EWU Heading to Bassmaster College National Championship - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

EWU Heading to Bassmaster College National Championship

The Eastern Washington University Sportsman's Club is sending a team of two anglers to the B.A.S.S. Collegiate National Championship coming up August 1st-3rd on Lake Chatuge, GA. The team of Nick Barr of Lacey, WA & Jarred Walker of Moses Lake, WA  are the first team from EWU & the State of Washington to qualify for the most prized national championship in all of college fishing.

Nick & Jarred qualified for this tournament via a top 10 finish at the B.A.S.S. College Western Regional Championship at Clear Lake, CA on April 6th-7th. 68 collegiate teams at the 2013 National Championship will be fishing for thousands of dollars in scholarship money, bragging rights, and a potential berth into the professional national championship; the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, where the top prizes exceeds $500,000. 

Barr founded the EWU Sportsman's Club in 2010 and it is now one of the largest, most decorated clubs at Eastern. With over 60 members, the club participates with multiple teams on both the FLW & B.A.S.S. College fishing circuits, provides hunting & fishing trips, hunter's safety classes and is committed to habitat enhancement and community service. The overall mission of the club is to get college students involved in the outdoors. Nick & Jarred will be traveling over 5,000 miles round-trip towing Barr's boat to compete in the national championship. An expensive and grueling trip, but well worth it to represent the state of Washington and compete for the national title.

The EWU Sportsman's Club is looking for help in any shape or form to help their team be able to compete at the National Championship and fund its growing operations for the next year. The school's Club Sports Federation has set up a tax-deductible online donation program. When donating, make sure to earmark it for "Sportsman's Club". The link can be found here: https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=59778

  • College

    • No. 6 Gonzaga earns WCC title with 79-65 win over BYU

      Needing a win to secure an outright conference title, the Gonzaga Bulldogs raced out to a lead and never looked back Saturday on the road at BYU. The Bulldogs topped the Cougars 79-65 in front of 18,987 fans at the Marriott Center.  Johnathan Williams scored 16 points while Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 points and five rebounds for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs finish the regular season at 27-4 overall and 17-1 in West Coast Conference play. They have now ...

    • Photo: Idaho Athletics

      Vandals bounce back with big win at Weber State

      Without one of their veterans, the Vandals needed somebody to step up on Saturday night.  Instead, everybody did, as Idaho took the 68-62 win over Weber State on the road to get win number 20 on the season.

    • Bliznyuk reaches 2,000 points in Eagles' win at ISU

      Senior Bogdan Bliznyuk went over the 2,000-point mark in his career and finished with a game-high 17, but three other Eagles scored in double figures as the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team beat Idaho State 74-69 in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday (Feb. 24) in Pocatello.

    • Whitworth Athletics

      Roach, Whitworth stun Whitman 91-88 in NWC tournament championship

      WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Kyle Roach's three-pointer as time expired lifted visiting Whitworth University to a stunning 91-88 win over top-ranked Whitman College in the championship of the Northwest Conference men's basketball tournament on Saturday night in Whitman's Sherwood Center. Roach, the 2018 NWC Player of the Year, hit his shot over a defender from about 27 feet to lift the 4th-ranked Pirates to 24-3 and hand the Bucs the NWC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournam...
    • (Photo: Robert Hubner)

      Cougars Can't Complete Comeback at Stanford

      For the second game in a row it came down to the final seconds for Washington State, but this time it didn’t go the Cougars way. Stanford Freshman Daejon Davis hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to play, sealing an 86-84 win for Stanford over Washington State on Saturday. Robert Franks scored 19 points to lead the Cougars, who fall to 11-17 overall and 3-13 in conference play. Malachi Flynn and Drick Bernstine each added 16 points, a season...
    • EWU Comes from Behind to Top Idaho State on Senior Day

      CHENEY, Wash. – It was a Senior Day that Mariah Cunningham and Delaney Hodgins likely won't forget at Reese Court. The Eastern Washington women's basketball team was down 60-44 with 7:37 remaining when they exploded on a 22-4 run in the fourth quarter to pick up a crucial Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho State, 66-44.   "The biggest thing is momentum. We are really trying to play good basketball this time of year. Going into Reno, we want to be p...