(Jul 30, 2018 - KALAMAZOO, MI.)
The Wyandotte Roosevelt High School fishing duo of Nicolas Buindo and Brady Stuart, both of Wyandotte, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Michigan State Championship on Gull Lake.
A field of 25 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from the Township Park Ramp in Kalamazoo. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top two teams on Gull Lake that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Wyandotte Roosevelt High School, Wyandotte, Mich. – Nicolas Buindo and Brady Stuart, both of Wyandotte, Mich., five bass, 14-3
2nd: Caledonia High School, Kent County, Mich. – Henry Colin Deridder, Freeport, Mich., and Caleb Paize, Caledonia, Mich., five bass, 12-1
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
3rd: Michigan Student Angler Federation – Jaden Mainstone and Gage Mainstone, five bass, 11-11
4th: Walled Lake Central High School, Walled Lake, Mich. – Jarrod Willbur, Wolverine Lake, Mich., and Reid Oblak, West Bloomfield, Mich., five bass 10-14
5th: Michigan Student Angler Federation – Remington Barkley and Dan Brown, both of Hartland, Mich., five bass, 9-7
6th: Pennfield High School, Battle Creek, Mich. – Wyatt Webb and Jackson Wood, five bass 9-2
7th: Michigan Student Angler Federation – Barry Kennedy, Clarklake, Mich., and Robert Lefere, Jackson, Mich., four bass, 7-11
8th: Whitehall High School, Whitehall, Mich. – Tyler Douglas and Mitchell Moore, four bass, 6-9
9th: Western High School, Parma, Mich. – Wyatt Walker, Parma, Mich., and Kaleb Krontz, Spring Arbor, Mich., three bass, 5-10
10th: Fenton High School, Fenton, Mich. – Jeff Metzger and Kayden Van Houten, both of Linden, Mich., three bass, 5-7
The 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Michigan State Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in the state of Michigan. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship on a body of water that has yet to be revealed. 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 open high school bass tournament, the 2019 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2018 World Finals more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.
Full schedules and the latest announcements are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and FLWFishing.com.
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.