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Bandys High School Wins North Carolina State High School Fishing Championship On Kerr Lake

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

(May. 19, 2014 - )

The Bandys High School team of Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2014 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championship on Kerr Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a future High School Fishing conference championship.

The top five teams on Kerr Lake were:

1st: Bandys High School - Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black five bass 13-5
2nd: Beddingfield High School Tyler Dunn and Matthew Shrewsbury five bass 13-0
3rd: Carson High School Bobby Bauer and Jake Keever five bass 11-11
4th: Clayton High School Mason Medlin and Dawson Medlin five bass 10-13
5th: East Gaston High School Gerald Ramsey and Conrad Pogorzelski III five bass 10-10

The 2014 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world's largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russelville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit for details.

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FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit the FLWOutdoors website and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.