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Northwest Ohio Junior Bassmasters Wins U.S. Army High School Fishing Open at Detroit River Presented by Googan Baits

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August 25, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

TRENTON, Mich. – The Northwest Ohio Junior Bassmasters duo of Nicholas Seitz of Maumee, Ohio, and Brock Vogel of Perrysburg, Ohio, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Open at the Detroit River Presented by Googan Baits on Saturday in Trenton, Michigan.

According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish targeting rock piles in 30 feet of water with a tube, a drop-shot rig, and a Rapala DT14 crankbait.

The event was hosted by the Detroit Sports Commission 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

RANKSCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITYANGLER NAMEBASSWEIGHT
1stNorthwest Ohio Junior Bassmasters*Nicholas Seitz, Maumee, Ohio Brock Vogel, Perrysburg, Ohio524-6
2ndJackson High School, Jackson, Mich.*Rylan Hamlin, Jackson, Mich. Jack Swihart, Jackson, Mich.520-1
3rdWheelersburg High School, Wheelersburg, Ohio*Johnathan Strickland, Minford, Ohio Matthew Strickland, Portsmouth, Ohio518-6
4thClarkston High School, Clarkston, Mich.Caden Adams, Waterford, Mich. Parker Pace, Clarkston, Mich.518-1
5thHuron High School, Ann Arbor, Mich.Hunter Szawara, Romulus, Mich. Tony Trupiano, New Boston, Mich.517-9
6thWestern High School, Parma, Mich.Seth Plum, Jackson, Mich. Ayden Rubritius, Concord, Mich.517-3  
7thHartland, Mich. Student AnglersRemington Barkley, Hartland, Mich. Carlie Mitchell, Hartland, Mich.517-0
8thSt. Marys Memorial High School, St. Marys, OhioBrandon Gibson, Saint Marys, Ohio Brayden Hoehn, Saint Marys, Ohio516-13
9thDexter High School, Dexter, Mich.Dima Griffiths, Dexter, Mich. Nathaniel Terbush, Dexter, Mich.516-7
10thHopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom, Ohio  Matthew Flores, Fostoria, Ohio Garrett Kuhn, Tiffin, Ohio515-9

*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

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World FinalsTBDTBDTBD

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.