Meet the College Classic Bracket competitors

Take-off will be at 6:50 a.m. each morning of the three-day tournament, and marshals will be on each of the eight boats to verify weights of each bass caught. BASSTrakk will provide up to the second results to anglers in the catch and release event, but after a mid-morning break, anglers won’t be able to see BASSTrakk results. People following along on Bassmater.com can monitor the totals all day, however, and the official reveal will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern.<BR> Fans can watch the final reveal live on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET with the victorious angler claiming his spot in the Bassmaster Classic.
Take-off will be at 6:50 a.m. each morning of the three-day tournament, and marshals will be on each of the eight boats to verify weights of each bass caught. BASSTrakk will provide up to the second results to anglers in the catch and release event, but after a mid-morning break, anglers won’t be able to see BASSTrakk results. People following along on Bassmater.com can monitor the totals all day, however, and the official reveal will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern. Fans can watch the final reveal live on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET with the victorious angler claiming his spot in the Bassmaster Classic.
No. 1 seed<BR> Cole Floyd, Bethel University<BR> Age: 22. Hometown: Leesburg, Ohio<BR> Senior, business management.<BR> Favorite fishing technique: Shallow flipping and frogging.<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’m not familiar with it. I’ve only fished it one time.”<BR> Weight to advance: “14 pounds would be good.”<BR> What would it mean to advance to Bassmaster Classic? “It would mean everything. It’s a life changer.”
No. 1 seed Cole Floyd, Bethel University Age: 22. Hometown: Leesburg, Ohio Senior, business management. Favorite fishing technique: Shallow flipping and frogging. Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’m not familiar with it. I’ve only fished it one time.” Weight to advance: “14 pounds would be good.” What would it mean to advance to Bassmaster Classic? “It would mean everything. It’s a life changer.”
No. 2 seed<BR> Carter McNeil, Bethel University<BR> Age: 23. Hometown: Abbeville, S.C.<BR> Senior, business management.<BR> Favorite fishing technique: Power fishing shallow.<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: I’m not very familiar with it.”<BR> Weight to advance: “I’d guess 14 pounds a day will win.”<BR> What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “It would be a dream come true to win this tournament and fish the Classic.”
No. 2 seed Carter McNeil, Bethel University Age: 23. Hometown: Abbeville, S.C. Senior, business management. Favorite fishing technique: Power fishing shallow. Thoughts on Watts Bar: I’m not very familiar with it.” Weight to advance: “I’d guess 14 pounds a day will win.” What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “It would be a dream come true to win this tournament and fish the Classic.”
No. 3 seed<BR> Cole Sands, Bryan College<BR> Age: 22. Hometown: Calhoun, Tenn.<BR> Graduated in spring, pursuing master’s degree in marketing.<BR> Favorite fishing technique: Having a Jig in grass.<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I fish there 20 plus times a year, but August is (really tough.)”<BR> Weight to advance: “10 to 16 pounds.”<BR> What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “Words can’t describe how much it would mean to win this tournament. I want to compete professionally so bad, and to compete in the pinnacle event of bass fishing would be unreal.”
No. 3 seed Cole Sands, Bryan College Age: 22. Hometown: Calhoun, Tenn. Graduated in spring, pursuing master’s degree in marketing. Favorite fishing technique: Having a Jig in grass. Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I fish there 20 plus times a year, but August is (really tough.)” Weight to advance: “10 to 16 pounds.” What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “Words can’t describe how much it would mean to win this tournament. I want to compete professionally so bad, and to compete in the pinnacle event of bass fishing would be unreal.”
No. 4 seed<BR> Conner Dimauro, Bryan College<BR> Age: 20. Hometown: Longwood, Fla. <BR> Junior, Business Marketing.<BR> Favorite fishing technique: Fishing shallow grass.<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’ve fished there five or six times, but never in August. Cole and I have fished a few tournaments there. It’s going to be tough and a kicker fish is going to be huge in your bag.”<BR> Weight to advance: “14 pounds.”<BR> What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “It’s been a dream of mine ever since I can remember, to walk across that stage. It would be such a cool experience to get to fish against the people I look up to…It also set up my fishing career down the road by giving me exposure and experience at the highest level.”
No. 4 seed Conner Dimauro, Bryan College Age: 20. Hometown: Longwood, Fla. Junior, Business Marketing. Favorite fishing technique: Fishing shallow grass. Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’ve fished there five or six times, but never in August. Cole and I have fished a few tournaments there. It’s going to be tough and a kicker fish is going to be huge in your bag.” Weight to advance: “14 pounds.” What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “It’s been a dream of mine ever since I can remember, to walk across that stage. It would be such a cool experience to get to fish against the people I look up to…It also set up my fishing career down the road by giving me exposure and experience at the highest level.”
No. 5 seed<BR> Garrett Enders, Bethel <BR> Age: 22. Hometown: Mifflinburg, Penn.<BR> Graduated in spring, Bachelor Degree in Business Management.<BR> Favorite technique: Any type of smallmouth fishing.<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’m familiar with it. My partner Cody and I competed in the College Classic there this past spring as well as a recent college face-off event.”<BR> Weight to advance: “It will take 12 ½ pounds to win the first round of competition.”<BR> What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “It would mean everything to win an event that is as prestigious as (the College Classic Bracket.) I would like to pursue bass fishing as a career and this tournament has opened so many doors for past college anglers. It also allow us as competitors to experience what it try is like to be a professional angler.”
No. 5 seed Garrett Enders, Bethel Age: 22. Hometown: Mifflinburg, Penn. Graduated in spring, Bachelor Degree in Business Management. Favorite technique: Any type of smallmouth fishing. Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’m familiar with it. My partner Cody and I competed in the College Classic there this past spring as well as a recent college face-off event.” Weight to advance: “It will take 12 ½ pounds to win the first round of competition.” What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “It would mean everything to win an event that is as prestigious as (the College Classic Bracket.) I would like to pursue bass fishing as a career and this tournament has opened so many doors for past college anglers. It also allow us as competitors to experience what it try is like to be a professional angler.”
No. 6 seed Cody Huff, Bethel<BR> Age: 22. Hometown: Ava, Missouri<BR> Senior, Business.<BR> Favorite technique: “However they are biting.”<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’ve only been there twice. I got second in another college event there.”<BR> Weight to advance: “I have no idea what it will take.”<BR> What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “This is a life-changing event for the guy that wins this. It would mean the world and be a dream come true.”
No. 6 seed Cody Huff, Bethel Age: 22. Hometown: Ava, Missouri Senior, Business. Favorite technique: “However they are biting.” Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I’ve only been there twice. I got second in another college event there.” Weight to advance: “I have no idea what it will take.” What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “This is a life-changing event for the guy that wins this. It would mean the world and be a dream come true.”
No. 7 seed<BR> Tyler Christy, McKendree University<BR> Age: 19. Hometown: Bolinbrook, Ill.<BR> Sophomore, business management.<BR> Favorite fishing technique: “Flipping and pitching, whether it’s a beaver around grass or a jig around docks. I grew up catching them this way on all my home lakes where there’s typically not a lot of deep fishing.”<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: First time.<BR> Weight to advance:  13 to 14 pounds.<BR> What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “I think it’s almost every tournament angler’s dream to make it to the Bassmaster Classic. To get a chance at 19 would be an incredible experience. It would put me one step closer to making a career out of fishing.”
No. 7 seed Tyler Christy, McKendree University Age: 19. Hometown: Bolinbrook, Ill. Sophomore, business management. Favorite fishing technique: “Flipping and pitching, whether it’s a beaver around grass or a jig around docks. I grew up catching them this way on all my home lakes where there’s typically not a lot of deep fishing.” Thoughts on Watts Bar: First time. Weight to advance: 13 to 14 pounds. What would it mean to advance to the Bassmaster Classic? “I think it’s almost every tournament angler’s dream to make it to the Bassmaster Classic. To get a chance at 19 would be an incredible experience. It would put me one step closer to making a career out of fishing.”
No. 8 seed<BR> Trey Schroeder, McKendree University<BR> Age: 19. Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.<BR> Sophomore, environmental studies.<BR> Favorite technique: Flipping and pitching.<BR> Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I have never been to Watts Bar, but I’m looking forward to it.”<BR> Weight to advance: “It’ll take 18 pounds to win Round 1.”<BR> What would it mean to advance and fish the Bassmaster Classic? “Winning the College Classic Bracket would be amazing. It would mean everything to me. It’s been my lifelong dream to fish the Classic.”<BR>
No. 8 seed Trey Schroeder, McKendree University Age: 19. Hometown: St. Louis, Mo. Sophomore, environmental studies. Favorite technique: Flipping and pitching. Thoughts on Watts Bar: “I have never been to Watts Bar, but I’m looking forward to it.” Weight to advance: “It’ll take 18 pounds to win Round 1.” What would it mean to advance and fish the Bassmaster Classic? “Winning the College Classic Bracket would be amazing. It would mean everything to me. It’s been my lifelong dream to fish the Classic.”
Take-off will be at 6:50 a.m. each morning of the three-day tournament, and marshals will be on each of the eight boats to verify weights of each bass caught. BASSTrakk will provide up to the second results to anglers in the catch and release event, but after a mid-morning break, anglers won’t be able to see BASSTrakk results. People following along on Bassmater.com can monitor the totals all day, however, and the official reveal will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern.<BR> Fans can watch the final reveal live on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET with the victorious angler claiming his spot in the Bassmaster Classic.
Take-off will be at 6:50 a.m. each morning of the three-day tournament, and marshals will be on each of the eight boats to verify weights of each bass caught. BASSTrakk will provide up to the second results to anglers in the catch and release event, but after a mid-morning break, anglers won’t be able to see BASSTrakk results. People following along on Bassmater.com can monitor the totals all day, however, and the official reveal will take place at 2 p.m. Eastern. Fans can watch the final reveal live on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET with the victorious angler claiming his spot in the Bassmaster Classic.