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UW Bass Fishing Team’s First Season to End Oct. 12-13

October 8, 2013
Two men holding fish
Tyler Webber of Powell, left, and Taylor Armstrong of Dover, N.J., of the University of Wyoming bass fishing team, show their catch after the California Delta Tournament in May. This is the first season of intercollegiate competition for the bass fishing team.

The University of Wyoming bass fishing team will end its first season competing as an intercollegiate team at a northern California tournament Oct. 12-13, with a $4,000 prize to the first place team. 

UW competes in tournaments in the Western States Division. Team members Tyler Stingley and Tyler Webber of Powell, Michael Barbero of Arvada, Colo., and Taylor Armstrong of Dover, N.J., placed in the top 15 at the California Delta tournament in May. Barbero and Armstrong also participated in the February Roosevelt tournament in Arizona.

“This year has been really exciting, and we are grateful for the opportunity to represent UW,” says team vice president Barbero. “We are looking forward to getting out on the water to prove that Wyoming can compete with the other top western states' bass teams.”

The team has started fundraising to support its 2014 season. It will raffle a Weatherby SA-08 semi-automatic, synthetic 12-gauge shotgun for $10 a ticket, or $40 for five. The drawing will be held Nov. 1.

To purchase a raffle ticket or join the team, call president Stingley at (307) 202-1255, or Barbero at (720) 251-9513. For more information about intercollegiate bass fishing, visit

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