- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Two Norman teens landed first place at the first ever B.A.S.S. Youth National Junior Championship in Tennessee last weekend.

The teens, Aaryn Minyard and Hunter Meadows, both 13, came from behind to claim the top prize, catching 28.4 pounds of fish in a single day. The duo were accompanied by Aaryn’s father, Richard Minyard, who acted as the team’s boat captain.

Meleah Meadows, Hunter’s mother, said the team failed to land a single fish on the first day of the two-day-long tournament, but still outstripped the second-place team by 16 pounds.

The inaugural junior tournament pitted 26 teams of kids between 7 and 13 years old from across the nation and Canada. Hunter and Aaryn each received $1,000 scholarships as their prize.

Aaryn and Hunter represented the Oklahoma City Junior Bassmasters at the tournament. This year, the organization voted Aaryn Member of the Year and voted Hunter runner-up Angler of the Year, Meleah said.


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