Click here to continue 1 / 10 This trophy awaits the eager hands of one angler. Eight Carhartt Bassmaster College Series competitors are vying for it this week on Grand River, knowing that with this trophy comes an invitation to fish the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Meet the anglers who all want that shot at the world’s biggest bass fishing tournament. Photo: B.A.S.S. 2 / 10 Nick Barr is a junior in marketing at Eastern Washington University. He has traveled thousands of miles to get to this point, most notably driving with his partner, Jarred Walker, from Washington to Georgia for the national championship. He and Walker took fourth place there. Barr’s first opponent in the bracket will be Tom Frink of AUM. Photo: B.A.S.S. 3 / 10 Tom Frink of Auburn University at Montgomery got everyone’s attention at the national championship when he used a rat bait from his days of fishing in California to win in Georgia. Prior to becoming a nursing student at AUM, he served three tours in Iraq in the U.S. Air Force. Frink has won as a co-angler in two Bassmaster Elite Series events, so he is no stranger to tough competition. Photo: B.A.S.S. 4 / 10 Jordan Lee of Auburn University is the only angler in this year’s competition making a back-to-back appearance in Classic Brackets. Last year, he famously competed against his brother in the final round — and lost. This event is his chance at redemption. He has an opportunity to keep the trophy in his school, as well as in his family. Photo: B.A.S.S. 5 / 10 Jacob Nummy is a senior in political science at Auburn University at Montgomery. His journey to the Bracket began in January at the regional on the Harris Chain in Florida. His first opponent is Jarred Walker of Eastern Washington University. Photo: B.A.S.S. 6 / 10 Matthew Peeler just graduated from Young Harris College with a degree in business and public policy. He and his teammate, Brad Rutherford, had a home lake advantage at the championship, which was held at Chatuge Reservoir, right outside of Young Harris in Georgia. Photo: B.A.S.S. 7 / 10 Shane Powell of Auburn University has a long history of bass fishing competition, and the fisheries management major gets to cap it off his senior year with a shot at the Bassmaster Classic. His first opponent will be Matthew Peeler of Young Harris College. Photo: B.A.S.S. 8 / 10 Brad Rutherford, along with his teammate, Matthew Peeler, just graduated from Young Harris College with a degree in business and public policy. His history includes two qualifications for the Bassmaster Junior World Championship in high school. He’ll be facing off with Jordan Lee in the first round. Photo: B.A.S.S. 9 / 10 Jarred Walker is a senior in construction management at Eastern Washington University. Like his teammate, Nick Barr, Walker has traveled farther than anyone else in the Bracket, having come from so far west. But all the competitors had to travel hundreds of miles for the Bracket competition, so it’s more of an even playing field. Photo: B.A.S.S. 10 / 10 The winner of the 2013 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series College Bracket will take the main stage at the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, just like Matt Lee did at the 2013 Bassmaster Classic. He represented Auburn University, and he gained national attention for himself and his school in front of a live audience, on TV and online. Which angler will make the same splash this year? Find out on Sunday, Sept. 29, when a winner is determined. Photo: B.A.S.S.