B.A.S.S. names top student athletes to 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Fifty-two of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

To be considered for the All-State Fishing Team, a student must have been nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current-year grade point average of 2.5 or higher were eligible.

B.A.S.S. received over 300 nominations from across the nation. From these, judges selected 52 student anglers from 30 states to make the All-State Fishing Team. Additionally, 42 students received Honorable Mentions recognizing them for their tournament success as well as community service and academic achievement.

“Congratulations to all 52 anglers on being selected to be a part of the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team as well as our 42 Honorable Mentions,” said Glenn Cale, B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Manager — College, High School and Junior. “It’s always impressive to see the accolades of each applicant. Every parent and angler should be very proud of joining the team.”

A second panel of judges will review the nominations of the 52 All-State team members and select the 12 members of the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. As in All-State judging, criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments, involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.

The 12 finalists will compete in a one-day Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, which will be held during the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River scheduled for June 1-4 in Orange, Texas.

Elite Series anglers will serve as teammates and “coaches” of the student anglers in the tournament. The high school standouts will be honored on the main stage at the weigh-in.

Below is the list of the 52 All-State anglers and 42 Honorable Mentions, in order by state:

Triton Graham, Citronelle
Avery Padgett, Elba
Fisher Anaya, Eva (Honorable Mention)
Breanna Arnold, Cullman (Honorable Mention)
James Quinlivan, Headland (Honorable Mention)
Jake Woodward, Birmingham (Honorable Mention)

Jeff Giffen, Phoenix

Ely Hagans, Scotland
Cole Martin, Hot Springs
Brady Horton, Clinton (Honorable Mention)
Garrett Ring, Greenbrier (Honorable Mention)

Logan Howarter, San Diego

Bryce DiMauro, Longwood
Evan Newell, Lakeland
Drew Bradstreet, Lutz (Honorable Mention)
Cody Morgan, Jacksonville (Honorable Mention)
Syler Prince, Palatka (Honorable Mention)

Peyton Dunn, Fitzgerald
Gage Sellars, Bainbridge
Branton Champion, Richmond Hill (Honorable Mention)
Gabriel Clark, Ellerslie (Honorable Mention)
Will Hart, Danielsville (Honorable Mention)
Cooper Moon, Cartersville (Honorable Mention)

Brett Mouw, Joliet
Hunter Petrovic, Minooka
Trevor Wilburn, Pulaski (Honorable Mention)
Zach Wolfe, Mokena (Honorable Mention) 

Braci Ault, Brookston
Ryan Seitz, Fishers (Honorable Mention)

Evan Powell, Norwalk
Matthew Melvin, Libertyville

Colton Hutchinson, Bonner Springs
Cydney Hutchinson, Bonner Springs
Lucas Sheafer, Louisburg (Honorable Mention)

Jake Mattingly, Stanford
Hayden Short, Harrodsburg
Michael “Hunter” Flynn, Irvine (Honorable Mention)

Garrett Hooker, Boyce
Jase White, Haughton
Baylen Guy, Breaux Bridge (Honorable Mention)
Hunter Hamilton, Baton Rouge (Honorable Mention)
Tanner Meyer, Mermentau (Honorable Mention)
Tyler Morris, Port Allen (Honorable Mention)

Brody Loiko, Vassalboro

Gus Dietrich, Oxford
Rylan Hamlin, Jackson
Ephraim Cretsinger, Jackson (Honorable Mention)
Colten Dickerson, Zeeland (Honorable Mention)
Brayden Ruckman, Freeland (Honorable Mention)

Katherine Wedes, Excelsior
Noah Wells, Esko
Jaydon Manteufel, Fergus Falls (Honorable Mention)
Jonathan Waschek, Apple Valley (Honorable Mention)

Phillip Herring, Richton

Alex Avery, West Plains
Jace McMasters, Reeds Spring
Brock Rogers, Bradleyville (Honorable Mention)
Ryan Thompson, Ava (Honorable Mention)

New Hampshire
Andrew Hebert, Litchfield
Cameron Yates, New Durham
Alex Gross, Jefferson(Honorable Mention)

New Jersey
Nicholas DellaPorta, Pequannock

New York
Connor Bell, Lisbon
Logan Wood, Adams Center 

North Carolina
Garrett Christy, Salisbury
BJ Collins, Robbinsville
Hunter Alexander, China Grove (Honorable Mention)
Jarrett Barfield, Rocky Mount (Honorable Mention)
Coleman Self, Shelby (Honorable Mention)

Brayden Hoehn, Saint Marys
Braden McNamara, Delaware

Zack Cooper, Tahlequah

Nolan Fernandez, Mechanicsburg
Luke Rokavec, Mifflinburg
Ayden Cowan, Breezewood (Honorable Mention)

South Carolina
Kaleb Butts, Anderson
Luke McGuffin, Iva
Michael Gammons, North Charleston (Honorable Mention)
Anna Kay, Anderson (Honorable Mention)

Easton Drennon, Lebanon
Carson Holbert, Louisville
Zach Knight, Gallatin (Honorable Mention)
Ty Trentham, Sevierville (Honorable Mention)

Jacob Longlois, Orange
Zane Parker, Kingwood
Garry “Trace” Antunes, Henderson (Honorable Mention)
Karson Denton, Splendora (Honorable Mention)
Kaden Mueck, Livingston (Honorable Mention)
Dylan Sorrells, Dallas (Honorable Mention)

Hunter Barrow, Ridgeway
Logan Buttolph, Doswell 

West Virginia
Mason Grose, Nettie

Hayden Fry, Brookfield
Julian Gallmeier, Neenah