Congratulations to Ty Stroup and Dan Walter!  This Wildcat High School Fishing Team from Mifflinburg Area High School, in Union County, claimed another victory at The Bass Federation (TBF).  Ty Stroup and Dan Walter, both seniors at Mifflinburg, won the 2021 Bass Federation PA State Championship on Lake Oneida in New York; with their limit of five fish weighing 13.64 lbs.

     This win advances them to the 2022 TBF/MLF National Championship to be held on Lake Pickwick in Alabama next summer!  This marks Ty and Dan’s second state championship win.  This is the third time that the team has qualified for a National Championship.

    Ty and Dan are skilled anglers.  This past June, the team was selected as members of the Pennsylvania Fishing Team.  Only the top 10 teams in PA were selected to compete in a fishing tournament known as the Hookset Classic Battle at the Border: PA versus Ohio State.  Ty scored a huge victory by catching the biggest fish of the tournament, weighing 5.79 pounds.  Pennsylvania beat Ohio State!

    As freshmen at MAHS, Dan and Ty won the 2018 PA Bass National High School State Championship held on Raystown Lake.  In 2019, the skilled team competed in the B.A.S.S. National High School Championship held on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.  In 2020, Dan and Ty won an FLW Open on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.  That win allowed them to advance to the TBF/MFL National High School Fishing Championship and World Championship held this past June on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

   As a team, Ty Stroup and Dan Walter have earned numerous top-five finishes over the past three years of high school fishing.  Their friendship and teamwork, both on and off the water, is amazing.  They support each other no matter what.  They often say, “We win as a team, we lose as a team, but most of all we have fun fishing!”

Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania’s, President, Phil Wagner, who lives in Mifflinburg, says “Congratulations, you have made Mifflinburg proud!

Article printed with permission from “The Union County Times”.

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