Penn State Duo Wins FLW College Fishing Event, Earns Berth At National Championship
Two members of the Penn State Bass Fishing Club, Derek Horner and Clayton Frey, took their talents to Chautauqua Lake today for the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Northern Conference event. After a long day of fishing, the duo came out victorious and earned themselves $2,000 and a berth at the 2017 College Fishing National Fishing Championship.
Horner and Frey caught a total of five bass weighing 13 pounds, 3 ounces, but they won through a tiebreaker with Schoolcraft Community College. According to FLW rules, if two teams come in at the same weight, the total number of fish will break the tie. If a tie still remains, the team with the highest amount of live fish for the tournament takes the win. After both teams weighed in five ‘fish, all of which were alive, the tie was broken by the earliest entry from Penn State.
“This is my third event fishing with Derek and I think that he and I work very well together,” Frey told FLW Fishing. “It took us all day to grind it out, but it feels pretty good to qualify for the National Championship.”
Altogether, the top ten teams will advance to the National Championship, which will take place early spring 2017 on a lake yet to be announced. The Penn State team beat out other major schools like Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Kent State to take the win.
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