After a national search, and review of over 120 college applicants, Fenwick has selected the 2014 Fenwick Collegiate Pro Team. The 21 accomplished collegiate anglers were chosen based on academic performance, community outreach, tournament participation, as well as other criteria. Fenwick will outfit these anglers with the latest in Fenwick gear and other goodies as they support Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events during the 2014 season.

According to Casey Davidson of Fenwick, “After careful consideration, we are extremely excited to welcome these anglers to Team Fenwick.  We had well over 100 applicants and were able to handpick some great candidates for the opportunity to represent Fenwick and compete for the paid summer internship.  On behalf of Fenwick, we would like to thank all those that submitted entries, and we look forward to working with those who were chosen.”

“This one of a kind program is really exciting in so many ways as it provides not only an opportunity for college anglers to be a part of a prestigious program like Team Fenwick, but it also provides an opportunity to learn more about the business side of the fishing industry for the angler winning the internship,” stated Wade Middleton Association of Collegiate Anglers Director and President of CarecoTV.

Over the course of the 2014 season collegiate members of the Fenwick Collegiate Pro Team will actively be promoting and supporting the Fenwick brand, and the top three anglers at the end of the season will be flown to Pure Fishing headquarters for interviews, where one will be selected for a paid summer internship with Fenwick.

2014 Team Fenwick College Pro Team

Riley Manasco – Huntingdon College, AL
Byron Kenney –  University of Georgia, GA
Adam Brookman – Mckendree University, IL
Ethan Wages – University of South Alabama, AL
John Larsen – University of Central Florida, FL
Kyle Richardt – North Carolina State University, NC
Joshua Smith – California State University, CA
Justin Telep – Ohio University, OH
Kurt Walker – Wake Forest University, NC
Matt Beeler – University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Matthew Mattingly – Lindsey Wilson College, KY
William Gilbert – Elon University, NC
Wade Brown – University of Louisville, KY
Nicholas Ahearn – University of South Florida, FL
Noah Humfeld – University of Wisconsin Platteville, WI
Patrick Bowers – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, WI
Robert Seise – Christopher Newport University, VA
Scott Davis – University of Louisville, KY
Tony Mehrl – University of Iowa, IA
Tyler Zimmerman – University of Wisconsin Whitewater, IL
Nicholas Belluardo – Kent, OH

In addition to Fenwick Earn Your Wings program, Pure Fishing will also continue their collegiate discount purchase program, which is available to collegiate anglers everywhere. Student anglers fishing at least one major event in 2014 with College B.A.S.S., FLW College Fishing, or the ACA are eligible for product purchase discounts across all Pure Fishing Brands. To obtain the Pure Fishing discount, student anglers must email Roxanne Coleman at  grcoleman@purefishing.com from their school email address.

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