Jonathan VanDam—aka JVD— is one of the youngest anglers ever to have won an Elite event—at age 24, he won the Green Bay Challenge in only his second season on the Elite tour, which qualified him for his first Classic in 2013. He first became a Bassmaster Elite angler in 2011.
Jonathon was raised in a culture saturated with fishing—his father Randy owns D&S Sports in Kalamazoo—one of the biggest boat dealers in the state. And of course his uncle, Kevin, has had a strong and positive effect on his fishing style and attitude.
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