LSU Shreveport Anglers to Compete in National Championship
April 05, 2011
LSU Shreveport Bass Club President Joe Landry, junior biology major, and LSUS alumnus Zach Caudle, both of Shreveport, La., will compete in the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship April 7-9, 2011 on Kentucky/Barkley lakes. The national championship features a $100,000 first-place award and is a three-day nationally televised event.
The national championship awards the top team with $50,000 cash, a Ranger 177TR boat with a 90-horsepower engine wrapped in school colors for their school's bass club and $25,000 for the school they represent. FLW Outdoors has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarship money to over 100 colleges and universities. College fishing events are free to enter, boats and drivers are provided by FLW Outdoors, and all collegiate teams receive a travel allowance.
Four regular-season events were held in each division, Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. The top five teams in each qualifying event advanced to one of five televised three-day National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championships. The top five teams from each of those regional tournaments are now poised to compete in Kentucky for the title of National Guard FLW College Fishing National Champion and will qualify for the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Wal-Mart. The Forrest Wood Cup is the world championship of bass fishing. The national champions will also receive use of a wrapped boat and Chevy truck for the Cup competition.
For more information about the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship, visit www.CollegeFishing.com.
Complete list of teams competing:
Auburn University - Shaye Baker, Reeltown, Ala., and Jordan Lee, Cullman, Ala.
California Polytechnic - Scott Hellesen, Whittier, Calif., and Damian Bean, Oakland, Calif.
Chico State - Parker Moran, Carmel, Calif., and Marshal Smith, San Jose, Calif.
Chico State - Thomas White, Fountain Valley, Calif., and Allison Shaw, Calabasas, Calif.
Christopher Newport - Ryan Ingalls, Fairfax, Va., and Joe Wilkerson, Falls Church, Va.
Eastern Kentucky - Kyle Raymer, Brandenburg, Ky., and Jonas Ertel, London, Ky.
Indiana University - Jesse Schultz, New Albany, Ind., and Dustin Vaal, Saint Meinrad, Ind.
Kennesaw State University - Jake Akin, Powder Springs, Ga., and Thomas Frink, Simi Valley, Calif.
Lamar University - Matt Morrison, Montgomery, Texas and Danny Iles, Hemphill, Texas
North Caroling State University - Ben Dziwulski, Woodbine, Md., and Kevin Beverly, Fuquay Varina, N.C.
North Caroling State University - Jeff Bumgarner, Wade, N.C., and Will White, Marion, N.C.
Sacramento State - Robert Matsuura, Sacramento, Calif., and Peter Lee, Fresno, Calif.
San Jose State University - Tyler Swasey, San Jose, Calif., and Anthony Lee, San Jose, Calif.
Stephen F. Austin - Robert "Blaze" Platt, Kennedale, Texas and Ryan Watkins, Rockport, Texas
Texas A&M - Paul Manley, Orange, Texas and Andrew Shafer, Chadfield, Texas
Truman State University - Mike McCarthy Jr., St. Louis, Mo., and Spencer Clark, St. Louis, Mo.
University of Central Florida - Miles "Sonar" Burghoff, Orlando, Fla., and Len Gordon, Baker, Fla.
University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Tyler Teer, Burlington, N.C., and Joe Kinchen, Mooresville, N.C.
University of Florida - Dennis Croyle, Sarasota, Fla., and Travis Gates, Fort Pierce, Fla.
University of Florida - Jake Gipson, Niceville, Fla., and Matthew Wercinski, Niceville, Fla.
University of Texas, Tyler - Matthew McClellan, Tyler, Texas and Tyler Fisher, Tyler, Texas
University of Wisconsin, Stout - Jeremy Anibas, Colfax, Wis., and Ryan Helke, Menomonie, Wis.
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater - Jordan Truttschel, Kiel, Wis., and Tyler Netzer, Lake Mills, Wis.
Virginia Tech - Jody White, Shaftsbury, Vt., and Carson Rejzer, Hampton, Va.