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Ranger Boats Renews Sponsorship of the 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

By Cody Levy

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Ranger Boats and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have partnered through 2016 to continue support of the 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. Recognized as a series sponsor, Ranger Boats will reach collegiate anglers throughout the nation through the series along with the one of a kind Ranger Cup University program.

Modeled after the most lucrative contingency reward program in the fishing industry, the Ranger Cup University is the only program of its kind designed exclusively for collegiate anglers and is open to those competing in Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events throughout 2016. Regardless of which boat brand they own, collegiate anglers in compliance with the guidelines and free registration can earn merchandise, prizes, and a once in a lifetime fishing opportunity through the Ranger Cup University Challenge Fish-Off. Collegiate Anglers can enjoy the benefits of being registered for the Ranger Cup University program throughout the season by also earning cash and prizes at each of the 2016 Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events.

“As a company, there’s nothing more important to us than growing the sport,” said Ranger Boats Vice President of Marketing, Bart Schad.  “It’s our objective when we wake up each and every day, and it’s why we’re so passionate about college fishing events.  There’s no better opportunity to connect and build relationships with the next generation of anglers.”

“Ranger Boats’ support of bass fishing in general is legendary and they are one of only a handful of companies that were involved in the early growth of college bass fishing and they have been there ever since,” said Wade Middleton, President of CarecoTV, and Director of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. “It continues to be an honor to call them our partners in the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.”

For more information on Ranger Cup University, including program guidelines, go online to Ranger Cup University. For more information on Ranger Boats, visit

About Ranger Boats

Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, waterfowl utility and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water.

About the ACA

The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing.  The ACA provides support to dozens of school operated regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country. With dedicated collegiate fishing programming on several television networks, three nationally televised collegiate bass fishing events, and thousands of members, the ACA is the leader in competitive collegiate bass fishing.  For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Cabela’s visit, for more information on CarecoTV, visit