GHS Fishing Team Competes in the Bass Nation National Championship
In June the Grissom High School fishing team took to the waters of Lake Neely Henry to compete in the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Fishing Association’s (ASABFA) state championship. High school teams from across the state competed in a series of tournaments during the school year to qualify for the event. 177 teams participated in the two-day competition. Teams from Grissom secured first and second place in the state championship.
Grissom anglers Luke Salvail and Tyler Seikel won first place with a two-day combined weight of 19.34 pounds. Brody Mitchell and Eli Dix took second place with a combined two-day weight of 18.41 pounds. The top four teams in the ASABFA championship earned coveted spots to compete in the Bassmaster High School National Championship.
Teams from throughout the country will head to Anderson, SC to compete in the event from August 11-13 on Lake Hartwell. Of the 13,000 high school B.A.S.S. members nationwide, approximately 275 teams qualified for the national championship. Each team consists of 2 high school anglers, along with a qualified boat captain. If you would like to follow their progress and cheer these Grissom anglers on in the competition, please visit the 2022 Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Championship website.