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Travis Wilson is pictured with his award for winning the recent T-H Marine Fishing League Worldwide Bass Fishing League Illini Division Tournament at Rend Lake in southern Illinois.
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WIU Alumnus Wins Bass Fishing Tournament in Southern Illinois

July 3, 2018


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MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University alumnus recently captured a T-H Marine Fishing League Worldwide Bass Fishing League Illini Division Tournament at Rend Lake in southern Illinois.

Travis Wilson, a 2014 WIU graduate with a degree in construction management, caught five fish weighing 16 pounds and five ounces to win the June 23 competition. For the win, Wilson was awarded just over $5,700.

Wilson, of LaHarpe, IL, is a regular competitor on the Fishing League Worldwide schedule. He is also employed full time by John L. Link Construction in LaHarpe.

While at WIU, Wilson was a member of the University's Bass Fishing Team and as a junior he was half of the two-man team that won the state bass fishing title. He competed in the tournament with former WIU student Tim Himsl, of Macomb.

Posted By: Jodi Pospeschil (JK-Pospeschil@wiu.edu)
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