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California’s Liberty High School Wins Lake Havasu
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California’s Liberty High School Wins Lake Havasu

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March 8, 2022 • MLF • Press Releases

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. โ€“ The Liberty High School team of Tanner Cleghorn and J.D. Farage, both of Discovery Bay, California, brought five bass to the scale Sunday weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Lake Havasu.

The no-entry fee tournament launched from Lake Havasu State Park in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The top team that advanced to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship was:

  • 1st: Liberty High School, Brentwood, Calif. โ€“ Tanner Cleghorn and J.D. Farage, both of Discovery Bay, Calif., five bass, 19-2

Rounding out the Top-10 finishers were:

  • 2nd: Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. โ€“ Zachary Verbrugge and Brandon Verbrugge, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., five bass, 17-12
  • 3rd: Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif. โ€“ Lex Bairos and Michael Brush, both of Oakdale, Calif., five bass, 16-12
  • 4th: Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. โ€“ Branden Kuhn and Aaron Stopke, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., five bass, 16-5
  • 5th: Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. โ€“ Steven Brady and Daniel McCoy, both of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., five bass, 15-15
  • 6th: Arizona High School Bassmasters, Phoenix, Ariz. โ€“ James Murphy Jr., Gilbert, Ariz., and Hayden White, Mesa, Ariz., five bass, 15-5
  • 7th: Lake County High School Fishing Club, Lake County, Calif. โ€“ Tyler Bryant and Joey Gentle, both of Kelseyville, Calif., four bass, 10-14
  • 8th: Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, Calif. โ€“ Cody Domingos and Kyle Goldstein, both of Paso Robles, Calif., five bass, 10-0
  • 9th: Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif. โ€“ Troy Cox and Zane Ravalin, both of Oakdale, Calif., three bass, 9-7
  • 10th: Green Valley High School, Henderson, Nev. โ€“ Carter Doren, Las Vegas, Nev., and Ryan Lachniet, Gum Spring, Va., two bass, 7-9

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

The MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Lake Havasu was hosted by Go Lake Havasu. The next event for High School Fishing anglers will be the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, March 12 in Brookeland, Texas.

MLF 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 2022 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2022 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Florence, Alabama, June 22-25, and is hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2022 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lewโ€™s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Revital Outdoors, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri.

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