HURRICANE HIGH SCHOOL WINS WEST VIRGINIA STATE HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUTTON LAKE
SUTTON, W. Va. (June 9, 2015) – The Hurricane High School team of Drew Sallada and Bailey Gordon brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the 2015 West Virginia State High School Fishing Championship on Sutton Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on Lake Carlyle in September.
The top team on Sutton Lake that advanced to the Central Conference Championship were:
1st: Hurricane High School – Drew Sallada and Bailey Gordon, five bass, 9-2
Rounding out the top five teams were:
2nd: Herbert Hoover High School – Will Sigmon and Zack Moore, four bass, 7-6
3rd: Herbert Hoover High School/Clay County High School – Alex Goff and Zach Horrocks, five bass, 6-3
4th: Berkeley Springs High School – Noah Caldwell and Landon Harrington, four bass, 5-12
5th: Wheeling Park High School – John Burkley and Tyler White, five bass, 5-12
Complete results can be found at HighSchoolFishing.org.
The 2015 West Virginia State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, on July 8-11. At the 2014 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.