The Floyd Central High School duo of Zach Rose of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and Cameron Crider of Dwale, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open.
A field of 161 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from General Burnside Island State Park in Burnside. The tournament was hosted by the Burnside Tourism Commission. In FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top 16 teams on Lake Cumberland that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Floyd Central High School, Langley, Ky. – Zach Rose, Prestonsburg, Ky., and Cameron Crider, Dwale, Ky., five bass, 16-10
2nd: McCracken County High School, McCracken County, Ky. – James Harper Burkeen and Austin Braboy, both of Paducah, Ky., five bass, 16-0
3rd: Russell County High School, Russell Springs, Ky. – Jesse York, Russell Springs, Ky., and Kyle Roy, Jamestown, Ky., five bass, 13-13
4th: Larue County High School, Hodgenville, Ky. – Wyatt Pearman, Hodgenville, Ky., and Evan Morris, Buffalo, Ky., five bass, 13-9
5th: Lake Cumberland Bass Club, Somerset, Ky. – Blake Stringer and Ragan Burton, both of Somerset, Ky., five bass, 13-9
6th: Russell County High School, Russell Springs, Ky. – Dylan Stringer, Jamestown, Ky., and Branson Campbell, Russell Springs, Ky., four bass, 12-13
7th: Garrard County High School, Garrard County, Ky. – Will Oberman and Clay Oberman, both of Lancaster, Ky., four bass, 12-8
8th: Spencer County High School, Taylorsville, Ky. – Dillon Stallings and Clayton Rountree, both of Taylorsville, Ky., five bass, 12-6
9th: Bethlehem High School, Bardstown, Ky. – Will Johnson, Cox’s Creek, Ky., and Elijah Peake, Bardstown, Ky., five bass, 12-6
10th: McCracken County High School, McCracken County, Ky. – Hunter Valerius and Sarah Moorehead, both of Paducah, Ky., three bass, 11-15
11th: Bath County High School, Owingsville, Ky. – Jacob Conyers and Spencer Pergrem, both of Owingsville, Ky., five bass, 11-13
12th: Somerset High School, Somerset, Ky. – Matthew Gosser and Mason Ellnor, both of Somerset, Ky., five bass, 11-12
13th: Cornerstone Christian Academy, Shelbyville, Ky. – Doug Jesse, Shelbyville, Ky., and Jake Thornbury, Finchville, Ky., four bass, 11-12
14th: East Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, Ky. – Ridge Rutledge and Jacob Wielgus, both of Nicholasville, Ky., five bass, 11-9
15th: Madison Southern High School, Berea, Ky. – Kurtis Blair and Cody Blair, both of Berea, Ky., five bass, 11-5
16th: Madison High School, Marshall, N.C. – Bailey Merrill and Trevor Thorpe, both of Marshall, N.C., four bass, 11-5
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Cumberland Open 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.
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