2017 Bass Unlimited High School Team Challenge Tournament

2017 Bass Unlimited High School Team Challenge Tournament

It will change how you fish!

Bass Unlimited High School Team Challenge Tournament

July 6, 2017 - Lake: Mill Creek, Marshall, IL

  • Major League Fishing Style
  • 14 Teams Competing from IN, IL, OH
  • 13 High Schools Represented
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes
  • Anglers will fish as a team
  • Live Leaderboard

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  • Each Boat will have 2 Angler,
    1 Boat Official
  • Real Time Scoring / Penalties
  • Lake: Off Limits 12 Hours
  • All Scorable Fish Count
  • Bass Must Measure 12" or More
  • Three 2-Hour Periods

1st Place
Ty Coon / Clayton Hill

Bismarck HS, Bismarck, IL

ILF Anglers Ty Coon / Clayton Hill

2nd Place
Casey Cornelius / Eli Hamrick

Mount Vernon HS, Fortville, IN

ILF Anglers Ty Coon / Clayton Hill

3rd Place
Clae Burson / Brandon Stroud

West Vigo HS, Terre Haute, IN

ILF Anglers Ty Coon / Clayton Hill

August 6, 2017, Mill Creek Lake, Marshall, IL

Fourteen High School Teams competed in the 2nd Annual Bass Unlimited High School Team Challenge Tournament, held on Mill Creek Lake, Marshall, IL. Twelve High Schools were represented from Indiana and Illinois. This was an opportunity for high school Anglers to experience the Major League Fishing Format which includes real time scoring, penalties and no limit as to scorable fish being caught (scorable bass must be 12 inches or more).

Conditions: The day was mostly cloudy, winds 5 – 10 mph out of the northwest with some light rain and water temperature mid 70s. The day was broken up into three two-hour periods. The Lake was zoned from the buoys at the ramp to the dam.

Resuts: A total of 116 scorable bass caught with a total weight of 146lbs 8ozs. This was a day of numbers however the bite was sporadic throughout day. All the Teams caught fish and made it to the leaderboard however the Team of Ty Coon and Clayton Hill from Bismarck High School coach by Derek Coon move away from the field catching 16 bass weighing 21lbs 14ozs finishing in first place. The Team of Casey Cornelius and Eli Hamrick coached by Tim Cornelius representing Mount Vernon High School, Fortville, IN finished in second place with 13 bass weighing 18lbs 00ozs. Jordan Clae Burson / Brandon Stroud coached by Chris Burson representing West Vigo High School, Terre Haute, IN finished in third place with 19 bass weighing 17lbs 8ozs.

Penalties: All eleven Teams were accessed penalties during the event with most being fish handling and two life vest penalties.

Special thanks to the Boat Captains/Officials: Derek Coon, Tim Cornelius, Chris Burson, Dan Harris, Mike Schwomeyer, Chas Messersmith, Andrew Kelley, Jerry Olsen, Gabe Clements, Jim Brown, Terry Clinkenbeard, Jeff Mullins, Robert Gosnell and Jason Gosnell

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2017 Bass Unlimited High School Team Challenge Bass Tournament
Major League Fishing Style

Place High School Anglers Weight Average Biggest Fish # of Fish Penalties
1st Bismarck, Bismarck, IL Ty Coon / Clayton Hill 21 lb 14 oz 1 lb 06 oz 2 lb 02 oz 16 2 minutes
2nd Mount Vernon, Fortville, IN Casey Cornelius / Elljah Hamrick 18 lb 00 oz 1 lb 06 oz 2 lb 03 oz 13 2 minutes
3rd West Vigo, Terre Haute, IN Clae Burson / Brandon Stroud 17 lb 08 oz 0 lb 15 oz 1 lb 08 oz 19 2 minutes
4th Minooka, Minooka, IL Alec Berens / Wyatt Pazdro 15 lb 11 oz 1 lb 07 oz 1 lb 11 oz 11 8 minutes
5th Mt Vernon, Fortville, IN Devon Skaggs / Jacob Vestal 18 lb 08 oz 1 lb 09 oz 2 lb 13 oz 10 4 minutes
6th Owen Valley, Spencer, IN Colson Head / Nathan Phelps 11 lb 00 oz 1 lb 06 oz 2 lb 00 oz 8 4 minutes
7th Ben Davis, Indianapolis, IN Jacob Ross / Ben Messersmith 7 lb 09 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 11 oz 6 8 minutes
8th Gardner-South Wilmington, Gardner, IL Grant Olsen / Cameron Olsen 7 lb 07 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 08 oz 6 0 minutes
9th Saint Joseph-Ogden, St. Joseph, IL Payton Clements / Jaret Burnett 7 lb 04 oz 1 lb 01 oz 1 lb 05 oz 7 2 minutes
10th Northview, Brazil, IN Devin Brown / Cody Martin 6 lb 13 oz 1 lb 06 oz 2 lb 05 oz 5 4 minutes
11th South Vigo, Terre Haute, IN Joshua Clinkenbeard / John Barbour 5 lb 11 oz 1 lb 02 oz 1 lb 15 oz 5 2 minutes
12th Brown County, Nashville, IN Levi Mullins / Bryce Walker 4 lb 11 oz 1 lb 03 oz 1 lb 10 oz 4 4 minutes
13th Paris, Paris, IL Hunter Tuddy / Grant Johnson 4 lb 11 oz 1 lb 03 oz 1 lb 08 oz 4 2 minutes
14th Paris, Paris, IL Hudson Hollis / Drew Cearlock 2 lb 13 oz 1 lb 06 oz 1 lb 14 oz 2 4 minutes