Arizona State Team; California angler, Goodman – 2013 Southwest Division Champions

DSC_2018Day two of the championship was canceled due to extreme winds, which left one day standing between 60 TBF anglers and their shots to advance to the 2014 Federation National Championship.  Ten anglers advanced today and two division champions were crowned as the 2013 Southwest Division Champion presented by Lowrance concluded on Lake Havasu in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.  Steve Goodman from Castaic, Calif., came from behind in the individual standings to take the win, along with the host state team of Arizona, which led on day one to follow it up for the title on Havasu waters.

Goodman had a solid 12lb 6ounce bag going into the final day to pair with a whopping 19lbs 5ounces for his 31lb 11ounce finish for the win today.  Goodman will also represent the California state team advancing as a boater at the 2014 Federation National Championship.

DSC_2021The host state of Arizona held on to their day one lead to narrowly shut out the second place California state team by 3lbs 2ounces.  Arizona state team anglers caught 124lbs 13ounces of bass on day one and 118lbs 7ounces on day two for a tournament total of 243lbs 4ounces.