Thrall High Wins FLW School Fishing Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Thrall High Wins FLW School Fishing Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Thrall High Wins FLW School Fishing Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

LUFKIN, Texas (Feb. 25, 2019) – The Thrall High School duo of Ryan Grisham of Taylor, Texas, and Christian Dubec, of Thrall, Texas, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Sam Rayburn Reservoir Open.


A field of 57 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Cassels-Boykin Park in Zavalla. The tournament was hosted by the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau. In FLW and TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.


The top five teams on Sam Rayburn Reservoir that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:           

  1st:       Thrall High School, Thrall, Texas – Ryan Grisham, Taylor, Texas, and Christian Dubec, Thrall, Texas, five bass, 17-5

  2nd:     Magnolia West High School, Magnolia, Texas – Jaxon Leonard and Christian Copher, both of Magnolia, Texas, five bass, 16-10

  3rd:      North Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. – Paul Marks and Will Barronton, both of Cumming, Ga., five bass, 14-4

  4th:      Dallas Christian School, Mesquite, Texas – Lane Seaman, Heath, Texas, and Nick Chaves, Combine, Texas, five bass, 14-0

  5th:      Central High School, Central, La. – Aaron Maroney and Jacob Childress, both of Mansfield, La., five bass, 13-5

Rounding out the top 10 were:

  6th:      Benton High School, Benton, La. – Peyton Grantham, Benton, La., and Tanner Underwood, Bossier City, La., five bass, 13-2

  7th:      Calvary Baptist Academy, New Braunfels, Texas – Jackson Gregory, Shreveport, La., and John Kyle Pearce, Frierson, La., five bass, 12-5

  8th:      West Sabine High School, Pineland, Texas – Hunter Muncrief, Pineland, Texas, and Landen McCary, Bronson, Texas, five bass, 12-5

  9th:      Huntington High School, Huntington, Texas – River Johnson, Lufkin, Texas, and Brenton Peters, Huntington, Texas, five bass, 12-1

  10th:    Harleton High School, Harleton, Texas – Kenneth Clark and Garrett Handlin, both of Diana, Texas, five bass, 10-15

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