NC State’s Will White, a senior in wood products, and Chris Wood, a junior in textile engineering, won the 2009 Under Armour College Bass National Championship on Sunday. The event was held over three days on the Arkansas River. From ESPN.com:
Both from North Carolina, neither Wood nor White had much experience with river fishing coming into the championship, and this was only Wood’s second tournament with College Bass, but they did rise to the top-two from a club that has more than 40 members to represent North Carolina State.
Plenty of research, sticking to the basics and committing themselves to a spot that has proven it can win tournaments made them national champions.
“I don’t think this is going to set in for another week or two,” Wood said, “maybe once my phone stops ringing.”
It’s the second national title for members of BassPack, NC State’s student fishing team. Alex Freeman, a senior in extension education, and Chad Craven won in 2006. Though BassPack was formed in January 2005, it’s already become “one of the dominant clubs in competitive collegiate bass fishing.”