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West York High School graduate Clayton Frey has qualified for the 2017 College Fishing National Championship.

Frey will attend the event with teammate Derek Horner after the two won the Fishing League Worldwide College Northern Conference event held July 23 at Chautauqua Lake near Jamestown, New York.

Frey is a Penn State Bass Fishing Club member,

“This is my third event fishing with Derek and I think that he and I work very well together,”  Frey, a junior majoring in wildlife and fisheries science, told FLW Fishing. “It took us all day to grind it out, but it feels pretty good to qualify for the national championship.”

Penn State

The victory also earned the pair $2,000.

The duo caught a total of five bass weighing 13 pounds, 3 ounces, but had to defeat the team from Schoolcraft Community College on a series tiebreaker. The tie was broken by the earliest entry.

The national championships will be held in the early spring of next year at a lake yet to be determined. The Penn State pair were able to edge fishermen from other big-name schools such as Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Kent State for the victory.