The team of Seth Hausman and Weston Brierley will make history for the state of Utah when they represent Utah Valley University in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Championship.
No team from Utah has ever qualified for this event, and this is only the second year of the club's existence, and the first year competing in B.A.S.S.
The state of Utah does not have a whole lot of bass, but the UVU bass club takes advantage of the opportunities there are and makes the most of them. Seth and Weston qualified by placing 10th at Clear Lake in California by edging out their own teammates Zach Taylor and Tate Brown to secure qualification for Lake Chatuge.
UVU bass club advisor Clinton Martinez formed the unlikely bass club in late 2011 to provide opportunities for Utah anglers, including his own two sons, to fish in college.
The team is excited to represent the State of Utah, Utah Valley University, and their fellow UVU Bass Club team members by making a statement in Georgia. There are teams out there with more experience, and teams from the West usually don’t come out East and do so well. But we feel we are prepared, and we have the right attitude to make a statement that UVU is the place in Utah when it comes to bass fishing.