FREEDOM HIGH SCHOOL WINS BASS PRO SHOPS FLW HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CALIFORNIA DELTA OPEN
STOCKTON, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2019) – The Freedom High School duo of Tyler Hurney and Justin Hurney, both of Oakley, California, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing California Delta Open.
A field of 59 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Buckley Cove in Stockton, Calif. In FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top five teams on the California Delta that advanced to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Freedom High School, Oakley, Calif. – Tyler Hurney and Justin Hurney, both of Oakley, Calif., five bass, 16-12
2nd: Anzar High School, San Juan Bautista, Calif. – Clay Capilla, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Alaga, Aromas, Calif., five bass, 16-3
3rd: Delta Teen Team – Ivan Lazarin, Concord, Calif., and Peter Khoury, Walnut Creek, Calif., five bass, 14-6
4th: Vista Del Lago High School, Folsom, Calif. – Brennon Sharp and Michael Musket, both of Folsom, Calif., five bass, 12-7
5th: Lodi High School, Lodi, Calif. – Nathan Sherbondy, Acampo, Calif., and Bret Luiz, Lodi, Calif., five bass, 12-5
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
6th: Grizzly Bass Masters – Lucas Gerondakis, Garden Valley, Calif., and Jon Loya, Georgetown, Calif., five bass, 11-1
7th: Roosevelt High School, Fresno, Calif. – Chee Moua Vang and Keith Yang, both of Fresno, Calif., five bass, 10-8
8th: Vista Del Lago High School, Folsom, Calif. – Kyle Hara, Folsom, Calif., and Jack Thompson, El Dorado Hills, Calif., five bass, 9-10
9th: Lodi High School, Lodi, Calif. – Cole Koenig, Woodbridge, Calif., and Jake Fritz, Lodi, Calif, five bass, 9-1
10th: Heritage High School, Brentwood, Calif. – Drew Ziemann, Clayton, Calif., and Hunter Holguin, Brentwood, Calif., five bass, 8-14
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing California Delta Open was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. 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 open high school bass tournament, the 2020 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2019 World Finals more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.