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For the second straight year, the Marshall University Fishing Team has promoted its annual Trail Cup tournament championship on Summersville Lake in West Virginia.
In an interview with Marshall University’s Chase Sansom last year, he shared that the Cup (and trail) were intended to help the team support its efforts throughout the college fishing season.
This year, an impressive 39 boats competed in the cup finals with 23 securing their 5-fish limit.
At stake was a handsome prize pot with the winning boat taking home a considerable $3,000 top prize. The runners-up were awarded $1,200, while the top five rounded out with $700, $400, and $300 take-homes respectively.
A “big bass” prize of $100 was also awarded to a stout 3.34 pounder.
Marshall University Fishing Cup: 2020 Results
The top prize of $3,000 went to the team of Kenny McSeeney and Randall Fields. The duo’s 5-fish limit weighed in at 9.70 pounds, giving them a comfortable lead of over half a pound.
The tournament’s runners-up, Lyle Atkins and Tony Keller, secured their spot by a narrow margin, hauling in a 9.10 pound total. The third place squad of Brian and Dylan Fitzgerald were right on their trail with a 9.03 pound total.
Rounding out the top 5 were the team of Cody Huddleston and Jeff Elswick (4th place) with an 8.22 pound total and the team of Buddy and Alicia Toler (5th), who recorded 8.16 pounds.
Thirty boats in total recorded at least one fish.
The event was sponsored in part by Dutch Miller Kia, The Great Outdoors Marine, Tackle Box, and Premier Angler.