School of the Osage Team Wins MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse Open on Table Rock Lake

BRANSON, Mo. (April 8, 2024) – The MLF High School Fishing team of Kolton Dauber of Osage Beach, Missouri, and Skyler Hutzler of Kaiser, Missouri, representing Osage Beach, Missouri’s School of the Osage, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces to win the MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse Open at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri.

A field of 50 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which was hosted by In MLF 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 2024 High School Fishing National Championship are:

1st: School of the Osage, Osage Beach, Mo. – Kolton Dauber and Skyler Hutzler, five bass, 20-2
2nd: Kick Back Bass Club, Johnson County, Kan. – Myles McDaniel and Will Shepherd, five bass, 17-1
3rd: Camdenton High School, Camdenton, Mo. – Corbin Bailey and Kaden Messina, five bass, 16-6
4th: Baldwin High School, Baldwin City, Kan. – Cayden Harmon and Cooper Shannon, five bass, 15-11
5th: Melissa High School, Melissa, Texas – Camden Sarrett and Andrew Waters, five bass, 15-5

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:

6th: Live Oak High School, Denham Springs, La. – Jaden Lawdermilt and Rowdie Thacker, five bass, 15-0
7th: Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Ill. – JD McBroom and Carter Pjesky, five bass, 13-13
8th: Salem Community High School, Salem, Ill. – Peyton Bumgardner and Colten Starnes, five bass, 12-2
9th: Circle High School, Towanda, Kan. – Brooks Clevenger and Hal Leep, five bass, 11-5
10th: Southwest Iowa Fishing Team, Grant Nore and Evan Powell, four bass, 10-15

Complete results from the event can be found at

MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing presented by Tackle Warehouse 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, advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. Tournaments held on or before May 6, 2024, advance teams to the 2024 National Championship. Tournaments held after May 6, 2024, advance teams to the 2025 National Championship.

The 2024 Abu Garcia High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals events will take place June 19-22, at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina. The High School Fishing National Champions each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2024 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.

Proud sponsors of the 2024 MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse include: 7Brew, Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, BUBBA, E3, Epic Baits, General Tire, GSM Outdoors, Lew’s, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Suzuki, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota and YETI.

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