Burgin eventh grader Eli Pauley and eighth grader Justin Waggener won the Kentucky Bass Nation State Championship Tournament Jr. Division this past weekend. The pair fished Green River Lake, catching 20.29 pounds of bass over two days to claim the trophy.
The boat was captained by Milton Hammons on Saturday and Coach Josh Waggener on Sunday.
Winning the tournament qualifies Pauley and Waggener for the Jr. National Championships, which will be held Oct. 8-9 on Carroll County 1,000 acre lake in Tennessee.
Coach Waggener says the fisherman would like to thank God, their parents, the boat captains and coaches and all of the team’s sponsors for making this possible.