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Freedom H. S. Catches FLW Fishing Championship

Freedom High School Wins Fishing Tournament

Freedom High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing California Delta Open

The Freedom High School duo of Tyler Hurney and Justin Hurney, both of Oakley, California, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday. Weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces this won the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing California Delta Open.

A field of 59 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament. It was launched from Buckley Cove in Stockton, Calif. In addition, in FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance. They advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.


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FLW Top 5 Fishing Teams

The top five teams on the California Delta that advanced to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship were:

1st:       Freedom High School, Oakley, Calif. – Tyler Hurney and Justin Hurney, both of Oakley, Calif., five bass, 16-12

2nd:     Anzar High School, San Juan Bautista, Calif. – Clay Capilla, San Jose, Calif., and Michael Alaga, Aromas, Calif., five bass, 16-3

3rd:      Delta Teen Team – Ivan Lazarin, Concord, Calif., and Peter Khoury, Walnut Creek, Calif., five bass, 14-6

4th:      Vista Del Lago High School, Folsom, Calif. – Brennon Sharp and Michael Musket, both of Folsom, Calif., five bass, 12-7

5th:      Lodi High School, Lodi, Calif. – Nathan Sherbondy, Acampo, Calif., and Bret Luiz, Lodi, Calif., five bass, 12-5

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:

6th:      Grizzly Bass Masters – Lucas Gerondakis, Garden Valley, Calif., and Jon Loya, Georgetown, Calif., five bass, 11-1

7th:      Roosevelt High School, Fresno, Calif. – Chee Moua Vang and Keith Yang, both of Fresno, Calif., five bass, 10-8

8th:      Vista Del Lago High School, Folsom, Calif. – Kyle Hara, Folsom, Calif., and Jack Thompson, El Dorado Hills, Calif., five bass, 9-10

9th:      Lodi High School, Lodi, Calif. – Cole Koenig, Woodbridge, Calif., and Jake Fritz, Lodi, Calif, five bass, 9-1

10th:    Heritage High School, Brentwood, Calif. – Drew Ziemann, Clayton, Calif., and Hunter Holguin, Brentwood, Calif., five bass, 8-14

In addition, complete results from the event can be found at

High School Fishing National Championship

The 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing California Delta Open was a two-person (team) event. The event was for students in grades 7-12. It was 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 also will advance to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship. This championship will be on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Furthermore, the High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the FLW High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament. This is the 2020 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2019 World Finals more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.

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About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. As a result, it provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money. In 2019 there are five tournament circuits. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on “FLW” television show or visit

About The Bass Federation

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. As a result, TBF is owned by those we serve. And dedicated to the sport of fishing. Furthermore, the Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year. Also they have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. In addition,  TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008. As a result, it promotes clean family fun and education through fishing.

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