(May 16, 2018 - GILBERTSVILLE, Ky)
The Marshall County High School team of Tristan Barrett and Evan Bremmerkamp brought a two-day cumulative total of eight bass weighing 27 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale this weekend, beating out 67 other teams to win the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team medals, a trophy to display in their school and the title of KHSAA state champions.
The top 10 high school teams on Kentucky Lake were:
1st: Marshall County High School – Tristan Barrett and Evan Bremmerkamp, eight bass, 27-11
2nd: Madison Southern High School – Blake Harold and Cameron Cochran, six bass, 21-7
3rd: Calloway County High School – Dylan Bell and Jacob Hudgin, seven bass, 20-1
4th: McCracken County High School – Tyler Lillevig and Hunter Valerius, seven bass, 20-1
5th: Muhlenberg County High School – Carson Recke and Jackson Kulijof, six bass, 17-11
6th: Ohio County High School – Dalton Wilson and Brennan Peters, six bass, 17-8
7th: LaRue County High School – Wyatt Pearman and Evan Morris, six bass, 16-13
8th: Trigg County High School – Andrew Greene and Anthony Ethridge, seven bass, 16-11
9th: Bourbon County High School – Conner Johnson and Cameron Brady, six bass, 16-3
10th: Boyle County High School – Sam Clark and Hannah Wesley, six bass, 16-2
For the second consecutive year, Garrard County High School angler Morgan Miracle was recognized as the 2018 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The award is presented to the student-athlete who exemplifies outstanding athletic performance, community service, leadership and academic achievement in her sport.
A 5-pound, 3-ounce bass earned the KHSAA Big Bass honors on each day of competition. On Day One, Madison Southern High School angler Cameron Cochran caught a 5-3 to claim the big bass of the day, while Bourbon County angler Cameron Brady weighed a 5-3 on Day Two to earn the honors.
Photos from the event can be found at bit.ly/2018KHSAABass and are courtesy of Curtis Niedermier/FLW.
The 2018 KHSAA Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. 2018 marked the sixth year of the championship event, which featured a field of 68 teams that qualified from four regional competitions in April. The event was supported by the Benton, Kentucky-based Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. For more information on FLW and their multiple tournament circuits, visit FLWFishing.com.
All High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2018 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, June 26-29. At the 2017 World Finals more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for complete details.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct 286 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.
About The Bass Federation
The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing.
About The Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 279 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.