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Dave Bruggman
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Edmonds, WA  98026

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2016 High School Results
 

 

           WSBF HIGH SCHOOL SERIES & CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 

WASHINGTON STATE STUDENT ANGLER FEDERATION, finished 2016 point tournament series with a repeat State Champion, a first tournament series angling team of the year, Along with Tournament series big fish team of the year and a four year college scholarship for its second student Angler in as many years.
         
Thirty two high school SAF members representing high school bass fishing teams from across the state competed this year in one of the most successful seasons to date.  With State scholarship funding contributions from the Pot holes bass club, Limit out marine, Lake city western vigilantes, & WSBF. The SAF was able to hand out redeemable scholarship certificates to the top three teams in two of its tournament series events in the amount total of $2,400.  An end of the year scholarship contribution from Cabela’s will start us off next year with an additional $1200 for scholarship funds.
         
Nathan Portch of Spokane who last year’s state champion, teamed up with Brayden Liebe to repeat again this year as the High School Team State Champion as our first two time state champion. They put the icing on the cake by leading the High school tournament series with the highest point average for the season to be awarded our first tournament series angling team of the year.  Nathan & Brayden will represent WSBF’s (SAF) in the Western Conference Championship to be held on Lake Havasu, Arizona this fall, with an opportunity to move on the High School National Championship next spring.
            Nathan topped off his year by being recruited to a four year fishing scholarship to Bethel University in Virginia; he will join Cully Scroggins who was recruited last year
.

 Link to a great article on Nathan and the High school Student Angler Federation.

(http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/jun/15/outpeople-spokane-senior-heading-to-college-with-b/)

          This year’s Junior State Champion, Seventh grader Blake Williams, of Pasco will be headed to Lake Guntersville, Alabama in August to represent WSBF in the Junior World Championship also teamed up with Nolan Vandine of Pasco to fish the high school tournament series to become our first recipients of the high school angling big fish team of the year, with the heaviest total weight accumulation for big fish weighed at each tournament.

          Team Standings for the tournament series along with State Championship standings.

 

Tournament Series 

 State Championship

1.     Nathan Portch / Braydon Liebe 1.  Nathan Portch/Braydon Liebe
2.     Mathew Milatz/Josh McGill 2.  J.T. Long/Brody Trapp
3.     Blake Williams/Nolan Vandine 3.  Drake Ofsthune/Ryan Heiman
4.     Drake Ofsthune/Ryan Heiman 4.  Austin Yancey/Carson Yancey
5.     Trevor Huff/Ian Oldenberg 5.  Blake Williams/Nolan Vandine
6.     Brandon Beutler/Blair Peters 6.  Paydent Kent/Pearce Johnson
7.     J.T. Long/Brody Trapp 7.  Tyson Gray/Logan Boone
8.     Austin Yancey/Carson Yancey 8.  Brandon Beutler/Blair Peters
9.     Payden Kent/Pearce Johnson 9.  Trevor Huff/Ian Oldenberg
10. Cole Tabert/Dylan Hansen 10. Trystan Wallace/Ryan McCoy
11. Bradley Debo/Dawson Pudelko 11. Mathew Milatz/Josh McGill
12. Isaiah Garza/Elias Valdez 12. Jordan Gregory/Mitchell Jackson
13.  Jordan Gregory/Mitchell Jackson    13. Isaiah Garza/Elias Valdez
14.  Travis Klippert/Eddie Smith 14. Bradley Debo/Dawson Pudelk
15.  Vance Alverado/Domonic Signorelli   15. Travis Klippert/Eddie Smith
  16. Cole Tabert/Dylan Hansen

 *2016 BIG FISH TOURNAMENT SERIES ANGLING TEAM OF THE YEAR :

         (Blake Williams & Nolan Vandine) This team won the big fish award at Moses Lake and placed third in the angling team of the year, they definitely are a young team to keep an eye on the next couple of years.

Sponsor contributions
,
St. Croix rods to the Angling team of the year and Big Fish Angling team of the year. Cabela’s gift cards & gear from both Lacey & Tulalip, $250 rod & reel from 3 rivers marine, Strike King , Big Hawg Baits, Washington National Guard, Larry the Lizzard baits, The Prop Shop, C&M Trophy, Columbia Sports, The Prop shop, Dobyns rods, & Jon Blank of N.W. Outdoors, Lake City Western Vigilantes, Limit out marine, Potholes bass club.

Special thanks to the Boaters who volunteered to keep the youth and high school teams fishing, without them stepping up
, some would not have been able to compete.

Carl Jackson, Stewart Squires, of (WBA). Kim Skarr, Mark Redlin, of (Chelan bass club) and

P.J. Koshi and Holly (WBA) who helped with the weigh in and captained a boat to put a team on fish and give me time to set up for all the events.

And a super shout out to our Federation Sponsor Spokane Valley Marine, who has supported the Student Anglers from day one, they help finance travel for the youth and high school teams to compete at the next level, they are very much appreciated.

         

   Travel Expenses and Stipends donated by-------
 
 

 News and Events 2016

 

Juniors in the 7th & 8th grade are eligible to fish in the High School State Championship.  They would be able to move on to the Conference Championship & National title with all the scholarship benefits as any high school team member.  They would also be eligible to compete in the annual High School World Finals as a High School Team for $10,000 in scholarship pay outs. An annual event held in Arkansas every year for all high school teams.

Requirements:

1.     They must join Washington’s High School Student Angler Federation SAF ($25) besides 
  Washington’s Junior Student Angler Federation SAF ($25) membership

2.     They must fish with a High School Team member who is in high school (9-12th grade)

Contact: Youth Director for Details

 

 
 

 May 22, 2016 High School Open Results from Moses Lake
 

Spanaway High Bass fishing team leads series.
                Mathew Milatz & Josh Mcgill representing Spanaway High School Sentinels teamed up to win the Moses Lake high school bass fishing challenge this past week end. One of three tournament leading up to the Washington State High School Bass Team Championship to be held at Lake Chelan June 19th.
The Championship is open to all high school teams that join the Washington Student Angler Federation, a division of the Washington State Bass Federation representing bass club throughout the state. High school teams will advance to a Western conference tournament to be held this year on Lake Havasu Arizona this fall, with hopes of moving on the High School bass fishing team National Championship and winning a National Title and some Scholarship funds. Information can be found on the state high school web site.(www.wabass.org) high school heading or the national site. (www.highschoolfishing.org).
Thirty two high school competitors from all parts of Washington came prepared to represent their high schools, and advance to the State Championship next month.  With the arrival of an early spring this year the lake conditions had changed with a cold front moving through over the week end. Teams did not take long to figure out what patterns were needed to catch fish. Majority of the fish were post spawn and moving out to their summer patterns, and with over cast skies, top water lures seemed to be a primary lure of choice. Lake conditions were prefect early and most teams took advantage of the calm conditions, most teams filled their limit early and had to make changes throughout the day to upgrade to bigger fish. It was a tight finish, Mathew and Josh managed to keep the lead by just over half an ounce, and weighed 14.20 to finish in first.
 
Second place team Brandon Beutler & Blair Peters from Bonney Lake High School who finished third last year at the state championship, had a good day working similar patterns to bring in a weight of 13.79 followed by a very close third place team with Nathan Portch who was part of last year’s state championship team and Braden Leibe Oregon’s junior state champion last year who weighed 13.72. Big fish went to the team of Blake Williams, who was this year’s Junior State Champion & Nolan Vandine with a Large mouth bass weight of 5.94.

 

Pictures from Moses Lake

 

 
 

Results from the June 18, 2016 High School Open on Lake Chelan
 

                  Washington State numbers grow with repeat winner

          Thirty two high school anglers, the largest group to date for Washington competed this year in a points series tournaments culminating with the state championship.  Awards for tournament angling team of the year, tournament big fish team of the year and first time scholarship certificates for top three places made for a very successful and competitive year.

          Nathan Portch of Spokane  became Washington’s first back to back state champion, and Washington’s second student to receive  a four year scholarship , Last year’s partner and state champion Cully Scroggin’s  was signed. Nathan and Cully will both be attending Bethel University in Virginia next year as members of its fishing team

          Lake Chelan, is a smallmouth factory that is so clear you can see bottom at 30 ft., with a lot of deep beds and post spawn fish, and a major weather change with wind and steady rain made Saturday’s points tournament  a challenge.  First place went to the Kennewick team of Drake Ofsthun & Ryan Heiman with 16.19 lbs. and big fish of the tournament with a 4.84 lb. small mouth, followed by second place Nathan Portch & Brayden Liebe of Spokane with 15.95 lbs. and third place Trevor Huff & Ian Oldenberg of Stanwood with 15.18 lbs.

          Sunday’s State Championship was a blue bird day without much wind, Nathan Portch & Brayden Liebe brought in another 15 lb bag of fish to top the field and repeat as the State Champion , Tyson Gray & Logan Boone of Centralia had big fish for the day with a 4.77 lb. small mouth. Second went to J.T. Long of New Port & Brodie Trapp of Selah a past state high school champ who also had the opportunity to repeat as state champion , Third went to Drake Ofsthun & Ryan Heiman of Kennewick. All received scholarship certificates along with awards

          High points Angling team of the year went to Nathan Portch & Brayden Liebe with tournament Big Fish team of the year going to Blake Williams & Nolan Vandine of Pasco, Blake is this year’s Junior State Champion, a seventh grader who teamed up with Nolan a freshman to compete as a high school team.

 

Second Place First Place Third Place
Nathan Portch & Brayden Leibe Ryan Heiman & Drake Ofsthun  Trevor Huff &  Ian Oldenberg

Pictures
 


 

 
 

Results from the June 19, 2016 High School Championship on Lake Chelan
 

          Washington State numbers grow with repeat winner

          Thirty two high school anglers, the largest group to date for Washington competed this year in a points series tournaments culminating with the state championship.  Awards for tournament angling team of the year, tournament big fish team of the year and first time scholarship certificates for top three places made for a very successful and competitive year.

          Nathan Portch of Spokane  became Washington’s first back to back state champion, and Washington’s second student to receive  a four year scholarship , Last year’s partner and state champion Cully Scroggin’s  was signed. Nathan and Cully will both be attending Bethel University in Virginia next year as members of its fishing team

          Lake Chelan, is a smallmouth factory that is so clear you can see bottom at 30 ft., with a lot of deep beds and post spawn fish, and a major weather change with wind and steady rain made Saturday’s points tournament  a challenge.  First place went to the Kennewick team of Drake Ofsthun & Ryan Heiman with 16.19 lbs. and big fish of the tournament with a 4.84 lb. small mouth, followed by second place Nathan Portch & Brayden Liebe of Spokane with 15.95 lbs. and third place Trevor Huff & Ian Oldenberg of Stanwood with 15.18 lbs.

          Sunday’s State Championship was a blue bird day without much wind, Nathan Portch & Brayden Liebe brought in another 15 lb bag of fish to top the field and repeat as the State Champion , Tyson Gray & Logan Boone of Centralia had big fish for the day with a 4.77 lb. small mouth. Second went to J.T. Long of New Port & Brodie Trapp of Selah a past state high school champ who also had the opportunity to repeat as state champion , Third went to Drake Ofsthun & Ryan Heiman of Kennewick. All received scholarship certificates along with awards

          High points Angling team of the year went to Nathan Portch & Brayden Liebe with tournament Big Fish team of the year going to Blake Williams & Nolan Vandine of Pasco, Blake is this year’s Junior State Champion, a seventh grader who teamed up with Nolan a freshman to compete as a high school team.

 

Second Place First Place Third Place
 Brodie Trapp &  J.T.Long Brayden Leibe & Nathan Portch Ryan Heiman & Drake Ofsthun 

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Past Years Results