The team of Dalton Anderson and Dawson Lenz, both of Peachtree City,
Ga., McIntosh High School, dominated the field Sunday with five bass
weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to take the top honors at the inaugural
The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing National Championship on
Lake Murray. For their efforts, the team won a $10,000 scholarship
($5,000 to each team member).
Rounding out the top five teams are:
2nd: Jacob Wall, Jacksonville, Ore., St. Mary’s High School, and Colby
Pearson, Central Point, Ore., Crater High School (five bass, 8-9)
3rd: Kyler Chelminiak, Franklin, Wis., Whitnall High School, and
Nicholas Peterson, Hazelhurst, Wis., Lakeland High School (three bass,
4th: Junior Roberts, Danville, Va., George Washington High, and Tanner
Blanks, South Boston, Va., Halifax County High School (two bass, 2-13)
5th: Drew Bailey, North Platte, Neb., North Platte High School, and
Adam Diehl, Brady, Neb., Brady Public School (two bass, 2-6)
Each FLW/TBF Federation High School Fishing team competes in their
state championship event in one of five conferences – Central, Northern,
Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top team from each state
championship qualifies for one of five conference championships. The
winning team from each conference championship advances to the national
championship, held in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College
Fishing National Championship.
High School Fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats
and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. High
School Fishing Tournaments are open to all ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th
grade students, including home-schooled students, that are members of
the Student Angler Federation.
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