FLIPPIN, ARK. (September 13, 2013) Anglers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Tennessee Tech University will participate in an all-expense-paid competition at a private lake owned by legendary Ranger Boats Pro Jimmy Houston on September 21st, made possible by their participation in the Ranger Cup University program. The collegiate anglers will fish from brand-new, fully rigged Ranger RT 188C aluminum boats during the made-for-TV competition, which will air nationally on NBC Sports Network’s Americana Outdoors. The grand prize package includes over $2,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the winning team.
Paul Clark and Brett Preuett, both collegiate anglers from the University of Louisiana-Monroe qualified for the event by being the highest-finishing Ranger Cup University participants in the FLW College Fishing National Championship. Joe Slagle and Cliff Dye, collegiate anglers from Tennessee Tech University, claimed the highest place of finish for a Ranger Cup University-qualified team at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship which is the season ending event of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Modeled after the most lucrative contingency rewards in the industry, Ranger Cup, Ranger Cup University is the first program of its kind exclusively for collegiate anglers and is open to those fishing in either FLW- or Cabela’s Collegiate Series-affiliated competitions. Signup is free, regardless of which brand of boat they own. To remain qualified in the program, anglers need only adhere to clothing and logo requirements. And as part of the Ranger Cup University program, participants will be able to receive specially discounted tournament gear through Gemini Custom Apparel, with no artwork or set-up fees. Ranger Cup University anglers can purchase fully customized tournament jerseys for as low as $48.
Collegiate anglers must register each year to remain eligible in the program. 2014 registration will be online and available soon. For more information on Ranger Cup University, including details on program guidelines and benefits, go online to RangerBoats.com (www.rangerboats.com)