Press Release by FLW Communications
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2018) – The Marshall County High School duo of Nathan Steele and Evan Bremmerkamp, both of Benton, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11 pounds,14 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Kentucky Lake Open presented by YETI.
A field of 65 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Kentucky Dam Marina. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top six teams on Kentucky that advanced to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Marshall County High School, Benton, Ky. – Nathan Steele and Evan Bremmerkamp, both of Benton, Ky., five bass, 11-14
2nd: Marshall County High School, Benton, Ky. – Harlan Thomas, Gilbertsville, Ky., and Tristan Barrett, Benton, Ky., three bass, 10-15
3rd: North Mississippi Student Anglers – TJ Edwards, Tremont, Miss., and Houston Vaiden, Hamilton, Miss., three bass, 10-3
4th: Obion County Central High School, Troy, Tenn. – Conner Terry and Matthew Cummings, both of Union City, Tenn., three bass, 6-15
5th: Knox Central High School, Knox County, Ky. – Brady Elza, London Ky., and Lance Smith, Barbourville, Ky., two bass, 6-9
6th: Ohio County High School, Beaver Dam, Ky. – Darren Scoggins, Centertown, Ky., and Jacob Autry, Beaver Dam, Ky., two bass, 6-4
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
7th: Logan County High School, Russellville, Ky. – Connor Barnes, Adairville, Ky., and Noah Morgan, Sharon Grove, Ky., two bass, 6-4
8th: Spencer County High School, Taylorsville, Ky. – Ryan Whitehead and Andy Napier, both of Louisville, Ky., three bass, 5-4
9th: Logan County High School, Russellville, Ky. – Thomas Lockhart and Kolton Coomer, both of Lewisberg, Ky., two bass, 5-0
10th: Calloway County High School, Murray, Ky. – Caden Emerson, Almo, Ky., and Ethan Tidwell, New Concord, Ky., one bass, 3-9
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Kentucky Lake Open presented by YETI was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship on a body of water that has yet to be revealed. 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 High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2019 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2018 World Finals more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.
Full schedules and the latest announcements are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and FLWFishing.com.