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SWOSU Students Win $2,000 at Texas Fishing Tourney
February 15, 2011
Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University students from Weatherford recently won third place in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Division event held this past weekend in Jasper, Texas.
Nathan Colwell of Adair and Shane McGlothlin of Anadarko represented SWOSU as part of the new SWOSU Outdoor Team student organization.
The tourney was held at the Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Colwell and McGlothlin won $500 for the university and $1,500 less expenses for the SWOSU Outdoor Team student organization. They caught five bass weighing 13 pounds 10 ounces.
The SWOSU team, along with the other top four teams, qualified for the regional championship where the first-place team will win $12,500 cash for their school and $12,500 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90 horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.
The top five teams from each regional tournament advance to the national championship where the first-place team will win $25,000 for their school and $50,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.
A pair of students from Sam Houston State University won the Jasper event, while Stephen F. Austin University finished second. Two pairs of students from Lamar University won fourth and fifth place.
Colwell and McGlothlin will attend the next National Guard FLW College Texas Division tournament on March 19 at Toledo Bend in Hemphill, Texas. They also will go to Lake Texhoma for a tourney on May 14.
College fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. 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. Randy Hacker is the faculty sponsor of the SWOSU student organization.
FLW Outdoors is the largest tournament-fishing organization in the world, offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011.