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Holston High School Wins U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing at Smith Mountain Lake

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 2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified May 5th, 2021 at 11:19 AM

HUDDLESTON, Va. (May 5, 2021) – The Holston duo of John Milhorne of Abingdon, Virginia, and Dylan Thomson of Shady Valley, Tennessee, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing at Smith Mountain Lake Presented by Googan Baits on Saturday in Huddleston, Virginia. The event was hosted by Visit Bedford and the victory advanced the winning team to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
SCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITY
ANGLER NAME
BASS
WEIGHT

1st
Holston HS Cavaliers*
John Milhorne
Dylan Thomson
5
13-13

2nd
Clinch Mountain Jr. Anglers
Brenton Powers
Thai Tatum
4
10-14

3rd
Southwest Virginia Jr. Anglers
Carson Blevins
Blaine Miller
5
9-11

4th
Badin Bandits
Harrison McCall
Carson Palmer
5
9-3

5th
Jefferson County
Alex Gore
Kobi May
3
8-5

6th
Bass Legends BBT
Austin Blow
Chris Nolte
2
8-5

7th
Winfield
Ryan Fuellhart
Wyatt Gabehart
3
6-15

8th
Long Creek Anglers
Avery Doughty
Luke Miller
2
6-13

9th
Capital City Jr. Bass Masters
Wade Detweiler
Jacob Vanscoik
3
6-12

10th
Fishaholics
Trenton Carey
Josh Kauffman
2
3-10

*Top 10% of teams advance to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship

Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

2021 UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing California Delta Open
May 1
California Delta, Oakley, Calif.
City of Oakley

2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals
Jun. 30 – Jul. 3
Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C.
Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

The first 25 high school teams that enter each U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournament will receive a free Favorite Fishing package, including one Favorite Fishing casting rod and reel, one Favorite Fishing spinning rod and reel, six packs of Googan Baits and two Favorite Fishing hats, a total package value of $230. Most tournaments will also be hosted by a Bass Pro Tour angler or Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler, giving high school students the chance to meet the sport’s top pros. As an added bonus, the winning team at each tournament will receive a guided fishing trip with their pro angler host.

U.S. Army 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 Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2021 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship. The U.S. Army High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2021 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2020 World Finals.

Full schedules and the latest announcements, photos and articles are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and MajorLeagueFishing.com.

About MLF BIG5
MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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