Collegiate bass anglers now have twice as many opportunities to cash in on tournament success in 2016 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, has doubled the number of events and opportunities to win for the 2016 season.
Signup is free and open to all college anglers, regardless of the brand of boat they own. To remain qualified in the program, anglers need only adhere to simple clothing and logo requirements while fishing select ACA- and FLW-affiliated events. Additionally, Ranger has once again partnered with Gemini Custom Apparel, the industry’s leading tournament apparel provider, to offer special discounts on jerseys for Ranger Cup University anglers.
For the 2016 season, each of the 20 qualified events will feature a cash prize for the Ranger Cup University-qualified team/angler with the highest place of finish. This includes a $200 prize in each of the FLW College Fishing Qualifying events, as well as a $500 prize in the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash, Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open and the FLW College Fishing Open.
In addition to payouts at regular-season events, a $2,000 cash prize will be awarded to any Ranger Cup University-qualified team/angler that wins either the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship or the FLW College Fishing National Championship. In the event that the winners of either major championship are not Ranger Cup University participants, a $1,000 cash prize will be paid to the Ranger Cup-qualified teams/anglers with the highest places of finish in the championship events.
Along with the cash prizes, the highest-finishing Ranger Cup University-qualified team/angler in each championship event will also receive automatic entry into the Ranger Cup University Team of the Year Challenge. The made-for-TV fish off, which will air on NBC Sports Network and Pursuit Channel during episodes of Americana Outdoors and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, will feature the two Ranger Cup University teams competing for the title of 2016 Ranger Cup University Team of the Year and a $2,000 cash prize. Both teams will receive airfare, lodging and meals as part of an expense-paid trip to the tournament location where they will compete from fully rigged Ranger boats.
For complete program guidelines and details on Ranger Cup University, including payout, clothing requirements and informational videos, go online to www.rangerboats.com/staticPages/includes/RangerCupUniversity.cfm.