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Southern Illinois University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament on Table Rock Lake

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 2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Mar 30th, 2021 at 7:58 AM

BRANSON, Mo. (March 29, 2021) – The Southern Illinois University duo of Thomas Johns of Carbondale, Illinois and Andrew Novotney of Peru, Illinois, earned the win on Friday at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. The victory awarded the SIU bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2022 College Fishing National Championship.

TOP 10 RESULTS*
RANK
COLLEGE NAME
ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Southern Illinois University
Thomas Johns of Carbondale, Ill.
Andrew Novotney of Peru, Ill.
5
19-11
$2,000

2nd
Greenville University
Hannah Hill of Centralia, Ill.
Nate Overocker of Dana, Ill.
5
18-1
$1,000

3rd
Tarleton State University
Kasen Keese of Stephenville, Texas
5
17-6
$500

4th
Drury University
Brock Bila of Overland Park, Kan.
Jack Rankin of Manhattan, Kan.
5
17-5
$500

5th
Missouri State University
Keegan Barger of Springfield, Mo.
Jackson Donato of St. Charles, Mo.
5
17-1
$500

6th
Kansas State University
Michael Mueting of Lincoln, Neb.
Zach Vielhauer of Shawnee, Kan.
5
16-5

7th
Kansas State University
Justin Janzing of Wichita, Kan.
Austin Wiley of Manhattan, Kan.
5
16-2

8th
Rogers State University
Tanner Bracken of Louisville, Ky.
Tyler Dunlap of Chelsea, Okla.
5
16-1

9th
Bellarmine University
Ryan Kleine-Kracht of Louisville, Ky.
Kaden Woo of Louisville, Ky.
5
16-0

10th
Drury University
Cole Breeden of Eldridge, Mo.
Cameron Smith of Nixa, Mo.
5
15-11

*Top 10 teams advance to the 2021 College Fishing National Championship
Complete results for the entire field can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI 2022 National Championship presented by Lowrance at TBD
TBD, 2022

The event was the first of three qualifying tournaments for Central Conference anglers and was hosted by Explore Branson.

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in three regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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