Lawson, Elizabethton’s McClaskey become first Tornado duo to win a tournament taking MLF College Series event

Published 12:45 am Saturday, April 30, 2022

HUDDLESTON, VA – Friday was a first in King University bass fishing history as Landon Lawson and Hunter McClaskey became the first Tornado duo to win a tournament.
The tandem won the Major League Fishing (MLF) College Series at Smith Mountain Lake.
THE BASICS
KING RESULTS: 1st, 12th, 15th of 66 boats
LOCATION: Smith Mountain Lake; Huddleston, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Lawson and McClaskey caught their limit of five fish, weighing in a total of 19 pounds, 15 ounces.
  • They weighed in nearly one pound more than second place and more than two pounds from third place.
  • Tyler Altizer and Dylan Thomson finished 12th as they caught their limit and weighed in 15 pounds, eight ounces.
  • Jabob Lovell and Maddy Phipps finished 15th, weighting in their limit of five fish for 14 pounds, 15 ounces.
FOR THE FOES
  • The second place team of Matthew Echols and Paul Southern of Virginia Tech University weighed in 18 pounds.
UP NEXT
  • The Tornado are in action again on June 3 at the MLF Northern Conference back at Smith Mountain Lake.

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