PARIS, Tenn. -- Many of the 300 boat captains taking part in the Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors are related to one of the 598 anglers competing this week on Kentucky Lake.
They are fathers, uncles, school sponsors, family friends, fishing fans.
A few of them are brothers of the anglers too, but there aren’t many competitors who can say they have one of the Bassmaster College Series’ top competitors aboard.
But Ewing Minor and Eli Stendig are two teens who can. They’re here representing the state of Virginia and Orange County High School, and their boat captain is Nolan Minor --Ewing’s brother and one of the finest anglers in the current college ranks.
It’s a nice addition to the Orange County crew, for sure.
Nolan Minor is one half of the West Virginia University duo (along with Casey Lanier) that teamed to finish second in the 2019 Bassmaster College Series Team of the Year race. He also was runner-up in the 2018 College Classic Bracket, and he earned entry into that event after he and Lanier finished third in the college national championship a year ago.