Alexandria College adds Competitive Fishing to Legends Athletics

Apr 1, 2021 | 5:21 PM
Alexandria Technical & Community College is adding to its Legends Athletics portfolio with Collegiate Competitive Fishing set to begin this fall 2021 season, becoming the first two-year college in Minnesota to offer Competitive Fishing.

Alexandria Technical & Community College is adding to its Legends Athletics portfolio with Collegiate Competitive Fishing set to begin this fall 2021 season.

Alexandria College will be the first two-year college in Minnesota to offer Competitive Fishing. Also setting the Legends program apart is secure on-campus sporting equipment storage for boats and a dedicated coach in Joe Scegura, a Mechatronics program instructor with years of fishing and guide experience.

“With access to more than 300 lakes in Douglas County, many with legendary fishing experiences, Competitive Fishing is an obvious next step for our athletics program,” said President Michael Seymour. “We’re excited to continue growing our athletics offerings to create opportunities for students to compete and enjoy a robust student life experience.”

With the collegiate fishing conference focus on bass fishing, Alexandria College will host its inaugural fall Competitive Bass Fishing season locally in 2021 with the top competitors offered an opportunity to represent the Legends in regional and national tournaments in summer/fall 2022.

Outside of bass, the College is looking at other fishing opportunities as well, such as winter fishing competitions for students.

To experience Legends Competitive Fishing, students must be admitted and enrolled for fall 2021 and will need a current Minnesota fishing license, a boat (or a partner with a boat), gas, bait and tackle, life jacket and transportation to area lakes.

For information, contact Coach Joe Scegura at joeseph.scegura@alextech.edu or (320) 762-4607 or visit alextech.edu/fishing.

About Coach Joe Scegura

Joe Scegura is a Central Minnesota local who has been fishing area lakes for most of his life. He is a Mechatronics instructor at Alexandria College and also operates a professional guide service primarily on Alexandria area lakes, Mille Lacs Lake and the northern part of the Mississippi River.

About Legends Athletics

Alexandria Technical & Community College offers premier varsity athletics opportunities for students with a growing portfolio of programs that currently includes: eSports, Clay Target League, Division II Men’s and Women’s Golf and Competitive Fishing. The Clay Target League clinched the MCAC fall championship in its inaugural season in 2019, and won the division title in 2019 and 2020. The College is looking to add more Legends Athletics opportunities in 2022.


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