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Crawley and Gilbert are Headed to the Nationals


Crawley and Gilbert Qualify for Nationals

By Jessica Pitcock
CCN Sports

The Cumberland County High School Bass Fishing Team competed in the Kentucky State Championship on Lake Cumberland this past weekend.

Byren Crawley and Carson Gilbert are heading to the National Competition. They came in eighteenth place out of 218 boats. They will be only the second team in school history to advance to the Nationals. They had a total of 5 fish with a weight of 10 pounds.

Other members that competed in the championship included Reiley Conover, Jackson McClain, JD Riley, and Cannon Staley. The team is coached by Patrick Crawley. Terry Riley and Mark Tabeling served as captains for two of the Cumberland County boats during the competition while Crawley served as the third.

Conover and McClain had one fish that weighed 2.4 pounds and Riley and Staley didn’t catch a keeper to be weighed in.

The team would like to thank Sulphur Creek, Don Franklin, First and Farmers Bank, Sports Den and MCS Lawn Care for sponsoring the team.

The National Competition will take place on the Mississippi River in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The event will take place June 20-24. There are millions in scholarships and prizes that are up for grab during this competition.





The fishing team members that competed in the state competition include in the back row Cannon Staley, Carson Gilbert, Jackson McClain, and Byren Crawley. The front row includes JD Riley and Reiley Conover. Crawley and Gilbert are only the second team in Cumberland County school history to qualify for the National Competition.

Photos submitted by Patrick Crawley


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