STODDARD, Wis. – The Caledonia duo of Kody Schroeder and Eric Welscher, both of Caledonia, Minnesota, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing at the Mississippi River Presented by Googan Baits on Saturday in Stoddard, Wisconsin. The event was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau 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||Caledonia High School* Caledonia, Mich.||Kody Schroeder of Caledonia, Minn. Eric Welscher of Caledonia, Minn.||5||16-14|
|2nd||Holmen High School* Holmen, Wis.||Parker Karatochvill of Onalaska, Wis. Benson Swatek of Onalaska, Wis.||5||13-8|
|3rd||Southwestern High School* Somerset, Ky.||Jason Burchfield of Bronston, Ky. Ben Howard of Bronston, Ky.||5||13-3|
|4th||Northeast Wisconsin Bass* Hortonville, Wis.||Reece Keeney of Hortonville, Wis. John Kriz of Neenah, Wis.||5||12-15|
|5th||Kaneland High School Maple Park, Ill.||Jake Mantovani of Naperville, Ill. Carer Pjesky of Sugar Grove, Ill.||5||12-12|
|6th||Cedar Falls Tigers Bass Fishing Club Cedar Falls, Iowa||Carter Frost of Cedar Falls, Iowa Cade Hoover of Urbandale, Iowa||5||12-4|
|7th||Central High School La Crosse, Wis.||Jack Christensen of La Crosse, Wis. Mason Peters of La Crosse, Wis.||5||12-1|
|8th||Century High School Ullin, Ill.||Connor Skaggs of Omstad, Ill. Trevor Wilburn of Pulaski, Ill.||5||11-15|
|9th||Rocori High School Cold Spring, Minn.||Grant Heinen of Richmond, Minn. Ryan Kieke of Cold Spring, Minn.||5||11-8|
|10th||Melrose-Mindoro High School Melrose, Wis.||Anden Schieldt of La Crosse, Wis. Ethan Stanton of Mindoro, Wis.||4||11-7|
*Top 10% of teams advance to the 2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship
Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing California Delta Open||Aug. 6||California Delta, Oakley, Calif.||TBD|
|2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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 will also be 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.
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 2022 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.
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. Full schedules and the latest announcements, photos and articles are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and MajorLeagueFishing.com.