BASS announced Tuesday the addition of the second Bassmaster College Classic to coincide with the final Elite Series regular-season event, the Auto Zone Sooner Run.
BASS introduced the tournament format at the 40th Bassmaster Classic, which was held in Birmingham, Ala., this past February. The event will feature six two-angler college bass fishing teams, the University of Arkansas Bass Team, the Oklahoma State Bass Fishing Club and the OU Bassfishing Team.
The competition will take place on Saturday, June 19, from first light to 2 p.m. CT on Oklahoma's Fort Gibson Lake. Competitors, who will fish within the confines of a five-fish limit, will weigh their catches on the Bassmaster Elite Series main stage immediately before the Elite competitors tote their catches to the scales at Three Forks Harbor in Muskogee, Okla.
"This is an excellent opportunity to provide some ancillary competition, in the form of schools with strong rivalries and passionate fan bases, surrounding our Elite Series regular-season finale," said Jamie Wilkinson, BASS' senior director of event operations and business development.
The weigh-in will be streamed live on Bassmaster.com. The team with the heaviest cumulative weight will score victory in the fledgling competition circuit and will be recognized on the Elite Series stage. The full list of competitors can be found below.
University of Arkansas Bass Team:
Jerid Jones and Turner Hall
Clay Ramey and Taylor Denniston
Oklahoma State Bass Fishing Club:
Brody Hensley and Orie Chambers
Trevor Parks and Chase Edminston
OU Bassfishing Team:
Chip Porche and Mark Johnson
Paul Muzljakovich and Tyler Nipper