2016 Junior World Championship Heads to Lake Guntersville

2016  Forrest Wood Cup, Junior World Championship and TBF’s Annual President’s Meetings, August 4-7

2015 11-15 Champion - Tyler White

2015 junior World Champion – Tyler White

Ponca City, Okla., August 2, 2016 – This week the sport of bass fishing will never be the same as new champions will be crowned, lives will be changed and decisions that will shape the future of the sport will be made as three events coincide in Alabama.  Junior state champions from 37 states head to Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala., August 4-6 to fight for the title, scholarship money and prizes in the 2016 Junior World Championship presented by TBF and FLW.  Like in years past, the JWC is held in conjunction with the most prestigious professional bass fishing tournament in the world, the Forrest Wood Cup.

The 2016 Forrest Wood Cup will be held on Lake Wheeler in Huntsville, Ala., August 4-7.  All of TBF’s Junior World Championship anglers will get the chance to walk across the FLW main stage on Saturday after their final weigh-in.   Anglers and their families are also invited to join the Forrest Wood Cup festivities all week with daily weigh-ins at 5pm at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., and the final day weigh-in on Sunday, August 7.

Adding to the excitement of the week are TBF’s annual Presidents, Youth and Conservation Directors and Shareholders Meetings.  In the meetings, the elected leaders and volunteers from each state represented will vote on issues that will decide the future of the company.

There will definitely be a lot of moving and shaking going on in Alabama this week.  Take off and weigh-ins for the Junior World Championship will be held at Goose Pond Marina at 2:30pm on Friday and 1:30pm on Saturday.  To follow the events online, check out www.bassfederation.com for live streaming and standings, and TBF’s Facebook for more pictures and stories, as well as, www.flwfishing.com and FLW’s Facebook.