Maryville’s William Blount High School Wins U.S. Army High School Fishing Open at Lake Chickamauga Presented by Googan Baits - Major League Fishing
Maryville’s William Blount High School Wins U.S. Army High School Fishing Open at Lake Chickamauga Presented by Googan Baits
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Maryville’s William Blount High School Wins U.S. Army High School Fishing Open at Lake Chickamauga Presented by Googan Baits

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October 25, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

DAYTON, Tenn. – Maryville, Tennessee’s William Blount High School duo of Hunter Stewart of Friendsville, Tennessee and Austin Gredig, of Maryville, Tennessee, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Lake Chickamauga Presented by Googan Baits on Saturday in Dayton, Tennessee. The victory advanced the team to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship, scheduled for June 2022 at Alabama’s Pickwick and Wilson lakes.

According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish targeting laydowns in 3 to 5 feet of water with a Z-Man ChatterBait and a Strike King KVD 1.5 squarebill crankbait.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANKSCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITYANGLER NAMEBASSWEIGHT
1st*William Blount High School, Maryville, Tenn.*Hunter Stewart, Friendsville, Tenn. Austin Gredig, Maryville, Tenn.512-5
2nd*Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, Tenn.Zeb Roberts, Roan Mountain, Tenn. Jacob Oliver510-6
3rd*Alcoa High School, Alcoa, Tenn.Landon Myers, Maryville, Tenn. Hunter Olivet, Maryville, Tenn.27-4
4th*Greenbrier High School, Evans, Ga.Henry Garrett, Evans, Ga. Jacob Hodge, Evans, Ga.37-3
5th*Rhea County High School, Evensville, Tenn.Will Travis, Dayton, Tenn. Colton Teffer, Spring City, Tenn.26-10
6th*South Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga.Jeremy Zyck, Cumming, Ga. Christian Ruotsalainen, Cumming, Ga.36-3  
7th*East Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, Ky.Ridge Rutledge, Nicholasville, Ky. Ryan Sponcil, Nicholasville, Ky.36-3
8th*Campbell County High School, Jacksboro, Tenn.Bryson Dotson, LaFollette, Tenn. Holden Pistello, LaFollette, Tenn.35-13
9th*Edinburg Township High School, Edinburg, Ill.Levi Kohl, Edinburg, Ill. Lane Argo, Edinburg, Ill.25-9
10th*Sale Creek High School, Sale Creek, Tenn.Banks Shaw, Harrison, Tenn. Westin Moss, Jasper, Tenn.25-8

*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 will be posted at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

2022 UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World FinalsJune 22-25, 2022Pickwick Lake & Wilson LakeFlorence-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.

Full schedules and the latest announcements, photos and articles are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and MajorLeagueFishing.com.