LA CROSSE, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2021) – The University of Iowa’s Pierce Knarr of Stillman Valley, Illinois, and Ryan Lowe of Grinnell, Iowa, weighed a three-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 10 ounces to earn the win Friday at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at the Mississippi River. The victory earned the Hawkeye’s bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2022 College Fishing National Championship.

TOP 10 RESULTS*

RANKCOLLEGE NAMEANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stUniversity of IowaPierce Knarr, Stillman Valley, Ill.
Ryan Lowe, Grinnell, Iowa
312-10$2,000
2ndUniversity of IowaGannon Courtright, Fairfield, Iowa
Jake Usher, Ionia, Iowa
311-13$1,000
3rdUniversity of WisconsinConnor Kolb, Madison, Wis.
Dylan Sprain, Sparta, Wis.
310-7$500
4thAdrian CollegeGriffin Fernandes, McCordsville, Ind.
Hayden Scott, Ann Arbor, Mich.
39-4$500
5thAugustana CollegeDanny Ford, Geneseo, Ill.
Benjamin Ford, Geneseo, Ill.
39-4$500
6thSt. Cloud State UniversityDaniel Carlson, Milaca, Minn.39-3
7thMissouri State UniversityHunter Thorsen, Springfield, Mo.
Austin Ware, Willard, Mo.
39-2
8thWinona State UniversityChase Pomeroy, Winona, Minn.
Cale Rinn, Winona, Minn.
39-2
9thIllinois Central College-East Peoria CampusNicholas Howell, Peoria, Ill.
Logan Roller, Tremont, Ill.
39-1
10thDrury UniversityCole Breeden, Eldridge, Mo.
Cameron Smith, Nixa, Mo.
38-15

*Top 10 teams advance to the 2022 College Fishing National Championship

Complete results for the entire field can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

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The event was the second of three qualifying tournaments for Central Conference anglers and was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitter Instagram and  YouTube.

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