SRU fishing team advances to northern championship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Two members of the Fishing Club at Slippery Rock University, Joel Hixon, a management major from Butler, and Evan Kretz, an exercise science major from Allison Park, have advanced to the Sept. 12-13 Fishing League Worldwide, College Fishing Northern Conference Championship in North East, Md.

The anglers qualified by placing 11th in the Aug. 1 FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Lake Chautauqua, N.Y. Fifteen college teams advanced to the Maryland championship round.

FLW College Fishing is a non-profit organization that provides fishing resources to anglers, fans and host communities.