Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School Wins FLW High School Fishing Minnesota Open
WABASHA, Minn. (June 6, 2017) – The Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School duo of Jack Mulholland of Elgin, and Jared Haugen of Plainview, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds even to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Minnesota Open tournament on the Mississippi River. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School Fishing National championship, held June 27-July 1 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama.
According to post-tournament reports, the Bulldog duo caught their fish fishing extremely slow with a wacky-rigged green-pumpkin worm in the Lake Pepin area.
A field of 44 teams competed in the no-entry fee, tournament which launched from Izaak Walton Park in Wabasha. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top four teams on the Mississippi River that advanced to the 2017 High School Fishing National Championship was:
1st: Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School, Plainview, Minn. – Jack Mulholland, Elgin, Minn., and Jared Haugen, Plainview, Minn., five bass, 17-0
2nd: Lakeville Area Public Schools, Lakeville, Minn. – Joe Gorman, Farmington, Minn., and Nehemiah Glenn, Lakeville, Minn., five bass, 15-9
3rd: Stevens Point Area Senior High School, Stevens Point, Wis. – Cole Zagrzebski and Alec Borchardt, both of Stevens Point, Wis., five bass, 15-2
4th: Roseville Area High School, Roseville, Minn. – Zack Schiller and Jack Wallish, both of Roseville, Minn., five bass, 13-2
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
5th: Stevens Point Area Senior High School, Stevens Point, Wis. – Daniel Cook and Colton Raschka, both of Plover, Wis., five bass, 12-14
6th: Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, Minn. – Jak Kamrowski, Deephaven, Minn., and Tim Lagerback, Chanhassen, Minn., five bass, 12-12
7th: Lakeville Area Public Schools, Lakeville, Minn. – Blake Zimmel and Benjy Duvick, both of Lakeville, Minn., five bass, 12-11
8th: Eagan High School, Eagan, Minn. – Brian Linder and Nathan Thompson, both of Eagan, Minn., five bass, 12-10
9th: Burlington Catholic Central High School, Burlington, Wis. – Matthew McDonald and Bailey Bleser, both of Burlington, Wis., five bass, 12-9
10th: Caledonia High School, Caledonia, Minn. – Donnie Lakey, Brownsville, Minn., and Levi Schmidt, Caldeonia, Minn., five bass, 12-7
Complete results from the event and photos of the top five teams can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Minnesota Open was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2017 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2016 World Finals more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.
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