May 10, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW presented the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Ohio High School Fishing State Championship. The championship took place Saturday, May 10 at Alum Creek State Park with 35 teams from across the state participating.
The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9-12. Each team is accompanied on the water by their "coach" who is also the boat operator.
The tournament festivities kicked off Friday, May 9 with the angler welcome meal, tournament check-in and rules meeting.
The anglers launched and began the tournament at 6:15 a.m. and weighed-in at 3:00 at Alum Creek, Galena Ramp. Despite the rainy weather conditions on Saturday the anglers where able to fish a great tournament.
The top three teams that qualified and advanced to the Regional Championship:
1st: Morgan High School - Reece Eddleblute and Randy Denny, five bass, 11-8
2nd: Gallia Academy - Haleigh Caldwell and Jalea Lyons, five bass, 10-7
3rd: Cincinnati Youth Bass Club - Alex Redwine and Harbor Lovin, five bass, 9-4
For complete results, click here.
The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. 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 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
About The Bass Federation
The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit Bassfederation.com.
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.