Teams representing 12 universities will take off from Blythe Landing located at 15901 NC Highway 73 in Huntersville, N.C., at 7 each morning. Weigh-ins will be held daily at Davidson Village Green beginning at 4 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
Teams will fish for a top award of $25,000 for their university plus a 177TR Ranger wrapped in school colors and powered by an Evinrude or Yamaha outboard for their bass fishing club.
The top five teams from each of five National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championships will advance to the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship April 10-12, 2010, on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, Tenn. The winning team at the national championship will qualify for the 2010 Forrest Wood Cup.
Teams slated to compete in the Northern Regional Championship are:
Chestnut Hill College
Fairmont State University
North Carolina State University
State University of New York College at Plattsburg
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Vermont Technical College
Davidson College will also host the Reel Life Festival in conjunction with the Northern Regional Championship. The free festival, located at Davidson Village Green, will feature a Battle of the Bands, the National Guard Warrior Challenge ropes course, rock-climbing wall, paintball range, geocaching and a variety of other activities and will kick-off Saturday, Nov. 7 from noon to 7 p.m. The tournament weigh-in will start at 4 p.m. On Sunday and Monday, Nov. 8-9, the Reel Life Festival will run in conjunction with the tournament weigh-in from 4 to 7 p.m. Reel Life Festival visitors can register to win iPod Nanos, which will be given away on Nov. 7-8, and a MacBook Air, which will be given away Nov. 9.
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world. FLW Outdoors also has taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing, offering the largest awards possible in the history of fantasy sports.
For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.