The CT B.A.S.S. Nation with the continued support of Tackle The Storm Foundation held it’s 10th annual Casting Kids Finals on April 3rd 2016 at Bridgeport, CT, Bass Pro Shops. There were 6 finalist in each age group, 7-10 and 11-14. Our finalist were taken from the CT Marine Trade Association Show and the Northeast Hunting & Fishing Expo Casting Kids Competitions.
The winners were, in the 7-10 age group, Zachary Burstiner and in the 11-14 age group James Tiano. The winner in each age group received a check for $250.00 provided by Tackle the Storm Foundation. All of the Finalist received a Rod & Reel Combo & A Bass Pro Shops Hat provided by Bass Pro Shop, Bridgeport, Ct.
The CT B.A.S.S. Nation gave each Finalist a pack of Bryan Kerchal Collector Cards. The Cards are in memory of our CT B.A.S.S. Nation Angler that qualified for and won 1994 Bassmaster Classic Winner, Bryan V Kerchal. He was the youngest Nation Angler to win the Bassmaster Classic. He was tragically taken from us in Dec 1994.
Thank you to Bass Pro Shop, Tackle the Storm Foundation, The Kerchal Family, The CT B.A.S.S. Nation, our Volunteers that helped run the event, Ron Frisk, Logan Frisk, Evan Kamoen, The Valenti Family, John Piscioniere & VINNY Mucci for making this event possible!
Sylvia Morris, CBN President