White and Miller win TCBFT Season Opener on Nickajack
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Thirty-five teams representing eight different colleges gathered on Nickajack Lake Saturday, September 21st to battle it out for first place in the Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail's first qualifying tournament of the 2013 season.
The Team of Brent White and Colby Miller representing Tennessee Tech University caught a five bass limit weighing 15.44 pounds to take the win and $700 first place prize.
Finishing in second place and winning $350 was the team of Parker Bacon and Matt Gardenhire from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga with five fish weighing 13.33 pounds.
The duo of Matt Allen and Zach Youngblood from Middle Tennessee State University had big fish of the tournament with a largemouth weighing 4.89 pounds which earned them a Custom Joe Burns Rod.
Cody Frazier and Caleb Cushman from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga won a $100 bonus for being of the highest finishing Tow Boat US member in the event.
"Events like these would not be possible without our team's sponsors," UTC Mocs Bass Club President Lance Geren says, "I would like to thank MoonPie, Tow Boat US Southern Towing and Salvage, Tennessee Valley Ice, Coke, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Duckett Fishing Rods, Joe Burns Custom Rods, Choo Choo Lures, BassWacker Guntersville, Tony Sanders Outdoors, Nicholas Marine, Yank-Um Custom Tackle, Pinnacle, Fishstrong, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for all their help and support."
1st -TTU - Brent White and Colby Miller with 15.44 lbs.
2nd - UT - Parker Bacon and Matt Gardenhire with 13.33 lbs.
3rd - MTSU - Caleb Hughes and Corey Jones with 10.46 lbs.
4th - TTU - Matt Allen and Zach Younblood with 9.27 lbs.
5th - TTU - Landon Anderson and Tyler Arms with 8.86 lbs.
6th - TTU - Hunter Alsup and Ethan Cole with 7.34 lbs.
7th - UTC - Tyler Watson and Gavin Bridges with 7.63 lbs.
8th - UTC - Cody Frazier and Caleb Cushman with 6.39 lbs.
9th - TTU - Matthew Townson and Joe Ellis with 6.28 lbs.
10th - TTU - Ethen Mcdonald and Ryan Swallows with 6.07 lbs.
11th - Ken - Justin Isbrecht and Nicholas Friedrich with 5.64 lbs.
12th - MTSU - Ryan Cunningham and Drew Powell with 5.1 lbs.
13th - UTC - Jordan Hawkersmith and Cole Dement with 4.95 lbs.
14th - UTK - Jackson Mimiett and Parker Hurst with 4.59 lbs.
15th - MTSU - Austin Meeks and Ricky Mallory with 4.24 lbs.
16th - UTK - Will Painter and Ryan Brown with 3.8 lbs.
17th - TTU - Corbin Maddox and Tyler Sherrill with 3.79 lbs.
18th - UTK - Stephen Jones and Jordan Backus with 3.52 lbs.
19th - TTU - Luke Lackey and Austin Sisco with 3.05 lbs.
20th - TTU - Ryan Harpe and Chris Thomas with 2.86 lbs.
21st - TTU - Hunter Brothers and Jacob Blocker with 2.79 lbs.
22nd - UTC - Colby Ownby and Jordan Stucle with 2.55 lbs.
23rd - UTC - Sam Mugal and Robbie Moore with 2.26 lbs.
24th - TWC - Ben Graves and Rovert Gibson with 1.96 lbs.
25th - UTK - Jay Emmert and Christian Peaks with 1.52 lbs.
26th - TTU - Daniel Holt and Alex Lucky with 0.00 lbs.
26th - LMU - Chris Hunt and Kyle Warwick with 0.00 lbs.
26th - TTU - Grant Scholten and Darren Parks with 0.00 lbs.
26th - Tusculum - Cade Stallings and Nick Hatfield with 0.00 lbs.
26th - TWC - John Higdon with 0.00 lbs.
26th - TTU - Rob Devernja and Sawyer Campbell with 0.00 lbs.
26th - TN/TWC - Austin Hayes with 0.00 lbs.
26th - TTU - Ryan Sanson and Aaron Gray with 0.00 lbs.
26th - UTK - Anothony Johnson and Coleman Bradley with 0.00 lbs.
26th - TTU - Bently Manning and John Berry with 0.00 lbs.For more info visit: www.utcbassfishing.com