(Apr 7, 2016 - Birmingham, AL)
High school students from across the country have been named to the 2016 class of Bassmaster High School All-State anglers. Students are selected for the honor based on their competition success, academics, leadership and community service.
To be considered for the Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team, a student must have been nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students currently enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current-year grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible.
“The All-State program not only measures an angler’s fishing accomplishments, but also his or her success in studies and extracurricular activities,” said Hank Weldon, senior manager of the B.A.S.S. High School program. “The students selected are very accomplished on and off the water. They are all very deserving of this award, and we’re proud to have them represent this year’s All-State teams.”
B.A.S.S. received more than 220 nominations from across the nation. From these, judges selected 64 student anglers from 36 states to make the All-State Fishing Teams.
A second panel of judges will narrow the field to select the 12 members of the 2016 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. Criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments, involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.
The 12 finalists will compete in a one-day Bassmaster All-American High School Bass Tournament held during the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster BASSfest event, a fan-favorite festival that will be held on Lake Texoma out of Durant, Okla.
Elite Series anglers will serve as teammates and “coaches” of the student anglers in the tournament. The high school standouts will be honored on the main BASSfest stage at the weigh-in. All will be profiled in Bassmaster Magazine, read monthly by 4.3 million people, as well as on Bassmaster.com.
Below is the list of the 64 All-State anglers, in order by state:
Parker Davis, Morris, Ala.
Hunter Penney, Boaz, Ala.
Nathan Cummings, Peoria, Ariz.
Julius Mazy, Phoenix, Ariz.
Josh Dugger, Pottsville, Ark.
Jake Dugger, Pottsville, Ark.
Mateo Antonio Gomez, Elk Grove, Calif.
Luke Johns, Folsom, Calif.
Colton Colwell, Windsor, Colo.
Morgan Fitzgerald, Salida, Colo.
Amber Horelick, Uncasville, Conn.
Russell Paul Butler, Dover, Fla.
Jacob Eaton, Fort Myers, Fla.
Clayton Childs, Bishop, Ga.
Cody Stahl, Griffin, Ga.
Trevor McKinney, Benton, Ill.
Dailus Richardson, Benton, Ill.
Blake Albertson, Bloomington, Ind.
Jordan Mullis, Bloomington, Ind.
Isaiah Minton, Marion, Iowa
Clay Torson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Thomas Heinen, Topeka, Kan.
Connor Nimrod, De Soto, Kan.
Mason Moore, Waynesburg, Ky.
Matthew Roberts, Slemp, Ky.
Logan Chaney, Lafayette, La.
Wesley Holt, Otis, La.
Thomas Behen, Biddeford, Maine
Joe McClosky, Swanton, Md.
Tyler Wallace, New Market, Md.
Max McQuaide, Tyngsborough, Mass.
Noah Peterson, Brainerd, Minn.
Matt Stearns, Lakeville, Minn.
Isaac Duncan, Summit, Miss.
Fisher Young, Smithville, Miss.
Dalton Combs, Ozark, Mo.
Trey Schroeder, St. Louis, Mo.
Jackson Ebbers, Cambridge, Neb.
Jeremy Bates, Chichester, N.H.
Trevor Topken, Allendale, N.J.
Julian Sosa-Carver, Mesilla Park, N.M.
Michael Arndt, Syracuse, N.Y.
Matthew Arndy, Syracuse, N.Y.
Hunter Hammermueller, Sanford, N.C.
Ethan Howard, Lucama, N.C.
Jake Biram, Tulsa, Okla.
Jacob Keenom, Meeker, Okla.
Logan Degree, Redmond, Ore.
Zachary Bezak, Brookville, Pa.
Nicholas Fulks, Canonsburg, Pa.
Daniel Clark, Travelers Rest, S.C.
Jacob Smith, Marietta, S.C.
Bailey Fain, Lenoir City, Tenn.
Austin Winter, Lenoir City, Tenn.
Joe Beebee, The Woodlands, Texas
Keegan Stroud, Fredericksburg, Texas
Max Bellinghiri, South Hero, Vt.
Rudd Rexford, Grand Isle, Vt.
Robert Kolby, Rhoadesvilles, Va.
Cullen Lamm-Hoover, Chesterfield, Va.
Grace Caldwell, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Brad Knotts, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Bailey Bleser, Burlington, Wis.
Steve Niemi Jr., Scandinavia, Wis.
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