Kansas High School State Fishing Championship hosted at Wilson Lake was held Saturday, June 30th. The event was sponsored by Russell County Visitors Board, Fossil Creek Inn, TBF of Kansas, TBF, FLW Outdoors, Ranger Boats, National Guard, Lowrance, Evinrude E-tec, Cabela’s.
11 teams from the State of Kansas participated, representing high schools from across the state. These 11 teams more than doubled our entries from 2011.
The overall winners were Noah Parsons and Adam Fuchs with their coach Ben Fuchs, representing Wichita Northwest High School. Noah and Adam reported catching their biggest fish of the day first thing in the morning, following it up by their second largest fish of the day. They weighed in a full limit of fish over 14lbs.
2nd place went to the Team of Christian and Ethan Hamel and their father coach of Scott Hamel representing Stockton KS High School. The Hamel brothers also weighed in a full limit of fish weighing in over 11lbs, but that elusive kicker fish was not able to be found. Their coach reported the loss of one bigger fish early in the morning, not far from the launch area.
3rd Place belonged to Connor Barret and Kiel Orrison and their coach Danny Barret representing Nickerson Panthers/ Hutchinson Salthawks. They also weighed in a limit of fish over 10 pounds. All teams participating weighed in fish and reported having a great time and looked forward to participating again next year.
|1||ADAM FUCHS-NOAH PARSONS||5/5||14.22|
|2||CHRISTIAN HAMEL-ETHAN HAMEL||5/5||11.10|
|3||CONNER BARRETT-KIEL ORRISON||5/5||10.51|
|4||DANIEL WIENS-AUSTIN BRAY||5/5||10.29|
|5||THOMAS HUMPHREY-MATTHEW MARTIN||5/5||9.01|
|6||FRITZ BERGER-TANNER KUBICK||4/4||7.08|
|7||JARED BARNEY-GRANT SRAJER||2/2||5.78|
|8||TIMOTHY FLAX-ABIGAIL FLAX||3/2||5.29|
|9||SHELDON ROGGE-JORDAN EBERT||2/2||5.17|
|10||TANNER VANAMBURG-TYLER HEATH||2/2||4.10|
|11||BREN LIDTKE-JAMES BARTOLAC||1/1||2.40|
TBFKS would like to thank all of the parents/coaches and all of sponsors and supporters to help put on this successful event. It was definitely a pleasure to see all the excitement the youth have for this great sport that we enjoy as an adult.
The Student Angler Federation Championship Series on July 15th with high school state championships in New York for NY and Ontario (Canada).
If you’re interested in starting a High School Fishing club at your school, please visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation (SAF). Cost is only $25/ year and includes full TBF and FLW Outdoors benefits, including access to the all-new FLW Outdoors Magazine e-Edition and insurance coverage for students and their club.
The winning two-person team from each state championship will advance to an FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing Conference Championship held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship. Those winners will advance to the FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring of 2013.
All SAF members and state championship participants qualify for the largest event in high school fishing, the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals to compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships and prizes. Each team that qualifies for a conference and/or national championship will receive a travel allowance to help offset expenses. The National Champions will also each receive a $5,000 scholarship to use at the university of their choice.
For information on how to join the new and exciting sport of high school bass fishing, visit www.HighSchoolFishing.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hsfishing or follow us on Twitter @hs_fishing.