Three-peat for Briarwood Christian angler

Lions hook 3rd title in a row

Winning the national championship once was a dream come true for Tucker Smith.

He accomplished that in 2018. Then, again in 2019. And, somehow, he pulled off a three-peat in 2020.

Smith, a recent Briarwood Christian School graduate, took to Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee, and helped his boat win the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors for the third straight time in October.

“It was super shocking,” Smith said of winning the tournament yet again. “Just to get to that tournament is a huge deal. To win it in one year is crazy. Everyone wants to win a national championship.”

Smith won the first two titles for Briarwood with fishing partner Grayson Morris. This time around, he fished with Hayden Marbut, but the result was the same.

“We do the same kind of things, and we were pretty comfortable in the boat with each other,” Smith said. “He did good. He carried his weight and caught some big fish.”

In 2019, Smith and Morris pulled off a thrilling finish on day three to win the tournament. But this time around, Smith and Marbut got off to a strong start and set the tone for a strong event. They secured a huge 22 pounds, 2 ounces on the first day of the three-day tournament, before finishing with a total of 47-5….Full Story