2014 TBF Junior World Championship, Presented by FLW
August 15-16, 2014
Lake Wateree, South Carolina
Final Day Division Champions Shootout
Final Report & Standings
The TBF Junior World Championship is a unique one of a kind event in the fishing world that invites the top 2 young anglers from all across North America, (1) from the 11-14 age group, (1) from the 15-18 age group to come together at one premier event to compete and determine who is truly the world champion’s that year!
Each angler and their families was treated by TBF, FLW and the event sponsors to a fishing vacation while attending the 2014 TBF Junior World Championship and the Forrest Wood Cup. Including, meals, parties, a sack full of sponsor goodies, a hotel room furnished for each family, local TBF, BFL, FLW and other local tournament angler’s provided the competition boats each day and even their lunches, ice and cold drinks were provided for each boat, all they needed to do was concentrate on catching fish! As has always been the case, there is never an entry fee to participate in any TBF national junior angler event.
The full field of anglers competed the first day to determine who would be the division champions. Under the TBF umbrella North America is divided up into geographical divisions and each angler who attends the event only competes against the other anglers from their home division to see who advances. On the final day the Division Champions go head to head with zeroed weight and compete in a one day shootout for their titles of World Champion.
No doubt fishing was tough on the young anglers just as it was on the FLW Tour Pros fishing The Forrest Wood Cup nearby on Lake Murray. But as is always the case, the best of the best does not complain, they rise to the challenge and to any hurdles put before them and they find a way to win. Each angler in attendance, from every state was brought up on the FLW main stage just before the FLW Tour pros started weighing in and was introduced to the world one at a time, the ceremony concluded with the two World Champions being presented their trophies on stage by none other than fishing legend and celebrity host MC of the TBF Junior World Championship, Hank Parker. Congratulations to all our Junior Anglers on a job well done. Having bested all the other anglers from their age group and home division on the day before, the division champs put everything on the line and the final standings are below.
In the 11-14 year old age group
Joe Stolski, Baxter, MN. Northern Division Champion 1/1 4.01 $2,500.00 Scholarship
James Fields, Anthem, AZ. Western Division Champion 1/1 3.13 $1,250.00 Scholarship
Cole Moore, Anacoco, LA. Central Division Champion 1/1 2.10 $750.00 Scholarship
Jacob Ferrell, Vernon Hills, VA. Mid-Atlantic Division Champion 1/1 2.03 $375.00 Scholarship
Stephen Stroz, Shrewsbury, MA. Eastern Division Champion 0/0 0.00 $250.00 Scholarship
Harrison Norman, Covington, GA. Southern Division Champion 0/0 0.00 $200.00 Scholarship
In the 15-18 year old age group
Perry Marvin, Peru, NY. Eastern Division Champion 2/2 8.10 $2,500.00 Scholarship
Sean King, Villa Hills, KY. Southern Division Champion 3/2 6.14 $1,250.00 Scholarship
Steven Sellnow, Waterown, WI. Northern Division Champion 3/3 5.15 $750.00 Scholarship
Caleb Bruss, Bernardsville, NJ. Mid-Atlantic Division Champion 2/2 5.06 $375.00 Scholarship
Hunter Daniel, Lamar, AR., Central Division Champion 1/1 2.02 $250.00 Scholarship
Richard Davey Jr., Richland, WA. Western Division Champion 0/0 0/00 $200.00 Scholarship
To watch the final day weigh in video just click the embedded video on the front page of bassfederation.com
For all the event pictures. CLICK HERE
The TBF Junior World Championship is produced by a partnership between The Bass Federation and FLW Outdoors. Sponsors include Chevy, Ranger Boats, Evinrude, Cabela’s, Solar Bat, Berkley, Lowrance and Power-Pole. For details, visit bassfederation.com, or contact TBF National Headquarters at (580) 765-9031.