Eureka High School Wins MLF High School Fishing Open on Lake of the Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (Oct. 17, 2022) – The Eureka High School team of Alex Avery of West Plains, Missouri, and Tyler Schumacher of Fenton, Missouri, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Lake of the Ozarks.

A field of 53 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Public Beach No. 2 in Osage Beach. 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 five teams that advanced to the 2023 High School Fishing National Championship are:

1st: Eureka High School, Eureka, Mo. – Alex Avery and Tyler Schumacher, five bass, 10-2
2nd: Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit, Mo. – Nathan Meyer and Hunter Rushton, four bass, 10-1
3rd: Iowa Youth Fishing League, Urbandale, Iowa – Grant Nore and Evan Powell, four bass, 8-12
4th: Bradleyville High School, Bradleyville, Mo. – Wyatt Marler and Brock Rogers, four bass, 8-3
5th: Illini Bluffs High School, Glasford, Ill. – Vance Roberts and Ethan Roberts, three bass, 7-5

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:

6th: CW Bass Club – Cayden Harmon, Overbrook, Kan., and Will Shepherd, Overland Park, Kan., three bass, 7-0
7th: Kick-Bass Bass Club – Maxwell Coughlin, Overland Park, Kan., and Parker Welch, Spring Hill, Kan., three bass, 6-13
8th: Salem Community High School, Salem, Ill. – Seth Bailey and Chase Thompson, three bass, 6-11
9th: Gloria Deo Academy, Springfield, Mo. – Caden Ball and William Kuzemka, two bass, 5-8
10th: Illinois Student Angler Federation – Kyson Bradley, Newton, Ill., and Peyton Rose, Flora, Ill., three bass, 5-2

Complete results from the event can be found at

The MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Lake of the Ozarks was hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association. The next event for High School Fishing anglers will be the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Pickwick Lake, Oct. 22 in Counce, Tennessee.

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% of teams at each Open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2023 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2023 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, June 20-24, and is hosted by Explore La Crosse.

The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2023 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.

Proud sponsors of 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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