Jarrett was your typical little boy, loved fishing and being outdoors. Fast forward a few years and Jarrett catches the Colorado state record for Largemouth Bass. This would be a big deal for anyone, but for this 17 year old it was the jump start he needed. After fishing many club tournaments and any other tournament he could get his hands on, Jarrett's dream came true. He was now part of the ESPN Bassmaster Top 150 Series at age 22. At age 25 he was the youngest to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series and was now a professional who toured and fished full time all over the US. Then the unexpected happened.
During a tournament in Georgia Jarrett felt a lump above his left collarbone. A few weeks later he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer. He then had a new goal to reach…beating cancer. After a year battle which forced him off the Bassmaster Elite Tour Jarrett underwent several intense months of chemotherapy and radiation. Once the treatments were finished Jarrett got the best news of his life, he was now cancer free. Today he spends several months each year inspiring Cancer patients across the country. Using the worst experience in his life to help motivate others through their toughest battles is what Jarrett Edwards is all about.
With Jarrett's near death experience it motivated him to fully live his new dream career in the TV Media field…Today at age 35 Jarrett host "Jarrett Edwards Outdoors" National TV. JEO is an award winning multi-species freshwater fishing show which airs 52 weeks per year in the US, Canada and Mexico. For the past 8 years the show focuses on the very best fisheries and personalities (Both fishing and celebrity) to give you the viewer the very best fishing information possible. Each show is jammed packed with cutting edge fishing techniques all the while filmed in multi camera HD production with live underwater divers and aerial videography. You can catch the show weekly on The Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and Altitude.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Jarrett Edwards Outdoors - Richard Petty - Netflix
Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He won the NASCAR Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat), winning a record 200 races during his career, winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races (10 of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone. Statistically, he is the most accomplished driver in the history of the sport and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole. He also collected a record number of poles (127) and over 700 Top 10 finishes in his 1,184 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971–1989. Petty was the only driver to ever win in his 500th race start, until Matt Kenseth joined him in 2013. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010. Petty is a second generation driver. His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a three-time NASCAR champion. His son Kyle is also a well-known NASCAR driver. His grandson, Adam (Kyle's son), was killed in a practice crash at New Hampshire International Speedway on May 12, 2000, five weeks after Lee's death. Adam's brother Austin works on day-to-day operations of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Hole in the Wall Gang Camp established by the Pettys after Adam's death. Petty married Lynda Owens in 1958. She died on March 25, 2014 at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina at age 72, after a long battle with cancer. They had four children—Kyle Petty, Sharon Petty-Farlow, Lisa Petty-Luck, and Rebecca Petty-Moffit. The family resides in Petty's home town of Level Cross, North Carolina and operates Richard Petty Motorsports. The Richard Petty Museum was formerly in nearby Randleman, North Carolina but moved back to its original location in March 2014.
Jarrett Edwards Outdoors - The 1960s - Netflix
In 1960, he finished 2nd in the NASCAR Grand National Points Race, and got his first career win at the Charlotte Fairgrounds Speedway. 1963 was his breakout year, winning at tracks like Martinsville and Bridgehampton. In 1964, driving a potent Plymouth with a new Hemi engine, Petty led 184 of the 200 laps to capture his first Daytona 500, en route to 9 victories, earning over $114,000 and his first Grand National championship. Joining in the Chrysler boycott of NASCAR due to the organizing body's ban of the Hemi engine, Petty spent much of 1965 competing as a drag racer. Petty Enterprises installed the Hemi in the new compact Barracuda and lettered “OUTLAWED” on the door. He crashed this car at Southeastern Dragway, in Dallas, Georgia, on February 28, 1965, killing a six-year-old boy and injuring seven others. Petty, his father Lee, and Chrysler Corporation faced lawsuits totaling more than $1 million, though Petty and his team came to settlements with the lawsuits within 1 month of the suits being filed. Afterwards, a second Hemi Barracuda was built, this time with an altered wheelbase and eventually with Hilborn fuel injection. This car was lettered with a large “43 JR” on the door. The car was very successful, winning its class at the Bristol Spring Nationals and competing in many match races against well known racers such as Ronnie Sox, Don Nicholson, Phil Bonner, Huston Platt, Hubert Platt and Dave Strickler. Even after returning to NASCAR once the Hemi was reinstated, Richard continued drag racing the 43 JR until early 1966. On February 27, 1966, Richard Petty overcame a 2-lap deficit to win his second Daytona 500 when the race was stopped on lap 198 of 200 because of a thunderstorm. This made him the first driver to win the event twice. 1967 was a milestone year. In that year, Petty won 27 of the 48 races he entered, including a record 10 wins in a row (between August 12 and October 1, 1967). He won his second Grand National Championship. One of the 27 victories was the Southern 500 at Darlington, which would be his only Southern 500 victory. His dominance in this season earned him the nickname “King Richard”. He had previously been known as “the Randleman Rocket”. In 1969, Petty switched brands to Ford, due to his belief the Plymouth was not competitive on super-speedways; he wanted a slippery Dodge Daytona but Chrysler executives insisted he stay with Plymouth. He would win 10 races and finish second in points. Won back in 1970 by the sleek new Plymouth Superbird with shark nose and towel rack wing, Petty returned to Plymouth for the 1970 season. This is the car in which Petty is cast in the Pixar film Cars (2006), in which Richard and Lynda Petty had voice roles.
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