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Event History

For the 2015 Big Buck World Championship, we rack 'n' rolled at the Hard Rock Cafe in the heart of Chicago!

In what can only be described as a record breaking and heart racing tournament, we saw some of the best competition we've seen to date! Complimented by 220,000 views live on Twitch, we saw two heavy hitters of the Big Buck World, Derek Tower and Trevor Gartner, duke it out for that coveted spot as a Two Time World Champion. After putting on a Big Buck Clinic, Trevor Gartner hoisted the check and walked away a Champion with the $15,000 prize for his recently announced unborn child!

In the Ladies Championship, we saw another rematch, featuring the biggest Big Buck Rivalry. Sara Erlandson and Melinda Van Hoomissen met on stage yet again, for one of the most intense matches of the weekend. Sara was able to maintain her cool throughout and continued on to become a four time Ladies Tournament Winner!

World Championship

Place Player Name Prize
1 TREVOR GARTNER $15,000
2 Derek Tower $7,500
3 Mike Byrne $5,000
4 Ryan Hodsdon $2,500
5 Danny Arbuckle $2,000
6 Bill Hulke $2,000
7 CHRIS FREAM $1,500
8 JEREMY BAHMULLER $1,500
9 James Fish $750
10 Rogelio Anguiano $750
11 Sara Erlandson $750
12 JARON ANDERSON $750
13 James Kennington $500
14 MATT PETERSON $500
15 Matthew Garver $500
16 ALEX DERHO $500
17 Nate Boyer $250
18 JOHN BYRNE $250
19 ANDY LIN $250
20 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $250
21 Mike Smeraglio $250
22 Andrew Moskowitz $250
23 BRADLEY GARTNER $250
24 Jerad Erlandson $250
25 Joe Miller $200
26 Lindsey Garver $200
27 Kevin Naumann $200
28 PHILIP BEAUPRE $200
29 SCOTT VAN HOOMISSEN $200
30 Brenton Garritty $200
31 Courtney Mclauchlan $200
32 Brad Athmann $200
33 Samantha Intrieri $150
34 Tony Passon $150
35 Neil Davidson $150
36 Tegan Muir $150
37 CHRIS BURGESS $150
38 Carley Szweda $150
39 Mason Powell $150
40 Andy Koleba $150
41 Mike Ridings $150
42 Thomas Szemere $150
43 Tim King $150
44 Ryan Avery Follensbee $150
45 Dave Van Akkeren $150
46 Brady Sobieck $150
47 Greg Burmeister $150
48 Alexandra Gillis $150
49 Kevin Leming $100
50 JASON BROUELLETTE $100
51 Erich Schnitzer $100
52 Jacob Birkeland $100
53 Michael Paulson $100
54 Keenan O'Callaghan $100
55 Peter Vibar $100
56 KLINT KRIEGER $100
57 Dick Schultz $100
58 Jamison Minkoff $100
59 Roman Patterson $100
60 Aaron Honkonen $100
61 Andrew White $100
62 Kylie Hodsdon $100
63 patricia Schlingman $100
64 Steven Naumann $100

Ladies Tournament

Place Player Name Prize
1 Sara Erlandson $5,000
2 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $2,000
3 Lindsey Garver $1,500
4 Samantha Intrieri $1,000
5 AUDRA ZENTNER $500
6 Julia Willmott $500
7 Melissa Romanik $250
8 Kristina Eddy $250
9 Alexis Murphy $200
10 Jaclyn Stafford $200
11 Carley Szweda $200
12 Courtney Mclauchlan $200
13 Jennie Booker $150
14 Kylie Hodsdon $150
15 Celina Fugate $150
16 Christina Ronyecz $150
17 JESSE PARMENTIER $100
18 Sara 0lchefski $100
19 Colleen Brown $100
20 Sara Brooks $100
21 Heidi Girard $100
22 Emily Deiss $100
23 patricia Schlingman $100
24 Tegan Muir $100
25 AMANDA GARTNER $75
26 Alexandra Gillis $75
27 Renee Moshier $75
28 Stephanie Dunton $75
29 Jen Amato $75
30 Nicole Shellhart $75
31 Amber Parmentier $75
32 Chelsea Boyer $75

In 2014, we brought the World Championship to the epicenter of Big Buck fandom itself - Minneapolis, MN!

With people from every corner of the Pourhouse and indeed, every corner of the world watching (thanks to a slick new broadcast on Twitch), the pressure was on. One by one, players were knocked out, and as the smoke cleared, a plush lion hat came into view - it was none other than Derek Tower! Perhaps our most humble Champion, he was quoted as saying that the title means more to him than the big check.

The now legendary rivalry between 2-time winner Sara Erlandson and sitting Ladies Champ Melinda Van Hoomissen hung heavy in the air as they both stepped into the spotlight for the final match. After a vicious back-and-forth game, Sara managed to win back her coveted title!

World Championship

Place Player Name Prize
1 DEREK TOWER $15,000
2 Matthew Garver $7,500
3 CHRIS FREAM $5,000
4 JOHN BYRNE $2,500
5 James Fish $2,000
6 Robert Owens $2,000
7 TREVOR GARTNER $1,500
8 Thomas Tonda $1,500
9 Brandon Larson $750
10 Mike Smeraglio $750
11 Mike Byrne $750
12 Drew Mikluscak $750
13 Joe Miller $500
14 Rogelio Anguiano $500
15 Todd Wickard $500
16 JARON ANDERSON $500
17 William Gutzke $250
18 James Kennington $250
19 Ryan Hodsdon $250
20 Lindsey Breckenrdge $250
21 ALEX DERHO $250
22 ANDY LIN $250
23 Baz Russell $250
24 Andrew Moskowitz $250
25 Jeffrey Hochule $200
26 Josh Bielke $200
27 JEREMY BAHMULLER $200
28 Carley Szweda $200
29 Carlos Bordes $200
30 Ben Nelson $200
31 Steven Naumann $200
32 Nick Palleon $200
33 CHRIS NORBECK $150
34 Nate Boyer $150
35 MATT PETERSON $150
36 Nick Robbins $150
37 SCOTT VAN HOOMISSEN $150
38 Sara Erlandson $150
39 Steve Ahrendt $150
40 Steven Guenther $150
41 Mike Bushey $150
42 BRADLEY GARTNER $150
43 Brenton Garritty $150
44 Samantha Intrieri $150
45 KLINT KRIEGER $150
46 Jared Crumpler $150
47 Joe Moreau $150
48 Shawn Herdina $150
49 Matt Butler $100
50 Jerad Erlandson $100
51 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $100
52 Thomas Szemere $100
53 Kevin Naumann $100
54 Danny Arbuckle $100
55 DEREK SHARP $100
56 Ryan Okeefe $100
57 STEVEN CAMPBELL $100
58 Matt Gallagher $100
59 Eric Naumann $100
60 Steve Johnson $100
61 Kevin Leming $100
62 Ryan Paton $100
63 Allen Cherry $100
64 Elliot Foley $100

Ladies Tournament

Place Player Name Prize
1 Sara Erlandson $5,000
2 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $2,000
3 AUDRA ZENTNER $1,500
4 Lindsey Breckenrdge $1,000
5 Gina Heidenreich $500
6 Melissa Romanik $500
7 Carley Szweda $250
8 Sabine Rudolph $250
9 Samantha Intrieri $200
10 Christina Ronyecz $200
11 Sara 0lchefski $200
12 Jen Amato $200
13 Sami Bausch $150
14 ALESSIA BRUGNARA $150
15 Julia Willmott $150
16 Renee Bawdon $150
17 AMANDA GARTNER $100
18 Jennifer Israel $100
19 Celina Fugate $100
20 Christina Flandrick $100
21 Nicole Cartier $100
22 Kara Carlson $100
23 CHARYSSE MINDER $100
24 Anne Wodarczyk $100
25 ALLYSSA FRIEDMAN $75
26 Kylie Hodsdon $75
27 patricia Schlingman $75
28 Beck Irby $75
29 CRYSTAL BAHMULLER $75

2013 saw the return of the World Championship to its home town - and to celebrate, we transformed Chicago’s hottest new venue, 1st Ward at Chop Shop, into an epic, 2-story Big Buck battle arena!

The Championship was filled with stunning upsets by some fresh new faces, but in the end - it was veteran hunter Trevor Gartner of Wisconsin’s “Sconnie Snipers” that stood victorious!

And speaking of returning players - Melinda Van Hoomissen, with the sting of 2012’s narrow defeat fresh in her mind, stepped up and denied Sara Erlandson her much talked about 3-peat in the Ladies Tourney after a truly breathtaking final match.

World Championship

Place Player Name Prize
1 TREVOR GARTNER $15,000
2 Matthew Garver $7,500
3 Ryan Hodsdon $5,000
4 CHRIS FREAM $2,500
5 Bryan Stooksbury $2,000
6 Ben Perkins $2,000
7 Todd Wickard $1,500
8 Mike Byrne $1,500
9 Nick Robbins $750
10 ALEX DERHO $750
11 Robert Owens $750
12 Steven Naumann $750
13 Rogelio Anguiano $500
14 JEREMY BAHMULLER $500
15 Drew Mikluscak $500
16 Greg Aycock $500
17 MATT PETERSON $250
18 James Kennington $250
19 Nathan Boyer $250
20 William GUTZKE $250
21 Kevin Naumann $250
22 STEVEN CAMPBELL $250
23 DEREK TOWER $250
24 Jon Kump $250
25 SCOTT VAN HOOMSN $200
26 MELINDA VAN HOOMSN $200
27 Alex Proctor $200
28 Ben Nelson $200
29 Josh Bielke $200
30 AUDRA ZENTNER $200
31 Brenton Garritty $200
32 CARLEY SZWEDA $200
33 JERAD ERLANDSON $150
34 Joe miller $150
35 Eric Naumann $150
36 ANDY LIN $150
37 Nick Palleon $150
38 Paul Ewen $150
39 SARA ERLANDSON $150
40 JARON ANDERSON $150
41 Colby Bradley $150
42 Matthew Keelan $150
43 DAN HIMES $150
44 Mike Ridings $150
45 Brandon Janesz $150
46 Joe Moreau $150
47 Zach Merriman $150
48 JON GRAY $150
49 Thomas Szemere $100
50 Thomas Tonda $100
51 AMANDA GARTNER $100
52 Michael Costello $100
53 Sean Ogawa $100
54 Paul Elledge $100
55 James Fish $100
56 Brian Erhardt $100
57 Steve Johnson $100
58 Terry Ward $100
59 James Cuca $100
60 Brian Russer $100
61 Keenan OCallaghan $100
62 Jared Crumpler $100
63 ALLYSSA FRIEDMAN $100
64 Allen Cherry $100

Ladies Tournament

Place Player Name Prize
1 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $5,000
2 SARA ERLANDSON $2,000
3 JESSE PARMENTIER $1,500
4 AUDRA ZENTNER $1,000
5 Kylie Williams $500
6 Lindsey Brecknrdge $500
7 Christina Ronyecz $250
8 Lisa Fruth $250
9 Jen Amato $200
10 Gina Heidenreich $200
11 Sabine Rudolph $200
12 JULIA WILLMOTT $200
13 ALLYSSA FRIEDMAN $150
14 ALESSIA BRUGNARA $150
15 Sara 0lchefski $150
16 Samantha Intrieri $150
17 CARLEY SZWEDA $100
18 Celina Fugate $100
19 AMANDA GARTNER $100
20 Melissa Romanik $100
21 Laura Naumann $100
22 CHARYSSE MINDER $100
23 Jane Pordon $100
24 NINA ELLNER $100
25 Valarie miller $75
26 Chandra Brouelette $75
27 Anne Bollman $75
28 Alana DiGiacomo $75
29 Alee Gillis $75
30 Alexis Murphy $75
31 Nicole Cartier $75
32 Mary Sylves $75

To celebrate the release of Big Buck HD, we went BIG in 2012, moving the event to New York's Altman Building, and throwing a party unlike anything our players had seen before.

After a great competition, the final 8 players all hailed from the Midwest. Nick Robbins, perhaps inspired by the Bergs, fought his way to the finals - but was outgunned by Chris Fream, another World Championship veteran.

Sara Erlandson also proved to be a force to be reckoned with, not only defending her title in the Ladies Tourney, but placing 4th overall in the World Championship!

World Championship

Place Player Name Prize
1 CHRIS FREAM $15,000
2 Nick Robbins $7,500
3 Mike Byrne $4,000
4 SARA ERLANDSON $2,000
5 Kevin Naumann $1,500
6 Josh Bielke $1,500
7 Nick Lundin $1,000
8 DAN HIMES $1,000
9 JEREMY BAHMULLER $500
10 Maxwell Paul $500
11 CARLEY SZWEDA $500
12 AUDRA ZENTNER $500
13 Tyler Briggs $300
14 ALEX DERHOHANNESIAN $300
15 ROBERT OWENS $300
16 JERAD ERLANDSON $300
17 TREVOR GARTNER $200
18 Steven Guenther $200
19 CHRIS NORBECK $200
20 Steven Naumann $200
21 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $200
22 WILLIAM EIDENBACK $200
23 Ben Nelson $200
24 Kelly Folly $200
25 MATT PETERSON $100
26 DEREK TOWER $100
27 T0Dd Wickard $100
28 Greg Aycock $100
29 Makanalani Thatcher $100
30 Drew Mikluscak $100
31 BARRY AHERN $100
32 Mark Miller $100
33 Clay Conrad $75
34 Scott Danyow $75
35 Nick Palleon $75
36 ANDY LIN $75
37 Brenton Garritty $75
38 NICK BERG $75
39 Eric Naumann $75
40 R0GELIO ANGUIANO $75
41 Dan Gruber $75
42 SCOTT VAN HOOMISSEN $75
43 Alex Gentile $75
44 Michael Scott $75
45 Eric Lau $75
46 CHRIS GREEN $75
47 DEREK CARLSON $75
48 Celina Fugate $75
49 Marshall Maurer $50
50 derrick michael $50
51 Jay Shepard $50
52 STEVEN CAMPBELL $50
53 KEVIN L BRIGHT $50
54 Keenan OCallaghan $50
55 Steve St Arnold $50
56 TH0MAS SZEMERE $50
57 JERAD BERG $50
58 travis pastrana $50
59 ED PACHECANO $50
60 BLAKE BELANGER $50
61 THOR FOX $50
62 JEREMY HOLLINGSWORTH $50
63 JESSE PARMENTIER $50
64 MIKE SYLVES $50

Ladies Tournament

Place Player Name Prize
1 Sara Erlandson $5,000
2 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $1,500
3 Christina Ronyecz $750
4 ALLYSSA FRIEDMAN $500
5 AUDRA ZENTNER $300
6 KEELI HANZELKA $300
7 JESSE PARMENTIER $200
8 Celina Fugate $200
9 AMANDA SMITH $150
10 Makanalani Thatcher $150
11 CARLEY SZWEDA $150
12 Mary Burke $150
13 Stephanie Huff $100
14 Kelly Folly $100
15 Melanie Lauer $100
16 Jen Amato $100
17 Jane Pordon $75
18 Ruth ZELEDON $75
19 Melanie Dzelme $75
20 heather zellers $75
21 Jamila Gulec $75
22 TARA HUYNH $75
23 NINA ELLNER $75

In a move that surprised players everywhere, we combined the tournaments into one in 2011. If players wanted to truly prove themselves worthy of Pappy's Jug, they would have to rise to the challenge in both Big Buck Hunter Pro: Open Season AND Big Buck Safari: Outback, the latest upgrade to Big Buck Safari. Like the tournament, the game itself was combined into one cabinet - Big Buck World.

Nick Robbins took home the glory (and the newly increased $15,000 grand prize) and Sara Erlandson became our first-ever Ladies Tourney Champion, beating out 15 other talented huntresses from around the country.

World Championship

Place Player Name Prize
1 Nick Robbins $15,000
2 Steven Naumann $7,500
3 Max Manning $4,000
4 Brenton Garritty $2,000
5 Steven Guenther $1,500
6 William GUTZKE $1,500
7 Clay Conrad $1,000
8 JERAD ERLANDSON $1,000
9 JEREMY BAHMULLER $500
10 ALEX DERHOHANNESIAN $500
11 CHRIS NORBECK $500
12 travis pastrana $500
13 Bryan Stooksbury $300
14 Nick Lundin $300
15 Keenan OCallaghan $300
16 ROBERT OWENS $300
17 TREVOR GARTNER $200
18 SCOTT VAN HOOMISSEN $200
19 THOR FOX $200
20 TREVOR FLOREN $200
21 STEVE AKERS $200
22 NICK BERG $200
23 JERRETT BARTLETT $200
24 Josh Bielke $200
25 Rokhsan ARFA $100
26 Eric Naumann $100
27 JERAD BERG $100
28 kyle dodier $100
29 Nick Palleon $100
30 MATT PETERSON $100
31 DEREK TOWER $100
32 SCOTTY LAGO $100
33 STEPHEN NERI $75
34 RUSSEL BELTZ $75
35 JESSICA TYREE $75
36 KEENAN HUGHES $75
37 Thomas Tonda $75
38 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $75
39 BRADLEY GARTNER $75
40 Kelly Folly $75
41 Michael Ridings $75
42 KEVIN L BRIGHT $75
43 THOMAS BURLESON $75
44 CARLEY SZWEDA $75
45 ED PACHECANO $75
46 MATT MILNER $75
47 BLAINE T CHRISTOPHER $75
48 Eric Lau $75
49 DAN NERI $50
50 Kevin Naumann $50
51 WILLIAM TYREE $50
52 CHRIS GREEN $50
53 Todd Wickard $50
54 MATTHEW BUDZISZ $50
55 CHRIS LEWY $50
56 MAXWELL PAUL $50
57 Thomas Passemante $50
58 TONY YOUNG $50
59 STEVEN CAMPBELL $50
60 BRIAN SOMMATINO $50
61 DUSTIN WYGLE $50
62 TH0MAS SZEMERE $50
63 Ben Perkins $50
64 jeremy witek $50

Ladies Tournament

Place Player Name Prize
1 Sara Erlandson $2,000
2 CARLEY SZWEDA $1,000
3 NINA MACDONALD $500
4 JESSE PARMENTIER $250
5 KEELI HANZELKA $150
6 AUDRA ZENTNER $150
7 MOLLY BACH $100
8 AMANDA SMITH $100
9 MELINDA VAN HOOMISSEN $75
10 EMILY HINES $75
11 LAURA TOWER $75
12 Mary Burke $75
13 Rokhsan ARFA $50
14 JESSICA TYREE $50
15 ANGIE CORNISH $50
16 VIRGINIA MARINO $50

In year three, the Berg Bros. returned to the World Championship stage at Chicago's Cubby Bear, but with a much larger task at hand. The number of competitors in each tournament ballooned to 64 - 62 of whom were hungry to steal their thunder.

It was a hard fought battle to the top, but at the end of the night, two new names were added to the Pro and Safari trophies - Trevor Floren and Alex Derhohannesian, respectively. The Bergs' perfect streak had ended.

Big Buck Hunter Pro

Place Player Name Prize
1 Trevor Floren $10,000
2 Nick Berg $5,000
3 Keenan Hughes $2,000
4 Chris Fream $1,000
5 Andy Lin $750
6 Kevin Naumann $750
7 Thomas Passemante $500
8 Travis Pastrana $500
9 Alex Derhohannesian $250
10 Eric Naumann $250
11 Chris Yunt $250
12 Brenton Garritty $250
13 Jerad Berg $150
14 Steven Guenther $150
15 Jeremy Bahmuller $150
16 Richard Flynn $150
17 Tony Young $100
18 Gerald Delisser $100
19 Scott Van Hoomissen $100
20 Phillip Croy $100
21 Isaac Ervin $100
22 Matthew Blauvelt $100
23 Paul Vorthmann $100
24 Melinda Van Hoomissen $100
25 Makanalani Thatcher $50
26 Matthew Budzisz $50
27 Irfan Kardas $50
28 Chris Wellen $50
29 Charles Bickel $0
30 Eddie Sundin $0
31 Kris McFarland $0
32 Max Manning $0
33 Clay Conrad $0
34 Jeremy Hansen $0
35 Geoff Bumstead $0
36 Thor Fox $0
37 Chris Hight $0
38 Jamie Walther $0
39 Nick Forde $0
40 Todd Wickard $0
41 Joel Foppiano $0
42 Nick Robbins $0
43 Nick Palleon $0
44 Brian Sommatino $0
45 Trey Northcott $0
46 Bill Luggelle $0
47 Ben Thoden $0
48 Chris Savell $0
49 Richard Campbell $0
50 Ryan Ramplin $0
51 Jesse Andreini $0
52 Chris Green $0
53 Morgan Travelbee $0
54 Kristina Lucas $0

Big Buck Safari

Place Player Name Prize
1 Alex Derhohannesian $10,000
2 Chris Fream $5,000
3 Max Manning $2,000
4 Brenton Garritty $1,000
5 Andy Lin $750
6 Trevor Floren $750
7 Steven Guenther $500
8 Jerad Berg $500
9 Ryan Turner $250
10 Travis Pastrana $250
11 Blaine Christopher $250
12 Jeremy Bahmuller $250
13 Irfan Kardas $150
14 Jesse Andreini $150
15 Gerald Delisser $150
16 Thor Fox $150
17 Chris Hight $100
18 Jamie Walther $100
19 Keenan Hughes $100
20 Kristina Lucas $100
21 Richard Flynn $100
22 Matthew Budzisz $100
23 Thomas Passemante $100
24 Paul Vorthmann $100
25 Garret Heying $50
26 Chris Green $50
27 Nick Berg $50
28 Justin Henderson $50
29 Clay Conrad $0
30 Eddie Sundin $0
31 Chris Wellen $0
32 Chance Bunger $0
33 Ben Thoden $0
34 Jerrett Bartlett $0
35 Nick Lundin $0
36 Phillip Croy $0
37 Derek Tower $0
38 Gio Poletti $0
39 David Gajeski $0
40 Joel Foppiano $0
41 Morgan Travelbee $0
42 Jerad Erlandson $0
43 Geoff Bumstead $0
44 Thomas Hennessy $0
45 Nathan Sandford $0
46 John Harrington $0

The following year marked some dramatic changes in the Big Buck World Championship. Not only did the number of competitors increase to 32, but two separate Championships were held - one on the newly updated Big Buck Hunter Pro: Open Season and one on Big Buck Safari.

In a move that made all of us a little concerned about the diversity of last names featured on our trophies, Jerad returned to take the title on Safari and his brother, Nick Berg took the title in Pro! The now infamous Berg family left Chicago's District Bar $20,000 richer.

Big Buck Hunter Pro

Place Player Name Prize
1 Nick Berg $10,000
2 Trevor Floren $5,000
3 William Gutzke $2,000
4 Geoff Thomas $1,000
5 Steven Guenther $500
6 Michael Byrne $500
7 Andy Lin $250
8 Eric Naumann $250
9 Alex Derhohannesian $200
10 Keenan Hughes $200
11 Ryan Ramplin $200
12 Richard Campbell $200
13 Chris Hight $100
14 Chris Fream $100
15 Joe Kelly $100
16 Chris Savell $100
17 Ron Wells $50
18 Tony Young $50
19 Nick Rossi $50
20 Christer Andersson $50
21 Jerad Berg $50
22 Jamie Walther $50
23 Matthew Budzisz $50
24 Paul Vorthmann $50
25 Tracie Holman $25
26 Jeff Miller $25
27 Chris Wellen $25
28 Jason Cardenas $25
29 Jake Davis $25
30 Scott Van Hoomissen $25
31 Thor Fox $25
32 Michael Blauvelt $25

Big Buck Safari

Place Player Name Prize
1 Jerad Berg $10,000
2 Barry Dufek $5,000
3 Christer Andersson $2,000
4 Chris Hight $1,000
5 Alex Derhohannessian $500
6 Angela Loftus $500
7 Keenan O'Callaghan $250
8 William Gutzke $250
9 Chris Fream $200
10 Dan Crider $200
11 Steven Guenther $200
12 Jason Cardenas $200
13 Nick Berg $100
14 Colin Strasser $100
15 Tim Drkula $100
16 David Smith $100
17 Cristina Godsey $50
18 William Brown $50
19 Brett Godsey $50
20 Scott Tettleton $50
21 Ben Long $50
22 Jason Smith $50
23 Chris Nelson $50
24 David Martin $50
25 Ron Wells $25
26 Robert Burcham $25
27 Chris Dugan $25
28 Kristin Infantolino $25
29 Joel Foppiano $25
30 Curtis Fiffick $25
31 Kevin Naylor $25
32 Brenton Garritty $25

The first-ever Big Buck World Championship was held in Chicago at Excalibur Night Club. 24 of the country's best players came to compete on Big Buck Hunter Pro.

In the end, Jerad Berg proved to be the best hunter in the room, becoming the first player in Big Buck history to be immortalized on Pappy's Jug.

Little did we know, Jerad's win would be a sign of things to come…

Big Buck Hunter Pro

Place Player Name Prize
1 Jerad Berg $10,000
2 Dan Mundshau $1,000
3 Dave Orth $500
4 Matt Rainey $500
5 Sean G $100
6 Brett Godsey $100
7 Steve Guenther $100
8 Nick Berg $100