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High school fishing championship comes to La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Two Aquinas high school anglers win a state title Sunday as students from across Wisconsin compete in a championship fishing tournament Sunday.

It was the Student Angler Federation Wisconsin State High School Fishing Championship. This is the first time the tournament has been held in La Crosse.

Teams of two made their catch on the Mississippi early Sunday morning, including two Aquinas students who won the tournament, Collin Meyer and Hudson Schamberger.

They're part of an eight-person bass-fishing club at Aquinas. Collin and Hudson caught a total of four fish today, weighing in at eight pounds four ounces.

Collin said, "It was fun because we're high schoolers and I mean a lot of kids follow the NFL, I follow Pro Fishing so for me this is just living the dream, it's pretty cool."

Besides the three teams from Aquinas, Pewaukee, Brookfield Central, Watertown, and Monona Grove all fielded boats for the competition.

From here, the top ten percent from each state championship goes to a regional tournament. Winners there compete in the national championship for a chance to win a $5,000 college scholarship.

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