Two members of the Fishing Falcons team, Ryan Radcliff, a Criminal Justice major from Parkersburg, and Wil Dieffenbauch, a Civil Engineering major from Hundred, took first place honors in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship in September.
In addition to the tournament title and the opportunity to compete in the national championship, the pair won a brand new, fully rigged Ranger Z117 for their club. Coverage of the Northern Conference Championship will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network when “FLW” airs Dec. 16 from 1-2 p.m.
“FLW” is hosted by Jason Harper and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
The Fishing Falcons team is a recognized Club Sport at FSU. The Club Sports Program promotes participation in a wide variety of activities, complementing the Intramural Sports Program and the Varsity Athletic Program.
“It’s exciting to see the Fishing Falcons doing so well. Both Ryan and Wil are to be commended for their representation of not only themselves and their club, but of the institution as well. Their success may help open the doors for future Club Sports on our campus," said Tina Mascaro, Director of Intramurals and Recreation.
Club Sports are designed to help students develop leadership, financial and organizational management skills through the opportunity to create, organize and run their own club. The Department of Intramurals advises the clubs and provides administrative assistance, but the success of each club depends on the dedication and commitment of its student leaders and members. All Club Sports are required to adhere to the policies set forth in the Student Organization Handbook. For more information about FSU Club Sports, contact Tina Mascaro at (304) 367-4291.
About the photo:
In this photo by Gary Mortenson from Fishing World.com, Ryan Radcliff and Wil Dieffenbauch and show off a portion of their championship prize.