Fishing: Brainerd High School team 3rd in state tournament on Mille Lacs

ISLE--The Brainerd team of Kyle Bahr and Tyler Bahr finished third in the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship on Mille Lacs Lake Sunday, June 17.

ISLE-The Brainerd team of Kyle Bahr and Tyler Bahr finished third in the 2018 TBF/FLW High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship on Mille Lacs Lake Sunday, June 17.

The Bahrs caught five bass totalling 21 pounds, 1 ounce. The BHS team of Troy Peterson and Cole Larkin placed fifth and another BHS team of Noah Peterson and Gaven Roberts finished seventh.

The Minnetonka duo of Mitchell McGannon and Jon Olmsted brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 22-1 to win the tournament.

A field of 93 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from McQuoid's Inn and Event Center in Isle. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10 percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. The top nine teams on Lake Mille Lacs qualified for the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship.

The 2018 The Bass Federation/Fishing League Worldwide High School Fishing Minnesota State Championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12 and is open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in Minnesota. The top 10 percent of each challenge, open, and state championship field advance to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship on a fishery to be announced. High school fishing national champions each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition, all high school fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world's largest high school bass tournament, the 2019 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.


Complete results from the event can be found at

Top 9 Finishers:

1st: Minnetonka High School: Mitchell McGannon, Jon Olmsted, 5 bass, 22-1

2nd: Minnetonka H.S.: Tommy Parker, Jak Kamrowski, 5 bass, 21-11

3rd: Brainerd H.S.: Kyle Bahr, Tyler Bahr, 5 bass, 21-1

3rd: Minnetonka High School: Jackson Jaffe, Sam Williams, 5 bass, 21-1

5th: Brainerd High School: Troy Peterson, Cole Larkin, 5 bass, 20-11

6th: Grand Rapids High School: Easton Fothergill, Nick Dumke, 5 bass, 20-4


7th: Brainerd High School: Noah Peterson, Gaven Roberts, 5 bass, 19-11

8th: Grand Rapids High School: Dominic Floria, Cameron Grotjohn, 5 bass, 19-9

9th: Grand Rapids High School: Kobie Koeing, Alex Keranen, 5 bass, 19-6

Other lakes area competitors:

12-Ares Soukup-Noah Miles, Brainerd

15-Tanner Swenson-Sam Jensen, Pillager

16-Hudson Hubbard-Aiden Penners, Brainerd

18-Trevor Slaybaugh-Korey Jackson, Pequot Lakes


19-Hunter Wendt-Dylan Semler, Pequot Lakes

23-Blair Erickson-William Carlson, Brainerd Warriors

31-Tyler Czech-Cody Czech, Brainerd Warriors

34-Jay Young-Zachery Ruggles, Brainerd Warriors

35-Jacob Thompson-Mason Rohde, Brainerd Warriors

37-Jack Goodwin-Chase Bunting, Brainerd Warriors

44-Payton Johnston-Lexi Fanjoy, Brainerd Warriors

46-Brandon Johnson-Wyatt Cronin Brainerd Warrior

48-Keegan Decker-Caleb Nagel, Brainerd

49-Alex Longo-Layla Longo, Brainerd

51-Dawson Beck-Ethan Derosier, Brainerd

54-Elijah Wright-Luke Erlandson, Brainerd

55-Lexus Ruggles-Leana Ruggles, Brainerd

56-Matthew Villnow-Conner Erickson, Brainerd

61-Brant Larkin-Owen Derosier, Brainerd

63-Daniel Johnson-Kyler Windorski, Brainerd

64-Jocelyn Koering-Kayden Windorski, Brainerd

66-Ethan Trout-Lexie Trout, Pine River-Backus

70-Noah Day-Levi Jillson, Brainerd

79-Gavin Bunting-Evrette Hanson, Brainerd

80-Cole McAllister-Konnor King, Pine River-Backus

81-Hunter Bock-Gus Carlson, Brainerd

82-(tie) Austin Simon-Logan Wipper, Pine River-Backus; Lucas Kruchten-Branden Tulenchik, Brainerd; Cody France-Ethan Burns, Pine River-Backus; Tanner Hines-Trevor Schuety, Brainerd; Hunter Erickson-Beau Erickson, Brainerd

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