Arizona Junior State Champions Crowned!!

Date:    May  19,  2012

On  May 19,  2012  the Arizona Bass Federation held its State Junior Angler Championship on  Lake Pleasant.

At this special event junior anglers from all over the state competed in three age groups for the Arizona State Championship title and the two older age groups competed for the ultimate prize of qualifying for the National Guard Junior World Championship!

The winners and new State Champs are Jordan Riddle from Waddell, Arizona in the “10 and under” age group. In the 11-14 age division is Shane Edgar, from Glendale, Arizona. Jordan and Shane are both from the Phoenix Junior BassMasters. And in the 15-18 age division is Hunter Konecny from Apache Jct,  Arizona. Hunter is from the Cholla Bass Busters.

Hunter Konecny  and Shane Edgar are our new State Champion Anglers that will now represent the Arizona Bass Federation and advance to the National Guard Junior World Championship where they will compete for over $30,000 in scholarships and Youth Program Grants.


Good Luck to both of these Champion Anglers!!!

We would like to thank all of our sponsors. The State Championship was a great success and could not have been done without your help. The Hook-Up, Cabela’s, Creative Food Services, Suntec Roofing, Gary Yamamato and the TBF-Arizona.

Also thanks to all of the parents, youth directors, Az. Bass Federation members and all of the volunteer boat captains that participated in this event. 

For more information please contact    ( Wayne Kukral  602-565-7747 )

__The Arizona Bass Federation is the State Chapter of The Bass Federation (TBF). The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 35 years. In 2006 TBF partnered with the largest tournament operations and marketing organization in the world, FLW Outdoors. For more information about The Bass Federation, visit or call 580-765-9031