’Cat Tales: Bass Club Reels in Big One, “Wondo” Scores and How To Bucket List

By Quinn Western, Chico State social media intern

Bass Fishing Team Reels in Big One

The Bass Fishing Club meets on Lake Oroville to bond and hone their skills in preparation for the big catch—reeling in big fish and big bucks in competition. The club took home second and twelfth place this past weekend at FLW College Fishing Western Conference tournament on Lake Havasu in Arizona. Kevin Chen and Koulton Westbrook, who placed second, had five bass at 9 pounds 4 ounces and won $1,000. Andrew Loberg and Michael Braswell, who placed 12th, had one at 1 pound, 4 ounces.

Jeff Karnthong, a junior project management major, joined the club his freshman year.

“That was part of the reason I chose Chico State, because they have bass fishing,” he said.

Not just a bass fishing team, but one with the most FLW bass fishing tournament top-five finishes.

Now the Chen/Westbrook and Loberg/Braswell teams will go on to compete in the FLW College Fishing Western Invitation on Clear Lake in Lakeport, Calif.

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Wondo Continues to Secure FIFA Spot

Chico State alum Chris Wondolowski (affectionately called “Wondo” by fans) scored both U.S. goals to defeat South Korea 2-0 on Saturday. Wondolowski, a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes, is on the U.S. men’s national team and is shooting to play for the team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This makes seven goals scored in the eight games Wondolowski has played in with the U.S. national team.

“Thanks to all the fans today 4 such a special environment. Loved to cap off this month long camp with a W,” tweeted Wondolowski after the victory.

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Make That List and Check It Twice

It’s true that the last semester always goes the quickest. Jumping in a pile of leaves, eating seven dinner servings at Sutter Dining, and taking naps in Meriam Library will always be a part of your college memories. But now it’s crunch time. Just a few months left to do all of the things you said you would do the first day you arrived in this tree-filled town.

Here’s to the graduating students scrambling these next 13 weeks to finish up that bucket list. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas:

-Hike up to Monkey Face in Upper Bidwell Park
-Tour the Bidwell Mansion
-Do the free tour at the Sierra Nevada brewery
-Survive Inferno hot wings at Bella’s
-Hike to Feather Falls
-Climb Table Mountain
-Participate in Undie Run (it’s for a good cause)
-Play trivia at Woodstock’s (bring it on, Big Yellow Sweater!)
-See a show at Monstros Pizza
-Live through a week of playing Humans vs. Zombies
-Join Burger Club at Madison Bear Garden
-Send a Chico postcard… somewhere
-Enjoy the following at Thursday night and Saturday morning farmers markets:
     -Pies from The Sweet Cottage
     -Homemade tamales
     -Kinder’s stuffed baked potato
-Graduate

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