Originally from Richmond, KY, Sawyer grew up fishing with his dad Stuart, mainly sticking to bass boats and fishing big lakes. After high school, he moved to Tennessee where he was introduced to a new style of fishing from kayaks in small rivers and places that boats could not navigate. Sawyer got involved with a local outfitter in the Knoxville area. “Uncle Lems Mountain Outfitters gave me my start, and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am now. While at Lems, I met the Jackson Kayak family and started growing my relationship with them. I consider them the best kayak brand on the market. They are always coming out with fresh new product and staying on top of the game. Whether it be white water or fishing they can do it all.” As Sawyer began to get in tune with kayak fishing, he learned how to transition and now it is his favorite type of fishing! “ There is something special about being close to the water and going places where other boats cant get. With kayak fishing it opens up a whole new world of adventures and memories to be shared”. This year Sawyer got associated with Eric Jackson, the owner of Jackson Kayaks. He was able to get back to his roots and fish the B.A.S.S. South Open as his co-angler. “I had a blast and learned a lot. I’m young in the tournament side of things, but I can’t wait to see what the future holds. It’s all about enjoying the creation around us and enjoying being out on the water.