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BASS High School National Championship
UHS Juniors Nathan Smith and Brody Trask have qualified for the BASS High School National Championship, set for Tennessee River Lakes this summer. Thee Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will return to Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tennessee.
"We continue to try and find ways to have our students get more involved in events and activities that match their passions," said UHS Principal Michael Rubin. "We are fortunate to have staff members like Dave Balunas and David Worden who are avid fishermen themselves who can relate and mentor students like Nate and Brody, and we are excited for this opportunity for them."
Three hundred high school teams are expected to compete on Kentucky Lake Aug. 8-10 for the high school championship crown. Each two-angler team is accompanied by a coach who runs the boat and can give advice on fishing techniques and patterns. Student anglers qualify for the championship through four High School Opens.
“They are the best of the best among 13,000 high school B.A.S.S. members representing more than 1,300 high school fishing clubs nationwide,” said Hank Weldon, senior tournament manager/high school and college fishing. “In addition to the 900 anglers and coaches, we expect at least 2,000 family members and friends in attendance, cheering on their favorite teams.”
Earlier this spring, UHS hosted the first-ever Southern Worcester County League fishing derbies at Webster Lake, with teams from Uxbridge, Grafton, Leominster, Tantasqua, and BVT attending.