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CROFTON, Neb. (July 28, 2015) – The North Platte High School team of Grant Pavelka
and Tyler Rowland brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 14
ounces, to win the 2015 Nebraska State High School Fishing Championship on Lewis and
Clark Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the
team to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference championship on the
Arkansas River in October.

The top team on Lewis and Clark Lake that advanced to the Southern Conference
Championship was:

1st: North Platte High School – Grant Pavelka and Tyler Rowland, five bass, 9-14

Rounding out the top 9 teams on Lewis and Clark Lake:

2nd: Millard North High School – Rees Cudaback and Eli Leggett, three bass, 5-13
3rd: Lincoln County Bass Bosses – Zane Leibhart and Brent Bergman, three bass, 5-6
4th: Millard North High School – Caleb Hoover and Grant Young, two bass, 4-3
5th: Beatrice High School – Zach Jordan and Colton Kelle, one bass, 2-2
6th: Lincoln County Bass Bosses – Austin Denisse and Keo Wever, one bass, 2-1
7th: Skutt Catholic High School – Adam Hanna and Zach Stratton, one bass, 1-15
8th: Skutt Catholic High School – Trevor Kuiper and Jake Billerbeck, one bass, 1-3
9th: Elkhorn Valley High School – Dalton Smutny, Alex Matinez, one bass, 1-0

Complete results can be found at

The 2015 Nebraska State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team)
event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state
championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship
along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing
Opens held this season. 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 2016. 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 High School
Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school
bass tournament, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals. At the 2015 World Finals
more than $20,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit for details.

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 2015 over the course of 240 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
and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. 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 and have provided a foundation for the
entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler
Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean
family fun and education through fishing. Visit or and “LIKE US” on Facebook.

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