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September 19, 2012

Waldrop wins state bass tournament

GLASGOW — Barren County High School has a state champion walking the halls these days and in a sport that someday could win him a varsity letter.

Cade Waldrop, 16 and a junior at BCHS, won the Kentucky Bass Federation State Youth Bass Tournament two weekends ago on Kentucky Lake. Waldrop, son of Kevin and Sherry Waldrop of Glasgow, won the two-day event with a total of 20.96 pounds. He is now qualified for the National Tournament to be held next August on the Red River in Louisiana.

In the national tournament, Waldrop will have access to all functions connected with the FLW Cup and will join a professional during the actual competition.

Waldrop weighed in four fish on the first day and five on the final day to win the state event. His biggest bass weighed just over three pounds, but all nine bass were in that approximate weight range.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association this year introduced competitive bass fishing as a varsity sport and both Barren County and Glasgow High are in the process of fielding teams. There’s little doubt that Waldrop will be a lead member of the BCHS team. Both schools are looking for coaches for that sport.

On Kentucky Lake, Waldrop fished from the boat captained by his father, Kevin. His dad couldn’t fish during the competition and could only act as his driver.

Waldrop qualified for the state tournament by finishing third in the regional tournament held on Barren River Lake in mid-June. The regional was won by Curt Lindsey of Meade County with Jared Raymer finishing second.

For more information, see Thursday's issue of the Daily Times

 

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