Collegiate bass anglers will have even more opportunity to cash in on tournament success in 2017 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, includes many opportunities to win for the 2017 season.
Signup is free of charge and open to all college anglers, regardless of the brand of boat they own. To remain qualified in the program, anglers need only adhere to simple clothing and logo requirements while fishing select ACA and FLW-affiliated events.
For the 2017 season, each Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series qualified event will feature a $500 cash prize paid to the Ranger Cup University-qualified team/angler with the highest place of finish in each of the following events:
- Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley (March 10-12, 2017)
- Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open (March 24-26, 2017)
- Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia (April 30, 2017)
- Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship (May 24-26, 2017)
In addition to payouts at regular-season events, a $2,000 cash prize will be awarded to any Ranger Cup University-qualified team/angler that wins either the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship or the FLW College Fishing National Championship. In the event that the winners of either major Championship are not Ranger Cup University participants, a $1,000 cash prize will be paid to the Ranger Cup-qualified teams/anglers with the highest places of finish in the championship events.
Along with the cash prizes, the highest-finishing Ranger Cup University-qualified team/angler in each championship event will also receive automatic entry into the Ranger Cup University Team Challenge. The made-for-TV fish off, which will air on NBC Sports Network and Pursuit Channel during episodes of Americana Outdoors and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, will feature the two Ranger Cup University teams competing for the title of 2017 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year and a $2,000 cash prize. Both teams will receive airfare, lodging and meals as part of an expense-paid trip to the tournament location where they will compete from fully rigged Ranger boats.
Earlier this fall, the 2016 Challenge took place on Texas’ Fayette County Lake Reservoir, a popular power-plant lake known for quality largemouth. The competition featured teams from the University of North Alabama and the University of South Carolina, with UNA ultimately claiming top honors.
“We’re proud of our partnership with the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series,” said Ranger Boats Marketing Manager Matt Raynor. “There’s nothing more important to us than growing the sport of fishing and connecting with that next generation of anglers. Collegiate events, in particular, are the perfect platform to make that happen and it’s why we are so passionate about our support.”
For complete program guidelines and details on Ranger Cup University, including payout, clothing requirements and informational videos, go here https://www.rangerboats.com/rccollege/RCUniversity2017.pdf
To sign up for 2017: https://www.rangerboats.com/rccollege/index_rc.cfm
About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, waterfowl utility and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.