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  • Press Release

    Ohio State High School Fishing Championship set

    High School Fishing
    06.May.2014

    The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Ohio State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Alum Creek Reservoir in Delaware, Ohio, and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Ohio. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.

    When: Saturday, May 10

    Where: Ohio State High School Fishing Championship

    Alum Creek Reservoir

    Alum Creek State Park

    New Galena Boat Ramp

    4550 Africa Road

    Delaware, Ohio

    Notes: The Ohio state championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at HighSchoolFishing.org. Takeoff will be at 6:15 a.m. at Alum Creek State Park and weigh-in will be held at 3 p.m. at the marina. Both takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251 or (330) 993-0014.

    A preliminary list of schools participating will not be available as teams can still register up until the morning of the event.

    The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

    About The Bass Federation

    The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit Bassfederation.com.

    About FLW

    FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.



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