Club Spotlight – Byrnes High Rebels (South Carolina) Fishing Team

Byrnes High Rebels (South Carolina) Fishing Team

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Byrnes High Rebels (South Carolina) Fishing Team

Date club founded:  The first Byrnes High fishing club was founded in the early 2000’s and it later developed into a tournament competition team.

Club founders:  Steve Derriso and Bill Teal.

Club affiliations: B.A.S.S. Nation and TBF.

Club advisor and assistance coaches: Bill Teal, advisor; Iris Jackson, head coach; Marty Robinson, assistant coach.

Frequent boat captains:  Jason Varner, Michael Dawson, Dalton Eubanks, Marty Robinson, Tommy Abbott, Chris Minors, Kevin Kelly, Chuck Cooper, Clay Rimer, Ricky Vaughn, Steve Sandlin, Chuck Whitaker, Chris Dacus, Chuck Richard, John Hopper, Bill Teal, Kevin Black and Steve Dunn.

Club accomplishments: 2018 and 2019 Spartanburg County BASS champions; 2017, 2018 and 2019 Bassmaster High School National Championship qualifiers; 2018-19 Palmetto Boat Center (PBC) High School Trail Third Place School of the Year; 2019 PBC High School Trail Classic champions; 2018 PBC High School Trail Centurions Clash champions.

Other club activities: The club collects donations for the Middle Tyger Community Center that serves the area.

Current club members:  Marshall Robinson, Mason Fulmer, Mitchell Robinson, Cody Abbott, Ethan Charles, Ethan Yang, Conner Kelly, Cole Ritts, Bronson Dunn, Mason Ritts, David Berkeley, Wesley Vaughn, Allen West, Avery Addington, Elijah Wright, Braden Quinby, Kalyn Baxter, Logan Dacus, Jacob Marcum, Filson Scott, Robert Dempsey, Logan Hopper, Ian Bobar, Nate Knight, Alex Mitchell, Gavin Varner, Easton Peeler, Connor Burnett, Todd Dawson, Joel Smith, Braylen Silver and Stephen Harris. 

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