College: Predicted high winds force Championship Saturday cancellation at Cherokee

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — B.A.S.S. officials have canceled Championship Saturday competition at the Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Cherokee Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops due to predicted high winds that are expected to make conditions unsafe for boating and related tournament activities. 

A winning team will be crowned Friday and the Top 27 teams after this afternoon’s weigh-in will advance to the National Championship. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory through Saturday evening calling for southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Damage and widespread power outages are expected due to the sustained high winds. 

Day 1 weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET and can be streamed on

The Jefferson County Department of Tourism is hosting the tournament.