Dixie High School won the South Carolina The Bass Federation (TBF) Team Youth Championship on Lake Murray May 11 with a total team weight of 26.75 pounds.
Abbeville High School finished 2nd with 25.47 pounds and North Augusta High School finished 3rd with 20.09 pounds. Twenty-one teams with 98 anglers participated for the team championship.
Christopher Bensel of Dixie High School was the 15-18 y/o division winner with 14.33 pounds.
Colin Slentz of Abbeville High School/Wright Middle School was the 11-14 y/o division winner with 8.97 pounds.
Bensel and Slentz will be representing South Carolina in there age divisions at the 2013 TBF Junior World Championship which will be at the FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup in Shreveport, La. August 15-17.
Eighty-two TBF junior state champions, one in both the 11-14 and 15-18 age brackets from 41 states, will be competing for the championship titles and thousands of dollars in college scholarships.
South Carolina Sportsman Field Reporter
Capt. Glenn “Teach” Corley