Pro Angler Jacob Wheeler selects Fatheadz Eyewear as Official 2012 Title Sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS (2012) – Fatheadz Eyewear, one of the leading eyewear makers catering to men and women with heads of all sizes, today announces its official sponsorship of Indianapolis angler Jacob Wheeler for the 2012 pro fishing tournaments and events season.

Wheeler, 21, entered the pro fishing arena in 2008 with a first-place finish in the Junior Northern Divisional and made history as the youngest angler to not only compete in, but win the 2011 Forrest L. Wood (FLW) Outdoors Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American National Championship. Wheeler, who plans to compete in the 2012 Walmart FLW Tour, among other local and national tournaments, will be sporting Fatheadz sunglasses and clothing, as well as have his boat and truck adorned by the well-known eyewear brand.

“It’s tough to spend a day on the water without a good pair of sunglasses and it’s almost foolish if you are a competing angler,” said Wheeler. “In this sport, you’re constantly exposed to the sun and sunglasses are essential for two reasons – 100 percent UV protection and polarization, which improves visibility by reducing the sun’s glare on the water. Fatheadz provides a great selection of products that meet these needs while combining style, comfort and affordability. It’s an easy decision to represent their products, and it’s a bonus to represent a nationally recognized and respected business from my hometown.”

In his second year as a full-time professional, Wheeler plans to help make Fatheadz a household brand.

“Fatheadz is privileged to team up with such a bright, young guy who is taking the fishing world by storm,” said Rico Elmore, CEO of Fatheadz. “We’re looking forward to providing Wheeler with a bunch of gear to protect him while competing. We are thrilled to be a part of his 2012 sponsorship team, and hope to continue supporting him for coming seasons.”

Both brands, Fatheadz (men) and Dea (women) offer impact-resistant and polarized lenses to reduce glare from reflective surfaces. Optical glasses are sold with a hard-shell case and sunglasses are sold with a microfiber cleaning cloth and storage bag. Fatheadz and Dea eyewear are priced from $29.95 to $79.95, and can be purchased online at and

 About Fatheadz Eyewear

Fatheadz Eyewear makes oversized sunglasses and optical eyewear for individuals with larger heads, as well as eyewear in standard and intermediate sizes. Founded by a big-headed guy, Rico Elmore, who searched 300 pairs of sunglasses and couldn’t find any that fit, Fatheadz has 34 different styles of eyewear available for purchase online. Dea, the women’s line will offer 24 different styles of eyewear also available for purchase online. For media inquiries, contact Michelle Bower at 317.202.2280 x11 or email at For more information, visit






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