Four of the School of the Year events have already been hosted and it is shaping up to be a good race. Several Big Ten colleges jumped to the top of the leader board, since the recent Big Ten Classic was the first event allowing multiple teams to score for the school, which drives higher point totals.
he television series will provide comprehensive coverage of the Big Bass Bash presented by HydroWave, BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Open presented by Pepsi, and will culminate with extensive coverage of the largest collegiate bass fishing event ever held – the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship!
This unique event features a true team format that allows teammates to share information and work together to amass the largest amount of weight possible over two days of competition. The winning team will be determined by the combined weight of each team’s top two boats each day.
“We’re very excited that Florence. AL will host the 7th and 8th annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship events on Pickwick Lake,” commented Wade Middleton, Tournament Director and President of Careco TV. Since the innaugural national championship event in 2006, our goal has been to provide more opportunities for collegiate anglers while growing the sport of bass fishing. “Florence/Lauderdale Tourism and Pickwick Lake provide many resources that will contribute greatly to the future growth of the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.
After weighing in 17.07 pounds on day one, Sonar and Casey caught one of only six, five bass limits recorded on the final day. They added 10.85 pounds to their day one weight for a total of 27.92 pounds, giving the team a comfortable margin of victory.