Club SpotLight – Livingston (La.) Parish Bassmasters High School Fishing Team

Livingston (La.) Parish Bassmasters High School Fishing Team

Livingston (La.) Parish Bassmasters High School Fishing Team


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Date club founded: January 2014.

Club founders: Jim and Cindy Breaux

Club affiliation: B.A.S.S. Nation.

Current club advisor and assistance coaches: Advisors Jim and Cindy Breaux; Coaches Keith Murray, John Wheat and Charles Georgel.

Frequent boat captains: Charles Sibley, Shane Mack, Jackie Purvis, Floyd Howell, Charles Georgel, John Wheat, Eric Penalber, Michael Stewart, Skip Rayborn, Scotty Davis, Billy Polk and Keith Murray.

 Club accomplishments: Kody Kelly and Dillon King were 2014 Louisiana B.A.S.S.  Nation High School State Champions, eighth-place finishers, 2014, Bassmaster High School National Championship; second place, 2015 Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation High School State Championship; 50th place, 2015 Bassmaster High School National Championship.  Justin Watts and Alex Heintze were 2015 Bassmaster High School National Champions; 13th place, 2016 Bassmaster High School National Championship; 2017 Bassmaster High School National Championship qualifiers; second place, 2017 Bassmaster High School Central Open. Reid Rayburn and Brock Bennett,    2018 Bassmaster High School National Championship qualifiers. Brentyn Wheat and Chris Smith     2018 Bassmaster High School National Championship qualifiers; 17th place, 2018 Bassmaster High School Central Open.  Austin Sibley and Clay Polk, second place, 2019 Louisiana B.A.S.S.  Nation High School State Championship; 2019 Bassmaster High School National Championship qualifiers. Micah Murray and Brayden Davis third place,   2019 Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation High School State Championship.  Livingston Parish Bassmasters were the 2019 Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation High School Team Champion of the East Division Fall Qualifier.  2020 Louisiana B.A.S.S.  Nation High School State Championship Qualifiers:  Cody Georgel and Brentyn Wheat, Clay Polk and Austin Sibley, Brayden Davis and Micah Murray, and Chance Sibley and Shay Matherne, The club has had at least one team in every Bassmaster High School National Championship on Kentucky Lake since it started in 2014.

Other annual activities: We host one of the nine Louisiana B.A.S.S.  Nation High School Qualifier Tournaments each year. The tournament is a 200-team event where the top 10 percent finishers qualify for the Louisiana B.A.S.S.  Nation High School State Tournament.   These tournaments generate over $200,000 to the local economy for the three days that we are there.

Current club members: Aidan Abbey, Johnny Brasel, Braydon Davis, Parker Diamond, Lane Eyster, Wayne Fava, Cody Georgel, Nicholas Howell, Shay Matherne, Ian Miller, Micah Murray,  Charleston Payne, Joel Penalber, Clay Polk, Ethan Purvis, Jaden Reyes, Austin Sibley, Chance Sibley, Matthew Stewart, Tristen Stewart and Brentyn Wheat.

Team Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lpbhft/