The schedule was set to have the first IBN High School tournament at Pool 13 on July 19th. But after all of the rain that fell at Pool 13 and sent the river 15 feet over flood stage, the IBN relocated their tournament to the Cal Sag out of the Alsip launch.
“We were concerned with the high water levels and all of the debris that would be pushed out into the Mississippi at Pool 13 and felt it would not be safe there for the anglers.”
The change of location did not seem to affect the Sandwich High School team of Logan Beatty and Michael Dobbs. The team won the first IBN High School Series tournament for the 2014 - 2015 season. They now have qualified for the 2015 IBN High School State Championship.
Along with Beatty and Dobbs, the other teams that qualified for the 2015 IBN High School Championship are:
2nd Place - T.J. Osterko and Chris Thompson - Sandwich High School
3rd Place - Preston Turner and Nolan Turner - Rochelle
4th Place - Luke Jasper and Tom Rimbo - Lemont High School
The IBN would like to thank the IDNR for the quick turn around on permits and the city of Alsip for working with us to get use of their city launch on such short notice. Special thanks to the Alsip Police department and all of the ramp employees for all there help with the event.