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Monday, May 31, 2010

The Young Men and the Sea

Never let it be said that I ignore the non-football sports.

On this holiday weekend in which a few Georgia fans no doubt boarded a somewhat sea-worthy vessel with a bucket of bait, some fishing rods and a cooler full of beers, let's take a quick second to salute the UGA duo who do it better than any other college pair --- although probably without the beers.

Bulldogs Ben Cleary and Bo Page jumped from third place to take the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on its final day, topping runner-up UNC-Charlotte by 2.85 pounds with a two-day total weight of 36.41 pounds.

So while softball and a tennis may still add a bit of hardware this spring, kudos to Cleary and Page for bringing slightly less heralded, but still impressive title to Athens.

(h/t Trevor)


Big Muddy Dawg said...

Wow, I had no idea there was such a thing as Collegiate Bass Fishing! Although I rarely fish to actually catch anything I feel like I could have done pretty well as a Bass Major. Congratulations to the guys.

I wonder if they get to eat any of the fish they catch because I've got a great recipe for a soy-ginger large mouth bass dish. In fact, the last time I cooked this dish was with a bass I pulled out of Lake Herrick.

Ben said...

SUCK IT 49er's!

I don't care what it is. As long as it's UGA against the other guy.


Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! *Revs engine and chugs Budweiser*

Ally said...

I hadn't a clue UGA had a Bass Fishing Team (are they even called a team?) but big congrats to Bo & Ben!

Any National Championship is reason enough to celebrate. Hope they get the recognition they've clearly earned. Go Dawgs!

Thanks for forwarding this David.