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Bryan College Still Leads Championship Tournament on Lake Chickamauga

Bryan College Still Leads Championship Tournament on Lake Chickamauga Bryan College Is One Round Away From Winning The Bassmaster College National Championship tournament on Lake Chickamauga
 

DAYTON, Tenn. — Bryan College anglers Cole Sands and Conner Dimauro dipped into their vast knowledge at the College Series National Championship tournament Lake Chickamauga once again Friday and maintained their lead. Sands and Dimauro caught a limit of five bass that weighed 19 pounds, 11 ounces. Added to Thursday’s weight of 24-9, they have a two-day total of 44-4 that gives them a 12-ounce lead over Bethel University’s Carter McNeil and Cole Floyd (43-8) heading into Saturday’s final round.
 
Bryan College is located only a few blocks from Lake Chickamauga and Dayton Municipal Park where takeoffs and weigh-ins are being held this week. The Bryan team practices and competes on the lake year-round, which provides its anglers an edge no others in the championship field enjoy.
  
Still, no team (including the four other Bryan College tandems in the tournament) have produced quite like Sands and Dimauro so far. The leaders didn’t catch another 7-15 lunker like Sands had Thursday, but Friday’s catch was consistent — a quintet of 4-pounders that puts the duo in prime position to clinch a national title on home water.
  
“We’ve got hundreds, if not close to a thousand waypoints on this lake,” Dimauro said. “We had a decent practice, but we’ve been able to narrow things down and target some key areas. We have to keep our heads down and not get psyched out. We’re not spending too much time running. We’re just fishing a lot, which I think is the right thing to do.”
  
Sands and Dimauro have utilized a variety of techniques and lures to boat their best bass. They didn’t divulge their methods, but they noted that clear skies over the Volunteer State have aided their cause.
  
“We were with a camera guy today and we told him ‘Get ready, we’re about to catch a big one,’” Sands said. “When that sun got out, it was right (for us). We’re praying for one more day with conditions just like this.”
  
McNeil and Floyd stayed in second place with a 21-2 limit Friday to go with the 22-6 they weighed a day earlier. Despite the similar weights, the Bethel duo said they found conditions to be vastly different on Friday.
  
“We started out a lot slower than we did the first day,” Floyd said. “We ended up getting one of the right bites we needed with a 6-pounder early. We caught another good one, but then we were stuck on two for a long, long time. It was a grind.
  
“We wound up having four of the right ones and a little one.”
  
McNeil said one more big bite on Friday could have been enough for the tournament lead. They believe they found an area late in the day that could produce quality bites, and they’ll target that spot to begin the final round Saturday.
  
“There definitely are big fish (at Chickamauga,)” McNeil said. “Right now, it’s just getting the number of quality bites (to catch them.)”
   
Dalton Combs and Jack Rankin of Missouri’s Drury University weighed the heaviest bag Friday (22-11) and are in third place overall with a two-day total of 38-0. Their Day 2 limit was buoyed by an 8-9 kicker that Combs said he caught on his last cast of the day.
  
“I caught a 9-6 in practice and I thought this fish today was bigger,” Combs said. “It was close. I caught it doing the same thing on the same bait.”
  
They’ll target more big bites and hope to close the gap on the top two teams.
  
“This is Chickamauga,” Rankin said. “Anything’s possible.”
  
Just ask Michigan State angler Riley Welch, who didn’t weigh a fish Thursday, but rebounded Friday with the Big Bass of the tournament to date — a 9-14 lunker that was a personal best.
  
“I caught a bunch of 14-inch fish yesterday,” Welch said. “That was disappointing. Today, I was just chucking a big swimbait and I got that one to bite. It’s a nice way to end my tournament. I’ll drive home with a smile on my face.”
  
The field of 116 teams was cut to 12 after Friday’s weigh-in. The Top 4 of those dozen teams (eight anglers in all) will advance to the Bassmaster College Classic Bracket event to be held Aug. 27-29 at Watts Bar Lake, also in Tennessee. They will compete individually in a head-to-head format there with a berth in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic at Alabama’s Lake Guntersville going to the winning angler.
  
The Bassmaster College Series National Championship resumes Saturday with takeoff from the Dayton Boat Dock at 6:40 a.m. ET. The final championship weigh-in is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at Point Park.
    

2019 Bassmaster College Series National Championship 8/1-8/3
Lake Chickamauga, Dayton  TN.
(BOATER) Standings Day 2
    Angler                                       Club/School                       Pts
1.  Cole Sands - Conner Dimauro                  Bryan College- TN                     0
  Day 1: 5   24-09     Day 2: 5   19-11   Total:  10  44-04
2.  Carter McNeil - Cole Floyd                   Bethel University- TN                 0
  Day 1: 5   22-06     Day 2: 5   21-02   Total:  10  43-08
3.  Dalton Combs - Jack Rankin                   Drury University- MO                  0
  Day 1: 5   15-05     Day 2: 5   22-11   Total:  10  38-00
4.  Cody Huff - Garrett Enders                   Bethel University                     0
  Day 1: 5   18-06     Day 2: 5   18-10   Total:  10  37-00
5.  Jordan Hartman - Will Gentry                 Murray State University- KY           0
  Day 1: 5   15-15     Day 2: 5   20-14   Total:  10  36-13
6.  Robert Gee - Saxton Long                     University of Tennessee               0
  Day 1: 5   19-12     Day 2: 5   15-08   Total:  10  35-04
7.  Jarrett Brown - Elliot Torode                University of Montevallo              0
  Day 1: 5   19-14     Day 2: 4   14-15   Total:   9  34-13
8.  Perry Marvin - Cantley Krafft                Virginia Tech University              0
  Day 1: 5   15-10     Day 2: 5   18-07   Total:  10  34-01
9.  Will Andrie - Gaige Blanton                  Kansas State University- KS           0
  Day 1: 5   14-08     Day 2: 5   19-02   Total:  10  33-10
10. Noah Boyett - Hunter Hanby                   University of Arkansas- AR            0
  Day 1: 5   18-12     Day 2: 5   14-05   Total:  10  33-01
11. Trevor McKinney - Ethan Jones                McKendree University                  0
  Day 1: 5   15-07     Day 2: 5   17-09   Total:  10  33-00
12. Tyler Christy - Trey Schroeder               McKendree University- IL              0
  Day 1: 5   18-02     Day 2: 5   14-06   Total:  10  32-08
13. Joshua Boone - Blake Riley                   Eastern Kentucky University- KY       0
  Day 1: 5   18-00     Day 2: 5   14-04   Total:  10  32-04
14. KJ Queen - Dax Ewart                         Bethel University                     0
  Day 1: 5   15-14     Day 2: 5   16-04   Total:  10  32-02
15. Bailey Fain - Trevor St. John                Bryan College                         0
  Day 1: 5   09-15     Day 2: 5   20-10   Total:  10  30-09
16. Cal Culpepper - Mason Waddell                University of Montevallo              0
  Day 1: 5   16-08     Day 2: 5   14-00   Total:  10  30-08
17. Isaac Duncan - Fisher Young                  Blue Mountain College- MS             0
  Day 1: 5   09-09     Day 2: 5   19-14   Total:  10  29-07
18. Tyler Bounds - Carson Leber                  Chico State                           0
  Day 1: 5   12-11     Day 2: 5   16-08   Total:  10  29-03
19. Collin Cropp - Mitch Van Ert                 University of Wisconsin-Whitewat      0
  Day 1: 5   13-15     Day 2: 5   15-01   Total:  10  29-00
20. Derek Freeman - Caleb Allgood                Clemson University                    0
  Day 1: 5   15-13     Day 2: 5   13-00   Total:  10  28-13
21. Brian Linder - Nathan Thompson               Bemidji State University              0
  Day 1: 5   11-11     Day 2: 5   17-01   Total:  10  28-12
22. Jacob Woods - Samuel Vandagriff              Tennessee Tech University             0
  Day 1: 5   14-10     Day 2: 5   14-01   Total:  10  28-11
23. Griffin Heffington - Mason Cizek             Bryan College- TN                     0
  Day 1: 5   14-11     Day 2: 5   13-09   Total:  10  28-04
24. Brandon Mann - Hunter Bryant                 Arkansas Tech                         0
  Day 1: 5   17-09     Day 2: 5   10-04   Total:  10  27-13
25. Cole Breeden - Cameron Smith                 Drury University                      0
  Day 1: 3   13-13     Day 2: 5   13-13   Total:   8  27-10
26. Jackson Carrell - Bryton Kurtz               Sam Houston State University          0
  Day 1: 5   13-03     Day 2: 5   14-06   Total:  10  27-09
27. Aidan England - Braden Perry                 Carson-Newman University              0
  Day 1: 5   13-14     Day 2: 5   13-10   Total:  10  27-08
28. Fisher Overton - Alden Keel Jr               Blue Mountain College                 0
  Day 1: 5   12-05     Day 2: 5   15-00   Total:  10  27-05
29. J T Russell - Porter James                   University of Montevallo              0
  Day 1: 5   16-01     Day 2: 5   10-12   Total:  10  26-13
30. Spencer Lambert - Wesley Banks               University of Louisiana at Monro      0
  Day 1: 5   12-14     Day 2: 5   13-08   Total:  10  26-06
31. Joshua Gruen - Riley Blair                   University of Wisconsin- Plattev      0
  Day 1: 3   08-00     Day 2: 5   18-03   Total:   8  26-03
32. Chase Serafin - Jack Hippe                   Adrian College                        0
  Day 1: 5   18-02     Day 2: 4   08-01   Total:   9  26-03
33. Jacob Moore - Gilliam Tharpe                 North Carolina State University       0
  Day 1: 5   15-03     Day 2: 4   10-15   Total:   9  26-02
34. Aaron Digh - Jerris Bush                     East Carolina University              0
  Day 1: 5   12-11     Day 2: 5   13-02   Total:  10  25-13
35. Jared Turnbloom - Thomas Milstead            University of Alabama                 0
  Day 1: 4   19-04     Day 2: 2   06-03   Total:   6  25-07
36. Grant Pavelka - Dylan Petersen               MPCC                                  0
  Day 1: 5   13-10     Day 2: 3   11-13   Total:   8  25-07
37. Tyler Price - Preston Kendrick               Bryan College                         0
  Day 1: 5   12-05     Day 2: 5   13-01   Total:  10  25-06
38. Garrett Warren - Eric Lampkin                Snead State Community College         0
  Day 1: 5   12-08     Day 2: 5   12-07   Total:  10  24-15
39. Nicholas Inzeo - Nick Montilino              Murray State University               0
  Day 1: 5   13-07     Day 2: 3   10-15   Total:   8  24-06
40. Tristan McCormick - Dakota Pierce            Bethel University                     0
  Day 1: 5   13-00     Day 2: 5   11-05   Total:  10  24-05
41. Landon Siggers - Logan Reynolds              Wytheville Community College          0
  Day 1: 5   20-06     Day 2: 2   03-13   Total:   7  24-03
42. Josh Flynn - Zac Hopkins                     Kansas State University               0
  Day 1: 5   16-00     Day 2: 3   06-08   Total:   8  22-08
43. Chris Carnes - Tyler Lawwill                 UNC-Charlotte                         0
  Day 1: 5   11-08     Day 2: 3   10-14   Total:   8  22-06
44. John Garrett - Kyle Palmer                   Bethel University- TN                 0
  Day 1: 4   11-03     Day 2: 4   10-14   Total:   8  22-01
45. Jacob Louis - Nathan Doty                    McKendree University- IL              0
  Day 1: 5   11-02     Day 2: 5   10-13   Total:  10  21-15
46. Cole Lamb - Tristan Weaver                   Arkansas Tech University- AR          0
  Day 1: 5   10-10     Day 2: 5   11-00   Total:  10  21-10
47. Ben Seaman - Dante Piraino                   Clarkson University                   0
  Day 1: 5   14-02     Day 2: 3   07-07   Total:   8  21-09
48. Brad Ableman - Seth Roberts                  Bethel University                     0
  Day 1: 4   11-12     Day 2: 5   09-09   Total:   9  21-05
49. Thad Simerly - Ethan Shaw                    Bryan College                         0
  Day 1: 2   04-10     Day 2: 5   16-10   Total:   7  21-04
50. Miller Spivey - Trey Dickert                 University of Montevallo              0
  Day 1: 3   06-06     Day 2: 5   14-13   Total:   8  21-03
51. Ty Cox - Chandler Boman                      Blue Mountain College                 0
  Day 1: 5   10-10     Day 2: 5   10-08   Total:  10  21-02
52. Chandlar Ellis - Gil Senn                    Lander University                     0
  Day 1: 5   09-11     Day 2: 5   11-03   Total:  10  20-14
53. Benjamin Hager - Noah Shaver                 UNC-Charlotte                         0
  Day 1: 5   14-03     Day 2: 3   06-06   Total:   8  20-09
54. Chase Sansom - Tyler Drown                   Marshall University                   0
  Day 1: 5   10-11     Day 2: 3   09-08   Total:   8  20-03
55. Shane Nelson - Brayden Federer               Adrian College                        0
  Day 1: 3   07-11     Day 2: 5   12-07   Total:   8  20-02
56. Aaron Denny - Bill Mathews                   Grand Valley State University- M      0
  Day 1: 5   09-06     Day 2: 5   10-11   Total:  10  20-01
57. Griffin Fernandes - Gunner Wilson            Adrian College                        0
  Day 1: 4   08-02     Day 2: 4   11-14   Total:   8  20-00
58. Logan Parks - Lucas Lindsay                  Auburn University                     0
  Day 1: 4   11-15     Day 2: 4   07-13   Total:   8  19-12
59. Derek Pietsch - Trey Dawson                  Texas A&M                             0
  Day 1: 4   07-05     Day 2: 5   12-06   Total:   9  19-11
60. Tyler Lubbat - Harold Wells                  University of Alabama                 0
  Day 1: 5   11-12     Day 2: 5   07-13   Total:  10  19-09
61. Walker Wilson - Jackson Hall                 Univeristy of Arkansas- AR            0
  Day 1: 1   02-01     Day 2: 5   17-06   Total:   6  19-07
62. Jacob Schrimsher - Nathan Wight              Calhoun Community College- AL         0
  Day 1: 3   06-10     Day 2: 5   12-12   Total:   8  19-06
63. William Nichols - Jamon Phillips             Jacksonville State University         0
  Day 1: 5   13-05     Day 2: 3   05-14   Total:   8  19-03
64. Conner Choate - Hunter DeSplinter            University of Wisconsin - Platte      0
  Day 1: 5   14-04     Day 2: 2   04-03   Total:   7  18-07
65. Louis Monetti - Andrew Weaver                UNC-Charlotte                         0
  Day 1: 4   07-03     Day 2: 5   11-03   Total:   9  18-06
66. Jason Felter - Joseph McClosky               Bethel University                     0
  Day 1: 5   09-08     Day 2: 3   08-08   Total:   8  18-00
67. Rob Hendrick - Chad Pruner                   Western Carolina University           0
  Day 1: 2   07-15     Day 2: 3   09-11   Total:   5  17-10
68. Lucas Murphy - Mitchell Gunn                 Grand Valley State University         0
  Day 1: 4   08-09     Day 2: 3   08-08   Total:   7  17-01
69. Alex Williamson - Coleman Roberts            Liberty University                    0
  Day 1: 5   12-05     Day 2: 2   04-11   Total:   7  17-00
70. Mitch Moore - Clark Mannas                   Texas A&M University                  0
  Day 1: 2   03-09     Day 2: 5   13-04   Total:   7  16-13
71. Scott McClellan - Huff McIntosh              LA Tech                               0
  Day 1: 4   08-02     Day 2: 4   08-08   Total:   8  16-10
72. Austin Phillips - Samuel Scott               Arkansas Tech University- AR          0
  Day 1: 1   02-15     Day 2: 5   13-10   Total:   6  16-09
73. Anthony Vintson - Brandon Mathews            Auburn University                     0
  Day 1: 4   11-14     Day 2: 2   04-06   Total:   6  16-04
74. Jonathan Kelley - Grant Tattersall           Coastal Carolina University           0
  Day 1: 5   09-07     Day 2: 3   06-13   Total:   8  16-04
75. Matt Baker - Kory England                    Arkansas Tech University-AR           0
  Day 1: 5   13-02     Day 2: 1   03-01   Total:   6  16-03
76. Nolan Minor - Casey Lanier                   West Virginia University- WV          0
  Day 1: 5   14-02     Day 2: 1   02-00   Total:   6  16-02
77. Matthew Davis - Jarrod Layton                Adrian College                        0
  Day 1: 5   10-07     Day 2: 3   05-08   Total:   8  15-15
78. Charley Kuhn - Reese Penfield                University of South Carolina- Be      0
  Day 1: 1   02-05     Day 2: 4   13-08   Total:   5  15-13
79. Brandon Buckley - Michael Orris              Penn State University                 0
  Day 1: 2   05-00     Day 2: 5   10-11   Total:   7  15-11
80. Zeke Gossett - Hayden Bartee                 Jacksonville State University- A      0
  Day 1: 5   12-11     Day 2: 1   02-12   Total:   6  15-07
81. Reid Strobl - Samuel Scott                   Dallas Baptist University- TX         0
  Day 1: 1   02-05     Day 2: 3   13-00   Total:   4  15-05
82. Bradley Dunagan -                            Campbellsville University             0
  Day 1: 4   12-11     Day 2: 1   02-07   Total:   5  15-02
83. Grant Adams - Adam Carman                    Campbellsville University- KY         0
  Day 1: 3   05-13     Day 2: 4   09-04   Total:   7  15-01
84. Taylor Hamburger - Tristen Turley            Oklahoma State University- OK         0
  Day 1: 3   05-01     Day 2: 4   09-14   Total:   7  14-15
85. Mitchell Naler - Lee Mattox                  University of Alabama                 0
  Day 1: 4   07-03     Day 2: 3   07-10   Total:   7  14-13
86. Dalton Smith - Wil Rigdon                    Campbellsville University- KY         0
  Day 1: 5   14-05     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   5  14-05
87. Carter Henderson - Connor Whisenant          Texas A&M University- TX              0
  Day 1: 5   13-13     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   5  13-13
88. Riley Welch -                                Michigan State University             0
  Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   13-13   Total:   2  13-13
89. Grant Adams - Shane Stafford                 Texas A&M University                  0
  Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 5   13-07   Total:   5  13-07
90. Justin Barnes - Adam Carroll                 University of Montevallo              0
  Day 1: 1   01-13     Day 2: 5   11-10   Total:   6  13-07
91. Alex Moore - Marshall Wiggins                U. of Central Florida                 0
  Day 1: 4   10-13     Day 2: 1   02-03   Total:   5  13-00
92. Mason Bishop -                               Southern Illinois University Car      0
  Day 1: 3   05-12     Day 2: 2   06-15   Total:   5  12-11
93. Ty Black - Avry Thomason                     Georgia Southern University           0
  Day 1: 4   12-05     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   4  12-05
94. Grant Ehlenfeldt - Seth Korb                 University of Wisconsin- Plattev      0
  Day 1: 3   06-09     Day 2: 3   05-08   Total:   6  12-01
95. Justin Sisavath - Nathan Ragsdale            University of Georgia                 0
  Day 1: 4   08-12     Day 2: 1   02-08   Total:   5  11-04
96. Tanner Ward - Rory Franks                    Kent State University                 0
  Day 1: 2   04-07     Day 2: 3   06-06   Total:   5  10-13
97. Grant Hack - Jonathan Stepp                  Ohio State                            0
  Day 1: 1   01-14     Day 2: 2   08-07   Total:   3  10-05
98. Liam West - Brady Waits                      Clemson University                    0
  Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 3   07-11   Total:   4  09-10
99. Britt Myers - Tanner Maness                  Lander University- SC                 0
  Day 1: 3   04-08     Day 2: 2   04-02   Total:   5  08-10
100. Nick Schultz - Trey Autry                    UNC-Charlotte                         0
  Day 1: 3   08-08     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  08-08
101. Justin Carr - Austin Carr                    Illinois State University             0
  Day 1: 3   06-05     Day 2: 1   02-03   Total:   4  08-08
102. Josh Worth - Calvin Corey                    Colorado Mesa University              0
  Day 1: 1   02-00     Day 2: 3   06-01   Total:   4  08-01
103. Zach Oldre - Andrew Okada                    University of North Dakota            0
  Day 1: 1   01-13     Day 2: 3   06-00   Total:   4  07-13
104. David Dueland - Cameron Glasscock            University of Montevallo              0
  Day 1: 1   01-14     Day 2: 3   05-13   Total:   4  07-11
105. Tanner Johnson - Guy Wegienka                LaGrange College                      0
  Day 1: 3   07-09     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  07-09
106. Adam Puckett -                               Murray State University               0
  Day 1: 3   06-12     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  06-12
107. Rudy Worley - John Nowlin                    Blue Mountain College- MS             0
  Day 1: 1   02-04     Day 2: 2   04-04   Total:   3  06-08
108. Dan Dubose - Jon Kilpatrick                  University of Alabama                 0
  Day 1: 2   06-07     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   2  06-07
109. Zachariah Edwards - Drew Douglas             University of Central Oklahoma        0
  Day 1: 2   04-00     Day 2: 1   01-12   Total:   3  05-12
110. Connor Usher - Omar Petty                    UNC-Charlotte                         0
  Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 2   05-07   Total:   2  05-07
111. Luke Lamb - Wilson Smith                     Bethel University                     0
  Day 1: 3   05-05     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   3  05-05
112. Brian Volkernick - Erik Zilgme               University of Maine                   0
  Day 1: 1   01-15     Day 2: 2   03-01   Total:   3  05-00
113. Emma Mullineaux -                            University of Maryland                0
  Day 1: 1   02-11     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  02-11
114. Ethan Wallace - Tyler Beckerman              University of Missouri                0
  Day 1: 1   02-03     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  02-03
115. Anthony Fazio - Luke Jasper                  Illinois State University             0
  Day 1: 1   01-07     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   1  01-07
116. Logan Tate - Chase Chastain                  Jacksonville State University         0
  Day 1: 0   00-00     Day 2: 0   00-00   Total:   0  00-00
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
 1        60       434      1185-03
 2        53       400      1127-15
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         113       834      2313-02

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