LA CROSSE, Wis. – The University of Iowa’s Pierce Knarr of Stillman Valley, Illinois, and Ryan Lowe of Grinnell, Iowa, weighed a three-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 10 ounces to earn the win Friday at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at the Mississippi River. The victory earned the Hawkeye’s bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2022 College Fishing National Championship.
TOP 10 RESULTS*
|RANK||COLLEGE NAME||ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||University of Iowa||Pierce Knarr, Stillman Valley, Ill. Ryan Lowe, Grinnell, Iowa||3||12-10||$2,000|
|2nd||University of Iowa||Gannon Courtright, Fairfield, Iowa Jake Usher, Ionia, Iowa||3||11-13||$1,000|
|3rd||University of Wisconsin||Connor Kolb, Madison, Wis. Dylan Sprain, Sparta, Wis.||3||10-7||$500|
|4th||Adrian College||Griffin Fernandes, McCordsville, Ind. Hayden Scott, Ann Arbor, Mich.||3||9-4||$500|
|5th||Augustana College||Danny Ford, Geneseo, Ill. Benjamin Ford, Geneseo, Ill.||3||9-4||$500|
|6th||St. Cloud State University||Daniel Carlson, Milaca, Minn.||3||9-3|
|7th||Missouri State University||Hunter Thorsen, Springfield, Mo. Austin Ware, Willard, Mo.||3||9-2|
|8th||Winona State University||Chase Pomeroy, Winona, Minn. Cale Rinn, Winona, Minn.||3||9-2|
|9th||Illinois Central College-East Peoria Campus||Nicholas Howell, Peoria, Ill. Logan Roller, Tremont, Ill.||3||9-1|
|10th||Drury University||Cole Breeden, Eldridge, Mo. Cameron Smith, Nixa, Mo.||3||8-15|
*Top 10 teams advance to the 2022 College Fishing National Championship
Complete results for the entire field can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship||TBD||TBD||TBD|
The event was the second of three qualifying tournaments for Central Conference anglers and was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.
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