B.A.S.S. names top student athletes to 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

Fifty-two of the most outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

To be considered for the All-State Fishing Team, a student must have been nominated by a parent, coach, teacher or other school official. Students enrolled in grades 10-12 with a current-year grade point average of 2.5 or higher were eligible.

B.A.S.S. received over 300 nominations from across the nation. From these, judges selected 52 student anglers from 30 states to make the All-State Fishing Team. Additionally, 42 students received Honorable Mentions recognizing them for their tournament success as well as community service and academic achievement.

“Congratulations to all 52 anglers on being selected to be a part of the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team as well as our 42 Honorable Mentions,” said Glenn Cale, B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Manager — College, High School and Junior. “It’s always impressive to see the accolades of each applicant. Every parent and angler should be very proud of joining the team.”

A second panel of judges will review the nominations of the 52 All-State team members and select the 12 members of the 2023 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. As in All-State judging, criteria include success in high school fishing tournaments, involvement in conservation efforts and other community service activities.

The 12 finalists will compete in a one-day Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, which will be held during the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River scheduled for June 1-4 in Orange, Texas.

Elite Series anglers will serve as teammates and “coaches” of the student anglers in the tournament. The high school standouts will be honored on the main stage at the weigh-in.

Below is the list of the 52 All-State anglers and 42 Honorable Mentions, in order by state:


Triton Graham, Citronelle

Avery Padgett, Elba

Fisher Anaya, Eva (Honorable Mention)

Breanna Arnold, Cullman (Honorable Mention)

James Quinlivan, Headland (Honorable Mention)

Jake Woodward, Birmingham (Honorable Mention)


Jeff Giffen, Phoenix


Ely Hagans, Scotland

Cole Martin, Hot Springs

Brady Horton, Clinton (Honorable Mention)

Garrett Ring, Greenbrier (Honorable Mention)


Logan Howarter, San Diego


Bryce DiMauro, Longwood

Evan Newell, Lakeland

Drew Bradstreet, Lutz (Honorable Mention)

Cody Morgan, Jacksonville (Honorable Mention)

Syler Prince, Palatka (Honorable Mention)


Peyton Dunn, Fitzgerald

Gage Sellars, Bainbridge

Branton Champion, Richmond Hill (Honorable Mention)

Gabriel Clark, Ellerslie (Honorable Mention)

Will Hart, Danielsville (Honorable Mention)

Cooper Moon, Cartersville (Honorable Mention)


Brett Mouw, Joliet

Hunter Petrovic, Minooka

Trevor Wilburn, Pulaski (Honorable Mention)

Zach Wolfe, Mokena (Honorable Mention)


Braci Ault, Brookston

Ryan Seitz, Fishers (Honorable Mention)


Evan Powell, Norwalk

Matthew Melvin, Libertyville


Colton Hutchinson, Bonner Springs

Cydney Hutchinson, Bonner Springs

Lucas Sheafer, Louisburg (Honorable Mention)


Jake Mattingly, Stanford

Hayden Short, Harrodsburg

Michael “Hunter” Flynn, Irvine (Honorable Mention)


Garrett Hooker, Boyce

Jase White, Haughton

Baylen Guy, Breaux Bridge (Honorable Mention)

Hunter Hamilton, Baton Rouge (Honorable Mention)

Tanner Meyer, Mermentau (Honorable Mention)

Tyler Morris, Port Allen (Honorable Mention)


Brody Loiko, Vassalboro


Gus Dietrich, Oxford

Rylan Hamlin, Jackson

Ephraim Cretsinger, Jackson (Honorable Mention)

Colten Dickerson, Zeeland (Honorable Mention)

Brayden Ruckman, Freeland (Honorable Mention)


Katherine Wedes, Excelsior

Noah Wells, Esko

Jaydon Manteufel, Fergus Falls (Honorable Mention)

Jonathan Waschek, Apple Valley (Honorable Mention)


Phillip Herring, Richton


Alex Avery, West Plains

Jace McMasters, Reeds Spring

Brock Rogers, Bradleyville (Honorable Mention)

Ryan Thompson, Ava (Honorable Mention)

New Hampshire

Andrew Hebert, Litchfield

Cameron Yates, New Durham

Alex Gross, Jefferson (Honorable Mention)

New Jersey

Nicholas DellaPorta, Pequannock

New York

Connor Bell, Lisbon

Logan Wood, Adams Center

North Carolina

Garrett Christy, Salisbury

BJ Collins, Robbinsville

Hunter Alexander, China Grove (Honorable Mention)>

Jarrett Barfield, Rocky Mount (Honorable Mention)

Coleman Self, Shelby (Honorable Mention)


Brayden Hoehn, Saint Marys

Braden McNamara, Delaware


Zack Cooper, Tahlequah


Nolan Fernandez, Mechanicsburg

Luke Rokavec, Mifflinburg

Ayden Cowan, Breezewood (Honorable Mention)

South Carolina

Kaleb Butts, Anderson

Luke McGuffin, Iva

Michael Gammons, North Charleston (Honorable Mention)

Anna Kay, Anderson (Honorable Mention)


Easton Drennon, Lebanon

Carson Holbert, Louisville

Zach Knight, Gallatin (Honorable Mention)

Ty Trentham, Sevierville (Honorable Mention)


Jacob Longlois, Orange

Zane Parker, Kingwood

Garry “Trace” Antunes, Henderson (Honorable Mention)

Karson Denton, Splendora (Honorable Mention)

Kaden Mueck, Livingston (Honorable Mention)

Dylan Sorrells, Dallas (Honorable Mention)


Hunter Barrow, Ridgeway

Logan Buttolph, Doswell

West Virginia

Mason Grose, Nettie


Hayden Fry, Brookfield<

Julian Gallmeier, Neenah