McKendree University Takes Win at Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament at Lake of the Ozarks - Major League Fishing
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McKendree University Takes Win at Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament at Lake of the Ozarks

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October 19, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – The McKendree University duo of Bailey Bleser of Burlington, Wisconsin, and Nathan Doty of Decatur, Illinois, brought five bass the scale weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces to earn the victory Friday at the Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI at Lake of the Ozarks. The victory earned the Bearcats 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 on a River2Sea Whopper Ploppers, targeting docks and chunk rock.

TOP 10 RESULTS*

RANKCOLLEGEANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stMcKendree University  Bailey Bleser, Burlington, Wis. Nathan Doty, Decatur, Ill.514-4$2,000
2ndGreenville UniversityCordell Beckmann, Breese, Ill. Dru Johnson, Bartelso, Ill.514-2$1,000
3rdDrury UniversityBrock Bila, Overland Park, Kan. Dylan Chambers, Nixa, Mo.513-12$500
4thMcKendree UniversityJaxson Freeman, Loda, Ill. Nicholas Holtgrave, Trenton, Ill.513-12$500
5thMcKendree UniversityTyler Christy, Bolingbrook, Ill. Trey Schroeder, Crestwood, Mo.513-9$500
6thGreenville UniversityTrevor Davis, East Palatka, Ill. Keaton Roadman, Greenville, Ill.513-0 
7thArkansas Tech UniversityEthan McMahan, Batesville, Ark. Parker McMahan, Batesville, Ark.512-14 
8thMcKendree UniversityTrey Budach, Lebanon, Ill. Colton Hill, Patoka, Ill.512-11 
9thMurray State UniversityJacob Autry, Beaver Dam, Ky. Braiden Koerber, Abbeville, Ala.512-8 
10thUniversity of IowaKaden Darby, West Branch, Iowa John Hatfield, West Branch, Iowa512-0 

*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

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship Presented by LowranceMarch 29-31, 2022Fort Gibson Lake, Wagoner, Okla.Wagoner Area Chamber of Commerce


The event was the third and final qualifying tournaments for Central Conference anglers.

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.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.