Simpson University Earns Victory at MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament on California Delta

OAKLEY, Calif. (April 24, 2023) – The Simpson University team of Ryan Beaty of Martinez, California, and Nathan Phillips of Kelseyville, California, brought a five-bass limit across the stage Friday weighing 14 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI event on the California Delta presented by Tackle Warehouse . The victory earned the Red Hawk’s bass club a qualification into the 2024 MLF College Fishing National Championship.

The top 10 finishing teams on the California Delta were:

1st: Simpson University – Ryan Beaty, Martinez, Calif., and Nathan Phillips, Kelseyville, Calif., five bass, 14-7
2nd: Oregon State University – Jake Gerrard, Drain, Ore., and Luke Van Norman, Roseburg, Ore., four bass, 13-11
3rd: Fresno State University – Kent Moua and Seth Moua, both of Fresno, Calif., five bass, 11-11
4th: Chico State University – Jared Defremery, Brentwood, Calif., and Miles Kaneko, Berkely, Calif., five bass, 11-1
5th: Chico State University – Jack Gillaspie, Chico, Calif., and Brandon Huse, Gualala, Calif., five bass, 9-5
6th: Simpson University – Michael Bray, Merced, Calif., and Brennan Osborn, Beaverton, Ore., five bass, 8-7
7th: Simpson University – James Hawkinson, Granite Bay, Calif., and Ty Manterola, Pasco, Wash., five bass, 7-12
8th: Fresno State University – Liam Cornell, Redwood City, Calif., and Brendan Holden, Clovis, Calif., five bass, 7-12
9th: Sonoma State University – Ari Forman, Westlake Village, Calif., and Cody Wyatt, Rohnert Park, Calif., five bass, 7-10
10th: Simpson University – Jacob Greene, American Canyon, Calif., and Austin Rojas, Oakley, Calif., four bass, 7-4

Complete results for the entire field can be found at

The next event for College Fishing anglers will be the Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI event at Lake Guntersville Presented by Crock-O-Gator, April 28 in Guntersville, Alabama.

The 2023 MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI features college teams from across the country competing in nine regular-season tournaments. The top 12 percent of teams from each regular-season tournament advance to the 2024 Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI National Championship.

Proud sponsors of the 2023 MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Black Rifle Coffee Company, E3, Favorite Fishing, Fox Rent a Car, General Tire, Grundens, Lawless Lures, Lew’s, Lowrance, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Wiley X and YETI.

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