Bethel University Earns College Wild Card

FLORENCE, Ala. — Bethel University's Dalton Wilson and Randall Morris held the winning hand at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card on Pickwick Lake.

Wilson and Morris won the Wild Card with a two-day total of 48 pounds, 4 ounces of bass. After bringing in 27-5 in the first round Friday to take the lead, they slammed the door on the competition with 20-15 today to not only win the event, but also qualify for the 2014 Carhartt College Series National Championship. The team also took home the Livingston Lures Leader Award, worth $500 in Livingston products and the Nitro Big Bag honors for their Day 1 bag of 25-7.
 
"We had one big bass at 10:30 and only two fish with about 15 minutes to go," Wilson said. "We were running in and decided to make one more stop on a school we hadn't been able to get on all week."
 
That stop paid off big. With only a few minutes to fish before they were due back at the docks, Wilson and Morris stopped their boat and quickly started firing casts. The bass were fired up as well.
 
Morris lost the first bass that bit, but Wilson boated his. "Then we both cast out and doubled. I netted mine, and he ‘boat-flipped' his, and then we were gone."
 
The duo relied heavily on a Ben Parker Signature Series spoon. It's basically an oversized flutter spoon about 8 inches long. Wilson and Morris would fire the bait out, let it sink to the bottom, then snatch it vigorously back up into the water column before letting it fall again.
 
"Those were the only five keepers we caught all day," Wilson said. "That's the thing with that spoon, it's tough to catch one, but when you do it's the kind you need."
 
The team that started the day in second finished in the same place. Bethel University's Cody Ross and Dewey Swims brought a two-day total of 42-14 to the scales to finish 5 pounds. 6 ounces behind their teammates. Swims captured Carhartt Big Bass honors with his 7-10 largemouth from Day 2.  
 
Justin Atkins and Joseph Marty of Mississippi State University finished third with 42-10.
 
In all, 17 of the Top 20 teams qualified for the Carhartt College Series National Championship. Three of the Top 20 teams had previously qualified for the National Championship, extending the Wild Card invitations down to 20th place.
 
The National Championship on Chatuge Reservoir is the next stop along the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series. That event will be held in Young Harris, Ga., July 31s through Aug. 2. Check your local listings for the airing of this week's Wild Card on ESPNU.

Carhartt Bassmaster College Series - Wildcard
6/27/2014 - 6/28/2014        
Pickwick Lake - McFarland Park - Florence, AL
 
STANDINGS BOATER DAY 2                                 
Today's Activity                       Accumulative          
       
Name                 # Fish       # Live      Lbs - Oz          # Fish           # Live      Lbs - Oz
1. Dalton Wilson - Randall Morris   Bethel University     5   5   20-15   10   10   48- 4
2. Cody Ross - Dewey Swims          Bethel University     5   4   18- 8   10   8    42-14
3. Justin Atkins - Joseph Marty     Mississippi State University 5       5    21- 4 10  10    42-10
4. Mitch Mitchell - Evan Reid       Auburn University     5   5   24- 4   10   10   42- 9
5. Dawson Lenz - Robb Young         University of North Alabama  5       5    21-13 10  10    41-13
6. Jacob Nummy - Tyler Strock       AUM                   5   5   15- 4   10   10   39- 2
7. Adam Neill - Logan Shaddix       University of Alabama 5   5   21- 5   10   10   37- 0
8. Scott Cain - Jacob Argo          UAB                   5   5   18- 1   10   10   36-12
9. Mike Huff - John Hunter          Georgetown College    5   5   18-15   10   10   36- 4
10. John Nolan - Tyler Collins      University of West Georgia   5       5    19- 7 10  10    35- 7
11. Justin Cooper - John Ledet      Northwestern State University 5       5    15- 9 10  10    33-14
12. Kenny Johnson - Bradley Rilling University of West Georgia   5       5    14- 8 10  10    33-11
13. Andrew Warbington - Mark Grant  University of West Alabama   5       4    16- 8 10  9     33- 0
14. John Maner - Ryan Darracott     University of North Alabama  5       5    19-13 10  10    32-14
15. Bryan Carroll - Alan Horwatt    Clemson University    3   3   13- 6   8    8    32-14
16. Hayden Tilley - Alex Clayton    Northeast Alabama Community College  5    5    15-14     10    10    32-12
17. Thomas Oltorik III - Aaron Comeens                    Daytona State College     5   5     16- 4 10    10    32- 3
18. Patrick Walters - Gettys Brannon                      University of South Carolina  5     5     14- 6 10    10    31- 7
19. Michael Corbishley - Ronnie Moore                     East Carolina University  5   5     13-13 10    10    31- 4
20. Tyler Craig - Joseph Grassi     U. of Louisiana Monroe    5   4       17-11      9   8     30- 3
21. Justin Rivers - Colton Henderson                      Wallace State CC Hanceville   5     5     13- 9 10    10    29-10
22. Derrick Hoffman - Brody McWilliams                    Indiana University  5    5   16- 0 10    10    29- 6
23. Cody Harrison -                 University of North Alabama  5       5    20-12 9   9     28- 8
24. Trent Palmer - Dean Mullett     Georgia Southern University  5       5    15-10 10  9     28- 7
25. Ross Burns - Richard Nesbitt    Clemson University    5   5   16-11   10   10   27-14
26. Justin Royal - Colby Ogden      Lamar University      5   5   11-11   10   10   27-11
27. Jennings Earnest - Murphy Klumpp                      University of South Alabama   5     5     12- 1 10    10    27-11
28. Daniel Perry - Joseph Fuller    University of Montevallo  5   5       15- 9      10  10    27-10
29. Nathan Woodruff - Lowell Gann   Mississippi State University 3       3    8- 8 8   8     27- 1
30. Logan Thomas - Ryan Kirkpatrick Murray State University   5   5       13- 7      10  10    26-15
31. Carson Orellana -               Mitchell Community College   5       5    14-13 10  10    26-12
32. Joe Thompson -                  Young Harris College  5   5   11-14   10   10   26- 9
33. Tyler Watson - Sam Mughal       UT Chattanooga        5   5   11- 1   10   10   26- 1
34. Byron Kenney - Will Tredwell    University of Georgia 3   3   6- 1    8    8    24-10
35. Travis King - Brandon Easterling                      University of Montevallo  5   5     13- 2 10    10    24- 4
36. Curtis O'Daniel - Jai Rogers    Northeast Alabama Community College  5    5    13-15     10    10    24- 1
37. Zachary Blalock - Kyle Albers   East Carolina University  5   5       19- 6      7   7     23-10
38. Dustyn Pendergraft - Mike Hall  Oklahoma State University 3   2       8- 1 8    7   23- 0
39. Jason Shaw - Mathew Cardani     Murray State University   5   5       10-12      10  10    23- 0
40. Brayden Price -                 Northwest Shoals Comm College 4       4    10- 5 9   9     22-14
41. Colby Harville - Hunter Haney   U. of North Alabama   5   5   9-12    10   10   22-13
42. Frankie Appaluccio - Keith Kirkley                    University of Alabama     5   4     14- 5 9     8     22-12
43. Taylor Odom - Josh Cameron      Mississippi State University 3       3    7-12 8   8     22- 9
44. Weston King - Lealand Johnson   University of Alabama 3   3   11-10   8    8    22- 7
45. Jacob Burns - Wesley Minor      UAB                   5   5   12- 3   10   10   22- 5
46. Gatlin Edge - William Shipes    Clemson University    3   3   7-14    8    8    21-10
47. Kyle Alford - Clark Lawrence    Mississippi State University 4       4    13- 8 7   7     20-15
48. Josh Oliver - Nathan George     Gadsden State Community College      3    3    4-13 8     8     20- 9
49. Austin Herring - Tanner Ellis   University of Montevallo  3   3       7- 7 8    8   20- 8
50. Andrew Jackson - Trey Stewartson                      Virginia Tech  5    5    14-11     8     8     20- 5
51. Matt Lipscomb - Justin Woodruff UAB                   3   3   5-11    8    8    20- 4
52. Grant Kelly - Daniel Dix        Southern Polytechnic State University     4    4   11- 9 9     9     20- 4
53. Bryant Quattlebaum - Jordan Tuten                     Wallace State CC Hanceville   4     4     9-11  9     9     19-12
54. Blake Thomas - Clint Frederick  University of North Alabama  5       5    13- 2 8   8     19-10
55. Brianne McMillan - Christian Smith                    Florida Gulf Coast University 4     4     9-13  9     9     19- 7
56. Michaela Anderson -             University of St Thomas   3   3       7-14 8    8   19- 0
57. Cody Spears - Drew Cook         Florida State University  4   4       6-11 9    7   18-13
58. Tyler Wesley Stewart - Blake Alford                   U. of Louisiana Monroe    2   2     3-13  7     7     18- 6
59. Shelby Concon -                 University of Florida 5   5   10- 1   9    9    18- 1
60. Josh Bensema -                  Texas A&M             3   3   6-12    8    8    18- 0
61. Layton Jones - Luke Greenwell   Georgia Southern University  5       2    9- 3 9   6     17-14
62. Wesley Steinmeyer - Justin Gill Georgia Regents University   5       5    17- 6 5   5     17- 6
63. Cy Floyd - Nick Barr            Eastern Washington University 5       4    12- 1 7   5     16-14
64. Stephen Carlisle - James Altmann                      University of Florida     5   5     11- 3 9     9     16- 7
65. Andrew Suggs - Chase Coker      Darton State College  5   5   13- 4   7    7    16- 6
66. Austin Brown - Josh Holley      AUM                   2   2   6- 0    7    7    16- 4
67. Jay Kendrick - Alec Castonguay  Stephen F Austin State University    0    0    0- 0 5     5     16- 1
68. Tim Painter - Jordan Backus     U. of Tennessee       0   0   0- 0    4    4    16- 0
69. Layne Bynum - Travis McGuire    Texas Tech            1   1   2-11    6    6    16- 0
70. Jesse Wilkinson - Nicholas DiCamillo                  New Mexico State University   2     2     3-10  6     6     15- 1
71. Isaac Payne - Jace McDill       Savannah College of Art & Design     2    2    5- 7 7     7     14-14
72. Charlie Sipe - Christian Cook   Appalachian State     5   5   12- 9   6    6    14- 9
73. Dane Lecoq - Jordy Bloodsworth  LSU                   4   4   6- 7    8    8    14- 7
74. Andrew Tate - Colt Kelso        U. of North Alabama   4   3   8- 5    8    7    13- 6
75. Colin Bennett - Dylan Powley    UT Martin             2   2   6-12    4    4    13- 3
76                                  Kyle Price - Savanah Wride   New Mexico State University 0     0     0- 0  5     5
77. Tyler Helms - Christian Shirley Mississippi State University 5       5    10- 9 6   6     12-13
78. Sam Starr -                     Kansas State University   4   4       7- 8 6    6   12-12
79. Dalton Darnell - Daniel Green   AUM                   0   0   0- 0    5    5    12-11
80. Braxton Heaton -                Wallace State CC Hanceville  4       4    10- 7 5   5     12- 9
81. Tanner Crim - Marshall Hughes   Tarleton State University 1   1       4- 8 5    5   11-15
82. Trey Coile - John Bryant        University of Alabama 5   4   11-13   5    4    11-13
83. Ethan Flack - JR Sapp           Wallace State CC Hanceville  0       0    0- 0 5   5     11- 6
84. Zach Bodford - Bryce Owen       NC State              0   0   0- 0    5    5    11- 1
85. Garrett Roberts - Ben Curry     Auburn University     0   0   0- 0    5    5    9-11
86. Quinton Evans - Bryce Rambo     Lamar University      1   1   4-15    4    4    9-10
87. Nathan Martin -                 University of North Alabama  3       3    7-13 6   6     9- 3
88. Zach Courtney - Seth Courtney   Southeastern Louisiana University    0    0    0- 0 3     3     7- 1
89. Brandon Black - Darius Williams University of West Georgia   0       0    0- 0 5   5     7- 0
90. Andrew Schoenekase - Darren Smith                     U. of Central Missouri    4   4     6-11  4     4     6-11
91. Konner Kennedy - Houston Turner Wallace State CC Hanceville  0       0    0- 0 2   2     6- 5
92. Cale Mathis - Kolby Bowers      Abraham Baldwin Ag College   0       0    0- 0 4   4     6- 3
93. Mitchell Jennings - Chuck Wise  Auburn University     0   0   0- 0    3    3    5-10
94. Kyle Gates - Katie Edgar        St Ambrose University 0   0   0- 0    1    1    5- 4
95. Jessy Meherg - Austin Keeton    JC Calhoun Comm College   0   0       0- 0 2    2   4-14
96. Candler McCollum - Will Bates   Auburn University     0   0   0- 0    2    2    4- 8
97. Jacob Reome - Matthew Garvin    Clemson University    1   1   0-12    3    2    3-12
98. Cody Kennedy - Nic Davis        JC Calhoun Comm College   0   0       0- 0 2    2   3- 8
99. Austin Meeks - Josh Cagle       Middle Tennessee State University    2    2    2-15 2     2     2-15
100. Brandon Worthey -              Auburn University     0   0   0- 0    1    1    2- 7
101. Brett Webster - Kenny Elkins   U. of North Alabama   0   0   0- 0    2    2    2- 6
102. Logan Brewster - Christian Peake                     U. of Tennessee     0    0   0- 0  1     1     1-13
103. Mitch Brumbeloe - Cody Rogers  University of West Alabama   0       0    0- 0 0   0     0- 0
103. Benjamin Freeman - Dillon McGee                      Bethel University   0    0   0- 0  0     0     0- 0
103. Samuel Freeman - Shawn Callahan                      University of South Carolina  0     0     0- 0  0     0     0- 0
103. Jarod Hughes - Zack Remedies   LSU                   0   0   0- 0    0    0    0- 0
103. Daniel Hughes - Lucas Johnson  Georgia Regents University   0       0    0- 0 0   0     0- 0
103. Corey Pierce - Hayden Hillyer  AUM                   0   0   0- 0    0    0    0- 0
103. Brandon Rivers - Whitney Perkins                     University of West Alabama    0     0     0- 0  0     0     0- 0
        
         BIG BASS                      TOTALS                                                    
         Day        Name                        City,State                 Lbs-Oz        
         Day        # Fish                       # Live                     Lbs-Oz         # Limits  
         1    Cody Ross  Jackson, TN              7- 0                                            
        
         2    Cody Ross  Jackson, TN              7-10                                            1                    407        401   1111-15     62   
        
         2  344    333                      992- 9 49            

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