SAN ANTONIO, TX  – The Association of Collegiate Anglers, in partnership with Rapala, is excited to announce continued sponsorship of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 2022 season. Rapala is dedicated to growing the sport of fishing and will continue this mission in 2022 through support of collegiate anglers.  As a part of this partnership, the following brands: Rapala, VMC, and Sufix, are all affiliated with the elite college trail and the weekly podcast.

“At Rapala we see 2022 as being a very exciting year for college anglers. Interest and participation could not be higher, and ACA has been an excellent partner when promoting Rapala, VMC, and Sufix. We look forward to the excitement that ACA brings to college anglers and both the tournament level as well and the content marketing level, and they do an excellent job promoting our brands.” – Matt Jensen, Director of Marketing for Rapala USA.

In 2022, Rapala will continue the promotion and support of its discount program tailored to collegiate anglers. Teams competing in ACA ran events will be eligible for key discounts off products from brands associated with Rapala, VMC, and Suffix. Throughout the year, Rapala and the ACA will work together to provide anglers with other incentives and opportunities including special discounts and social media campaigns. Products from these same companies will also be included in prize payouts at numerous events throughout the year. For eligibility and discount information, email [email protected]  Various products will also be included in giveaways, and prize packages throughout the upcoming season.

“2022 will mark the third season that the Association of Collegiate Anglers has partnered with Rapala in support of collegiate anglers,” said Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director.  “As the host of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast, I am looking forward to another great year of bringing our audience engaging interviews with some of the best young anglers in the sport.”

In this ongoing partnership, Rapala will continue to be the title sponsor of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast.  Now entering its fourth season, the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast has produced over 130 episodes. The podcast covers topics including the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia, tournament previews with top pros, current events in college fishing, and much more! The #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast publishes new episodes weekly and is available across a multitude of podcast streaming services.

For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.