March 30, 2022

B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes To 2022 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Fifty-three of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2022 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

To be considered for the All-State Fishing Team, a student must have been nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current-year grade point average of 2.5 or higher were eligible.

B.A.S.S. received nearly 400 nominations from across the nation. From these, judges selected 53 student anglers from 34 states to make the All-State Fishing Team. In addition, 40 students received Honorable Mentions recognizing them for their tournament success as well as community service and academic achievement.

“Congratulations to all 53 anglers on being selected to be a part of the 2022 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing team or Honorable Mention,” said Glenn Cale, B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Manager — College, High School and Junior. “It’s always impressive to see the accolades of each applicant. Every parent and angler should be very proud of joining the team.”

A second panel of judges will review the nominations of the 53 All-State team members and select the 12 members of the 2022 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. As in All-State judging, criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments, involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.

The 12 finalists will compete in a one-day Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, which will be held during the 2022 Simms Bassmaster Elite at Lake Fork, scheduled to take place May 19-22 in Quitman, Texas.

Elite Series anglers will serve as teammates and “coaches” of the student anglers in the tournament. The high school standouts will be honored on the main stage at the weigh-in.

Below is the list of the 53 All-State anglers and 40 Honorable Mentions, in order by state:

Alabama

Hudson Choquette, Headland

Braxton Hopper, Chelsea

Barclay Butler, Scottsboro (Honorable Mention)

Dixie Morris, Valley (Honorable Mention)

James Quinlivan, Headland (Honorable Mention)

Benjamin Travis, Birmingham (Honorable Mention)

Arizona

Zachary VerBrugge, Lake Havasu City

Arkansas

Austin Rose, Mena

Brady Horton, Clinton (Honorable Mention)

Jackson Smith, Fayetteville (Honorable Mention)

Florida

Bryce DiMauro, Longwood

Tyson Verkaik, Eustis

Drew Bradstreet, Lutz (Honorable Mention)

Nick Claussen, Dover (Honorable Mention)

Evan Newell, Lakeland (Honorable Mention)

Cole Rountree, Clermont (Honorable Mention)

Georgia

Gabriel Clark, Ellerslie

Gage Sellars, Bainbridge

Henry Garrett, Evans (Honorable Mention)

Jacob Hodge, Evans (Honorable Mention)

Cohen Smith, Williamson (Honorable Mention)

Illinois

Szymon Piton, Orland Park

Laindree Richardson, Benton

Andrew Kay, Shorewood (Honorable Mention)

Hunter Petrovic, Minooka (Honorable Mention)

Indiana

Cole Berry, Terre Haute

Dylan May, Brownsburg

Iowa

Kolby Angell, Grand Junction

Tyler Loudon, Creston

Caleb Neu, Johnston (Honorable Mention)

Jackson Toale, Independence (Honorable Mention)

Kansas

Colton Hutchinson, Bonner Springs

Kentucky

Evan Fields, Shelbyville

Jaydon Coggins, Burnside (Honorable Mention)

Louisiana

Levi Thibodaux, Thibodaux

Jase White, Haughton

Evan Howe, Keatchie (Honorable Mention)

Wade Roberts, Lake Charles (Honorable Mention)

Maine

Colby Carrier, Skowhegan

Maryland

Grayden Scibilia, Hagerstown

Massachusetts

Nicholas Frumkin, Lincoln

Michigan

Brayden Ruckman, Freeland

Henri Sturm, Fenton

Minnesota

Jacob Panichi, Cook

Matt Boerboom, Inver Grove Heights (Honorable Mention)

Lance Nelson, Rosemount (Honorable Mention)

Noah Wells, Esko (Honorable Mention)

Mississippi

Wes Bailey, Brandon

Parker O’Bryan, Brandon

Missouri

Brock Rogers, Bradleyville

Nebraska

Logan Greeno, Kearney

Nevada

Carter Doren, Las Vegas

New Hampshire

Cole Moulton, Enfield

Cameron Yates, New Durham

Alex Gross, Jefferson (Honorable Mention)

New Jersey

Nicholas DellaPorta, Pequannock

New York

Rein Golubjatnikov, Pittsford

Tyler Mahood, Briarcliff Manor (Honorable Mention)

Christian Misciagna, Syracuse (Honorable Mention)

North Carolina

Harrison McCall, Salisbury

Drake Sturgill, Lincolnton

Hunter Alexander, China Grove (Honorable Mention)

Kaden Buchmann, Mooresville (Honorable Mention)

Ohio

Kyle Johnson, Helena

Braden McNamara, Delaware

Mike Abbott Jr., Plain City (Honorable Mention)

Oklahoma

Zack Cooper, Tahlequah

River Eubanks, Wilson

Pennsylvania

Trenton Carey, York Springs

Luke Rokavec, Mifflinburg

Carson Forrester, Chambersburg (Honorable Mention)

Ty Stroup, Mifflinburg (Honorable Mention)

South Carolina

Hunter Dill, Travelers Rest

Peyton Sorrow, Abbeville

Zachary McCraw, Gaffney (Honorable Mention)

Tennessee

Nathan Reynolds, Nashville

Banks Shaw, Harrison

Wayland Adkisson, Franklin (Honorable Mention)

Riley Faulkner, Jacksboro (Honorable Mention)

Carter Nutt, Nashville (Honorable Mention)

Dylan Nutt, Nashville (Honorable Mention)

Texas

Connor Dunn, Lucas

Jared Mizell, Pearland

Justin James, Orange (Honorable Mention)

Breckett Long, Livingston (Honorable Mention)

Kaden Mueck, Livingston (Honorable Mention)

Vermont

Brendan Vinton, Braintree

Gordon Willey, White River Junction

Virginia

Ryan Lachniet, Gum Spring

Shelby Rigney, Axton

Logan Buttolph, Doswell (Honorable Mention)

Washington

Hayden Nerland, Puyallup

Wisconsin

Reece Keeney, Hortonville

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores across 16 contiguous states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports & recreation through both leading national brands and a portfolio of 20 private label brands, which go well beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings. For more information, visit www.academy.com.