High School Fishing Challenge Winners Announced. Chicagoland Team Takes 2nd Place

At about this time last year, Roxanne Coleman of Pure Fishing announced and kicked off the very first Berkley High School Fishing Club Challenge.  It's a competition to get high school aged anglers to not only do more in relation to the fishing industry, but also learn more as well.

An official announcement will be coming soon from Pure Fishing, however they did announce a couple days ago the winners  of  the 2014 Berkley High School Fishing Club Challenge.  And I'm happy to announce that a Chicagoland high school has taken second place in the challenge.

It was close race  and here are the winners.

School name

# of Members

Total Points

Head coach

1st Place Lake Havasu High School, AZ



Meghan Cates
2nd Place Oak Lawn Community High School, IL



Chris Kuchyt
3rd Place Crossett High School, AR



Scotty Pennington
Hon. Men Okaw  Valley High School, IL



Michael McGill

"A big congratulations to all the teams. It was an exciting last eight months.", Coleman said.  "But don’t get ready to sit back on your hunches.  Registration for the new Berkley/Abu Garcia Challenge will start on June 1st."

Many of High School teams will be fishing tournaments during the summer.  It's suggested that you all start tracking those scores now because you’ll be needing them later for the 2015 competition.

Oak Lawn High School took 2nd Place.  We at Illinois Outdoors and the Fishing and Outdoor Radio show are very proud of that.  OLCH's Spartan Fishing Team won our Plano and Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here Team of the Year Award last year.   It's now even more obvious that these young anglers and doers, not watchers.

Congrats to all teams.  Keep up the good work.

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