The Bucks are Bigger in Texas! But why stop at bigger? The 2016 Big Buck World Championship also went BOLDER - taking the action outdoors for the first time and boosting the prize pool to an unprecedented $100,000! Clouds and rain threatened to put a damper on things, but we popped the lenses out of our Big Buck sunglasses and partied like it was spring break in November! Our 9th-annual Championship weekend was filled with music, unforgettable moments, and world-class competition.
Former Ladies Champions, Melinda Van Hoomissen and Sara Erlandson, faced each other again. However, this time they ended up squaring off in the reload bracket fighting to determine who would advance and who would end up with a 5th place finish. Melinda emerged victorious against Sara, and she battled her way forward to a championship match against Kylie Hodsdon. Showing true grit and stalwart determination, Melinda forced a reload championship match and emerged victorious!
In the World Championship, Trevor Gartner once again proved a dominant force topping the winner's side of the bracket. 2012 champion Chris Fream rose from the reload bracket for another shot at glory. Both players put on a staggering display of skill, as the World Championship also headed into a reload championship match. Beating Chris Fream on 12 of the 15 sites played, Trevor defended his title and claimed the $20,000 top prize!