Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has announced three Elite Series anglers – Adrian Avena, Dean Rojas and Gerald Spohrer – have been added to its pro staff for the 2018 season.
“Suzuki is back in 2018, bigger and better than ever,” said Gus Blakely, vice president of sales for Suzuki Marine. “We’re eager to see our guys compete on the Elite circuit – all powered by Suzuki’s 250SS 4-stroke outboard.”
The newcomers join existing Suzuki team members Brandon Card, Chad Pipkens and Clifford Pirch. The most notable team is Rojas, who ended a long run with Skeeter/Yamaha in 2017. He’ll be in a Blazer boat this year.
“I’m super-pumped to have a Suzuki on the transom of my new Blazer bass boat this year,” said Rojas. “I’ve watched Suzuki come alive over the past couple seasons and couldn’t be prouder to be on the team.”
Avena and Spohrer both run Bass Cat boats and are anxious to see how the Suzuki performs.
“I’ve been running a Bass Cat for the past few years and have heard nothing but good things about Suzuki,” said Avena. “I’m stoked to get out on the water and show everybody just how good these Suzuki’s can run.”
“Having a new Suzuki on my Bass Cat will be a first for me,” added Spohrer, who’s entering his second year on the Elite Series, “but not a first for Bass Cat. I can’t wait to get out on the water again and give ‘er a go.”