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Lutheran School Association Of Decatur Wins Illinois State High School Fishing Championship On Clinton Lake

Lutheran School Association Of Decatur Wins Illinois State High School Fishing Championship On Clinton Lake
FLW News Release

WELDON, Ill. – The Lutheran School Association of Decatur team of James Brown and Travis Carter brought four bass to the scale Sunday weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the 2015 Illinois State High School Fishing Championship on Clinton Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Central Conference championship on Lake Carlyle in September.




Despite only bringing four bass to the scale, the duo weighed in a monster largemouth totaling 7 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Lew’s Big Bass Award and give them the weight needed to win the event handily.


 


The top four teams on Clinton Lake that advanced to the Central Conference Championship were:


 


  1st:        Lutheran School Association of Decatur – James Brown and Travis Carter, four bass, 17-9


  2nd:      Illinois Student Angler Federation – Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney, four bass, 13-15


  3rd:       Illinois Student Angler Federation – Zachary Hingson and Jonathan Bialeschki, three bass, 9-15


  4th:       El Paso-Gridley High School – Jake Hoselton and Levi Umland, five bass, 9-11


 


Rounding out the top 10 teams were:


 


  5th:       Sandwich Community High School – Logan Beatty and Matt Reimer, two bass, 7-1


  6th:       Sandwich Community High School – Chris Thompson and Antonio Defily, three bass, 6-11


  7th:       Minooka Community High School – Jacob Doster and Kenneth Johnke, three bass, 6-7


  8th:       Sangamon Valley High School – Mason Hutchins and Nic Campbell, four bass, 5-1


  9th:       Minooka Community High School – Anthony Fazio and Grant Olsen, one bass, 4-7


  10th:     O’Fallon Township High School – Brooks Dalton and Josh Bourland, three bass, 9-8


 


Complete results can be found at HighSchoolFishing.org.


 


The 2015 Illinois State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season. 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 2016. 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 high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, on July 8-11. At the 2014 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.


 


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 2015 over the course of 240 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 FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 


ABOUT THE BASS FEDERATION


The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.


 


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