Simpson University Bass Fishing Team Named Western Conference School of the Year

REDDING, Calif.—Wrapping up its first full season, Simpson University’s bass fishing team has been named FLW’s Western Conference School of the Year.

The team, which was ranked No. 1 among California college fishing teams after its inaugural season in 2019, is currently the nation’s top West Coast college team, listed at No. 59 in the nation (as of Nov. 19) in the School of the Year standings from Bass Pro Shops.

While some West Coast teams were not able to compete this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Simpson’s bass team was allowed to continue, Coach Alex Thiemann said.

“The university realized how safe our sport is – always distanced, and it takes place outdoors,” he said. “We were happy to be able to participate in events.”

The team is looking forward to fishing more events and competing against larger fields of anglers, Thiemann said.

“Starting in fall 2021, we are planning to compete in more East Coast events,” he said. “This will allow us to earn more points in national School of the Year rankings.”

Team members will compete in January in the Wild West Tournament and Major League Fishing (MLF) Tournament, both on Lake Shasta. Two teams have qualified to compete in early March in the MLF (formerly FLW) College Championship in Grand Lake, Okla.

The team hosted its first annual fundraising tournament on Lake Shasta on Dec. 12, under the direction of Rick Stone of Phil’s Propellers Team Tournaments. Fifty-four boats participated, and the event raised $3,500.

“It could not have been better,” Thiemann said. In addition, sponsors donated $5,000 worth of prizes for a drawing.

To learn more about the SU bass fishing team, contact the coach at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass or Facebook at SimpsonBassTeam.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding 31 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 traditional undergraduate programs, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson has launched new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu

Anglers Invited to Participate in 1st Simpson University Fundraising Bass Tournament

REDDING, Calif.—Ranked nationally as the top West Coast college team, Simpson University Simpson University’s bass fishing team is excited to announce a first annual fundraising tournament on its home waters of Lake Shasta on Dec. 12, in conjunction with Phil’s Propellers of Shasta Lake.

The team, which was ranked No. 1 among California college fishing teams and No. 98 in the nation after its inaugural season in 2019-2020, has been able to continue competing during the pandemic, with four team members qualifying for the 2021 College Fishing National Championship at tournaments in Clear Lake and the California Delta.

“Launching this annual event will pull double-duty as a fundraising event for the team, as well as giving back to our local community — providing a fun, family-friendly, and competitive experience,” said university bass fishing coach Alex Thiemann. “As we look to build on the early successes of our bass fishing program, we are hoping to add items such as a team boat, on-campus boat storage, and more.”

Organized and run by Phil’s Propellers Team Tournaments, the tournament has an entry fee of $50 per person, with cash prizes and a raffle for items donated by merchants and industry sponsors in support of the university’s bass fishing team. Each boat will constitute a team, and each team has a five-fish limit, 13-inch minimum. The Simpson University bass fishing team, which is not competing in the tournament, will receive 25 percent of the entry fee, with 75 percent paying back to winners. Team members will be at the event to help with check-in, weigh-in, and more.

Check-in will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at Phil’s Propeller, 3037 Twin View Blvd., in Shasta Lake. Weigh-in will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Bridge Bay Resort Marina on the docks. An awards ceremony will immediately follow.

The School of the Year rankings from Bass Pro Shops (Nov. 3) lists Simpson University at No. 52 nationally, the highest listed West Coast college team (some Western teams are not able to compete this season due to COVID-19 restrictions). 

In August, Simpson bass fishing team members Sheldon Reese and Taj White placed first in a college fishing tournament in the California Delta; team members Luke Blanchard and Nathan Phillips placed first in a September tournament at Clear Lake. The wins qualified them to compete in the upcoming national championship.

During last year’s season, team members Ryan Beaty and Phillips placed No. 14 in the Yeti FLW College Fishing National Championship, out of 160 teams.

For more information about the Simpson University Fundraising Bass Tournament and to sign up, click here. Interested anglers can also visit Phil’s Propellers to register.

To learn more about the Simpson University bass fishing team, contact coach Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass or Facebook at SimpsonBassTeam.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding 31 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 20 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally as one of U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Regional Universities West. The university is launching new programs in digital mediacomputer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team ranked No. 1 in California and No. 52 in the nation. The university has a highly ranked Veterans Success Center and partnership with the Army National Guard. Simpson University contributes an estimated $50 million annually to Redding’s economy. It offers aggressive scholarships and is working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu

More Simpson University anglers qualify for nationals

Published Sept. 29, 2020 by FLW Communications

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Simpson University team of Luke Blanchard of Vancouver, Washington, and Nathan Phillips of Kelseyville, California, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Clear Lake event Sept. 26 with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 13 ounces. The victory advanced the Simpson bass club to the 2021 College Fishing National Championship.

The victory came a month after teammates Sheldon Reese and Taj White placed first in a college fishing tournament in the California Delta, qualifying them to compete in the national championship.

The Red Hawks duo won by a 4-pound margin over the second-place team of Ryan Beaty and Taj White, also from Simpson University, who weighed in five bass totaling 12 pounds, 13 ounces. The tournament launched from Redbud Park in Clearlake, California.

The top eight teams Saturday at Clear Lake finished:

1st: Simpson University – Luke Blanchard, Vancouver, Wash., and Nathan Phillips, Kelseyville, Calif., five bass, 16-13 (Pictured, left to right)

2nd: Simpson University – Ryan Beaty, Martinez, Calif., and Taj White, Glendale, Ariz., five bass, 12-13

3rd: University of California-Merced – Kalib Caples, Sebastopol, Calif., and Herbie LeBlanc, Gilroy, Calif., five bass, 12-9

4th: New Mexico State University – Marquez Perez and Wyatt Sandoval, both of Las Cruces, N.M., five bass, 12-0

5th: New Mexico State University – Daylon Smith, Frazier Park, Calif., and Bradley Jones of Las Cruces, N.M., five bass, 8-13

6th: New Mexico State University – Logan Cooper and Clay Stearns, both of Las Cruces, N.M., five bass, 8-3

7th: Simpson University – Austin Rojas, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Sheldon Reese, Witter Springs, Calif., two bass, 7-3

8th: Sonoma State University – Brook Spencer, Salinas, Calif., and Dawson Stroud, Modesto, Calif., zero bass

Complete results for the entire field can be found at FLWFishing.com.

The Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI event on Clear Lake was the third and final regular-season qualifying tournament for Western Conference anglers. The next event for College Fishing anglers will be this week, Oct. 2 – the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Ouachita River Open in Monroe, Louisiana.

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on FLW’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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About Simpson University Bass Fishing
The Simpson University Bass Fishing team completed its inaugural year of 2019-20 as the highest ranked college team in California and is listed in the top 100 teams in the nation. To learn more, contact coach Alex Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass or Facebook at SimpsonBassTeam.

Simpson University Bass Fishing Team Wins Tournament

Published August 25, 2020 by FLW Communications

OAKLEY, Calif. – The Simpson University team of Sheldon Reese of Witter Springs, California, and Taj White of Glendale, Arizona, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at the California Delta event Aug. 21 with a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the Simpson bass club $2,000 and qualified them to compete in the 2021 College Fishing National Championship.

From far right, Simpson University Bass Fishing team members Sheldon Reese and Taj White won a recent tournament that qualifies them to compete in the 2021 College Fishing National Championship. Team members Nathan Phillips and Ryan Beaty came in fourth place. // Photo courtesy FLW Communications

The Red Hawks duo won by a 4-pound, 9-ounce margin over the second-place team of Daylon Smith from New Mexico State University, who weighed in five bass totaling 10 pounds, 10 ounces while fishing the two-man team event solo. The tournament launched from the Big Break Marina in Oakley, California.

The teams that now advance to the 2021 College Fishing National Championship are:

1st: Simpson University – Sheldon Reese, Witter Springs, Calif., and Taj White, Glendale, Ariz., five bass, 15-3, $2,000

2nd: New Mexico State University – Daylon Smith, Frazier Park, Calif., five bass, 10-10, $1,000

3rd: University of California-Merced – Kalib Caples, Sebastopol, Calif., and Herbie LeBlanc, Gilroy, Calif., five bass, 10-5, $500

4th: Simpson University – Ryan Beaty, Martinez, Calif., and Nathan Phillips, Kelseyville, Calif., five bass, 8-8, $500

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

The Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI event on the California Delta was hosted by the City of Oakley. It was the second of three regular-season qualifying tournaments for Western Conference anglers. The next event for College Fishing anglers will be on Sept. 4 – the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama.

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on FLW’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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About Simpson University Bass Fishing
The Simpson University Bass Fishing team completed its inaugural year of 2019-20 as the highest ranked college team in California and is listed in the top 100 teams in the nation. To learn more, contact coach Alex Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass or Facebook at SimpsonBassTeam.

Simpson University Bass Angler Places in Online Tournament During Coronavirus Shutdown

REDDING, Calif.—What does a collegiate bass fishing team do during a pandemic shutdown?

If you’re Simpson University bass fishing angler Ryan Beaty, you participate in the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) “online” tournament.

The ACA introduced the tournament after being tagged in posts and receiving daily pictures from student anglers “adhering to social distancing warnings and continuing to fish at the same time.”

From April 2-8, collegiate anglers were invited to submit photos of measured fish with a keyword provided by the ACA. While typical tournaments have a five-fish limit, the ACA Online Tournament was a “big fish” contest, with only the angler’s longest fish counted, explained Alex Thiemann, coach of Simpson University’s team.

IMG_0528Beaty placed in the top 50 with an 18-inch bass caught in the Bay-Delta region. “I was out fishing for the day on our boat and probably caught 15 fish,” he said.

“It was really cool to be able to complete in a tournament given our current situation and go up against other schools across the country.”

Other members of Simpson University’s bass fishing team had a more difficult time participating due to lake closures; and, in the case of angler Luke Blanchard, a statewide fishing closure in Washington, Thiemann said.

In February, Beaty and teammate Nathan Phillips placed No. 14 in the Yeti FLW College Fishing National Championship, out of 160 teams.

At the end of its inaugural season, Simpson University’s bass fishing team is the highest ranked college team in California and is No. 98 in the nation.

The Simpson University bass fishing team is recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. To learn more, contact coach Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass or Facebook at SimpsonBassTeam.

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Simpson University, a Christian university founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 7-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is listed in U.S. News and World Report’s Top 100 Regional Universities West and recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction. The university is launching new programs in digital media, computer information systems, and engineering, and recently added athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements. Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University Bass Fishing Team Earns Top 100 National Ranking

REDDING, Calif.—Wrapping up its inaugural season, Simpson University’s bass fishing team is the highest ranked college team in California and is listed in the top 100 in the nation.

The Bass Pro Shops School of the Year Standings presented by Abu Garcia rank 315 college teams who competed in one or more of the three national collegiate bass fishing tournaments held at the end of February.

Simpson University is listed at No. 98, ahead of Chico State (No. 99), CSU Sacramento (No. 157), UC Merced (No. 161), CSU East Bay (No. 164), CSU Fresno (No. 169), Cal Poly (No. 170), Sonoma State (No. 175), Sac State (No. 245), CSU Long Beach (No. 254), Humboldt State (No. 265), and USC (No. 311).

In January, Simpson teams placed first, fifth and eleventh at the Wild West Bass Trail College Series on their home waters of Lake Shasta. At the end of February, team members Nathan Phillips and Ryan Beaty placed No. 14 in the Yeti FLW College Fishing National Championship in Leesburg, Fla., out of 160 teams.

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Simpson University bass fishing team members Nathan Phillips, left, and Ryan Beaty earned a No. 14 finish in the FLW College Fishing National Championship in Florida in late February.

“We are very pleased to see such a high ranking in such a short amount of time,” coach Alex Thiemann said. “This meteoric rise is thanks to the strength of our student anglers, and their skill set as fishermen. We look forward to our next recruiting class, that will enable us to fish more tournaments with more teams.”

Bass fishing is a new club sport at Simpson University this school year, with six anglers participating under the guidance of Thiemann. The team has received generous support and sponsorship from local businesses, including Black Bear Diner, Harrison’s Marine & RV, and Phil’s Propeller.

Bass Fishing Team

The Simpson University bass fishing team is recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. To learn more, contact coach Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass or Facebook at SimpsonBassTeam.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of DistinctionSimpson has new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University Bass Fishing Team Wins First in Lake Shasta Tournament

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University’s bass fishing team took home top honors Jan. 26 in its first college tournament of 2020 on its home waters of Lake Shasta.

The team of Nathan Phillips and Chase Sherman topped the field of 14 teams at the Wild West Bass Trail College Series, which included anglers from Chico State, Fresno State, and Oregon State universities. Their five-fish limit weighed in at 10.78 pounds and included the biggest catch of the day, a 2.45-pounder.

Simpson University had three teams on the water. The team of Sheldon Reese and Taj White placed fifth, with a weigh-in of 9.52 pounds. Ryan Beaty and Luke Blanchard came in 11th, with a 6.91-pound weigh-in.

“Overall, the fishing conditions were tough,” coach Alex Thiemann said. “That being said, our guys fished hard and put together a winning pattern. I was proud that Nathan and Chase got the win, but equally proud that our other teams put themselves in a position in which victory was only a bite or two away.”

As first-place winners, Phillips and Sherman earned $1,000. Phillips, along with Beaty, has already qualified to compete in the FLW Yeti College Fishing National Championship in Leesburg, Fla., Feb. 26-28.

At the weigh-in at Bridge Bay Marina, Phillips and Sherman talked briefly about the Simpson University bass fishing program, new this academic year. The six-person team comprise a new club sport for the university.

“It’s an awesome program,” Sherman said.

Phillips talked about the unique opportunity to attend college and pursue fishing with scholarship support and generous donations from local businesses, including Black Bear Diner, Harrison’s Marine & RV, and Phil’s Propeller.

“Their support is the reason these guys will be able to travel to Florida for the national championship,” Thiemann said. “We are so thankful for their generosity.”

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The Simpson University bass fishing team is recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. To learn more about the program, contact coach Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass.

Photos by Nathan Bruce

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University Holds Bass Fishing Luncheon with Pro Angler Jimmy Reese

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University celebrated its new bass fishing team with an introductory BBQ event on campus Oct. 19 that featured pro angler Jimmy Reese and drew community members and high school anglers.

More than 50 people attended the outdoor event, which included boats on display from Harrison’s Marine & RV and others, food from Logan’s Roadhouse, fishing demonstrations from team members, giveaway drawings, and more.

 

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Rick Healy of Q97 radio emceed the event, which included welcomes from President Norman Hall and team coach Alex Thiemann, and remarks from Reese, whose son, Sheldon, is a member of Simpson’s inaugural team.

Three of the six bass fishing team members also spoke at the luncheon: Sheldon Reese from Ukiah, Taj White from Phoenix, Ariz., and Luke Blanchard from Vancouver, Wash.

“We knew that the North State had some of the most beautiful lakes in the nation,” Dr. Hall said. “We said, look folks, in the Midwest they’re tearing it up with bass fishing teams. There’s no reason we shouldn’t start one.”

Thiemann, who competed in the FLW College Fishing Series and created a fishing club at Leland High School in San Jose, was tasked with launching Simpson University’s bass fishing team in May and said he is excited by the team’s growth in just a few months.

 

“We’ve got these young men and women who are here to serve the Lord, serve their team and their community, as well as service their own development academically,” Thiemann said. “I’m contacted almost daily from people who are finding out about our program. I no longer have to tell people about us; they want to know who we are and are reaching out to us, which is awesome to see.”

Jimmy Reese shared the story of how he went from starting a float tube fishing club in Sonoma County to becoming a professional angler competing on the FLW Tour. His journey included a decision to stay on the West Coast for seven years while he and his wife raised their children. Reese is also a professional marketer, helping build company brands as he tours.

“Time on the water – you can’t replace it. The more time you have on the water is how you learn,” he said. “That’s what I did.”

Sheldon Reese shared of his meeting coach Thiemann at the High School Fishing National Championship at Pickwick Lake in Alabama in June.

“We talked about the school, and I decided to myself, I want to go here. I want this to be the next chapter of my life,” he said. “I came home, set up a meeting and toured the school. It’s a great place and a great community.”

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Simpson University Bass Fishing Team members Sheldon Reese, left, Taj White, and Luke Blanchard share at a luncheon event about how they came to the university.

White also qualified for the national championship in Alabama. He got a phone call on the way home saying he was eligible for a Simpson University scholarship.

“I’m proud to be on the bass fishing team and couldn’t be happier,” he said. “It’s been a long road so far, but this is my passion. It’s a lot more than fishing to me.”

Blanchard said he grew up fishing but is new to the tournament aspect of the sport. He was at a Bible school in England when he realized the state university he wanted to attend wasn’t the right fit for him. “I wanted a smaller community with Christian people around me,” he said. When he returned home, he talked to his parents and contacted Simpson University.

Jimmy Reese thanked those in attendance and said Simpson University has been a blessing to his family.

“Simpson University is giving support for some dreamers,” he said. “The future of our sport is very bright, and it’s because of people who are creating opportunities for the kids here.”

Learn more about the Simpson University bass fishing team at simpsonredhawks.com/bassfishing. Follow on Facebook at @SimpsonBassTeam and on Instagram @simpsonbass.

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Photos by Chyna Xiong / Top, pro angler Jimmy Reese, left, with Simpson University Bass Fishing Team members Taj White and Sheldon Reese at an Oct. 19 BBQ event on campus.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has launched new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

Simpson University to Host Pro Angler Jimmy Reese for Bass Fishing Luncheon

REDDING, Calif.–Simpson University will host pro angler Jimmy Reese on campus Oct. 19 for a BBQ event showcasing the university’s new bass fishing team. All are welcome to attend and meet Reese, as well as coach Alex Thielmann and the team, which recently competed in its first college tournament.

The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will be outside the dining center, with parking in the gym lot off Shasta View Drive. Logan’s Roadhouse will provide complementary BBQ. Attendees have a chance to win an overnight stay and a day fishing with Jimmy Reese on Clearlake.

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Learn more about the Simpson University bass fishing team at simpsonredhawks.com/bassfishing. Follow on Facebook at @SimpsonBassTeam and on Instagram @simpsonbass.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has launched new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.