Bassmaster College Series Regional

UCF TEAM WINS BASSMASTER COLLEGE SERIES REGIONAL

Jan. 4, 2014

UCF Team Wins Bassmaster College Series Regional

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Kyle Oliver and Hunter McKamey of the University of Central Florida overcame an unexpected cold front to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional on Lake Okeechobee with a two-day total of 39-12. The duo held on to a Day 1 lead and brought 20 pounds, 13 ounces of bass to the scales on Saturday to clinch the win.

In practice, the record field of 130 college teams enjoyed clear skies and 80-degree weather, but frigid temperatures the night before competition changed the bass bite and the anglers’ plans. On Friday, winds at 25 miles per hour prevented half the field from reaching the spots they found productive in practice, but those conditions, including the 40-degree temperatures, actually helped the UCF winners.

Fishing a vast pad field with Zoom Speed Worms and Gambler Burner Worms, Oliver and McKamey caught fish that were preparing to spawn, as well as bass moving out of the spanwing areas due to the cold.

“The weather benefited us more than anybody else,” said McKamey. “We saw that everybody was flipping in our area in practice. We tried flipping but didn’t catch much.”

The UCF Knights decided to use moving baits instead. After catching a 2-pounder and a 3-pounder in the area by reeling worms, they left the spot to save it for Day 1 of competition.

“The spot we were fishing had pre-spawn fish coming in, and the cold weather made the fish that were in the reeds come out,” said Oliver. “So all those fish merged in our spot. We probably caught 30 fish today and 40 fish yesterday.”

Jake Gipson and Charlie Hurst of the University of Alabama brought in the biggest bag of the event on Saturday, weighing 24-15 and moving into second place. Their biggest bass, an 8-7 lunker, tied fellow Crimson Tide anglers John B Davis and Payton McGinnis, who brought in a bass of the same size on Friday. The two teams tied for the Carhartt Big Bass award.

Kyle Smith and Shelby Concon of the University of Florida finished in third place with a two-day total of 35-15.

The Top 18 teams qualify for the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, which will be held this summer. For more information, visit Bassmaster.com.

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Carhartt Bassmaster College Series – Southern
1/3/2014 – 1/4/2014
Lake Okeechobee – C. Scott Driver Boat Ramp – Okeechobee, Fla.

STANDINGS BOATER DAY 2
Today’s Activity Accumulative
Name # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz

1 Kyle Oliver – Hunter McKamey University of Central Florida 5 5 20-13 10 10 39-12
2 Jake Gipson – Charlie Hurst University of Alabama 5 5 24-15 10 10 38- 6
3 Kyle Smith – Shelby Concon University of Florida 5 5 20-11 10 10 35-15
4 John Ferguson – Wesley Wise Polk State College 5 5 19- 6 10 10 33- 1
5 John B Davis – Payton McGinnis University of Alabama 5 5 18- 6 8 8 33- 1
6 Dawson Lenz – Robb Young University of North Alabama 5 5 18-10 10 10 30- 2
7 Charles Conger – Demetrius Thomas Abraham Baldwin Ag College 5 5 10- 2 10 10 28-15
8 Michael Skat – Phillip Heyde Seminole State College 5 5 15- 6 10 10 28-15
9 Bo Larkins – Brian Rosso University of Georgia 5 5 10- 2 10 10 28-12
10 Jacob Roberson – Evan Horne University of North Alabama 3 3 9- 1 8 8 27- 8
11 Taylor Minick – Landon Tucker Valdosta State University 5 5 11-15 10 10 26-15
12 Neal Combs – Kevin Lucas Seminole State College 5 5 17- 4 10 10 26- 1
13 Trey Clayton – Timothy Ward Auburn University 5 5 15-14 10 10 25-15
14 David Sherry – Max Burges Southern Polytechnic State University 5 5 11- 5 10 10 25-10
15 Nathan Martin – Michael Gullette University of North Alabama 5 5 8-10 10 10 25- 7
16 Wesley Griner – Will Myrick Darton State College 5 5 13-15 10 10 25- 6
17 Justin Atkins – Joseph Marty Mississippi State University 5 5 12- 3 10 10 25- 5
18 Justin Walton – Brian Redd University of West Georgia 5 5 9-12 10 10 24-15
19 John Nolan – Tyler Collins University of West Georgia 5 5 11- 8 10 10 24-12
20 Cody Spears – Drew Cook Florida State University 5 5 12-14 10 10 24-10
21 Justin Morgan – Gus Cleary Indian River State College 5 5 7- 5 10 10 24- 7
22 Wesley Minor – Auston Wingard UAB 5 5 8- 0 10 10 24- 7
23 Garrett Roberts – Ben Curry Auburn University 5 5 13- 4 10 10 24- 6
24 John Larsen – Nick Peet University of Central Florida 5 5 6- 9 10 10 24- 3
25 Taylor Odom – Josh Cameron Mississippi State University 5 5 11- 0 10 10 24- 0
26 Taylor Thompson – Hunter Coppolino Abraham Baldwin Ag College 5 5 14-12 10 10 23-14
27 Thomas Oltorik III – Zach Ford Daytona State College 5 5 11-10 10 10 23- 9
28 Patrick Walters – Gettys Brannon University of South Carolina 5 5 12- 4 10 10 23- 2
29 Kyle Parks – Grant Kimbrel Darton State College 5 5 11- 7 10 10 22-10
30 Colton Henderson – Brandon Whaley Wallace State CC Hanceville 5 5 6-14 10 10 21-15
31 Konner Kennedy – Houston Turner Wallace State CC Hanceville 5 5 12- 1 10 10 21-11
32 Shane Fussell – Stephen Carlisle University of Florida 5 5 12- 9 10 10 21- 9
33 Brent Werts – Briggs Kennington Clemson University 5 5 9- 6 10 10 21- 7
34 Christian Shirley – Tyler Helms Mississippi State University 3 3 6-15 7 7 20-13
35 Grant Carter – Ryan Wakenigg Columbus State University 5 5 8-14 10 10 20-11
36 Justin Mahon – Jason Mahon Florida State University 5 5 13- 6 10 10 20- 9
37 Bradley Rilling – Darius Williams University of West Georgia 4 4 9- 8 9 9 20- 7
38 John Maner – Ryan Darracott University of North Alabama 5 5 11- 1 9 9 20- 6
39 Jacob Nummy – Corey Pierce AUM 2 2 2-11 7 7 20- 3
40 James Altmann – Mark Blanar University of Florida 5 5 12- 2 10 10 20- 2
41 Tommy Edwards – Dylan DeForrest Florida Gulf Coast University 5 5 7- 5 10 10 20- 1
42 Andrew Suggs – Chase Coker Darton State College 5 5 11-11 10 10 20- 1
43 Tyler Strock – Dalton Darnell AUM 5 5 11- 8 10 10 20- 1
44 William Shipes – Gatlin Edge Clemson University 2 2 4- 0 7 7 19- 7
45 Lealand Johnson – Weston King University of Alabama 3 3 5- 8 8 8 19- 7
46 Frankie Appaluccio – University of Alabama 5 5 11- 8 9 9 19- 7
47 Cody Parks – Cody Peak Mississippi State University 5 5 10-15 10 10 19- 7
48 Mitchell Jennings – Chuck Wise Auburn University 5 4 8-13 10 9 19- 7
49 Julian Quattlebaum – Lucas Johnson Georgia Regents University 5 5 13-10 9 9 19- 5
50 Jake Dupree – Jeff Clayton Mississippi State University 5 5 11- 6 10 10 18-13
51 Josh Oliver – Nathan George Gadsden State Community College 5 5 7- 8 10 10 18-12
52 Matt Lipscomb – Justin Woodruff UAB 3 3 5- 2 8 8 18- 8
53 Daniel Perry – Brandon Easterling University of Montevallo 4 4 11- 9 8 8 18- 7
54 Hayden Tilley – Alex Clayton Northeast Alabama Community College 5 5 8- 1 10 10 18- 7
55 Kyle Monti – Mike Gontko Florida Gulf Coast University 4 4 7- 5 9 9 18- 6
56 Hampton Anderson – Josh Rennebaum University of South Carolina 5 5 6-15 10 10 18- 5
57 Kyle Alford – Clark Lawrence Mississippi State University 5 5 9- 5 10 10 18- 2
58 Samuel Freeman – Shawn Callahan University of South Carolina 5 5 12-11 10 10 18- 1
59 Nick Lamia – Giles Ansley Florida State University 5 5 9-13 10 10 18- 0
60 Cody Kennedy – Nic Davis JC Calhoun Comm College 5 5 9- 5 10 10 17-11
61 Bryant Quattlebaum – Jordan Tuten Wallace State CC Hanceville 5 5 6-10 10 10 17-10
62 Austin Bell – Michael Boswell Polk State College 2 2 2- 4 7 7 17- 5
63 Nathan Griffin – Brad Davis Columbus State 5 5 7-10 10 10 17- 0
64 Kristin Forquer – John Duarte Coastal Carolina University 5 5 7- 5 10 10 16- 9
65 Briggs Defoor – Brandon Worthey Auburn University 3 3 8-10 8 8 16- 6
66 Grant Kelly – Daniel Dix Southern Polytechnic State University 5 5 10- 8 10 10 16- 3
67 Kenny Johnson – Brandon Larry University of West Georgia 5 5 15- 3 7 7 16- 2
68 Trent Palmer – Dean Mullett Georgia Southern University 3 3 3- 8 8 8 16- 1
69 Adam Neill – Logan Shaddix University of Alabama 5 5 11- 7 10 10 16- 0
70 Travis Johns – Jennings Earnest University of South Alabama 5 5 11- 1 7 7 16- 0
71 Adam Acker – Bradley King Georgia State University 5 5 8- 1 10 10 15- 7
72 Nathan Woodruff – Lowell Gann Mississippi State University 3 3 4-12 8 8 15- 1
73 Brianne McMillan – Christian Smith Florida Gulf Coast University 5 5 7-14 10 10 14- 6
74 Isaac Payne – Jace McDill Savannah College of Art & Design 2 2 4- 6 7 7 13-13
75 Jessy Meherg – Austin Keeton JC Calhoun Comm College 5 5 9- 1 8 8 13-12
76 Matthew McKenzie – Brandon Black University of West Georgia 5 5 10- 0 6 6 13- 7
77 Chandler Ray – Carson Ray Georgia Southwestern State University 1 1 5- 2 4 4 12-15
78 Ross Burns – Richard Nesbitt Clemson University 5 5 5-15 10 10 12-15
79 Jacob Reome – Matthew Garvin Clemson University 3 3 4- 7 8 8 12-10
80 Kevin Hires – Michael Bennett Seminole State College 0 0 0- 0 5 5 12- 5
81 Michael Chambliss – Dylan Tumlin Columbus State University 5 5 9- 7 7 7 12- 3
82 Nick Dion – Nate Sleight Lake Superior State University 3 3 5- 3 8 8 11-10
83 Jacob Burns – Brandon Bailey UAB 5 5 8-13 6 6 11- 2
84 Wesley Anderson – Cody Harrison University of North Alabama 4 4 11- 1 4 4 11- 1
85 Pat Snellings – Adrian Estrada Auburn University 5 5 7- 0 7 7 10-12
86 Alan Horwatt – Bryan Carroll Clemson University 0 0 0- 0 5 5 10-10
87 Ethan Wages – Dillon Hall University of South Alabama 4 4 4-12 7 7 10- 3
88 Rebekah Buterbaugh – Kaitlyn Willis University of West Georgia 3 3 3-14 8 8 10- 0
89 Joe Thompson – Lou Roland Young Harris College 2 2 2- 9 7 7 9-12
90 Austin Brown – Josh Holley AUM 0 0 0- 0 5 5 9- 8
91 Byron Kenney – Will Tredwell University of Georgia 0 0 0- 0 5 5 8-15
92 Mitch Mitchell – Evan Reid Auburn University 5 5 7-11 6 6 8-10
93 Curtis O’Daniel – Jai Rogers Northeast Alabama Community College 2 2 4- 8 5 5 8- 7
94 Daniel Green – Adam Pridgeon AUM 5 5 8- 6 5 5 8- 6
95 James Kelly – Frank Mandella Mississippi State University 4 4 7-13 4 4 7-13
96 Daniel Hughes – Mason Tippins Georgia Regents University 5 5 7- 8 5 5 7- 8
97 Wesley Steinmeyer – Justin Gill Georgia Regents University 0 0 0- 0 5 5 7- 7
98 Nicholas Harris – Charles Fee Florida State University 0 0 0- 0 5 5 7- 6
99 Austin Herring – Tanner Ellis University of Montevallo 2 2 4- 6 5 5 7- 6
100 Blake Thomas – Clint Frederick University of North Alabama 0 0 0- 0 5 5 6-14
101 Ethan Flack – JR Sapp Wallace State CC Hanceville 0 0 0- 0 3 3 6- 9
102 Colby S Smith – JaKarvis Houston Jacksonville State University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 6- 5
103 Luke Greenwell – Willem Hattink Georgia Southern University 1 1 6- 2 1 1 6- 2
104 Kendall Cain – Grayson Payne Young Harris College 1 1 3- 9 2 2 6- 1
105 Michael Sullivan – Greg Dean Wallace State CC Hanceville 0 0 0- 0 3 3 5- 6
106 Elijah Bice – Courtney Van Nest Gadsden State Community College 2 2 4- 6 3 3 5- 4
107 Candler McCollum – Will Bates Auburn University 0 0 0- 0 3 3 5- 1
108 Andrew Warbington – Mark Grant University of West Alabama 0 0 0- 0 3 3 4- 9
109 Dustin Rucks – Wesley Holden Indian River State College 2 2 2- 7 3 3 4- 6
110 Kolby Bowers – Cale Mathis Abraham Baldwin Ag College 3 3 3-11 3 3 3-11
111 Sandy Teaf – Chad Bass University of Central Florida 0 0 0- 0 1 1 2- 5
112 Matt Wallace – Ryan Norris University of Georgia 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1-14
113 Joseph Fuller – Travis King University of Montevallo 1 1 0-14 1 1 0-14
114 James Brumbeloe – Whitney Perkins University of West Alabama 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
114 Joseph Hillyer – Matthew Hand AUM 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
114 Layton Jones – Georgia Southern University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
114 Kyle Lunceford – University of Montevallo 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
114 Garrett Price – Nicholas McKeiver Lake Superior State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
114 Brandon Rivers – William Morgan University of West Alabama 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0

BIG BASSTOTALS
Day Name City,State Lbs-OzDay

1 John B Davis Vestavia, AL 8- 7
2 Jake Gipson Tuscaloosa, AL 8- 7

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