From the story on the PR Newswire:

The University of Florida team of Matthew Wercinski of Gainesville, Fla., and Jake Gipson of Niceville, Fla., won the first National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship on Fort Loudoun Lake on Monday after catching three bass weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces for a three-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 10 ounces. The national championship, featuring a $100,000 first-place award, was a three-day nationally televised event hosting the top 25 teams in the country.

“It’s really great,” said Gipson, a senior industrial and systems engineering major. “It’s a dream come true to fish in the national championship. Just to get here is a dream come true, and to actually win it … I don’t think I can describe how cool that feeling is.” “The title … the title means more to us (than the money),” added Wercinski, a junior finance major. “You can only be in the national championship most likely once in your life in anything. We were able to do it today and, wow … it’s an amazing feeling. It’s an indescribable feeling.”

Congratulations to the Gators…