Kent State Trumbull Students Reel In Bass, Cash Prize

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The Kent State University team of Greg Perry and Trevor White - both students at Kent State Trumbull - finished fifth at the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational tournament staged on the Potomac River on Oct. 11-12. The pair finished the two-day event with a total of nine bassGreg Perry (left) and Trevor White display their fifth-place catch weighing 20 pounds, 13 ounces. The finish earned the duo $1,000 and qualified the team for the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship, to be staged April 16, 2015 in Lake Murray, South Carolina.

FLW College Fishing teams compete in three qualifying events in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top 15 teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of five conference invitational tournaments. The top 10 teams from each conference invitational tournament will advance to the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

College Fishing is free to enter. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.

Perry is a senior, and native of Cortland, while White is a junior, hailing from Newton Falls.

The top 10 teams that advanced to the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship are:

  • 1st: West Virginia University – Mathew Gibson, Morgantown, W.Va., and Edward Rude III, Fallings Waters, W.Va. (10 bass, 34-2, $4,000)
  • 2nd: Radford University – Justin Witten, Radford, Va., and Will Bowling, Fincastle, Va. (10 bass, 28-2, $2,000)
  • 3rd: Liberty University – Travis Rulle, Huntersville, N.C., and Caleb Eppler, Sachse, Texas (10 bass, 27-1, $1,000)
  • 4th: Shippensburg University – Kevin Hollasch, Marriottsville, Md., and Hunter Chamberlin, Shippensburg, Pa. (eight bass, 22-9, $1,000)
  • 5th: Kent State University – Greg Perry, Cortland, Ohio, and Trevor White, Newton Falls, Ohio (nine bass, 20-13, $1,000)
  • 6th: Christopher Newport University – Peter Kenny, Ashburn, Va., and Cody Griffey, Smithfield, Va. (nine bass, 18-15)
  • 7th: Rutgers University-New Brunswick – Kyle Genova, Millstone Township, N.J., and Andrew Ridinger, Thorofare, N.J. (10 bass, 17-6)
  • 8th: Mansfield University – Alec Engleman, Milton, Pa., and Matt Novitski, Kingston, Pa. (seven bass, 17-4)
  • 9th: Shenandoah University – Thomas Arens and Billy Arens, both of Winchester, Va. (six bass, 16-4)
  • 10th: Ramapo College – Andrew Zapf and Joseph Zapf, both of Whippany, N.J. (seven bass, 15-12)

Complete results can be found at the College Fishing website.