July 6, 2016
Carter Williams and Cameron Scarbrough from the Grand Haven Bass Club pulled together a very respectable five fish limit of Great Lakes bass weighing 15 pounds 15 ounces to win the Michigan High School State Championship in Elizabeth Park, Mich. The win earned them the championship titles, trophies and a slot in the Central Conference Regional to be held in September.
The pair outdistanced Beau Turnblom and Peyton Stapp from Fenton High School who had a limit weighing 14 pounds 4 ounces to claim the runner-up spot. Both teams received a slot in the Central Conference Regional for a chance to advance to the High School National Championship next spring. Rounding out the top three were the Coloma Comets, Matthew Davis and Ryley Watson, with a limit that weighed 13 pounds 10 ounces.
Special thanks go out to Mr. Alan Gray and the BFL Staff for conducting the event following the Michigan division of the BFL.
The 2016 Michigan State Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field and the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW Opens will advance to a Conference Championship event. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, in the spring of 2017. The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the state, conference and national championship events, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide qualify for the world’s largest high school fishing, standalone, championship event, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals with over $60,000 in scholarships and prizes up for grabs.
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