The Oakdale High School team of Troy Cox and Zane Ravalin, both of Oakdale, brought five bass to the scale Sunday, June 5 weighing 22 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the Major League Fishing, MLF, High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on the California Delta.
A field of 34 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Russo’s Marina in Bethel Island. In MLF and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10 percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top three teams that advanced to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship are:
First: Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif. – Troy Cox and Zane Ravalin, both of Oakdale, Calif., five bass, 22-8.
Second: Lake County High School Fishing Club – Tyler Bryant and Joey Gentle, both of Kelseyville, Calif., five bass, 21-4.
Third: Delta Saints Bass Team – Hunter Binns and Guy Laackman, both of West Sacramento, Calif., five bass, 20-2.
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
Fourth: Delta Teen Team – Maxwell Kaneko, Berkeley, Calif., and Sam Shimabukuro, Alameda, Calif., five bass, 20-1.
Fifth: Lake County High School Fishing Club – Payton Lyndall, Kelseyville, Calif., and Fisher Perkins, Rocklin, Calif., five bass, 16-12.
Sixth: Delta Saints Bass Team – Jax Soto, Courtland, Calif., and Nathan Tritt, West Sacramento, Calif., five bass, 16-10.
Seventh: Liberty High School, Brentwood, Calif. – Adrian Guillen, Brentwood, Calif., and Josh Stanchina, five bass, 14-3.
Eighth: Vista Del Lago High School, Folsom, Calif. – Brian Mackinnon and Bryce White, both of El Dorado Hills, Calif., five bass, 13-0.
Ninth: Lodi High School, Lodi, Calif. – Maverick Lahman and Kyle Mann, both of Lodi, Calif., five bass, 12-14.
Tenth: Grizzly Bass Masters – Sam Houston, Georgetown, Calif., and Clay Smith, Greenwood, Calif., five bass, 12-3.
Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and are open to any MLF and TBF Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2022 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Florence, Alabama, June 22 through 25, and is hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2022 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.
Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X and YETI.
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Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network, and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. In 2019, MLF expanded its portfolio of catch, weigh, and immediately release events to include the sport’s strongest five-biggest-fish format tournament circuits. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement, and fish care.