2012 Minnesota High School State Champions Crowned!!

On Saturday 6/23/12 the Minnesota Federation of Bass Anglers held the Minnesota State High School Bass Championship on the Horseshoe Chain in Cold Spring, MN. The nice thing about the Horseshoe chain it is wide open to all the fishing styles of the 15 teams participating in the tournament. The 2012 Minnesota High School champions are Kolton Resseman and Shande Childers from Rocori High School with a bag weight of 17.11  and big bass of the tournament of 5.08,  2nd place went to Sam Groskreut and Christian Peterson from Minnetonka High School with the weight of 14.60 and 3rd place was Austin Anderly and Josh Hoops of LeSueur-Henderson/ St Cloud High Schools with a weight of 11.94. The weather held off the threat of rain and the sun came out about 3 hours into the event making the day a very enjoyable experience for all. Awards and prizes were furnished by our generous sponsors at Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Solar Bat eyewear, and Berkley.

The state champions will advance to an FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing Regional Championship held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Regional Championship hosted on a college campus this fall. They will receive travel allowances to help offset expenses. The winners from each regional will advance to the FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held on a college campus in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring of 2012. National Champions will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to use at the University of their Choice.

For more information please contact Peter Anderly- MFBA Youth Director C-612-669-9253

Minnesota Federation of Bass Anglers is the MN State Chapter of The Bass Federation (TBF). The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. 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 the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 35 years. In 2006 TBF partnered with the largest tournament operations and marketing organization in the world, FLW Outdoors. For more information about The Bass Federation, visit mnbass.org or call 580-765-9031