Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the schedule, host cities and details for the 2020 MLF College Faceoffs presented by Wiley X. The four-tournament series, held in conjunction with MLF Bass Pro Tour events, will feature 20 College Fishing teams competing in an MLF-style catch-weigh-immediate release format at each event. Teams qualify to compete in the Faceoffs through their finish in select Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI tournaments.
Two teams from 10 unique schools will compete in the no entry-fee Faceoff events for great prizes and swag from Major League Fishing and select sponsors. The total one-day combined weight of the two teams from each school will comprise the final standings.
“With all of the great enhancements being offered to MLF and FLW anglers this season, we are excited to add these great opportunities for our College Fishing competitors as well,” said Todd Walker, MLF Vice President of Operations. “We expect this year’s lineup of MLF College Faceoff tournaments to produce a series of exciting events that will allow student anglers to experience the challenge and excitement of competing in an MLF-style event.”
2020 MLF College Faceoffs Schedule:
- April 4 Raleigh, N.C.
Qualifying tournament: Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Open at Kentucky Lake, March 17-18
- April 25 Grove, Okla.
Qualifying tournament: Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Fort Gibson Lake, March 27
- June 6 Winnebago, Wis.
Qualifying tournament: Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Table Rock Lake, March 6
- June 27 Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Qualifying tournament: Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Smith Mountain Lake, April 17
The top 10 schools from each of the select Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI events with the most combined Tackle Warehouse Team of the Year points from their two highest-finishing individual teams will qualify. Competition waters will be in proximity to the host cities, with exact fishery details revealed to tournament anglers before the start of each event.
Each tournament will receive coverage through the MLF and FLW website and social media outlets, including interviews and a trophy presentation for top finishers on Facebook and Instagram Live. Top individual teams will be recognized, but the school with the highest total combined weight from their two participating teams will be crowned MLF Faceoff Champion.
For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com.