Northwood University Students Take Second Place at FLW College Fishing Tournament

Zach Lowe and Travis Riedel Place Second.
(Photo by David A. Brown)

The Northwood University Fishing Club was organized in 2010 and became an official club sport in 2013.

MIDLAND, MI – Two Northwood University students finished second place in the FLW (Forrest L. Wood) College Fishing Bass Tournament which was held on July 20 on Lake Champlain in New York.  Zach Lowe, a sophomore from Troy, and Travis Riedel, a junior from Falmouth, accepted a donation on behalf of Northwood University for $1,000 to be utilized for the organization’s activities.

Lowe and Riedel will now represent Northwood University in an FLW College Fishing Invitational. If they win the invitational, the Fishing Club will receive $4,000. In addition, the top 10 teams in the invitational will advance to the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

The Northwood University Fishing Club was organized in 2010 and became an official club sport in 2013. It consists of 15 members and is backed by a number of large corporate sponsorships as well as various private donors.

FLW College Fishing is a nationwide competitive bass-fishing program open to all full-time students at four-year colleges and universities. It consists of 15 qualifying events, five invitationals and the national championship. The mission of FLW is to provide unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to its anglers, sponsors, fans and host communities. Currently there are over 500 schools nationwide that host a competitive bass fishing team.

Justin Marshall, director of annual and special gifts, is advisor to the group. For more information on this organization, contact Benjamin Nowak, president of the Fishing Club at Northwood University, at 989.948.1525.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.