June 2, 2014
DAYTON, Tenn. - The Waverly Central High School team of Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2014 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Chickamauga. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a future High School Fishing conference championship. The top 12 teams on Lake Chickamauga that advanced to the conference championship were: 1st: Waverly Central High School - Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad, five bass, 25-7 2nd: Soddy Daisy High School - Elijah Cartwright and Jacob Thomas, five bass, 23-6 3rd: Soddy Daisy High School - Alyssa Coleman and Erica Abigail "Abby" Smith, five bass, 23-2 4th: Wildcat Angler Bass Club - Saxton Long and Triston Crowder, five bass, 22-10 5th: Rhea County High School - Shane Broadwell and Bryce Travis, five bass, 20-7 6th: Walker Valley Bass Club - Cole Sands and Caden Watson, five bass, 18-12 7th: Lawrence County High School - Dylan True and Kallen Rochelle, five bass, 17-0 8th: Dickson County High School - Nolan Christian and Hunter Pewitt, five bass, 15-8 9th: Karns High School - Jake Lee and Corey Brooks, five bass, 15-7 10th: Warren County High School - Hunter Bouldin and David Jaco, five bass, 15-1 11th: Central High School - A.J. Barnes and Gavin Ainslie, five bass, 14-8 12th: Rhea County High School - Dillan Moore and Kenneth Clark, five bass, 13-14 The 2014 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 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. In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world's largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russelville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details. 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. About FLW 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.