MINNEAPOLIS – With anticipation building for numerous college fishing competitors, National Guard FLW College Fishing announced the 2011 regional championship dates, fisheries and host schools. The regional fishing tournaments will be hosted by Penn State, Auburn, Southern Illinois, Texas A&M and Arizona State. The tournaments will begin in September and conclude in November. The top five teams from each regional championship will advance to the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship.
“We are very excited about the schedule for the 2011 National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championships,” said Kathy Fennel, president of FLW Outdoors Operations Division. “The fisheries we are visiting should offer the college clubs a great venue and the host schools are excited about the events, so it should make for a great weekend for all involved.”
The 2011 National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championship schedule is listed below.
Dates Division School Fishery Location
Sept. 1-3 Northern Penn State Sayers Lake State College, Penn.
Sept. 8-10 Southeast Auburn Lake Harding Auburn, Ala.
Oct. 6-8 Central Southern Illinois Lake Kinkaid Carbondale, Ill.
Oct. 13-15 Texas Texas A&M Somerville Lake College Station, Texas
Nov. 17-19 Western Arizona State Lake Pleasant Tempe, Ariz.
The top five teams from each of the four qualifying tournaments from each division advance to the regional championship. The first-place team will win $50,000: $12,500 cash for their school and $12,500 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90 horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club. The top five teams from each regional tournament advance to the national championship, where the first-place team will win $100,000: $25,000 for their school and $50,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.
College Fishing is free to enter, and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.
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