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Illinois’ Kaneland High School Wins U.S. Army High School Fishing Open at Lake of the Ozarks Presented by Googan Baits

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 4 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Oct 19th, 2021 at 12:03 PM

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (Oct. 19, 2021) – The Kaneland High School duo of Jake Mantovani of Napierville, Illinois, and Carter Pjesky of Sugar Grove, Illinois, won the U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Lake of the Ozarks Presented by Googan Baits on Saturday in Osage Beach, Missouri. The victory advanced the winning team to the 2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.

According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish targeting bridges and rocks in deep water with an underspin, a Heddon Zara Spook, a Ned rig and a drop-shot rig.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
SCHOOL/CLUB NAME/CITY
ANGLER NAME
BASS
WEIGHT

1st
Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Ill.*
Jake Mantovani, Napierville, Ill.
Carter Pjesky, Sugar Grove, Ill.
5
12-8

2nd
Lincoln County Lunkers*
Alec Davidson, Troy, Mo.
Ronin Picker, Moscow Mills, Mo.
5
12-6

3rd
Bradleyville High School*
Wyatt Marler, Oldfield, Mo.
Brock Rogers, Bradleyville, Mo.
4
12-1

4th
Bolivar High School*
Ryder Hall, Bolivar, Mo.
Logan Welch, Bolivar, Mo.
5
11-15

5th
Clearwater High School, Piedmont, Mo.
Caden McAlister, Piedmont, Mo.
Brayden Wilson, Piedmont, Mo.
5
9-14

6th
Timberland High School, Wentzville, Mo.
Nick Dawson Wentzville, Mo.
Austin Smith, Wentzville, Mo.
3
8-9

7th
Aurora Central Catholic High School, Aurora, Ill.
Adam Bartlett, Aurora, Ill.
Michael Cooper, Aurora, Ill.
2
8-9

8th
Carthage High School, Carthage, Mo.
Tristan Beck, Carthage, Mo.
Colson Brust, Carthage, Mo.
3
8-7

9th
Eureka High School, Eureka, Mo.
Nate Bridges, Eureka, Mo.
Grant Priesmeyer, Eureka, Mo.
2
6-11

10th
Newton Community High School, Newton, Ill.

Kyson Bradley, Newton, Ill.
Ian Fehrenbacher, Ingraham, Ill.
3
6-8

*National Championship Qualifier. The 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.

2022 UPCOMING QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals June 22-25, 2022 Pickwick Lake & Wilson Lake Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

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.

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 are also 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.

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 2022 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 2021 World Finals.

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

About Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network, the Sportsman Channel and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. In 2019 MLF acquired FLW and rebranded it as MLF BIG5, which expanded its portfolio of catch, weigh and immediate release events to include the sport’s strongest five-biggest-fish format tournament circuits. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.

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