College: Chico State leads Day 2

REDDING, Calif. — Loud screams echoed across Lake Shasta today during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops. The reason for the elation was the enormous 9-pound, 10-ounce, spotted bass boated by the Chico State team of Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer.

The huge bass anchored an 18-pound, five-bass limit that catapulted them from last to first place with a two-day total weight of 25-7. Sweitzer, who caught the bass, beamed as he held the potbellied fish up for the crowd that attended the weigh-in at Bridge Bay Marina.

Wednesday’s leader, Jacob Wall, from the University of Oregon, is in second place with 24-2. Wall is fishing without a team partner. The Chico State team of Nick Klein and Mike Klemm are third with 21-10.

All 16 teams competing in the tournament will fish Friday, which is the final round. The winning team will earn $4,500 for their college bass fishing team.

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