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Grant Gallagher and Ben Statly
Gallagher and Statley weigh 17-3 at the Chesapeake Bay
September 29, 2020 • MLF • Abu Garcia College Fishing

The Adrian College team of Grant Gallagher of Fremont, Ohio, and Ben Statly of Fenton, Michigan, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at the Chesapeake Bay event Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces. The victory earned the Adrian bass club $2,000 and qualified them to compete in the 2021 College Fishing National Championship.

The Bulldogs duo won by a 15-ounce margin over the second-place team of Caleb Dachenhaus and Hayden Scott, also from Adrian College, who weighed in five bass totaling 17 pounds, 3 ounces. The tournament launched from Flying Point Park in Edgewood, Maryland.

According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish targeting grass with a chartreuse and white ChatterBait and a green pumpkin Yamamoto Senko


The top 10 teams advanced to the 2021 College Fishing National Championship:

1st: Adrian College – Grant Gallagher, Fremont, Ohio, and Ben Statly, Fenton. Mich., five bass, 18-2, $2,000

2nd: Adrian College – Caleb Dachenhaus, Whitehouse, Ohio, and Hayden Scott, Ann Arbor, Mich., five bass, 17-3, $1,000

3rd: Adrian College – Zach Manneback, Howell, Mich., and Gunner Wilson, Fenton, Mich., five bass, 16-3, $500

4th: Radford University – Jarred Williams, Tazewell, Va., and Christopher Butler, Radford, Va., five bass, 16-0, $500

5th: Adrian College – Russel Buffa, Fenton, Mich., and Kobe Thompson of New Lexington, Ohio, five bass, 14-2, $500

6th: Radford University – Jackson Norton, Ferrum, Va., and Nicholas Brognano, Gum Spring, Va., five bass, 14-2

7th: University of Delaware – Brennan Chuprinko, Flanders, N.J., and Jared Reed, Middletown, Del., five bass, 13-0

8th: Ramapo College – Alex Johnson, Milltown, N.J., and Zachary Potter, Haddon Township, N.J., five bass, 12-9

9th: Penn State University – Jason Zubris, Plains, Pa., and Joseph Schwarz, State College, Pa., five bass, 12-7

10th: James Madison University – Daniel Jenkins, Midlothian, Va., and Blake Miles, Harrisonburg, Va., five bass, 10-0

Complete results