WILDCARD: ETBU Finishes Strong Season
WILDCARD: ETBU Finishes Strong Season
Saturday, June 10, 2017

BASS Wildcard Lay Lake, Alabaster, Alabama

ALABASTER, Ala. (Lay Lake) – In their final outing for the first year program, the East Texas Baptist University Tiger Bass Fishing team is competed at the BASS Wildcard competition in Alabama. After two days of fishing, ETBU came close to the top 20 but finished in 35th place to end the inaugural season for them.

Day two of competition at the BASS Wildcard event on Lay Lake in Alabaster, Alabama came to a close as four ETBU teams pushed for a spot in the top 20. Jared Penton and Dustin Pearcy weighed in another limit of fish giving them a two day total of 20 pounds 1 ounces putting them in 35th place out of a 127 boat field. Chad Poulsen and Noah Batts finished the day weighing in five fish for a two day total of 17 pounds 9 ounces good enough for a 57th place finish. Jacob Keith and Brett Clark had a two day total of 7 pounds 15 ounces putting them in 104th place. Colby Simmons and Brandon Barber did not weigh in any fish. 

Head coach Cameron Burger says, "We all want to thank Skeeter Bass Boats for giving us the opportunity to represent the company and their top of the line products. Diamond C Trailers for their continued support and encouragement of the ETBU Bass Team. We also would like to thank all of our equipment supporters for providing some of the best products on the market: Temple Fork Outfitter Rods, V&M Baits, Fishing Frenzy Tackle, Costa Sunglasses, Shimano Reels, Kick'n Bass Fish Attractants and Rod ArmourZ."

Day 1 Recap

Jared Penton and Dustin Pearcy finished day one with a five fish limit weighing in 10 pounds 6 ounces putting them in 42nd place. Chad Poulsen and Noah Batts weighed in four fish for 8 pounds 2 ounces putting them in 66th place.

Chad Poulsen said, “We will need about 15 pounds tomorrow to make the cut for Saturday.”

Jacob Keith and Brett Clark weighed in two fish for 3 pounds 8 ounces putting them in 106th place. The final team of Colby Simmons and Brandon Barber didn't weigh in a fish. The cut line after Friday is the top 20 and there is less than two pounds that separate Jared Penton and Dustin Pearcy from on that list. It is very possible to jump up in the leaderboard and make the cut.

We want to thank all of our sponsors for being the some of the best companies in the industry to represent and have their support on and off the water.