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SWOSU Pair Finish 19th at Regional Fishing Competition
October 18, 2011
Southwestern Oklahoma State University students Nathan Colwell of Adair and Shane McGlothlin of Anadarko finished 19th at the recent National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Regional championship held at Somerville Lake near College Station (TX).
Colwell and McGlothlin competed at the October 13-15 regional after qualifying earlier this year by placing third at a Texas fishing tournament. The two are members of the SWOSU Outdoor Team student organization.
The top five teams at the regional advance to the national championship tourney this upcoming April. A pair of students from Stephen F. Austin won the regional tourney with their five bass limit, three-day total of 15 bass weighing 62 pounds, 6 ounces. They won $50,000 to be split between the university and the university’s bass fishing club.
Rounding out the top five teams and also qualifying for the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship were two teams from Texas A & M University, one team from Louisiana State University and one team from Texas A & M—Corpus Christi.
Coverage of the FLW College Texas Regional Championship will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on VERSUS. “FLW Outdoors,” on November 27 from 12-1 p.m. (Central Standard Time).
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.