July 1, 2010 – The 2012 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island High School Fishing State Championship were held June 30th on Webster Lake in Webster MA. The fish were pretty cooperative for the tournament and every team weighed in a 5 fish limit.
The team of Kory Dominick and Jake Rowinsky took the Massachusetts title with their 15.18lb bag of five largemouths. Great job to the other teams from Massachusetts of Brandon Carty and Max McQuaide with 12.80, Scott Macconnell and Sean Barry with 9.97, Brett Bertram and Matthew Hobson with 6.87 and Zachary Bowden and Charlie Gordon with 6.62.
Michael Toohey and Ryan Kusmit from the Faifield Prep Jesuits topped the Connecticut teams with 10.57lbs of largemouth with Justin and Alia Dingle no to far behind with 8.16lbs
The Rhode Island team of Chris Catucci and Patrick Crabtree from the Bishop Hendricken Hawks weighed in a 14.64lb sack that included the tournament lunker at 4.64lbs to take the State Championship. Jon Ryan and Connor Rana finished out the tournament with 11.35.
Congratulations to all the anglers and a round of thanks to all of the team coaches and workers at the tournament, you time is very much appreciated. We look forward to another great event next year.
If you’re interested in starting a High School Fishing club at your school, please visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation (SAF). Cost is only $25/ year and includes full TBF and FLW Outdoors benefits, including access to the all-new FLW Outdoors Magazine e-Edition and insurance coverage for students and their club.
The winning two-person team from each state championship will advance to an FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing Conference Championship held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship. Those winners will advance to the FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring of 2013.
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.
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