Kansas State and College of North Alabama anglers sq. off for collegiate title

FLIPPIN, Ark. (October 10, 2017) – Collegiate fishing groups from Kansas State College and the College of North Alabama will sq. off on the 2017 Ranger Cup College Crew of the Yr Problem October 25-27 on Texas’ Lake Fairfield. This yr’s competitors is exclusive in that it’s the first time in this system’s historical past the place each qualifiers are the present nationwide champions from their respective trails. This made-for-TV competitors can be filmed and televised nationally on “Americana Outdoor” later this yr.

Kansas State College anglers Travis Blenn and Kyle Aslop certified for the occasion by successful the YETI FLW Faculty Fishing Nationwide Championship on Wheeler Lake. Sloan Pennington and Hunter McCarty, from the College of North Alabama, certified by successful the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship introduced by Cabela’s at Pickwick Lake. Each groups will obtain a grand-prize bundle that features journey, lodging and meals, in addition to the chance to compete for money and prizes from totally rigged Ranger boats. The successful crew can be awarded $2,000.

“We’ve watched this on TV for years and it’s a nice format,” mentioned Pennington. “It appears more difficult with only one different boat on the market. Fishing these collegiate tournaments will get your identify on the market, particularly having a televised occasion with solely two groups. It promotes the fellows in each boats in contrast to every other event. It’s an superior alternative.”

“I’m nonetheless in shock that we received,” mentioned Aslop of his crew’s qualifying efficiency on Wheeler Lake. “I’ve frolicked with the fellows from UNA and they’re a fantastic bunch of anglers. I can’t wait to get down there with them and have a blast. That is an unbelievable alternative for us. It’s a dream come true.”

Each collegiate groups will compete out of a model new Ranger RT198 outfitted with Garmin EchoMap items and Yamaha outboards. Every fish over 14 inches can be thought of authorized. All authorized fish can be weighed and launched with the overall weight figuring out the Ranger Cup College Crew of the Yr.

Modeled after Ranger Cup, essentially the most profitable contingency rewards within the trade, Ranger Cup College is the primary program designed solely for collegiate anglers and is open to these fishing in both FLW- or BoatUS-affiliated competitions. Signup is free, no matter which model of boat the anglers personal. To stay certified in this system, anglers want solely adhere to clothes and emblem necessities. As a part of the Ranger Cup College program, members will have the ability to obtain specifically discounted event gear by way of Gemini Customized Attire, with no paintings or set-up charges. Via this partnership, Ranger Cup College anglers should buy totally custom-made event jerseys for as little as $48.

For full program tips and particulars on Ranger Cup College, together with payout, clothes necessities and informational movies, log on to http://www.rangerboats.com/staticPages/contains/RangerCupUniversity.cfm.

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Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier producer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed fashions and collection within the bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. Based in 1968 by Forrest L. Wooden, Ranger Boats continues its dedication to constructing the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For extra data, go to RangerBoats.com, RangerAluminum.com or RangerPontoons.com.