Track Anderson.

BASS is among Guaranteed Rate’s highly successful sports partnerships, including NASCAR drivers Tyler ReddickNHL, National Lacrosse League (NLL) and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA).

“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with BASS as the title sponsor of these highly anticipated events,” said Guaranteed Rate Vice President of Sports Marketing and Partnerships Steve McNelley. “We can’t wait to see more record-breaking action as anglers hit the water this season.”

In 2021, Guaranteed Rate sponsored four Elite Series events including the Bassmaster Elite in Lake Fork. During this tournament Lee Livesay ended up with a whopping total of 112 pounds, 5 ounces, topped off by a last day’s catch of five bass weighing 42 pounds, 3 ounces. A mesmerized audience watched more than 51.4 million minutes of live tournament coverage as the elite made three lead changes at Lake Fork and saw two anglers catch over 100lbs. Livesay also won the 2020 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga Lake, his first Elite win.

“Both of my Elite Series wins have come from tournaments sponsored by Guaranteed Rate and I appreciate their continued support of the sport,” said Livesay. “Hopefully I can bring home another blue trophy this season with that Guaranteed Fare logo.”

Three more anglers — Jeff GustafsonTennessee River; Bill Lions, Pickwick Lake; and Bryan SmithLake Champlain – Won his first Elite Series tournament in 2021 in Guaranteed Rate sponsored events.

Enthusiasm for fishing is booming beyond the professional ranks, with studies showing that 1 in 5 Americans are more likely to try fishing now than before the pandemic began. According to studies by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, nearly 55 million Americans fished at least once in 2020, the highest number since participation tracking began in 2007.

After a successful first season, in which almost 14 million viewers followed Bassmaster LIVE programming, all nine elite events in 2022 and the legendary Bassmaster Classic will once again be televised live on the FOX Sports platforms. More information about the tournaments can be found at

About companies with guaranteed prices
Guaranteed Rate is a leading provider of mortgage lending and digital financial services. headquarters in Chicagothe Guaranteed Rate Companies have more than 11,000 employees in over 850 offices across the US, serving all 50 states Washington, D.C Since its inception in 2000, Guaranteed Rate Companies have helped more than 1 million homeowners with home purchase loans and refinances, with a total loan history of more than $116 billion in 2021 alone. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technologies, offering low prices and delivering unparalleled customer service. Honors and awards include: Top Lender for Online Service for 2018 by US News & World Report; Best Mortgage Originator for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Originator for Refinance by NerdWallet for 2021; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 Award for the company’s industry-leading FlashClose℠ technology; Ranked #3 in the Scotsman Guide’s 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for six consecutive years; and on the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. visit for more informations.

About BASS
BASS, which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the global authority on bass fishing and custodians of the sport’s culture, providing cutting-edge bass fishing content whenever, wherever and however bass anglers desire. headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.With 515,000 members, the organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (bass master and BASS times), website (, TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, BASS has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition including the Bassmaster Elite Series, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks BASS Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

Media contacts:

Jennifer ZeidlerGuaranteed Price VP of Public Relations, 312-379 3521, [email protected]
EmilyHarleyBASS Communication Manager, 205-313-0945, [email protected]


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