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Minnesota’s Dover-Eyota High School Wins High School Fishing Open on the Mississippi River
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Minnesota’s Dover-Eyota High School Wins High School Fishing Open on the Mississippi River

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August 1, 2022 • MLF • High School Fishing

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Dover-Eyota High School team of Brady Grupa of La Crescent, Minnesota, and Treyton Thesing of Eyota, Minnesota, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at the Mississippi River.

A field of 44 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Stoddard Park in Stoddard, Wisconsin. In MLF and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10% of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The top four teams that advanced to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship are:

  • 1st: Dover-Eyota High School, Eyota, Minn. – Brady Grupa, La Crescent, Minn., and Treyton Thesing, Eyota, Minn., five bass, 14-5
  • 2nd: Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Ill. – J.D. McBroom, Saint Charles, Ill., and Carter Pjesky, Sugar Grove, Ill., five bass, 12-3
  • 3rd: Northeast Wisconsin Bass Club – Charlie Klug, Stevens Point, Wis., and John Kriz, Neenah, Wis., five bass, 11-9
  • 4th: Oregon High School, Oregon, Wis. – Cameron Gates and Nick Schaefer, both of Oregon, Wis., five bass, 11-0

Rounding out the top 10 teams are:

  • 5th: Century High School, Bismarck, N.D. – Ryan Bullinger and Logan Bullinger, both of Bismarck, N.D., four bass, 10-13
  • 6th: Anacoco High School, Anacoco, La. – Caleb Taylor and Chase Taylor, both of Anacoco, La., five bass, 9-12
  • 7th: McCracken County High School, Paducah, Ky. – Camden Baker and Harley Valerius, both of Paducah, Ky., four bass, 9-9
  • 8th: Caledonia High School, Caledonia, Minn. – Kody Schroeder and Eric Welscher, both of Caledonia, Minn., five bass, 9-2
  • 9th: Bangor High School, Bangor, Wis. – Mason Buehler, Bangor, Wis,. and Bradyn Glasspoole, Rockland, Wis., four bass, 7-12
  • 10th: Broken Bow High School, Broken Bow, Okla. – Jace Anderson, Broken Bow, Okla., and Ty Downs, Newkirk, Okla., four bass, 7-3

Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

The High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at the Mississippi River was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The next event for High School Fishing anglers will be the High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Lake Erie, Sept. 10 in Sandusky, Ohio.

High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and are open to any MLF and TBF Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10% of teams at each Open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2023 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2023 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held in La Crosse on the Mississippi River, June 20-24, 2023, and is also hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X and YETI.

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