Michigan wins TBF High School Fishing National Championship on Beaver Lake

The team of Nick Marsh and Kyle Boe, from Lake Orion High School in Lake Orion, Mich., dominated the field Sunday with five bass weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces to take the top honors at The Bass Federation (TBF) 2013 High School Fishing National Championship on Beaver Lake.

For their efforts, the team won a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 to each team member).

Rounding out the top five teams were:

Idaho student Jake Beahm finished the TBF High School Fishing National Championship in second place.2nd: Borah High School, Boise, Idaho, David Ashton and Jake Beahm, five bass, 10-0

3rd: Prince George High School, Prince George, Va., Ryan Drewery and Junior Roberts, five bass, 8-1

4th: Blair High School, Blair, Neb., Matthew Neiburg and Zach Madsen, four bass, 7-13

5th: Bandys High School, Catawba, N.C., K.J. Queen and Chelsey Queen, four bass, 7-2

Complete results can be found at HighSchoolFishing.org.

Overall there were 23 bass weighing 43 pounds, 14 ounces, with three five-bass limits caught by the five teams.

Virginia students Ryan Drewery (left) and Junior Roberts finished the TBF High School Fishing National Championship in third place.Each FLW/TBF Federation High School Fishing team competes in their state championship event in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top team from each state championship qualifies for one of five conference championships. The winning team from each conference championship advances to the national championship, held in conjunction with the FLW College Fishing National Championship.

High School Fishing is free to enter and open to all ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, including home-schooled students, who are members of the Student Angler Federation.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow High School Fishing on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org to sign up or to start a club at your school.

About High School Fishing

Launched in 2011 by FLW and The Bass Federation Student Angler Federation, High School Fishing is the largest student-angler initiative in history. It offers students at more than 23,000 high schools across the United States and Canada the opportunity to compete in club, state, conference and national bass tournaments for the chance to earn college scholarships. Every team participating in a state championship is also invited to compete in the High School Fishing World Finals, the largest tournament of its kind. Visit www.highschoolfishing.org for additional information.

About FLW

Nebraska students Matthew Neiburg (left) and Zach Madsen (right) finished the TBF High School Fishing National Championship in fourth place.FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation

North Carolina students Chelsey Queen (left) and Kristopher Queen finished the TBF High School Fishing National Championship in fifth place.The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization there is. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit bassfederation.com for additional information.

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