Nathan Hance wins Connect Outdoors Pro Staff competition

Being a member of the Connect Outdoors Pro Staff really pays off.

We recently held a two-month long competition for our team called the Connect Outdoors Pro Staff New Year New You competition. The grand prize was up to $1,500 in tournament entry fee reimbursement for any tournament in the nation.

Nathan Hance from Folsom, California took home the grand prize, winning $1,077 in tournament entry fees. He also earned $137 in commissions, giving him a little more than $1,200 total.

“I personally love ConnectScale so it’s an easy thing for me to promote to people,” he said. “When you’ve got a quality product in your hand, it’s easy to promote.”

The competition was point-based. Pro staff members earned points for helping promote Connect Outdoors and completing certain tasks. Points were awarded for promoting sales of Connect Fishing League Memberships, holiday bundle packages, ConnectScale 3, and other gear. Points were also handed out for providing feedback and suggestions on software enhancements as well as hosting tournaments with the Connect Leaderboard Tournament Management software and competing in the two Connect Fishing League events that were held in December and January.

The top five were Nathan, Kevin Dzioba, Justin Beeler, Doug Stockton, and Reinaldo Ortiz.

So how did Nathan win it? He said he wasn’t afraid to reach out to people and tell them about the great products Connect Outdoors offers.

“I reached out to every angler on my social media platform,” he said. “I made multiple posts about social and shared my opinions on ConnectScale. A lot of people weren’t afraid to help out.”

Nathan touted the many benefits of Connect Outdoor products. He said he and his partner always turn to their ConnectScale when it comes tournament time because the culling system is great. He loves being a member of the Connect Fishing League and using the Connect Leaderboard.

With this win, Nathan plans on entering into ProAm tournaments this year. He finished his first ProAm in January and is looking forward to the next one. He’ll also be fishing team tournaments with his partner. He’s also producing two television shows centered around the outdoors.

"Nathan is the epitome of what we are looking for in our Pro Staff team members,” said Ben Arnold, Founder & CEO of Connect Outdoors. “He completed all aspects of the competition and finished with the most referral sales by a wide margin doing an excellent job promoting our brand and products. We hope the extra funds for Tournament Entry fees that Nathan has earned as part of this competition will help him compete in more events and help him in his goals to progress to become a better competitive angler."    

We here at Connect Outdoors are thankful for all of our Pro Staff members who participated and made this competition a resounding success.