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Lake Superior State Lakers Claim Second-Round Lead In Bassmaster College Bass Tournament

by: JamieDay Matthews,

Nic Rand (right) and Keegan Russell of Lake Superior State University are leading the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwest Regional on Lake of the Ozarks with a 2-day total of 41 lbds, 6 ozs.
Photo by Ronnie Moore/Bassmaster
(Mar 30, 2017 - OSAGE BEACH, Mo.)

 Nic Rand and Keegan Russell of Lake Superior State University took the lead on the second day of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwest Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake of the Ozarks with a two-day total of 41 pounds, 6 ounces.
 
The Laker duo boated almost 22 pounds on Thursday to take a slim lead into the final period of the Midwest Regional. Rand’s and Russell’s 21-15 sack was the heaviest limit of the day Thursday, and it propelled them to the top spot.
 
The weather took a turn for the worse overnight as heavy rain, hail and wind ravaged the Osage Beach area and muddied up a good majority of the creeks on Lake of the Ozarks. The change in water color and the influx of cloudy conditions forced Rand and Russell to abandon their main spot after a few fishless hours on Thursday. They searched for clearer, stable water, and that paid dividends, propelling them into first among 138 teams.The move also proved wise because it enabled the teammates to find several other fishing areas that might help them in the final round Friday.
 
“We’ve been trying to ‘manage’ our areas after catching our weight,” Russell said. “That allowed us to practice for two to three hours in different areas today and find some spots for Friday.”
 
“We really needed the sun to shine for our best area to produce, and it didn’t today,” Rand said. “Catching fish in cloudy, windy conditions really helped our confidence heading into a different weather situation on the final day.”
 
The leaders’ nearest pursuer, the team of Louie Dazzo and Collin Cropp of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater boated 21-3. Those two teams separated themselves from third place by a 2-pound, 10-ounce margin. Dazzo and Cropp stayed with their game plan and it kept them in the runner-up position heading into the final day.
 
“We’ve been mixing in two different reaction bites throughout the week,” Dazzo said. “Today, though, we mixed in a slower presentation throughout the same areas and produced some fish too.”
 
They have worked the same part of the lake each of the first two days, but they are confident that bass are continuing to move into the areas they’re fishing.
 
Wednesday’s leaders Jacob Louis and JT Russell of McKendree University fell to third place, but are within striking distance going into the final frame. Chandler Robertson and Austin Culbertson of the University of Missouri moved up to fourth after weighing-in two identical 17-12 limits in a row. Hunter Mills and Hunter McKinley of Murray State University round out the Top 5 with a two-day total of 33-7.
 
The Top 20 teams now advance to the final day of competition where they will battle it out for the 19 available spots for the National Championship.
 
With 118 fewer teams competing the final day, the Wisconsin-Whitewater anglers think their chances will improve with less fishing pressure.
 
The final day takeoff will happen at Grand Glaze Marina at 6:45 a.m. CT and the championship weigh-in will start at 3 p.m. at the same location.

2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Title Sponsor: Carhartt

2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Presenting Sponsor: Bass Pro Shops

2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Premier Sponsors: Mercury, Minn Kota, Huk, Skeeter Boats, Humminbird, Shell Rotella, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Triton Boats, Yamaha, Berkley

2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Supporting Sponsors: ABU Garcia, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Lowrance, Costa, Shimano, Advance Auto Parts, Phoenix Boats, Livingston Lures, St. Croix Rods

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Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwest Regional presented by Bass Pro Shops
3/29/2017 - 3/31/2017
Lake of the Ozarks - Public Boat Ramp #2 - Osage Beach, MO


STANDINGS BOATER DAY 2

Name # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz
1 Nic Rand - Keegan Russell Lake Superior State University 5 5 21-15 10 10 41-6
2 Louie Dazzo - Collin Cropp U. of Wisconsin Whitewater 5 5 21- 3 10 10 40-15
3 Jacob Louis - JT Russell McKendree University 5 5 15-11 10 10 38-5
4 Chandler Robertson - Austin Culbertson University of Missouri 5 5 17-12 10 10 35-8
5 Hunter Mills - Hunter McKinley Murray State University 5 5 16- 4 10 10 33-7
6 Justin Carr - Austin Carr Heartland Community College 5 5 14-14 10 10 33-6
7 Luke Parlow - Brad Burton Missouri State University 5 5 17- 9 10 10 33-3
8 Austin Butler - Will Gentry Murray State University 5 5 16-12 10 10 33-1
9 Thor Swanson - Mitch Swanson Bemidji State University 5 5 15-13 10 10 32-6
10 Brock Wilke - Brady Faust McKendree University 5 5 12-13 10 10 32-2
11 Sean Solomon - Nicholas Moore Southeast Missouri State University 5 5 15-14 10 10 32-1
12 Jacob Harris - Tyler Smith Southeast Missouri State University 5 5 14-13 10 10 31-10
13 Tanner Ward - Kent State 5 5 14- 9 10 10 31-5
14 Sheldon Rogge - Travis Blenn Kansas State University 5 5 16-10 9 9 31-2
15 Paul Davis - Shane Parker Missouri State University 5 5 19- 0 10 10 30-12
16 Crosley Welch - Matt Fielder Missouri State University 5 5 18- 8 9 9 30-11
17 Austin Mau - Isaac Johnson Bemidji State University 5 5 15- 6 10 10 30-7
18 Justin Guarnaccio - Michael Tesch University of Wisconsin Stout 5 5 15- 9 10 10 30-6
19 Lance Freeman - Cameron Brooks Murray State University 5 5 17-13 10 10 29-14
20 Hunter Scharphorn - Jake Dorony Lake Superior State University 5 5 12- 9 10 10 29-11
21 Jake Hoselton - Kyle Schingoethe Southern Illinois University 5 5 16- 6 9 9 29-8
22 Chase Serafin - Conner Gough Adrian College 5 5 18- 0 9 9 28-10
23 Zach Hartley - Zac Beek Iowa State 5 5 15- 5 10 10 28-3
24 Colton Mellinger - Hunter Litchfield Western Illinois University 5 5 14- 5 10 10 28-0
25 Mitchell Armstrong - Mathew Siebert U. of Central Missouri 5 5 15-11 10 10 27-11
26 Seth Becker - Nicholas Kirkton Illinois State University 5 5 21- 1 7 7 27-10
27 Jordan Hartman - Mason Grabowski Murray State University 5 5 13- 7 10 10 26-12
28 Levi Umland - Carlos Thomas Illinois State University 5 5 13-11 10 10 26-10
29 Ben McCord - Matt Blair Iowa State 5 5 12- 8 10 10 26-7
30 Nick Marsh - Blake Johnson Adrian College 5 5 13-15 10 10 26-6
31 Mike Anderson - Johnny Moua U. of Wisconsin Oshkosh 5 5 13- 3 10 10 26-6
32 Chance Scott - Jacob Begley Greenville College 2 2 8- 3 7 7 26-3
33 Benjamin Fouts - Jeffrey Demacabalin Greenville College 3 3 11-12 8 8 26-0
34 Jackson Ebbers - Derek Kane University of Nebraska 4 4 14-10 7 7 25-15
35 Joseph Faulconer - Curtis Applebaum University of Louisville 5 5 16-12 8 8 25-4
36 Hunter Reifschneider - Jonathan Klaes University of Dubuque 5 5 16- 8 7 7 25-0
37 Mitch VanErt - Steven Sellnow U. of Wisconsin Whitewater 5 5 12- 3 10 10 24-15
38 Sam Haines - Graham Howard Kansas State University 4 4 9- 3 9 9 24-10
39 Cole Atkinson - Tanner Atkinson St Ambrose University 5 5 11-15 10 10 24-9
40 Matt Wolz - Wes Lashmett Western Illinois University 5 5 16-10 8 8 241
41 Jared Mataczynski - Steve Nebel U. of Wisconsin Whitewater 5 5 14- 3 9 9 23-13
42 Hayden Lee - Nick King Missouri State University 5 5 11-10 9 9 23-11
43 Andrew Cannon - Joe Nakai U. of North Alabama 5 5 18- 7 6 6 22-10
44 Cody Batterson - Jason Richardson Adrian College 5 5 12- 2 9 9 22-8
45 Hunter Whiteley - Tyler Nekolny Kansas State University 2 2 7- 7 7 7 22-6
46 Justin Schick - Tyler Rocke Illinois State University 4 4 7-15 9 9 22-4
47 Phillip Germagliotti - Braden Watt McKendree University 5 5 13-12 8 8 21-7
48 Trevor McKinney - Curtis Lilly McKendree University 5 5 15- 1 7 7 20-14
49 John Whalen - Ian Snowden Eastern Illinois University 4 4 8-15 7 7 20-9
50 Andrew Thomas - Denver Todd U. of Central Missouri 5 5 12- 1 9 9 20-8
51 Colton Gillund - Blake Lawston U. of Wisconsin Platteville 5 5 14- 9 7 7 19-5
52 Cody Will - Will Beck Indiana State University 5 5 12-11 8 8 19-2
53 Brendan Madden - Brock Meigs McKendree University 5 5 13- 5 8 8 19-1
54 Adam Neu - Zach Clisch U. of Wisconsin Platteville 1 1 3-14 6 6 18-15
55 John Neubauer - Andrew Jensen Moraine Valley Community College 5 5 14- 4 7 7 18-12
56 Aaron Wojtowicz - Zachary Hansen University of Wisconsin Stout 5 5 12-13 7 7 18-7
57 Corey Skaggs - Zach Lewis University of Louisville 3 3 7-12 8 8 18-4
58 Taylor Schmitt - Brad Wyss McKendree University 3 3 6-14 7 7 17-14
59 Colby Brauer - Matt Kudrna University of Missouri 5 5 11- 5 8 8 17-13
60 Anthony Gilmore - CJ Hatton Schoolcraft College 2 2 5-12 7 7 17-10
61 Brandon Durr - Riley Rathbun Drury 1 1 2- 1 6 6 17-8
62 Quinton Booth - Clay Cooper Missouri State University 4 4 10-13 7 7 17-8
63 Brandon Heizer - Gabe Dubois University of Missouri 3 3 9-11 6 6 17-8
64 Grant Ehlenfeldt - Brett Stanek U. of Wisconsin Platteville 3 3 7-11 7 7 17-5
65 Trent Brown - Elijah Peters University of Louisville 5 5 17- 3 5 5 17-3
66 Grant Stittleburg - Remington Stittleburg University of Wisconsin-Platteville 5 5 16-11 5 5 16-11
67 Michael Dircz - Andrew Wolfe University of Wisconsin 5 5 12- 2 6 6 16-11
68 Logan Moore - Adam Santee University of Nebraska 2 2 6- 3 6 6 16-7
69 Coleton Caldwell - Grant Oserowsky UMKC School of Dentistry 4 4 9-10 6 6 16-5
70 Dylan McMains - Austin Bartholomew University of Iowa 2 2 2-15 6 6 15-15
71 Connor Graham - Sam Sobieck University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 4 4 11- 6 6 6 15-14
72 Shane Campbell - Trent Robinson McKendree University 2 2 4-12 6 6 14-14
73 Jacob Gieske - Grant Chapa St Cloud State University 4 4 5-14 8 8 14-11
74 Jordan Wolf - Nicholas Schneider University of Illinois 1 1 3- 4 5 5 14-9
75 Aron Pontillo - Alec Garrison U. of Wisconsin Platteville 1 1 2- 6 5 5 14-8
76 Thomas Robbins - Riley Welch Michigan State University 2 2 5- 8 4 4 14-7
77 Nestor Gutierrez - John Moran Western Illinois University 5 5 8-15 8 8 14-5
78 Justin Bruno - Brody Anderson Grand Valley State University 2 2 4-14 6 6 14-3
79 Jordan Nauert - Logan Meadows Indiana State University 5 5 11- 1 6 6 13-15
80 Joachim Speldrich - Spencer Host St Cloud State University 1 1 3- 4 3 3 13-8
81 Ben Kroeger - Nathan Scalise University of Nebraska 3 3 7-11 5 5 13-7
82 Brian Bueker - Kale Kirby Missouri State University 5 5 12-12 5 5 12-12
83 Max Hellmann - Steve Niemi Jr University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 1 1 2- 4 4 4 12-4
84 Jacob Anderson - Bryce Smith University of Wisconsin 3 3 5-13 6 6 12-4
85 Chris Burwell - Miles Kopplin University of Ilinois 2 2 4- 6 5 5 12-2
86 Nicholas Hanisch - Daniel Hanson University of Ilinois 4 4 6-15 6 6 12-1
87 Grant Pavelka - Kylan Rhodes MPCC 0 0 0- 0 5 5 11-14
88 Cody Hallanger - Dan Scott University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 2 2 5- 0 5 5 11-14
89 Brandon Falwell - Nathan Adams Murray State University 0 0 0- 0 3 3 11-3
90 Brandon Brant - Jordan Saladis U. of Wisconsin Platteville 3 3 7-11 4 4 11-3
91 Reece Crabtree - Travis Kem Missouri State University 0 0 0- 0 4 4 10-13
92 Patrick Morrison - Dylan Rague Iowa State 0 0 0- 0 4 4 10-12
93 Reed Fredrick - Nash Henrichs University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 0 0 0- 0 3 3 9-15
94 Cody Salzmann - Kenneth Prince University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff 0 0 0- 0 2 2 9-11
95 Kolton Kitterman - University of Ilinois 3 3 6-10 4 4 9-11
96 Silas Grote - Jaret Baker St Cloud State University 1 1 6- 9 2 2 9-10
97 Quinn Fowler - Joshua Schraad Kansas State University 2 2 3-11 4 4 9-10
98 Spencer Oemig - Christopher Lewis University of Wisconsin 1 1 5- 8 2 2 9-5
99 Neal Wisinski - Sawyer Schmidt University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 1 1 1- 1 4 4 9-2
100 Austin Settles - Lucas Walz Western Kentucky University 3 3 5-10 4 4 8-15
101 Austin Chapman - Jake Freeman McKendree University 3 3 6-12 4 4 8-14
102 Daniel Bochucinski - Andrew Begley Western Illinois University 2 2 6- 5 3 3 8-13
103 Nick Montilino - Brock Spencer Murray State University 0 0 0- 0 3 3 8-8
104 Garrett Crabtree - Ryan Tune U. of Central Missouri 2 2 6- 8 3 3 8-7
105 Conner Hinckle - Jack Mauer University of Northern Iowa 1 1 1-14 4 4 8-5
106 Tyler Andrews - Danny Sprague Michigan State University 3 3 6- 1 4 4 8-5
107 Peyton Porter - Jacob Fleming Murray State University 1 1 3- 6 3 3 8-5
108 Mike Wolthusen - John Baumunk St Ambose University 2 2 5-10 3 3 8-2
109 Kameron Cantley - Andrew Alvey Western Kentucky University 1 1 5-13 2 2 7-11
110 Ben Wanke - Spencer Hahn University of Wisconsin 0 0 0- 0 3 3 7-4
111 Zach Hingson - Ethan Fitzwilliam University of Illinois 1 1 7- 0 1 1 7-0
112 Christian Ponzetti - Brock Gordley University of Missouri 1 1 3-13 2 2 6-0
113 Tyler Rush - Tommy Torkelson U. of Wisconsin Stevens Point 2 2 5-15 2 2 5-15
114 Luke Gillund - Robby Troje Bemidji State University 2 2 5-11 2 2 5-11
115 Wade Brown - Luke Miller University of Louisville 1 1 2- 7 2 2 5- 4
116 Payton Miller - Adam Fuchs Kansas State 2 2 5- 3 2 2 5-3
117 Nick Dagel - Scott Humphreys University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 0 0 0- 0 2 2 5-0
118 Chris Brooks - Quinten Brown Greenville College 1 1 4-12 1 1 4-12
119 Cody Hamacher - Remington Koch Missouri State University 0 0 0- 0 2 2 4-7
120 Ethan Wallace - Blaine Dennis University of Missouri 1 1 3- 7 1 1 3-7
121 Tanner Smith - Brian Badock University of Missouri 0 0 0- 0 2 2 3-1
122 Jarrett Martin - Jake Bayer Adrian College 0 0 0- 0 1 1 3-1
123 Jordan Mullis - Joe Long Indiana University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 3-0
124 Joe Bardill - Ryan Lancaster Murray State University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 2-14
125 Alex Allen - Brandon Bayer Western Kentucky University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 2-11
126 Mason Bishop - Levi Rogers Southern Illinois University Carbondale 1 1 2- 6 1 1 2-6
126 Micah Thornton - Stetson Pendergrass Western Kentucky University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 2-6
128 Ashley Ruggles - Devin Hendrix Drury University 1 1 1-13 1 1 1-13
129 Josef Rogers - Connor Engelkes Iowa State 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1-12
130 Blake Vincent - Austin Herrera St Ambrose University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1-11
131 Jacob Carlson - Kai Guthrie University of Wisconsin Stout 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Matt Garfield - Erik Gaffron University of Minnesota-Duluth 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Alec Meunier - Caleb Mulzer Western Kentucky University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Bradley Miller - Connor Maloney Western Kentucky University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Austin Niggli - Andrew Althoff McKendree University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Bryce Popa - Drew Baehl Indiana University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Cody Roy - Kyle Hayes Michigan State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
131 Justin Sande - Dylan Sande University of Minnesota-Duluth 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0-0
 
BIG BASS
Day Name City,State Lbs-Oz
1 Cody Salzmann - Kenneth Prince University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, AR 7-5
2 Zach Hingson - Ethan Fitzwilliam University of Illinois Atwood, IL 7-0
 
TOTALS
Day # Fish # Live Lbs-Oz # Limits
1 388 388 1124-12 38
2 400 400 1163-14 55