Area Teams Fare Well in High School Fishing

Eagle Anglers - Shane Broadwell and Bryce Travis
Rhea County Eagle Anglers at the TN State Championship presented by TBF Student Angler Federation - From left: Shane Broadwell and Bryce Travis hoisting the fish including the 8 lb Big Bass by Travis. (Photo: Gary Bolden)

Area Teams Fare Well in Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship

The Waverly Central High School team of Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces to win the 2014 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship on Chickamauga Lake.

However the Soddy Daisy Team took 2nd and 3rd place. Rhea County teams claimed 5th and 12th place… all advancing to the conference championship.

There were 112 two-angler teams representing 50 high schools in last weekend’s competition on Chickamauga Lake, launching out of Dayton Boat Dock. The complete list of the Top 12 includes:

  • 1st:  Waverly Central High School – Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad, five bass, 25-7
  • 2nd:  Soddy Daisy High School – Elijah Cartwright and Jacob Thomas, five bass, 23-6
  • 3rd:  Soddy Daisy High School  – Alyssa Coleman and Erica Abigail Smith, five bass, 23-2
  • 4th:  Wildcat Angler Bass Club – Saxton Long and Triston Crowder, five bass, 22-10
  • 5th:  Rhea County High School – Shane Broadwell and Bryce Travis, five bass, 20-7
  • 6th:  Walker Valley Bass Club – Cole Sands and Caden Watson, five bass, 18-12
  • 7th:  Lawrence County High School – Dylan True and Kallen Rochelle, five bass, 17-0
  • 8th:  Dickson County High School – Nolan Christian and Hunter Pewitt, five bass, 15-8
  • 9th:  Karns High School – Jake Lee and Corey Brooks, five bass, 15-7
  • 10th: Warren County High School – Hunter Bouldin and David Jaco, five bass, 15-1
  • 11th: Central High School – A.J. Barnes and Gavin Ainslie, five bass, 14-8
  • 12th: Rhea County High School – Dillan Moore and Kenneth Clark, five bass, 13-14

The 2014 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russelville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit for details.

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