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TBF Junior World Championship

2024 TBF Junior World Championship

Dates: July 23-26, 2024
Location: Lake Hartwell, Anderson, SC

Event Press Release
2024 Official Junior World Championship Rules
Event Fact Sheet – Local Lodging for Anderson, SC

One of the oldest and most productive programs that the Bass Federation has ever had is the TBF Junior Angler Program it was started by 4 state federations in 1994 and has grown into a nationwide program. Reformatted by popular demand, all TBF Junior events are 2 person TEAM tournaments and the TBF Junior World Championship (JWC) has been expanded to 2 days of competition before the cut day to the day 3 finals.

Young anglers who are 8th grade or less on the day of their LAST state federation Junior qualifier (The day they qualify) AND who have not started the 9th grade by the time of the Junior World Championship (Typically last week of July) can join as TBF Junior members and fish as a team with a buddy from their own boats with their own boat captains! We have active state Junior Programs in almost every state across the country and 1 team advances to the Junior World Championship for every 10 unique teams that fish any State Federation junior qualifier. (so (1) for 1-10, (2) for 20, (3) for 30, etc.)  Any junior program must have a minimum of 6 active Junior members to participate.

Junior Sanctioned Trails. (Non -State federation affiliated.) 1 team advances for every 20 unique teams from any other (non-state federation) TBF sanctioned (by TBF national office) JUNIOR trail. NOTICE: Just because you are affiliated with TBF and running a Junior-approved circuit or club does NOT mean you are automatically sanctioned and approved to qualify anglers directly to the Junior World Championship each year.  Sanctioning is done on a case by case, trail by trail state by state year by year, basis, and there are requirements to sanctioning for this purpose.   For more info contact national Youth director Joey Bray at 580-765-9031

These junior anglers fish in local club & state tournaments and participate in fundraising and conservation projects just like the adults do.

The competitive branch of this program allows the anglers to attend their sanctioned Junior State events and attempt to qualify for the annual TBF Junior World Championship (JWC) out of their own boat with their own boat captain for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes! The bigger your program is the more teams can advance.

2024 TBF Junior World Championship

Designated Practice days are Monday and Tuesday, July 22, 23, 2024.  READ THE RULES!

Registration & Mandatory Rules Briefing:  Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tournament Days for 2024: July 24, 25,26 – Wednesday, Thursday, full-field competes with their qualified teammate from their own boats with their own boat captains. The field is cut to the top (1) team from each combined TBF division for Friday’s final championship round.

Previous Junior World Champions


Age Format: 8th grade & under Team

2023 Grayson Goodwin – Colton Baker Ohio Renegade JR Bass Masters
2022 Madison Robertshaw – Ryan Steinhoff Southern CO Jr Bass Club
2021 Dylan Sorrells – Cullum Brown Texas – Central Division
Year Age Format: 15 and Under Team Event
2020 Cody Miller-Ryan Steinhof Southern CO Jr Bass Club
2019 Huntley Dees – Triton Graham – Southern Division Citronelle Community Fishing Club Alabama Bass Federation
2018 Trey McKinney  –  James Baker – Northern Division Illinois Jr Bass Federation
Year Age format : 11-15 Individual
2017 Syler Prince, Palatka FL (Southern Division)
2016 Fisher Davis, Mount IDA, AR (Central Division)
2015 Tyler White, Oak Hill, WV
(Mid-Atlantic Division)
Year Age Format : 11-14 – Individual
Age format: 15-18 Individual
2014 Joe Stolski, Baxter, MN
(Northern Division)
Perry Marvin, Peru, NY
(Eastern Division)
2013 Luke Loewe Ripon, WI
(Northern Division)
Jonathan Ladner, Thorofare, NJ
(Mid-Atlantic Division)
2012 Max Danese, MA
(Eastern Division)
Andrew Guilliams, MO
(Central Division)
2011 Derek Davis: Clinton, UT
(Western Division)
Nicholas Deering: Portland, ME
(Eastern Division)
2010 Shane Edgar: Glendale, AZ
(Western Division)
Greg Zellers: Winamac, IN
(Northern Division)
2009 Daryk Eckert: Stockport, OH
(Northern Division)
Zack Messer: Aiken, SC
(Western Division)
2008 Lowell Turner: Bradford, RI
(Eastern Division)
Kyle Raymer: Brandenburg, KY
(Southern Division)
2007 Dylan Peppers: Good Hope, GA
(Southern Division)
Shane Lehew: Charlotte, NC
(Southern Division)
2006 Jonathan Jones: Chickasha, OK
(Central Division)
Josh Wagy: Dewitt, VA
(Mid-Atlantic Division)



Syler Prince, Palatka Florida 2017 Reigning 15 and under Champion.