Club Spotlight – Carthage (Mo.) Bass Team

Carthage Tigers Bass Fishing Team

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Carthage (Mo.) Bass Team

Date club founded:  2017.

Club founders:  Joshua Beck, Tristan Beck and Dierks Beck.

Club advisor and assistant coaches: Coach Joshua Beck, Team Chaplain Jason Wecker and Team Secretary Gwen Beck.

Frequent boat captains: Chris Brust, Stinger Sam Stanley, J.T. Harden, Rick Green, Ron Brunner, Jason Wecker, Jacob McDonald, Jason Choate, Shane Campbell, Raymond Negrette, Johnny Cole, Cole Potter, Tom Stevens and Coach Joshua Beck

Club accomplishments: Qualified for 2017 Districts in Missouri; Went to state championship with four teams in 2018; Qualified for the 2019/2020 FLW National Championship/World Finals in La Crosse Wisconsin with Tristan Beck and Colson Brust finishing ninth in the National Championship and   23rd in the World Finals; Qualified for the 2021 FLW National Championship/World Finals at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.  

Other annual activities:  The team has raised well over $125,000 in community funds helping people who have been sick or in tragic accidents. The team helps the Missouri Department of Conservation in Carthage with the Annual Kids Fish Day every year and the Annual Carthage Paddle Battle which raises money for the local lake area and facilities.  Coach Beck and the student anglers get together with many of the local military veterans and local law enforcement agencies and fish with them as a thank you and show of appreciation for them.  

Club members:  Team Captains are Tristan Beck, Dierks Beck, Payton Choate, and Tucker Negrette. Other members are Colson Brust, Hunter Wecker, Blake Beatty, Levi White, Caleb Suschnick, Jon Beaman, Kort Reynolds, Troy Onstott, Jude Harris, Kip Castor, Brody Crahan, Jack Ryder, Zack Roberts, Drew Sweet, Izaac Sweet, Ben Nicholas, Joe Nicholas, Zander Bearden, Wyatt Pryor, Brayden Bolton, Dylan Storm, Riley McDonald, Clayton Lynn, Kelten Campbell and Bryce Stevens

Team Facebook page:  Carthage Bass Team.

Team Mottos:  “One Cast Can Change Your Life”; “Respect Everyone”; “Make Kindness Contagious.”