Calhoun’s Bass Fishing Team Headed to National ChampionshipNovember 22, 2019
Calhoun’s bass fishing team members Michael Childers of Union Grove, AL and Landon Nelson of Falkville, AL placed 8th out of 216 teams. The students competed at the YETI Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) College Fishing tournament at Lake Hartwell presented by Costa with a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds and 1 ounce.
This tournament was the third and final regular-season qualifying competition for Southeastern Conference anglers and the final FLW College Fishing event of the 2019 season. The competition earned the duo a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
YETI FLW College Fishing teams compete in three regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college or university and members of a college fishing club recognized by their institution. The top 10 teams from each division’s 3 regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open will advance to the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship, scheduled for February 26-28 on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida.
“I am very proud of the Calhoun Bass Fishing Team. We compete against two and four-year schools from all over the country and we continue to do well every year”, commented Meg Graham, Calhoun’s Bass Fishing Team Sponsor and Biology Instructor. “Last season we ranked 8th in the national ACA School of the Year standings. We are off to a great start again this year after competing in the FLW season opener at Lake Hartwell, GA. The College and administration are very supportive of our team and we receive a lot of great national exposure as the
Calhoun Bass Fishing team continues to do well in their tournaments”, added Graham.
Catch the team on live broadcast during the Boat U.S. National Championship on the World Fishing Network channel this week and next. Airing schedule can be viewed at: https://www.collegiatebasschampionship.com/world-fishing-network-wfn/
To learn more about the Calhoun Bass Fishing Team, visit https://calhoun.edu/student-activities-clubs/bass-fishing-team/ or contact the Public Relations office at 256.306.2560 or 256.306.2965.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.