Owen Hoover & Jake Wailes Win High School & Junior SWIFT Fishing Tournament at Mormon Trail Lake

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

July 20th, 2021 by Chris Parks

Atlantic, IA. – CAM high school student angler Owen Hoover of Anita , IA scored the victory in the Powerade High School Bank Series at the Cappel ACE Hardware SWIFT bass tournament at Mormon Trail Lake on Sunday, July 18th with his bag of 3 fish totaling 38.5 inches. Second was Cooper Jipsen from Atlantic, IA his three fish measured 35.75 inches and rounding out the top 5 were Logan Eilts from Atlantic in third with 20 inches, Teagan Steinhuehler from Harlan with 13 inches was fourth and in fifth was Colton Rudy of Atlantic with 12 inches.

Jake Wailes of Wiota, IA caught a 3-bag limit measuring 40.75 inches to win the Fairlife Yup Junior Bank Series. Second place went to Colin Rudy of Atlantic, IA., with 37.5 inches and rounding out the top 5 were Grayson Molgaard in third with 33.5 inches, Brenty Hoover of Anita fourth, 21.25 inches and in fifth place Colton Kruger of Carson, 19.5 inches. Kruger also earned the AM Cohron & Sons Big Fish of the tournament with his 19.5” bass.

Twenty-eight high school and junior SWIFT Anglers competed at the second bank tournament of the season. All combined the student anglers caught 30 fish with a total length of 363.25 inches which is a 12.10 average length fish. All fish were safely returned to the lake.

Powerade High School Individual Bank Series-

  • 1st – Owen Hoover, Anita, IA.- 3 bass, 38.5 inches
  • 2nd- Cooper Jipsen, Atlantic, IA.- 3 bass, 35.75 inches
  • 3rd- Logan Eilts, Wiota, IA.- 2 bass, 35.75 inches
  • 4th- Tegan Steinkuehler, Harlan, IA.- 1 bass, 13.00 inches
  • 5th– Colton Rudy, Atlantic, IA 1 bass, 12.00 inches
  • 6th– Tytan Frohlich, Harlan, IA.- 1 bass, 11.5 inches
  • 7th– Jake Oathoudt, Coring, IA.- 1 bass 5”
  • 8th-TIE- Joey Oathoudt, Corning, IA.- 0 bass
  • 8th-TIE- Conor Britten, Red Oak, IA.- 0 bass
  • 8th-TIE- Vicente Butcher, Corning, IA.- 0 bass
  • 8th-TIE- Cameron Hoden, Council Bluffs, IA.- 0 bass

Fairlife Yup Junior Individual Bank Series

  • 1st- Jake Wailes, Wiota, IA.,- 3 bass, 40.75 inches
  • 2ndColin Rudy, Atlantic, IA., – 3 bass, 37.5 inches
  • 3rd: Grayson Molgaard, Atlantic, IA., – 3 bass, 33.5 inches
  • 4th– Brentyn Hoover, Anita, IA., – 2 bass, 21.25 inches
  • 5th- Colton Krueger, Carson, IA., – 1 bass, 19.5 inches
  • 6th- Letty McSorely, Carson, IA., – 1 bass, 16.25 inches
  • 7th: Holden DeVore, Atlantic, IA., – 1 bass, 16.25 inches
  • 8th: Brody Hughes, Red Oak, IA., – 1 bass, 15.5 inches
  • 9th- Bently Hughes, Red Oak, IA.- 1 bass, 14 inches
  • 10th: Joaquin Wailes, Wiota, IA., – 1 bass, 13 inches
  • 11th-Tie: Cody Swank, Harlan, IA., – 0 bass
  • 11th-TieHunter Quist, Atlantic, IA., – 0 bass
  • 11th-Tie: Gavin Dougherty, Lewis, IA., – 0 bass
  • 11th-Tie: Braxton Hass, Atlantic, IA., – 0 bass
  • 11th-Tie: Jersey Ratigan, Exira, IA., – 0 bass
  • 11th-Tie: Aiden Duede, Carson, IA., – 0 bass
  • 11th-Tie: Steven Ring, Neola, IA., – 0 bass

The next event for SWIFT will be Sunday, July 25th at Greenfield Lake. It is the final SWIFT tournament in the 20/21 season. SWIFT will also hold their Championship Banquet immediately following the tournament.

2021/22 Season is right around the corner with tournaments starting in September. If you are interested or know of a high school or junior angler who loved to fish send a request for more information to .

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