2 Brusly High School students finish in top 10 at national bass fishing tournament

Two students on the Brusly High School Fishing Team finished in the top 10 of the high school bass anglers in the country.

Two students on the Brusly High School Fishing Team finished in the top 10 of the high school bass anglers in the country.

Michael Bonadona and Greg Diamond were two of 48 high school anglers from Louisiana who competed in Bassmaster High School Series National Championship.

The national championship was held on Kentucky Lake near Paris, Tennessee, from August 2 to August 4.

Michael Bonadona (right) and Greg Diamond (left) finished in the top 10 at the Bassmaster High School Series National Championship. (Source: Hope Bonadona)

High school fishing teams are made up of several two-person teams which compete in fishing tournaments. Teams earn points based on the quantity and quality of fish caught in those competitions.

Several fishing teams from the Baton Rouge area also competed in the tournament, including Walker High School, Central High School, and the Livingston Parish Bassmasters club team.

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Greg Diamond (left) and Michael Bonadona (right) finished in the top 10 at the Bassmaster High School Series National Championship. (Source: Hope Bonadona)

Bondona and Diamond caught 11 bass, weighing a combined total of 32 lbs. 13 oz.

The two Brusly High School students finished in seventh place out of 337 fishing teams from across the U.S.

A team from Natchitoches Central High School finished in fourth place.

Two students from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama won the tournament by catching 15 bass, weighing a combined total of 50 lbs. 2 oz.

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