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Wilkinson / Mattox & King / Draper Win High School & Junior SWIFT SAF Fishing Tournament at Lake of Three Fires

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

May 4th, 2021 by Chris Parks

1st Place High School Owen Wilkinsen & Daniel Mattox

1st place juniors AJ Draper & Emmett King

Big Fish AJ Draper

Atlantic, IA. – The SW Valley student anglers of Owen Wilkinson and Daniel Mattox of Corning, IA scored the victory in the Powerade High School Series at the Danielson Inc. SAF SWIFT bass tournament at Lake of Three Fires on Sunday with their bag of 5 fish weighing 10.15 pounds. Second was the team of Owen Hoover and Korben Brunt of Anita. Their five fish weighed in at 9.42 and rounding out the top three were Drey Newell of Atlantic and Braden Smith of Atlantic who brought 5 bass to the stage weighing 7.56.

Emmett of Panora, IA and AJ Draper of Linden, IA caught a 5 bag limit and won back to back tournaments in the Fairlife Yup Junior Series with their bag weighing 9.51 pounds. Second place went to Braxton Hass of Atlantic, IA., and Cody Swank, Harlan, IA  hauled in 5 bass at 8.39 lbs.and rounding out the field in third place was the team of Grayson Malgaard and Owen Miller of Anita, IA their total was 5 bass 8.23 lbs.

A record nineteen teams battled 10 to 20 mph winds all day long on the 85 acre lake to find the biggest fish. Even with  tuff conditions the student anglers persevered and every team put fish into the boat and seventeen teams hauled in an impressive 5 bass bag limit. At the end of the day at the official weigh-in 88 fish were brought to the stage totalling 115.82 pounds.

AJ Draper of Linden, IA also earned the AM Cohron & Sons Big Fish of the tournament with his bass weighing in at 4.41 pounds.

Powerade High School Boat Series results from the McDermott & Son Roofing Company SAF SWIFT tournament at Lake Anita on Saturday.

1st –  Owen Wilkinson  , Corning, IA and Daniel Mattox, Corning, IA, 5 bass, 10.15- Boat Captain- Johnathon Locke
2nd  Korben Brunt, Anita, IA and Owen Hoover, Anita, IA, 5 bass, 9.42 lbs., Boat Captain- Randy Hoover
3rd – Drey Newell, Atlantic, IA and Braden Smith, Atlantic, IA, 5 bass, 7.56 lbs., Boat Captain- Brendon Atkinson
4th Colton Rudy, Atlantic, IA and Colin Rudy, Atlantic, IA, 5 bass, 7.02 lbs., Boat Captain- Chuck Rudy
5th Tie- Vicente Butcher, Corning, IA., and Conner Britten, Red Oak, IA., 5 bass, 6.41 lbs., Boat Captain- Jim Robinson- Villisca
6th– Cooper Jipsen, Atlantic, IA and Braden Smith, Atlantic, IA, 5 bass, 6.38 lbs., Boat Captain- Dent Petty
7th –  Joey Oathoudt, Corning, IA and Joaquin Wailes, Wiota, IA, 5 bass, 4.42- Boat Captain- Johnathon Locke
8th Tie– Mason McCready, Macedonia, IA and Caden Forristall, Carson, IA, 5 bass, 4.24 lbs., Boat Captain- Eric McCready
9th Jake Oathoudt, Corning, IA and Dakota Breaud, Corning, IA, 1 bass, 1.20 lbs., Boat Captain- Chuck Elmquist

Fairlire Yup Junior Boat Series results from the McDermott & Son Roofing Company SAF SWIFT tournament at Lake Anita on Saturday.

1st- Emmett King, Panora, IA., and AJ Draper, Linden, IA., 5 bass, 9.51 lbs., Boat Captain-Jeremy King
2nd-Cody Swank, Harlan, IA and Braxton Hass, Atlantic, IA, 5 bass, 8.39 lbs.,  Boat Captain- Allen Porter
3rd: Grayson Molgaard, Atlantic, IA and Owen Miller, Atlantic, IA, 5 bass, 8.23 lbs., Boat Captain- Peter Molgaard
4th-Jake Wailes, Wiota, IA and Brentyn Hoover, Anita, IA,5 bass, 6.55 lbs. Boat Captain- Rob Clausen
5th- Hunter Quist, Atlantic, IA., and Adien Smith, Elliot, IA., 5 bass, 6.54 lbs., Boat Captain-Kyle Quist
6th- Colton Anderson, Atlantic, IA., and Grant Petty, Atlantict, IA., 5 bass, 5.86 lbs., Boat Captain- Kirt Knudsen
7th: Gavin Dougherty, Lewis, IA and Garrett Stetzel, Atlantic, IA, 5 bass, 4.91 lbs., Boat Captain- Koby Stetzel
8th: Brody Hughes, Red Oak, IA and Bently Hughes, Red Oak, IA, 5 bass, 4.23 lbs., -Boat Captain- Bill Hughes
9th- Hade DeVore, Atlantic, IA., and Holden DeVore, Atlantic, IA., 5 bass, 3.13 lbs., Boat Captain- Brad DeVore
10th: Letty McSorely, Carson, IA and Colton Krueger, Carson, IA, 2 bass, 1.67 lbs.,- Boat Captain- Adam Krueger

The next event for SWIFT will be Saturday May 22nd at Prairie Rose Lake. It will be the TBF/SAF Iowa Jr & High School Fishing State Championships.