LANCASTER COUNTY WINS BASS PRO SHOPS FLW HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CHESAPEAKE BAY OPEN PRESENTED BY COSTA
June 3, 2019 by FLW Communications
EDGEWOOD, Md. – The Lancaster County Junior Hawg Hunters duo of Tucker Hastings of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Steven Foor of East Earl, Pennsylvania, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Chesapeake Bay Open presented by Costa.
A field of 11 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Flying Point Park in Edgewood, Maryland. The tournament was hosted by Visit Harford. 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 team on the Chesapeake Bay that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Lancaster County Junior Hawg Hunters, Lancaster, Pa. – Tucker Hastings, Lancaster, Pa., and Stephen Foor, East Earl, Pa., five bass, 16-2
Other teams that caught a fish in the event were:
2nd: Central High School, Martinsburg, Pa. – Hunter Klutz and Gerald Brumbaugh, both of Martinsburg, Pa., five bass, 12-10
3rd: Saint Joseph Regional High School, Montvale, N.J. – Eric Bocchino and Michael Bocchino, both of Washington Township, N.J., four bass, 12-9
4th: Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – Jacob Van Scoik and Dylan Fogarty, both of Mechanicsburg, Pa., four bass, 10-10
5th: Lancaster County Junior Hawg Hunters, Lancaster, Pa. – Kenny Katelan, Mountville, Pa., and Nate Stuckey, Lancaster, Pa., three bass, 8-11
6th: Buckeye Boss Hawgs, Ohio – Maddox West and Wyatt Oliver, both of Newport, Ohio, one bass, 3-9
7th: Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, Md. – Travis Nale, Pasasdena, Md., and Kyle Comegna, Middle River, Md., one bass, 2-11
8th: Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg, Pa. – Dylan Barefoot and Carson Forrester, both of Chambersburg, Pa., one bass, 2-10
9th: Chesterfield Youth Anglers, Chesterfield County, Va. – Hunter Shumaker and Holden Loving, both of Chesterfield, Va., one bass, 2-7
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Chesapeake Bay Open presented by Costa 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 Lake Pickwick, June 18-22 in Florence, Alabama. 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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