Michigan anglers qualify for high school national championship,

Local anglers qualify for national championship

Local high schoolers Jack Hardebeck and Andrew Wagenmaker, members of the Grand Haven Bassmasters club recently punched their ticket to next year’s national championship tournament.

There are two ways that anglers can qualify for the B.A.S.S national championship. There is the Michigan B.A.S.S nation state championship that allows high school students to participate and through that top finishers can qualify for a national championship.

The second way, the way that Hardebeck and Wagenmaker secured their position in the national tournament, is called the high school tournament trail.

There are four qualifying tournaments that students can participate in and based on the points accrued over four events can allow them to earn a national championship bid. For Jack and Andrew, they did very well in these qualifying trails. They finished 7th, 3rd, 9th and in the last tournament of the qualifier they won the whole thing and eliminated any doubt about them earning their spot in next year’s championship….Full Story