College Fishing Alums Living The Dream

“The Dream” fishing reality show debuts on October 8th on NBC Sports and they just announced the eight competitors who’ll be battling it out for a free entry card to one of the World Series of Bass (WSOBASS) qualifying events.

That’s worth $10,000 in itself, but they’ll then have a shot at the final where they’ll be fishing against some of the best pros in the country for a $600,000 first prize.

Moberly, Shaw, Dickenson, Pangrac

The tournament caught our eye because it seemed a great opportunity for a young angler, and clearly we weren’t the only ones paying attention because fully half the contestants have strong college fishing ties:

Tyler Moberly was a consistently successful college angler who recently graduated from EKU and hopes to turn pro.

Allison Shaw fished for Chico State and was the first female to qualify for an FLW College National Championship.

Brandon Dickenson shifted from being a college angler at the University of North Texas to being a sales and marketing manager for Hydrowave, a company that’s been very supportive of college fishing.

Matt Pangrac fished for the University of Oklahoma, then landed a gig as a staff writer for Bass Zone.

You can view each of the winning auditions and find out more about the show and tournament at the WSOBASS web site.

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