Eureka High School Wins MLF High School Fishing Open on Table Rock Lake
Apr 12th, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified Apr 12th, 2022 at 1:13 PM
BRANSON, Mo. (April 11, 2022) – The Eureka Senior High School team of Jacob Hiebsch and Justin Rodenberg, both of Eureka, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Table Rock Lake.
A field of 49 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Table Rock State Park Marina in Branson. In MLF and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10% of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top four teams that advanced to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship are:
1st: Eureka Senior High School, Eureka, Mo. – Jacob Hiebsch and Justin Rodenberg, both of Eureka, Mo., five bass, 12-5
2nd: Trigg County High School, Cadiz, Ky. – Jordan Hampton and Hunter Shelton, both of Cadiz, Ky., five bass, 11-15
3rd: NCA Fishing – Carter Phillips and Coleman Phillips, both of Harrison, Ark., four bass, 10-5
4th: Blue Eye High School, Blue Eye, Mo. – Trey Lippe, Blue Eye, Mo., and Colton Spinning, Lampe, Mo., four bass, 9-12
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
5th: Ketchum High School, Ketchum, Okla. – Tyler Lake and Jesse Woodward, both of Vinita, Okla., three bass, 9-10
6th: Bobcat Bass, Basehor, Kan. – Wyatt Eidson and Grant Matthews, both of Basehor, Kan., two bass, 7-11
7th: Camdenton High School, Camdenton, Mo. – Tommy McElyea and Kasen Uthe, both of Camdenton, Mo., two bass, 7-3
8th: Cambridge-Isanti High School, Cambridge, Minn. – Ty Iten and Wyatt Landt, both of Cambridge, Minn., three bass, 6-14
9th: Century High School, Ullin, Ill. – Bryce McClellan, Grand Chain, Ill., and Trevor Wilburn, Pulaski, Ill., three bass, 6-8
10th: Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, Ill. – James Hodskins and Charles Woolsey, both of Peoria, Ill., three bass, 6-1
Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
The MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Table Rock Lake was hosted by Explore Branson. The next event for High School Fishing anglers will be the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Smith Mountain Lake, April 30 in Huddleston, Virginia.
MLF High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and are open to any MLF and TBF Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10% of teams at each Open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2022 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Florence, Alabama, June 22-25, and is hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2022 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.
Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X and YETI.
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