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B.A.S.S. Names Top Student Athletes to 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Fifty-two of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

To be considered for the All-State Fishing Team, a student must have been nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current-year grade point average of 2.5 or higher were eligible.

B.A.S.S. received over 300 nominations from across the nation. From these, judges selected 52 student anglers from 30 states to make the All-State Fishing Team. Additionally, 42 students received Honorable Mentions recognizing them for their tournament success as well as community service and academic achievement.

“Congratulations to all 52 anglers on being selected to be a part of the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team as well as our 42 Honorable Mentions,” said Glenn Cale, B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Manager — College, High School and Junior. “It’s always impressive to see the accolades of each applicant. Every parent and angler should be very proud of joining the team.”

A second panel of judges will review the nominations of the 52 All-State team members and select the 12 members of the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. As in All-State judging, criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments, involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.

The 12 finalists will compete in a one-day Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, which will be held during the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River scheduled for June 1-4 in Orange, Texas.

Elite Series anglers will serve as teammates and “coaches” of the student anglers in the tournament. The high school standouts will be honored on the main stage at the weigh-in.

Below is the list of the 52 All-State anglers and 42 Honorable Mentions, in order by state:

Alabama
Triton Graham, Citronelle
Avery Padgett, Elba
Fisher Anaya, Eva (Honorable Mention)
Breanna Arnold, Cullman (Honorable Mention)
James Quinlivan, Headland (Honorable Mention)
Jake Woodward, Birmingham (Honorable Mention)

Arizona
Jeff Giffen, Phoenix

Arkansas
Ely Hagans, Scotland
Cole Martin, Hot Springs
Brady Horton, Clinton (Honorable Mention)
Garrett Ring, Greenbrier (Honorable Mention)

California
Logan Howarter, San Diego

Florida
Bryce DiMauro, Longwood
Evan Newell, Lakeland
Drew Bradstreet, Lutz (Honorable Mention)
Cody Morgan, Jacksonville (Honorable Mention)
Syler Prince, Palatka (Honorable Mention)

Georgia
Peyton Dunn, Fitzgerald
Gage Sellars, Bainbridge
Branton Champion, Richmond Hill (Honorable Mention)
Gabriel Clark, Ellerslie (Honorable Mention)
Will Hart, Danielsville (Honorable Mention)
Cooper Moon, Cartersville (Honorable Mention)

Illinois
Brett Mouw, Joliet
Hunter Petrovic, Minooka
Trevor Wilburn, Pulaski (Honorable Mention)
Zach Wolfe, Mokena (Honorable Mention)

Indiana
Braci Ault, Brookston
Ryan Seitz, Fishers (Honorable Mention)

Iowa
Evan Powell, Norwalk
Matthew Melvin, Libertyville

Kansas
Colton Hutchinson, Bonner Springs
Cydney Hutchinson, Bonner Springs
Lucas Sheafer, Louisburg (Honorable Mention)

Kentucky
Jake Mattingly, Stanford
Hayden Short, Harrodsburg
Michael “Hunter” Flynn, Irvine (Honorable Mention)

Louisiana
Garrett Hooker, Boyce
Jase White, Haughton
Baylen Guy, Breaux Bridge (Honorable Mention)
Hunter Hamilton, Baton Rouge (Honorable Mention)
Tanner Meyer, Mermentau (Honorable Mention)
Tyler Morris, Port Allen (Honorable Mention)

Maine
Brody Loiko, Vassalboro

Michigan
Gus Dietrich, Oxford
Rylan Hamlin, Jackson
Ephraim Cretsinger, Jackson (Honorable Mention)
Colten Dickerson, Zeeland (Honorable Mention)
Brayden Ruckman, Freeland (Honorable Mention)

Minnesota
Katherine Wedes, Excelsior
Noah Wells, Esko
Jaydon Manteufel, Fergus Falls (Honorable Mention)
Jonathan Waschek, Apple Valley (Honorable Mention)

Mississippi
Phillip Herring, Richton

Missouri
Alex Avery, West Plains
Jace McMasters, Reeds Spring
Brock Rogers, Bradleyville (Honorable Mention)
Ryan Thompson, Ava (Honorable Mention)

New Hampshire
Andrew Hebert, Litchfield
Cameron Yates, New Durham
Alex Gross, Jefferson (Honorable Mention)

New Jersey
Nicholas DellaPorta, Pequannock

New York
Connor Bell, Lisbon
Logan Wood, Adams Center

North Carolina
Garrett Christy, Salisbury
BJ Collins, Robbinsville
Hunter Alexander, China Grove (Honorable Mention)
Jarrett Barfield, Rocky Mount (Honorable Mention)
Coleman Self, Shelby (Honorable Mention)

Ohio
Brayden Hoehn, Saint Marys
Braden McNamara, Delaware

Oklahoma
Zack Cooper, Tahlequah

Pennsylvania
Nolan Fernandez, Mechanicsburg
Luke Rokavec, Mifflinburg
Ayden Cowan, Breezewood (Honorable Mention)

South Carolina
Kaleb Butts, Anderson
Luke McGuffin, Iva
Michael Gammons, North Charleston (Honorable Mention)
Anna Kay, Anderson (Honorable Mention)

Tennessee
Easton Drennon, Lebanon
Carson Holbert, Louisville
Zach Knight, Gallatin (Honorable Mention)
Ty Trentham, Sevierville (Honorable Mention)

Texas
Jacob Longlois, Orange
Zane Parker, Kingwood
Garry “Trace” Antunes, Henderson (Honorable Mention)
Karson Denton, Splendora (Honorable Mention)
Kaden Mueck, Livingston (Honorable Mention)
Dylan Sorrells, Dallas (Honorable Mention)

Virginia
Hunter Barrow, Ridgeway
Logan Buttolph, Doswell

West Virginia
Mason Grose, Nettie

Wisconsin
Hayden Fry, Brookfield
Julian Gallmeier, Neenah

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 268 stores across 18 states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, sports & recreation and footwear through both leading national brands and a portfolio of private label brands. For more information, visit www.academy.com.

About B.A.S.S.

B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster
and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Strike King Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship, Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota.

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