“Chandler” and Kash “Money” do Repeat – Champions

Congratulations to Our 2008 TBFKS State Champions!

Chandler Young; 15-18
Kash Kruep; 11-14

Amazing as it may seem, it’s a Repeat!  Repeat!

Chandler and Kash will be attending the National Guard TBF FLW National Championship again this year!

The event is scheduled for Columbia South Carolina, on Fabled lake Monticello, Aug 15 & 16th, in conjunction with the Forrest Wood Cup August 11-17th, on Lake Murray.  Both Kash and Chandler will receive travel assistance to Columbia and will be treated to World Champions-Caliber Pizza Party, served up by the National Guard Pro Team.  Included will be high-energy games, entertainment and sponsor prizes!

15-18 Age group:

Chandler’s (Independence, MO.)  259 points and 2 fish were enough for the Victory.  Chandler spoke about how he caught his fish.  Using a slip sinker and pinpoint casting, he was catching his fish on a 10″ Berkely Power worm in the Blue Fleck Color.  He was biting off about 3 inches of the bait to make it about 7″ long.  He had 17-pound line and a heavy action rod.  All the bites came close to the bank.

2nd Place: Jared Smith, Independence, MO. with 134 points, he also was using a drop bait.

11-14 Age Group:

Kash “Money” Kruep, Paola, KS: took overall points Champion and big fish with 261 points.  He said his Abu matic 1276 reel and Lighting rod were great to use all day.  He landed his fish on Creature bait, green pumpkin, dipped chart. Tails, using 10-pound Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon line.  He pitched around laydowns and rocks on the bank.
2nd place: Justin Niccum, Independence, MO. 204 points also caught his fish using a drop bait.
3rd place: Chase Curl, Galva, Ks. landed his fish on a drop bail also for 103 points.

Conditions were terrible if not worse, heavy rains and High winds, over the last 3 days, had Lake Olathe churned into a muddy mess.  If that was not bad enough, the air temp at take-off was 46 degrees! Also the water was a cool 58 degrees.

As President of the TBF Kansas, I could not be more proud of all the young men and women anglers that attended the event.  One reoccurring them among all them was to never quit.  Each contestant was truly tested for endurance and stamina, conditions like this are the hardest anyone could ever face, (not to mention the boaters that donated their time and equipment) and all of them seemed to key in on drop baits, knowing the strike zone would be a very small one, for this day, on the water.

Special Thanks:
Robert Garver – Youth Director
Larry Freesemann – Treasurer
Cory Steckler – TBFKS StateTeam Member
Jed Hawkins – TBFKS State Team Member
Scott Hamel – TBFKS State Team Member and Tournament Director
Don Glick and Dennis Hamel – for pulling a boat we ended up not needing!
Russ Pino – For loaning a boat for our Youth!
Roger Kruep – for cooking all those Hotdogs!
Bass Pro Shops Olathe – Paul Marsh for helping out the future Fisherman.

Kerry Kruep, State President, TBFKS State Team Member

TBF Sponsors:
Ranger Boats, Yamaha, Solar Bat, Castrol, Chevy, Evinrude, National Guard, Lowrance, Tail Walker Lures, Cabelas, Shady Creek Marine, Wal-Mart, FLW Outdoors.