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iKon Boats Update: Welcher, Shyrock, Thomas, & Greico

iKon Boats Expands Elite Fishing Team: The Tailgate Tour Pro Staff Welcomes Top Anglers


Madisonville, TN, January 18, 2024 – iKon Boats, a trailblazing brand in the bass boat sector, announces a strategic expansion of The Tailgate Tour and its Pro Staff team, with the introduction of four highly skilled and renowned anglers. This significant addition underscores the brand’s dedication to excellence in competitive bass fishing.

Champion Anglers Joining the iKon Boats Tailgate Tour:

Kyle Welcher
Kyle Welcher

Kyle Welcher

The 2023 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and 2024 Bassmaster Classic qualifier, Kyle Welcher, is a prodigy in the bass fishing realm. His addition to iKon Pro Staff is a testament to his exceptional skill and consistent performance. Welcher’s alignment with the brand reflects a shared passion for excellence and innovation, especially with his admiration for the LX20 model.

Kyle Welcher Bassmaster Profile: https://www.bassmaster.com/angler/kyle-welcher/

Hunter Shyrock
Hunter Shyrock

Hunter Shyrock

An accomplished figure in bass fishing, Shyrock’s 9 top ten finishes in Bassmaster events, including a 2024 Bassmaster Classic qualification, demonstrates his prowess in the bass fishing field. iKon Pro Staff Shyrock, endorsed the LX20, citing it as “one of the best running boats I ever ran,” speaks volumes about iKon Boats’ commitment to superior design and performance.

Hunter Shyrock Bassmaster Profile: https://www.bassmaster.com/angler/hunter-shryock/

Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Renowned for his dual role as a former professional angler and a celebrated television personality, Thomas brings a unique blend of expertise and media presence to The Tailgate Tour. His enthusiasm for the LX21 model, describing it as “a bass fisherman’s dream,” showcases the fusion of aesthetics and functionality in iKon Boats’ designs.

Joe Thomas Outdoor Channel: https://www.outdoorchannel.com/hosts/joe-thomas/31310

Christian Greico
Christian Greico

Christian Greico

A prominent figure in Major League Fishing, Greico’s impressive track record of three career wins and 13 top 10 finishes adds a significant competitive edge to the team. His addition to the Tailgate Tour and excitement for the LX20, which he calls “the baddest bass boat ever,” aligns with iKon Boats’ vision of pushing boundaries in boat design.

Christian Greico Major League Fishing Profile: https://majorleaguefishing.com/anglers/christian-greico-506379/

Current Pro Staff Members

iKon Boats’ Pro Staff team, symbolizes the brand’s unwavering commitment to heritage, innovation, and customer satisfaction in the highly competitive world of bass fishing. Jacob Wheeler, Kyle Welcher, Hunter Shyrock, are the current members of the iKon Boats Pro Staff is more than just a team; it’s a statement of iKon Boats’ dedication to pushing the limits of what’s possible in bass fishing.

Current Tailgate Tour

The Tailgate Tour Team consists of Chris Keeble, Nevan Osburn, Kyle Hall, Josh Jones, Brent Butler, Chuck Pippin, Joe Thomas, The Ohio State Bass Fishing Team – Braden Cox and Cameron Smith, and Christian Greico.

About iKon Boats: Pioneering the Future of Fishing

iKon Boats, under the umbrella of HCB Yachts, is at the forefront of redefining the standards in the boating industry. Inspired by the legacy of Hydra-Sports bass boats, iKon Boats introduces the LX series, including the LX21 and LX20 models. These boats represent a collaboration between top yacht engineers and renowned angler Jacob Wheeler, encapsulating over 40 innovative features. The focus on providing unparalleled ownership satisfaction ensures that each boat offers value, both in its purchase and resale.

Contact Information:

Olivia Womack
Marketing Coordinator
[email protected]
(865) 378-4566


Jason George
Jason Georgehttps://guidefishing.com
Jason George, with a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, stands as a paragon in the world of fishing journalism. Jason fishes the Bassmaster Opens as a Co Angler and is an Active Member of Outdoor Writers Association of America. Jason is edicated to sharing the joys, techniques, and news of the fishing world with all of you.

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