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Cedar Ridge High School Wins Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Dardanelle

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

The team of C.J. Brustrom and William Carpenter of Cedar Ridge High School brought a 5-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 16 lbs, 12 oz, to win.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(May 5, 2015 - Russellville, AR) The team of C.J. Brustrom and William Carpenter of Cedar Ridge High School brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2015 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Dardanelle. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference Championship on the Arkansas River in October.
 
C.J. Brustrom and William Carpenter brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2015 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship and a spot in the High School Fishing Southern Conference Championship on the Arkansas River in October. (TBF/FLW)
The top 12 teams on Lake Dardanelle that advanced to the Southern Conference Championship were:
 
  1st:        Cedar Ridge High School – C.J. Brustrom and William Carpenter, five bass, 16-12
  2nd:       Heber Springs High School – Zach Ingram and Chase Galloway, five bass, 15-1
  3rd:        River Valley High School – Colton Day and Jake White, five bass, 14-1
  4th:        Cedar Ridge High School – Layton Lovell and Jordan Bumpous, five bass, 13-15
  5th:        River Valley High School – Nick Kuras and Fisher Thomas, five bass, 13-1
  6th:        Highland High School – Tyler Dobbs and Greywolf Burch, five bass, 12-15
  7th:        Perryville High School – Phillip Gottsponer and Cole Bottoms, five bass, 12-11
  8th:        North Pulaski High School – Jacob English and Chris Hildreth Jr., five bass, 12-3
  9th:        Vilonia High School – Sawyer Floyd and Brandon Paladino, five bass, 11-5
  10th:      Arkansas Student Angler Federation– Chase Myers and Carl Swede, five bass, 11-3
  11th:      River Valley High School – Jonathan Dotson and Logan Kreamers, five bass, 11-1
  12th:    Warren High School – Konnor McKay & Trey Slater, three bass, 10-15

The 2015 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season. 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 2016. 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 High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, on July 8-11. At the 2014 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.
 
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