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K-State Today

June 7, 2017



Wildcats reel in third bass fishing national championship in five years

By Communications and Marketing

Travis Blenn and Kyle Alsop. Photo courtesy of FLW.

Travis Blenn, senior in park management and conservation, and Kyle Alsop, a December 2016 graduate in mechanical engineering, brought home first place June 2 at the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Alabama's Lake Wheeler. 

The team's three-day total of 44 pounds, 12 ounces — including an 11-pound, 11-ounce bag on the final day of competition — secured their first-place finish.

Alsop's and Blenn's win is the third national championship in five years for the K-State bass team. Alsop also was a member of last year's Bassmaster College Series National Championship-winning team, and a member of K-State's team won a national title in 2012.

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