WARSAW, Mo. – The Plattsmouth High School duo of Haley Sporven & Draven Ray, both of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, brought two bass to the scale Saturday weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Truman Lake Open. The win advanced the team to the 2018 High School Fishing National championship, held June 26-30, on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
A field of 19 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Long Shoal Marina in Warsaw. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top team on Truman Lake that advanced to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship was:
1st: Plattsmouth High School, Plattsmouth, Neb. – Haley Sporven and Draven Ray, both of Plattsmouth, Neb., two bass, 6-15
Rounding out the top 5 teams were:
2nd: Kearney High School, Kearney, Neb. – Nathan Pratt and Haden Long, both of Kearney, Neb., one bass, 6-14
3rd: Hillcrest High School, Springfield, Mo. – Kody Wiertzema and Pierce Randolph, both of Springfield, Mo., one bass, 3-9
4th: Bolivar High School, Bolivar, Mo. – John Hubbert and Andrew Johnson, both of Bolivar, Mo., one bass, 2-8
5th: Kick-back Bass Club – Matthew Gerber, Lexona, Kan., and Josh Flynn, Overland Park, Kan., one bass, 2-3
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Truman Lake Open 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 United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. 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 high school bass tournament, the 2018 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2017 World Finals more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.
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. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.
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. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.
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