WACONIA, Minn. (June 10, 2014) – The Edina High School team of Nick Montilino and Ross Kellermeier brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2014 Minnesota State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Waconia.
The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a future High School Fishing conference championship.
The top two teams that advanced to a future conference championship were:
1st: Edina High School – Nick Montilino and Ross Kellermeier, five bass, 18-4
2nd: Osseo High School – Jake Saterbak and Dalton West, five bass, 15-11
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
3rd: Brainerd High School – Isaac Johnson and Ryan Hooper, five bass, 15-4
4th: Roseville High School – Kaleb Seeger and Zachary Seeger, five bass, 15-4
5th: Belle Plaine High School/Lakeville South High School – Shawn Anderson and Isaiah Wimbley, five bass, 14-14
6th: Bloomington Jefferson High School – Matthew Waldron and Grant Johnson, five bass, 14-12
7th: Minnehaha Academy – Davis Ryan and Alex Ramos, five bass, 12-15
8th: Prior Lake High School – Jack Kons and Adam Ramsey, five bass, 12-6
9th: Orono High Shool – Jake Gilmer and Keenan Reed, five bass, 12-6
10th: Orono High School/Wayzata High School – Theo Petrie and Johnny Schissel, five bass, 11-6
The 2014 Minnesota State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. 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.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russelville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.
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.
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. FLWOutdoors.com