The Lincoln High School team of Heath Renno and Corbin Mertgen brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 10 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2014 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship on Truman Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and advanced the team to the High School Fishing Southern conference championship event, held Sunday, Oct. 19 on the Red River in Shreveport/Bossier City, La.

The top five teams on Truman Lake were:

1st:       Lincoln High School – Heath Renno and Corbin Mertgen, five bass, 10-6

2nd:      Park Hill South High School – Kaleb Lenhert and Bryce Soske, three bass, 7-3

3rd:  Missouri Student Angler Federation – Jacob Harris and Daniel Walker, three bass, 6-5

4th:            Lebanon High School – Dallas Teeters and Adam Slavens, two bass, 4-9

5th:            Rockhurst High School – Keegan Williams and Drake Adams, two bass, 4-0

Complete results can be found at

The 2014 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russelville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.

Press Release Courtesy of FLW Outdoors Media Center