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*
|1st||McKendree University||Bailey Bleser, Burlington, Wis. Nathan Doty, Decatur, Ill.||5||14-4||$2,000|
|2nd||Greenville University||Cordell Beckmann, Breese, Ill. Dru Johnson, Bartelso, Ill.||5||14-2||$1,000|
|3rd||Drury University||Brock Bila, Overland Park, Kan. Dylan Chambers, Nixa, Mo.||5||13-12||$500|
|4th||McKendree University||Jaxson Freeman, Loda, Ill. Nicholas Holtgrave, Trenton, Ill.||5||13-12||$500|
|5th||McKendree University||Tyler Christy, Bolingbrook, Ill. Trey Schroeder, Crestwood, Mo.||5||13-9||$500|
|6th||Greenville University||Trevor Davis, East Palatka, Ill. Keaton Roadman, Greenville, Ill.||5||13-0|
|7th||Arkansas Tech University||Ethan McMahan, Batesville, Ark. Parker McMahan, Batesville, Ark.||5||12-14|
|8th||McKendree University||Trey Budach, Lebanon, Ill. Colton Hill, Patoka, Ill.||5||12-11|
|9th||Murray State University||Jacob Autry, Beaver Dam, Ky. Braiden Koerber, Abbeville, Ala.||5||12-8|
|10th||University of Iowa||Kaden Darby, West Branch, Iowa John Hatfield, West Branch, Iowa||5||12-0|
*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
|Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship Presented by Lowrance||March 29-31, 2022||Fort 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.
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