Drury University’s Baird & Browning Earn Victory at Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament on Lake Dardanelle

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 5, 2021) – The Drury University duo of Hunter Baird of Salina, Kansas, and Beau Browning of Hot Springs, Arkansas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces to earn the win last weekend at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Lake Dardanelle. The victory earned the Panther’s bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2022 College Fishing National Championship.

According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish targeting deep offshore structure with a deep-diving crankbait and a shaky-head rig.


1st Drury University Hunter Baird, Salina, Kan.
Beau Browning, Hot Springs, Ark.
5 16-10 $2,000
2nd Tarleton State University Drew Hargrove, Moody, Texas 5 15-3 $1,000
3rd East Texas Baptist University Kaden Proffitt, Pittsburg, Texas
Carson Ragsdale, Winnsboro, Texas
5 14-0 $500
4th Arkansas Tech University Jade Craft, Paragould, Ark.
Remington Lawrence, Russellville, Ark.
5 13-13 $500
5th Texas Tech University Logan Bronnenberg, Gainesville, Texas
Corbin Craft, Lubbock, Texas
5 13-0 $500
6th University of Nebraska Elijah Strom, Sioux City, Neb.
Hunter Suchsland, Kearney, Neb.
5 12-13
7th Drury University Cole Breeden, Eldridge, Mo.
Nathan Fideldy, Hutchinson, Kan.
5 12-7
8th University of North Alabama John Heacock, Oxford, Ala.
Cole Thompson, St. Cloud, Fla.
5 11-15
9th Sam Houston State University Blake Castleberry, Huntsville, Texas
Garrett Moss, Huntsville, Texas
5 11-11
10th National Park College Luke Dodd, Hot Springs, Ark.
Michael McIntyre, Hot Springs, Ark.
5 11-3

*Top 10 teams advance to the 2022 College Fishing National Championship

Complete results for the entire field can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.


Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship TBD TBD TBD

The event was the third and final qualifying tournaments for Southern Conference anglers and was hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotions.

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.

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