Colorado Challenge Cup

Colorado Challenge Cup

  • Colorado Challenge Cup
  • Joe Conway
  • 9-13-14

  • Elimination Round-(Day 1/Evens) of the "No Entry Fee" $1000 minimum, Colorado Challenge Cup!~~ Each Elimination round event consists of 6 of the "Top 12" anglers from the Pikes Peak Bass Masters year end standings --"Top 3" anglers from each group move on to the Sudden Death Round! For more info and stories go to www.PikesPeakBassmasters.com

Day 1

Lake Name: Pueblo Reservoir / Zone - ?
Launch Site: North Shore
City: Pueblo West, State: CO, Zip Code: TBA
Country: US
Start: 9-13-14 7:00AM MT
End: 9-13-14 2:00PM MT


Tournament Winner

Joe Conway

Day 1 of the Elimination Rounds was one for the record books. With a cold front coming in the day prior, dropping the Colorado front range air temps to a 35 degree starting point this morning, and also dropping the water temp to a measly 67 degrees from 72 just a couple days ago, this was a day more suited for archery Elk hunting than it was for a bass fishing tournament! Of course you follow that up with blue bird skies and we all might as well of stayed at home. Nah! Perfect weather for a tough competition! Although the contestants struggled all day, there were a few bright spots along the way. Joe Conway was the guy with the most weight in the boat on this day, qualifying him for his shot at the $1000 pot next month! Vince Carpio, considered an underdog in this race, showed he is getting serious by qualifying himself for the Sudden Death Round in his first ever attempt at the Colorado "Challenge Cup." Brian White is the main story here. He was invited just one day before we kicked off the Elimination Rounds and he needed to find a boat to use...ASAP. Being a new member this year, Brian wasn't sure he could make it happen. Then he was supported by another new member, Ron Strickland, who has been an avid supporter of the club since he joined this year. Ron let Brian use his brand new Ranger boat in this emergency situation and gave Brian the chance he needed to compete. Brian did not waste his last minute blessings and squeaked into 3rd place, qualifying himself for the Sudden Death Round! Congrats to all 3 for making the 1st cut! Now....Day 2 group is up next! For more info and stories go to www.PikesPeakBassmasters.com


Recap

Conway, Carpio, and White moving on!

Joe Conway, Vince Carpio, and Brian White bested their group to move on to the Sudden Death Round set for Oct. 11th. They will be going for their share of the $1000 ~No Entry Fee~ Colorado "Challenge Cup" prize money! For more info and stories go to www.PikesPeakBassmasters.com


Day 1

Rank Name Weight Avg Biggest Fish Number Caught
1 Joe Conway 6 lb 00 oz 1 lb 08 oz 1 lb 13 oz 4
2 Vince Carpio 3 lb 13 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 10 oz 3
3 Brian White 2 lb 08 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 09 oz 2
4 Connor Santos 1 lb 08 oz 1 lb 08 oz 1 lb 08 oz 1
5 Ty Hughes 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1