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OSU Fishing Team Goes to Nationals

$2,000
26%
Raised toward our $7,500 Goal
30 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 31, at 11:59 PM EDT
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OSU Fishing Team Goes to Nationals

Our program was founded about 10 years ago and is slowly becoming one of the best programs in the Northern Division and the best team here in Ohio. Our success is due mostly to the wide support of friends, family, alumni, and other Buckeye fishing supporters whom help raise the necessary budget to send our anglers all over the country in the three college fishing series (Bassmasters, FLW, and Cabela’s Collegiate) to represent THE Ohio State University on national media such as ESPN, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports. The money raised from this program will go directly to paying for:

  • Necessary equipment like: Rods, reels, baits, tackle, and weather determinant clothing
  • Travel cost to the 3 National Championships this Year held in Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma
    • Fuel to and from the Tournaments
    • House Rental to accommodate team and boats
    • Food and on the water snacks to keep the team focused
  • Boat fuel for all Official Practice and Tournament Days
  • Emergency Money for boat repairs (if needed)
  • Beating Michigan

The Ohio State University fishing team is a student club on campus. The club is designed to connect students whom share a similar passion for the sport of fishing and allows angler to enjoy recreational fishing around Campus and Ohio and compete on the national level against schools from all across the country. The club does not receive ANY funding from The Ohio State University. Our team is 100% funded by our anglers themselves and the support and donations of our family, friends and the great Buckeye faithful’s.

 

While our team is still considered a club here on campus we still face many schools whom teams are sanctioned fully funded varsity sports and compete at a very high level against those schools in the three different college fishing series: Bassmaster, FLW and Cabela's Collegiate Fishing. Each Series has 4 events each school is eligible to fish to try to qualify for their respected national championships. Tournaments are done by school sending as many teams of two angler (Boater and his partner the Co-Angler) and these two man teams go out and try to catch a five fish limit of the heaviest black bass they can. The top 10% percent from each tournament qualify for nationals.

 

So far, this year we have 4 team qualified for Nationals, 3 in the FLW tournament down on the Red River in Louisiana on May 30- June 1, 1 team qualified for the Cabela’s Collegiate National Championship on Lake Pickwick in Alabama on May 21-25, and we have our qualifying tournament on Lake Cherokee in Tennessee on May 10-12 for the Bassmaster College National Championship which will be on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma on July19-21.

Our teams look to represent Buckeye Nation on the largest of stages for collegiate fishing and appreciate your support and help so much.

 

Thank you, Tight Lines, and Go Bucks! O H…

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$5

5 Bass Limit

Contribute $5 for us to land some 5 bass limits in Nationals!

$9

Team Top-25 Finishes

In 2017, 9 Ohio State teams had Top-25 finishes

$18

18 Pound Winning Bag

Ohio State's win at New York's Chautauqua Lake in the 2014 FLW Northern Regional was won with a bag totaling 17 pounds and 15 ounces.

$44

Championship Sack

A two day total of 44 pounds on Lake Pickwick was what it took to win the Cabela's Collegiate National Championship in 2017!

$52

Path to the Cup

52 pounds after 4 days of fishing sent one angler from the 2017 FLW National Championship to the Forrest Wood Cup, the FLW Professional Tour Championship!

$99

TTUN Effect

Got 99 problems but losing to Michigan won't be one.

$235

Total 2017 Weight

Ohio State anglers caught 234.5 pounds of bass in 2017 FLW and BASS tournaments.

$350

Elite Series Donor

Let people know the pros are here! Put the team on your back and carry them to glory with this Professional sized donation.

$500

Team Member Status

Be recognized as an honorary part of THE Ohio State University Fishing team with this Bassmaster Classic Champion sized donation.

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