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We Have a National Bass Champion in Our Midst

by: David Coulson , Colorado 10/27/2013

I donít normally follow the B.A.S.S news and anglers.  But when Perry Plot, President of Centennial Bass Club emailed all the members I checked the link to  and found that Ryan Wood won the Bassmaster Junior World Championship in the 11-14 age class.  No small feat.

As many of you know, Ryan is one of our bloggers and, itís my hope that heíll soon post concerning his win and how he managed to catch a limit weighing 8-14.  For his efforts Ryan won a $5,000 dollar scholarship.

I had the privilege of having Ryan on my boat this summer at Lonetree when he fished the juniorís tournament.   Heís one stand up young man, and a heck of an angler to boot.

Please help me in congratulating Ryan, it's not often we have a National Bass Champion in our midst. 

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Member comments
IceFishingFool, CO   10/27/2013 8:49:21 PM
Big Congratulations Ryan
Lloyd Tackitt, TX   10/27/2013 9:04:44 PM
Ryan, that's OUTSTANDING!! Congratulations! Can't wait to read a detailed account.
MNBassFisher, CO   10/27/2013 9:43:07 PM
Well done son!
JOHN_COSprings, CO   10/27/2013 10:10:39 PM
Darn fine job Ryan - well done young sir !
Fishinbud, CO   10/28/2013 12:17:19 AM
Wow, impressive, well done, very nice to have you in our "midst". Ya', the spelling police are everywhere, :).
Dangly, CO   10/28/2013 4:58:45 AM
WOW! Great job young man. Thank you for showing them what a Colorado angler can do.
Dangly, CO   10/28/2013 4:59:10 AM
WOW! Great job young man. Thank you for showing them what a Colorado angler can do.
David Coulson (Flyrodn), CO   10/28/2013 5:58:33 AM
Thanks to those who pointed out my spelling error. And again great job Ryan.
pikeNcolorado, CO   10/28/2013 6:14:29 AM
Well done Ryan. Representing Colorado. ( I hope I spelled everything right. Afterall, I'm only a humble fisherman )
alanlf5280, CO   10/28/2013 7:09:34 AM
Congrats Ryan!
Coyute, CO   10/28/2013 7:24:13 AM
Grats Ryan!
Fishin' Finatic, CO   10/28/2013 10:48:26 AM
Thanks everyone and I'm working on getting a blog together right now to tell you all about it!!
Fishful Thinker, CO   10/29/2013 12:38:38 PM
For the record and (and since he is too humble to tell ya'll himself) Ryan has also been the Colorado State Junior Champ, Western Division Junior champ, and now this. Plus, he technically won the Junior qualifier 5 years ago, but he was 6 months too young to officially accept the trophy...never mind that he smoked the older competitors in run-away fashion. Ryan's latest and (so far) greatest accomplishment is no fluke...this kid can fish. The FTTV episode we filmed with him will re-air later the year in case anyone is interested. The sky's the limit, Ryan! CL
Coyute, CO   10/29/2013 1:34:14 PM
With all the 'look-at-me, look-at-me' types (not only in the fishing tournament game but in the fishing world in general) it's good to see some humility coming into the game.
Kermatt, CO   10/29/2013 2:36:09 PM
I love hearing this! Congratulations lil man!
FXA0, CO   10/29/2013 3:13:26 PM
Congrats to the young champ!
moosegoose, CO   10/29/2013 4:25:33 PM
That is fantastic!! Big Congrats to Ryan!!!!!
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