FLIPPIN, Ark. (May 29, 2019) - Bethel University anglers Cole Floyd and Carter McNeil qualified for the 2019 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge with a win at the recent Boat U.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Series National Championship. The duo also made history as the first ever back-to-back national champions in one of college fishing's most prestigious events, hosted on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes.
Floyd and McNeil led after day one with a five-fish limit of 22.85 pounds, giving them the lead going into the final day. On day two, the team nearly matched their day one total by bringing in 22.80 pounds. Both bags were the heaviest for each day and gave the team the win by more than seven pounds.
For their efforts, the anglers won $5,000 and added $2,000 for qualifying for the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge. Teams competing in the Team of the Year Challenge receive a prize package that includes travel, lodging and meals, as well as the opportunity to compete on national television from fully rigged Ranger boats later this fall.
Modeled after the pro-level Ranger Cup program, the most lucrative contingency rewards in the industry, Ranger Cup University is the first program designed exclusively for collegiate anglers and is open to those fishing in either FLW- or BoatUS-affiliated competitions. Signup is free, regardless of which brand of boat the anglers own or fish from. To remain qualified in the program, anglers need only adhere to clothing and logo requirements. As part of the Ranger Cup University program, participants will be able to receive specially discounted tournament gear through Gemini Custom Apparel, with no artwork or set-up fees. Through this partnership, Ranger Cup University anglers can purchase fully customized tournament jerseys for as low as $48.
For complete program guidelines and details on Ranger Cup University, including payout, clothing requirements and informational videos, go online to www.rangercup.com.
About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.