Colin Steck and his partner Nathan Lorenz were one fish short of a five bass limit but their 9.14lb sack was just enough to carry the Waunakee High School duo to the Wisconsin High School State Championship Sunday at Lake Wisconsin. They narrowly slipped by Kettle Moraine High School duo of Henry Erbo and Josh Schmirler who also had four fish that tipped in at 8.06 lbs. to finish second place in the event. Both of these High School teams will represent the State of Wisconsin at the Central Conference Regional Championship on September 12th at Lake Carlyle in Carlyle Illinois. Bailey Blesser and William Buhler from Catholic Central High School completed the top three with a four fish bag that weighed in at 6.14lbs.
With the High School anglers following two days of competition by the North American Bass Circuit which concluded their event on Saturday afternoon. Twenty teams from across the state competed in the TBF/FLW High School Championship series vying for state bragging rights as well as the two regional Conference births and a shot at advancing to the High School National Championship next spring.
In addition to advancing on to the Regional event all of the participating teams in this event are invited to attend the High School World Finals in Florence Alabama July 7th -11th. No qualification necessary other than being an SAF member and registration details can be found at: https://www.highschoolfishing.org/2014-high-school-fishing-world-finals/