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BoatUS National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
Registration Opens Feb 1
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San Antonio, TX, January 20, 2010 -- Collegiate anglers throughout the country may begin registering online for the 2010 BoatUS National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Monday, February 1. Registration closes on Saturday, May 1 and the final field will be announced on Monday, May 3.
Chris Edmonston of BoatUS stated, "With the continued growth in collegiate fishing, as seen through the explosion of new clubs participating in events sanctioned by the Association of Collegiate Anglers, this years' field will definitely be the most competitive yet. BoatUS is proud to once again be the title sponsor, and prouder still of the dedication and commitment to fishing that we're seeing in these collegiate anglers.
The event will be held on May 24 -29 and will once again be hosted by the City of Lewisville Texas. All activities will take place at Sneaky Pete's which is located on the shores of Lake Lewisville. City of Lewisville Mayor, Dean Ueckert commented, "Competitive angling is the fastest growing collegiate sport in the country, and we are very excited to be home to the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship event. The teams coming here are among the best anglers anywhere and I'm sure some of them will become big names on the professional circuits one day.
Participating teams will receive a travel allowance and will also enjoy a shopping spree, complements of Cabela's at the company's Fort Worth retail store. Numerous prizes and awards will be made to the top finishers and sponsors of the event will be on hand to provide product information and samples to all contestants.
Due to the incredible growth in the number of contestants since 2006, the 2010 championship field will be capped at 150 two-person teams. Complete details regarding registration can be found at www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
Extensive coverage of the championship event will be nationally televised on the Versus network from August - October 2010. The television series will also feature coverage of the Stephen F. Austin Bucketmouth Bass Tournament, Arkansas Tech University Invitational, Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship and the Collegiate Open Team Bass Championship.
"We're very excited that BoatU.S. is returning as the title sponsor and that the City of Lewisville is serving as host of this event for the fifth consecutive year. We're looking forward to crowning the national champions and providing increased television coverage again this year. Since our humble beginning in 2006, this event has grown to be regarded as the largest, most prestigious event in collegiate bass fishing in the eyes of collegiate anglers and sponsors of collegiate fishing," said Wade Middleton, Tournament Director.
For more information about the 2010 BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
To register to go to http://www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com/registration.html.