RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Drury University duo of Hunter Baird of Salina, Kansas, and Beau Browning of Hot Springs, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces to earn the win last weekend at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Lake Dardanelle. The victory earned the Panther’s bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2022 College Fishing National Championship.
According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish targeting deep offshore structure with a deep-diving crankbait and a shaky-head rig.
TOP 10 RESULTS*
|RANK||COLLEGE NAME||ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Drury University||Hunter Baird, Salina, Kan. Beau Browning, Hot Springs, Ark.||5||16-10||$2,000|
|2nd||Tarleton State University||Drew Hargrove, Moody, Texas||5||15-3||$1,000|
|3rd||East Texas Baptist University||Kaden Proffitt, Pittsburg, Texas Carson Ragsdale, Winnsboro, Texas||5||14-0||$500|
|4th||Arkansas Tech University||Jade Craft, Paragould, Ark. Remington Lawrence, Russellville, Ark.||5||13-13||$500|
|5th||Texas Tech University||Logan Bronnenberg, Gainesville, Texas Corbin Craft, Lubbock, Texas||5||13-0||$500|
|6th||University of Nebraska||Elijah Strom, Sioux City, Neb. Hunter Suchsland, Kearney, Neb.||5||12-13|
|7th||Drury University||Cole Breeden, Eldridge, Mo. Nathan Fideldy, Hutchinson, Kan.||5||12-7|
|8th||University of North Alabama||John Heacock, Oxford, Ala. Cole Thompson, St. Cloud, Fla.||5||11-15|
|9th||Sam Houston State University||Blake Castleberry, Huntsville, Texas Garrett Moss, Huntsville, Texas||5||11-11|
|10th||National Park College||Luke Dodd, Hot Springs, Ark. Michael McIntyre, Hot Springs, Ark.||5||11-3|
*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 third and final qualifying tournaments for Southern Conference anglers and was hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotions.
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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