Cedar Ridge students fish out a state championship

Cedar Ridge students fish out a state championship

RUSSELLVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Two boys from a school in Independence County are top anglers of a state competition.

On Sunday, C.J. Brustrom and William Carpenter of Cedar Ridge High School brought a 5-bass limit to scale weighing 16 pounds and 12 ounces to win the 2015 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Lake Dardanelle.

A news release from Fishing League Worldwide stated the competition consists of a 2-person teams for students grades 7 to 12.

The team of Brustrom and Carpenter is now qualified to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference Championship on the Arkansas River in October.

Here are the top 10 winners of the 2015 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship, for more go


1st: Cedar Ridge High School – C.J. Brustrom and William Carpenter, five bass, 16-12

2nd: Heber Springs High School – Zach Ingram and Chase Galloway, five bass, 15-1

3rd: River Valley High School – Colton Day and Jake White, five bass, 14-1

4th: Cedar Ridge High School – Layton Lovell and Jordan Bumpous, five bass, 13-15

5th: River Valley High School – Nick Kuras and Fisher Thomas, five bass, 13-1

6th: Highland High School – Tyler Dobbs and Greywolf Burch, five bass, 12-15

7th: Perryville High School – Phillip Gottsponer and Cole Bottoms, five bass, 12-11

8th: North Pulaski High School – Jacob English and Chris Hildreth Jr., five bass, 12-3

9th: Vilonia High School – Sawyer Floyd and Brandon Paladino, five bass, 11-5

10th: Arkansas Student Angler Federation– Chase Myers and Carl Swede, five bass, 11-3

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