This past weekend was pretty good to University of South Carolina athletics. Boo Major's equestrian squad picked up their third national title, its first since 2007. The team had a pretty difficult road to the championship as they had to beat Fresno St., Baylor and finally upset top ranked and SEC champion UGA to claim the NCEA National Championship. Tied at 4 with UGA, USC took 3 of 4 points in the jumping category to take a 7-5 lead and never looked back as they iced their title with a 3-1 advantage in reigning.
The USC bass fishing squad also had a nice weekend. They clinched their first national title on Lake Muray right at home here in Columbia (which is kind of fitting IMO). The USC fishers, Patrick Walters and Gettys Brannon, weighed in at 17 pounds 1 ounce to win the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship. USC beat out 44 other schools from around the country that included; Liberty University, Eastern Kentucky University, Colorado Mesa University, Oregon State, and the University of Tennessee. As a part of their national championship, Patrick and Gettys, won a brandnew 2015 Ranger Z117 with a 90 horsepower outboard (which I can only guess is a fricken awesome boat) and also a chance to compete in the 2015 Forrest World Cup, which is essentially the World Series of bass fishing, professional or otherwise.
Congrats to both of these teams on their outstanding achievements.