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FLIPPIN, ARK. (August 24, 2011) Anglers from the University of Arkansas and the University of Texas at Tyler will face off later this week on Texas' famed Choke Canyon Reservoir in an exclusive, expense-paid trip made possible through their participation in the Ranger Cup University program. The three-part, hole-style competition, which pays $2,000 to the winning team, will be filmed Aug 24-25 and will air as an episode of Americana Outdoors early next January.

Mook Miller and Kyle Billingsly, both collegiate anglers from the University of Arkansas qualified for the Choke Canyon event by being the highest-finishing participants in the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing National Championship. Matthew Tyler and Tyler Fisher, collegiate anglers from the University of Texas at Tyler, claimed the highest place of finish for a Ranger Cup University-qualified team at the FLW College Fishing Championship.

Each team will fish from fully rigged Ranger Z521 Comanche boats during three separate sessions, with a weigh in to follow each, fishing in designated areas. The team with the highest combined weight over the three sessions will take home $2,000 and the title of Ranger Cup University's “Team of the Year.”

The tournament is scheduled to appear on Americana Outdoors, broadcast on Versus, during the third week of January. The competition will also be featured during an episode of the soon-to-premier BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series.

Modeled after the most lucrative contingency program in the industry, the Ranger Cup, Ranger Cup University is open to collegiate anglers fishing in either FLW- or Boat US-affiliated competitions. Signup for Ranger Cup University is free and exclusively for collegiate anglers, regardless of which brand of boat they own. To remain qualified in the program, anglers need only adhere to clothing and decal requirements. The program also allows anglers to reap the rewards of a professionally run contingency program regardless of tournament results. And as part of the Ranger Cup University program, participants will be able to receive specially-discounted tournament gear through Gemini Custom Apparel, with no artwork or set-up fees.

For more information on Ranger Cup University, to register and read all about the program guidelines, go online to

About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play 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. For more information, go to ###

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