Riles & Wilkinson Named 2012 Mississippi HS Fishing State Champs

Saturday, May 19th, 2012, Columbus, MS

Mississippi High School Students were invited to attend the 2nd annual TBF Student Angler Federation High School Open Championship that was held on the Tennessee Tom Big-Bee River, Columbus pool.  Students signed up via online registration @ to compete in the event. Anglers were required to fish as as teams in a pick your partner format tournament.  Teams were limited to fish in the Columbus Pool.


1st– Garrett Riles / Warren Wilkinson————————-9.78 lbs
Potts Camp & Hickory Flatt MS
2nd–Justin Reynolds / Dylan Barnes—————————7.68 lbs
Parklane Ms
3rd–Blake Galloway / Dillon Easley—————————–6,52 lbs
Houlks, MS
4th–Lane Kemper / Hunter Gullick——————————-5.78 lbs
Lewisburg, MS
5th–Ty Cox / Joel Parker——————————————–5.70 lbs
Saltillo, MS
6th–Cy Gatewood / Blake Lee————————————-5.65 lbs
Wiggings MS
7th–Avery Davis / Collin Pinter————————————1.77 lbs
Brandon, MS

Congrats to Garrett Riles and Warren Wilkinson for the victory.

All SAF members and state championship participants qualify for the largest event in high school fishing, the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals to compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships and prizes. Each team that qualifies for a conference and/or national championship will receive a travel allowance to help offset expenses. The National Champions will also each receive a $5,000 scholarship to use at the university of their choice.

TBF would like to thank the Mississippi Bass Federation and Youth Director, Chris Morlok and all the volunteers who helped make this event happen.

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