Vermont Tech Students Compete in FLW College Fishing National Championship

27 Mar 2014

Randolph Center, Vt. — Vermont Tech students Tylor Lahue and William Waite recently traveled to Seneca, S.C. to represent the Vermont Tech Bass Club in the FLW College Fishing National Championship on March 6-8, 2014. The FLW College Series is made up of over 600 registered schools, and Lahue and Waite are the first club members to represent Vermont Tech in this national tournament. After passing the qualifying and regional tournaments, the Vermont Tech duo competed in the national championship and placed 30th overall.

To successfully move to the National Championship, anglers must finish inside the top 10 of the best two-man teams from each respective region. Fifty teams of two competed in the FLW College Fishing National Championship, and the University of Minnesota team went on to win the tournament on the third day. Lahue and Waite came in 15th the first day of the three-day tournament, but ranked 30th after the second day, eliminating them from the championship.

“Competing against the best college bass teams in the nation was an incredible experience,” said Lahue. “Even though we didn’t make it to the final round of the tournament, it was a fun and unforgettable event.”

Vermont Tech’s Bass Club was recently ranked 28th of 200 on a college bass fishing team ranking on Coverage of the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network in high-definition on May 31st from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

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