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Texas Christian wins top honors in BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Lake Murray

Lake Murray, SC (05/28/2021) – This week, Capital City/Lake Murray Country hosted the 2021 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on the waters of Lake Murray. Hundreds of the nation’s top collegiate bass fishing anglers competed for a National Championship, $30,000+ in prizes and contingencies, as well as the honor of being crowned Bass Pro Shops School of the Year.

When the scales closed at Dreher Island State Park on May 27th, Noah Skolnick and Garrett Torres from Texas Christian University took the victory with a two-day total of 32.51 pounds. Skolnick and Torres won a grand prize of $5,000. Skolnick also goes home with an additional $500 as the winner of the Garmin Tournament Rewards.

Finishing the event in 2nd place overall was Tim Richardson and Gerard Kelly from Newberry College. The local team and two freshman anglers went home with a $2,500 cash prize. Rounding out the Top 3 were Robert Gee and Chad Sentell from the University of Tennessee. Gee and Sentell earned $1,500 cash for their Top 3 finish.

The day’s festivities concluded with the culmination of the 2020-21 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year, presented by Abu Garcia. Top ranked University of Montevallo managed to hold on to that top spot and finished the season as the number one ranked team in all of collegiate bass fishing.


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