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Bass Fishing Team travels to Nationals

Submitted Photo: Thomas (left) and Wegman (right) with the catches that secured ninth place at the Midwest Regionals and qualified them for the National Championships.

Submitted Photo:
Thomas (left) and Wegman (right) with the catches that secured ninth place at the Midwest Regionals and qualified them for the National Championships.

Event:

Carhartt College Series National Championship

 

Participants:

Carlos Thomas and Bryce Wegman

 

Location:

Chatuge Reservoir-Young Harris, Ga.

 

Date:

July 31 – August 5, 2014

 

Opponents:

80 teams from across the country

 

Result:

Thomas and Wegman took 30th place after the first day of the week-long tournament and were able to learn from their mistakes and move up to 6th place on day two. They finished overall in the top 30.

 

Thoughts:

“Our tournament circuit produces the cream of the crop with it comes to collegiate competition. When you look at our championship field, you’re looking at the best of the best anglers.”

– Hank Weldon

B.A.S.S. College Tournament Manager

 

“It took us one day too long to figure out what we were doing, and if we had done as well on day one as we did on day two, we would have been better off, but we learned from our mistakes on day one and I’m happy with how we did in the end.”

– Bryce Wegman

ISU fishing team member

 

Getting There:

Thomas and Wegman qualified for the National Championship by finishing ninth at the Midwest Regional Competiton. ISU’s two anglers finished in ninth place with four fish caught and a total weight of 12 pounds, 2 ounces on day two and an accumulated five fish at 18 pounds, 1 ounce.

 

Fun Fact:

This was the ISU Fishing team’s first appearance at the Bass National Championship.

 

What’s Next?

ISU’s fishing team has already made it through one qualifier on its way to its first time in the College FLW Championships and is gearing up for its appearance on the quad for Festival ISU.

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