LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The Alhambra High School duo of Luke Beaty and Emmett Gargaro, both of Martinez, California, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Lake Havasu Presented by Googan Baits on Sunday in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
The event was hosted by Go Lake Havasu and the victory advanced the winning team to the 2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|RANK||SCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITY||ANGLER NAME||BASS||WEIGHT|
|1st||Alhambra High School, Martinez, Calif.*||Luke Beaty & Emmett Gargaro, Martinez, Calif.||5||13-3|
|2nd||Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, Calif.*||Kyle Goldstein, Paso Robles, Calif. Jayden Lintner, Arroyo Grande, Calif.||5||10-14|
|3rd||Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.||Zachary Verbrugge & Brandon Verbrugge, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.||4||10-8|
|4th||Alhambra High School, Martinez, Calif.||Alex Perez & Anthony Trapani, both of Martinez, Calif.||5||9-10|
|5th||Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif.||Troy Cox & Zane Ravalin, both of Oakdale, Calif.||3||8-6|
|6th||Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif||Tristan Pruitt & Aiden Saso, both of Oakdale, Calif.||3||8-3|
|7th||Green Valley High School, Henderson, Nev.||Carter Doren, Las Vegas, Nev. Logan Maltese, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.||5||7-11|
|8th||Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Ariz||Steven Brady & Daniel McCoy, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.||1||5-14|
|9th||Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif||John Vierra & Richard Whitesel, both of Oakdale, Calif.||3||5-13|
|10th||Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Ariz||Carson Balboni & Corbin Horvath, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.||2||4-15|
*National Championship Qualifier. The top 10% of teams advance to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship
Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
2022 UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals||June 22-25, 2022||Pickwick Lake & Wilson Lake||Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau|
U.S. Army 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 Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship. The U.S. Army High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
The first 25 high school teams that enter each U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournament will receive a free Favorite Fishing package, including one Favorite Fishing casting rod and reel, one Favorite Fishing spinning rod and reel, six packs of Googan Baits and two Favorite Fishing hats, a total package value of $230. Most tournaments are also hosted by a Bass Pro Tour angler or Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler, giving high school students the chance to meet the sport’s top pros. As an added bonus, the winning team at each tournament will receive a guided fishing trip with their pro angler host.
In addition to the U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2022 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2021 World Finals.