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University of North Carolina-Charlotte Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake

University of North Carolina-Charlotte Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake
Schaefer Dobbratz and Josh Cannon of UNC Charlotte

HUDDLESTON, Va. – The University of North Carolina-Charlotte team of Schaefer Dobbratz and Josh Cannon, both of Waxhaw, North Carolina, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Smith Mountain Lake event Sunday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the UNC-Charlotte bass club $2,000 and qualified them to compete in the 2021 College Fishing National Championship.

The 49ers duo won by a slim 3-ounce margin over the second-place team of Clayton Winebarger and Logan Reynolds from Virginia Tech University, who weighed in five bass totaling 16 pounds, 4 ounces. The tournament launched from Parkway Marina in Huddleston, Virginia.

The top 10 teams that advanced to the 2021 College Fishing National Championship are:

1st: University of North Carolina-Charlotte – Schaefer Dobbratz and Josh Cannon, both of Waxhaw, N.C., five bass, 16-7, $2,000

2nd: Virginia Tech University – Clayton Winebarger, Abingdon, Va., and Logan Reynolds, Stuart, Va., five bass, 16-4, $1,000

3rd: Auburn University – Robbie Cruvellier, Alburgh, Vt., and Chase Clarke, Virginia Beach, Va., five bass, 16-2, $500

4th: Adrian College – Sam Shoemaker, Martinsville, Ind., and Carter Ball, Noblesville, Ind., five bass, 15-14, $500

5th: Radford University – Jackson Norton, Ferrum, Va., and Nicholas Brognano, Gum Spring, Va., five bass, 15-8, $500

6th: Penn State University – Jason Zubris, Plains, Pa., and Bryce Millar, Ashburn, Va., five bass, 15-4

7th: Ramapo College – Alex Johnson, Milltown, N.J., and Zachary Potter, Haddon Township, N.J., five bass, 15-2

8th: East Carolina University – Austin Woody, Burlington, N.C., and Christopher Bowen, White Plains, Va., five bass, 14-3

9th: King University – Landon Lawson, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Donavan Carson, Bristol, Va., five bass, 13-7

10th: Liberty University – Jack Dice, Lynchburg, Va., five bass, 12-10

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

The Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI event on Smith Mountain Lake was hosted by Destination Bedford. It was the first of three regular-season qualifying tournaments for Northern Conference anglers. The next event for College Fishing anglers will be July 10 at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Fort Gibson Lake in Wagoner, Oklahoma.

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 FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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