Tyler Rivet is one of only four anglers competing today in the semifinals of the Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket in Stevens Point, Wis.
The Nicholls State University student is in the Final Four competing for a spot in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic, after a whirlwind week that saw he and fishing partner Allyson Marcel finish in third place out of more than 70 teams in the College National Championship competition to qualify for the bracket series.
Marcel lost in a heads-up competition on Sunday to University of Minnesota angler Trevor Lo, but Rivet took down another Minnesota fisherman, Chris Burgan, to advance to the Final Four.
Rivet capitalized on a morning bite Sunday, and now faces Josh Bensema of Texas A&M in today’s semifinal match.
“Bensema said he was losing big fish so I’m definitely going to need better quality if I want to contend,” Rivet said in a press release. “Both of my best spots are morning areas so I need to choose wisely on where I go first.”
Weigh-in will begin about 2:15 today at Bukolt Park, and can be seen live by clicking here.