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U.S. Army High School Fishing Continues This Weekend

24 Mar, 2021


The Okeechobee High School duo of Tyler Scott and Zack Zainitzer, both of Palm City, Florida, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Open at the Harris Chain of Lakes on Saturday in Leesburg, Florida. The event was hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida and the victory advanced the winning team to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.
TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
 

SCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITY
 

ANGLER NAME
 

BASS
 

WEIGHT
 

1st

Okeechobee High School*

Tyler Scott
Zack Zainitzer

5

23-3

2nd

Southern Boone High School*

Isaac Jacober
Nathan Vandelicht

5

19-5

3rd

Marion County Bass Masters*

Claude Loftin
Tyson Verkaik

5

17-8

4th

Oneida Lake Bassmasters Club

Christian Misciagna
Owen Niles

3

17-2

5th

Harmony High School

Grant Jackson
Grady Johnson

5

17-1

6th

Umatilla High School

Hayden Mooney
Owen Vanzant

5

15-1
 

7th

Hidden Lake Big Bass Club

Dalton Defelice
Elijah Meyers

5

15-0

8th

Central Florida Youth Anglers

Bryce Balentine
Carson Russell

5

14-8

9th

Mulberry Bassmasters Club

Andrew Ready
Garrett Thomas

5

13-11

10th

Detroit Lakes High School
 

Anthony Bender
Noah Besser

5

13-3

*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.
2021 UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT

DATE

LOCATION

HOST

U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Table Rock Lake Open

Mar. 27

Branson, Mo.

Explore Branson

2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals

Jun. 30 – Jul. 3

Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C.

Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

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 will also be 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.   
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.
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 2021 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 2020 World Finals.
Full schedules and the latest announcements, photos and articles  are available at HighSchoolFishing.organd MajorLeagueFishing.com.

About MLF BIG5

MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.
MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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