October 29, 2018 by FLW Communications
CORTLAND, Ohio – The Shawano High School duo of Harmon Marien of Eagle River, Wisconsin, and Jacob Bigelow of Cecil, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Mosquito Lake Open.
According to post-tournament reports, the duo battled through rainy and cold conditions and caught their fish targeting weed lines in bays with jigs.
A field of 28 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Mosquito Lake State Park. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top two teams on Mosquito Lake that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Shawano High School, Shawano, Wis. – Harmon Marien, Eagle River, Wis., and Jacob Bigelow, Cecil, Wis., five bass, 15-11
2nd: Camp Hill High School, Camp Hill, Pa. – Andrew Zulli and Casey Zulli, both of Camp Hill, Penn., five bass, 12-15
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
3rd: Padua Franciscan High School, Parma, Ohio – Lenny Bunsey, Parma, Ohio, and Joseph Pinjuh, Independence, Ohio, five bass, 11-4
4th: Prime Time Anglers – Gavin Schulz, Massillon, Ohio, and Luke Haymaker, Canal Fulton, Ohio, four bass, 8-0
5th: Christian Life Academy, Woodland Heights, Pa. – Jacob Black, Oil City, Pa., and Caleb Glancy, Utica, Pa., four bass, 7-11
6th: Renegades Bass Club – Brent Moore, Kenton, Ohio, and Kobe Thompson, New Lexington, Ohio, two bass, 6-12
7th: Kokosing Valley School, Gambier, Ohio – Adam Kinnear and William Hux, both of Mount Vernon, Ohio, two bass, 4-8
8th: Prime Time Anglers – Kyle Shinko, Avon Lake, Ohio, and Nathan Markley, Mentor, Ohio., two bass, 4-2
9th: Nordonia High School, Macedonia, Ohio – Tyler Lewis and Justin Lewis, both of Macedonia, Ohio, one bass, 3-15
10th: Aurora Central Catholica High School, Aurora, Ill. – David Bartlett, Aurora, Ill., and John Murray, Cortland, Ohio, bass, 3-8
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Mosquito Lake Open 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 a body of water that has yet to be revealed. 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.
Full schedules and the latest announcements are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and FLWFishing.com.
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