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Windsor Wizards Win Inaugural High School Championship!

Posted by on May 20, 2013

Windsor_Wizards_Bailey_Smith_and_Josh_Villa.jpeg     Congratulations to our 1st ever 2013 B.A.S.S. High School State Champions: Windsor Wizards Josh Villa and Bailey Smith!

     The tournament held at Pueblo Reservoir featured 7 High School teams competing at the 1st ever Colorado BASS Nation High School State Team Championship.  Coming in with 4 fish and a total weight of 7.39 pounds was Josh Villa (Soph) and Bailey Smith (Junior) from Windsor High School.
    The Windsor Wizards team used suspending Lucky Craft  jerk baits and tube jigs to win the day and become the inaugural High School State Team Champions in Colorado.  Their next event will be the 2014 BASS Western Divisional hosted by Montana, where they will be joined by the adult members of the Colorado Bass Nation State Team and take on 10 other BASS Western Division states.  The CO High School Championship Team will also compete at the 2014 BASS Nation High School Team National Championship Tournament, location TBA. 

The_Group.jpeg     The High School teams included: (Weld Central Rebels) Seth Willard and Art Maestas with Boat Captain Robert Mininger; 3 teams from Adams County, (Front Range Bass Club) Branden Lahman, Matt Fuller and Boat Captain Larry Krueger, Parker Strain, Will East and Boat Captain Gene Rohr, Ryan Wood, Adam Deakin and Boat Captain Joe Conway;  (Bucket Mouth Busters Bass Club) Luke Simeon, Paul Andrew Martin and Boat Captain Steve Apple; (Windsor Wizards) Josh Villa, Bailey Smith and Boat Captain Brandon White. (Jefferson County Bassmaster Club) Ryan Bass, Mason McGinley and Boat Captain Mike Ryel.  
Pictured_Left_to_right_State_Runners_Up_Legacys_Ryan_Wood_and_Adam_Deakin_Windsors_State_Champions_Josh_Villa_and_Bailey_Smith..jpeg     Joining the two Wizards at the 2014 BASS Nation High School Team National Championship will be runners-up, Legacy High School’s Ryan Wood and Adam Deakin both of Adams County's Front Range BassMasters.

     “These up and coming fishermen will represent Colorado well at the High School nationals tournament and as members of our 2014 team,” says CBFN President Audrey McKenney congratulated all the teams.  “This is the first year for the High School format and we had 7 teams participate. Appreciate all of the hard work our members (and parents) did to launch this new program within our schools and community.  Also a big thanks to all our Boat Captains who took time out of their busy schedule for our Jrs.  Please encourage all your family and friends in High School to participate in this new, exciting and rewarding program.”