Students Win $25,000 in Fishing Competition

Seniors Spencer Clark and Mike McCarthy took second place at the National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Regional Championship, Nov. 4-6 on Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Ind.

Their three-day total of 11 bass, weighing 23 pounds 14 ounces, took home a prize of $25,000. Half of the winnings will be donated to the University to be used at its discretion, while the other half will go directly to Truman’s fishing club.

This ranking also qualified Clark and McCarthy for the national tournament, to be hosted by Murray State University on Kentucky Lake, April 7-9. At nationals, the fishermen will have the opportunity to win $50,000 for the University and $50,000 for their club.

National Guard FLW College Fishing is a nationwide competitive bass-fishing program open to all full-time students at four-year colleges and universities. It consists of 20 qualifying events, five regional championships and the national championship.

Each team represented in this televised regional championship had team shirts and boats provided by Ranger.

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