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High School Fishing Clubs from Midwest to Compete For Shot at National Championship
Advisory for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
WHAT:  The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 High School Fishing Central Conference Championship tournament. The tournament is open to High School Fishing teams from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin that finished in the top 10-percent from their State Championship tournament.
WHEN:                 Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015
WHERE:              High School Fishing Central Conference Championship
                              Carlyle Lake
                              Allen Branch Boat Ramp
                              E. of Fisher Rd., and N. of Hazlet Park Rd.
                              Carlyle, Ill.
NOTES: The 2015 High School Fishing Central Conference championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at Takeoff will be at 6:30 a.m. and weigh-in will be held at the boat ramp, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251.
A full list of all schools participating will not be available until the morning of the event. Among the teams currently eligible to compete in the High School Fishing Central Conference Championship are:
Bloomington High School South/North, Bloomington, Ind. – Blake Albertson and Adam Puckett
*Brainerd High School, Brainerd, Minn. – Kyle Bahr and Logan Beto
Brainerd High School, Brainerd, Minn. – Luke Johnson and Alex Stirewalt
Colerain High School, Cincinnati, Ohio – Cole Wessner and Dan Hechler
*Coloma High School, Coloma, Mich. – Matthew Davis and Ryley Watson
Coshocton High School, Coshocton, Ohio – Ethan Woodie and Zach Michael
El Paso-Gridley High School, El Paso, Ill. – Jake Hoselton and Levi Umland
Field High School, Mogadore, Ohio – Cody Whitaker and Kyle Whitaker
*Galia Academy High School, Gallipolis, Ohio – Kyle Greenlee and Caleb Greenlee
*Hurricane High School, Hurricane, W. Va.  – Drew Sallada and Bailey Gordon
Illinois Student Angler Federation – Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney
Illinois Student Angler Federation – Zachary Hingson and Jonathan Bialeschki
Kettle Moraine High School, Wales, Wis. – Henry Ersbo and Josh Schmirler
*Lutheran School Association, Decatur, Ill. – James Brown and Travis Carter
*Madison High School, Madison, S.D. – Tyler Guthmiller and Brandon Pabel
Prior Lake High School, Prior Lake, Minn. – Mason Raveling and Ben Provost
*Southridge High School, Huntingburg, Ind. – Eli Lubbehusen and Colton O’Brien
*Waunakee High School, Waunakee, Wis. – Colin Steck and Nathan Lorenz
* denotes 2015 State Champions.
The 2015 High School Fishing Conference Championships consist of the top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field along with the top 3 teams from six High School Fishing Opens that coincided with stops on the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will 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.

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