Noah Pescitelli Takes 3rd at BassMaster B.A.S.S. High School Open


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Noah Pescitelli, Rigid Industries Torture Team Member, recently placed 3rd overall at the BassMaster B.A.S.S. High School Open presented by Carhatt at Douglas Lake, TN.

Pescitelli and his teammate, Westin Sachs of Mill Creek High School, located in Buford, GA, combined for an outstanding performance at the B.A.S.S. High School Open. “We really work well as a team and motivate each other along the way. We also communicate great with one another,” said Prescitelli.

Pescitelli and Sachs both came into the event knowing little information about the strange lakes at Douglas. The knowledge they did have came from local Lake Sidney Lanier. Even though the species of fish are different at each lake, the water is very similar.

Their knowledge of the local waters would come in helpful though, as the team of Pescitelli and Sachs lead the first day of the tournament with a totaled 5 bass limit of 17 pounds and 5 ounces. This weigh in was good enough for the first day lead at the BassMaster High School Open.

Their lead didn’t hold up though, Jacob Mashburn and Jake Lee of Clinton County High School in Tennessee ended up winning the event with a total weigh in of 30 pounds and 11 ounces. They both walked away with combined scholarship money of $1,250 scholarship along with the Carhartt Big Bass award.

A total of $27,000 in scholarships was awarded from B.A.S.S., the tournament sponsors and Campbellsville University to the anglers.

The overall experience and atmosphere of the fishing tournament is what Pescitelli will remember most. “This was my favorite tournament I’ve fished! I got to meet new people and everyone around was friendly and encouraging one another,” said Pescitelli.

Another huge accomplishment for Pescitelli was finishing in the top three of the B.A.S.S. High School Open at Douglas Lake. “It was a very great experience, I was thankful to be a part of the event! I had a great time and really learned a lot! I was very honored to receive third place and it was definitely a moment I’ll never forget,” said Pescitelli.

The official sponsors for Prescitelli also played a huge role in his recent fishing success. “I would like to thank all of my sponsors who have supported me this year,” said Pescitelli. “We came back day two and ended up in third place. The 3rd place finish has qualified me to fish the High School BassMaster Classic in February, which will be televised nationally.”

Pescitelli went on to explain how he fished the B.A.S.S. High School National Championship last week and finished 10th overall in the nation. “I had ESPNU’s camera crew videoing me and it was televised Sunday June 27, 2014.”

His next national tournament will be in September at the The Bass Federation (TBF) – FLW Outdoors on Lake Nickajack in Tennessee.

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Pescitelli created a video of his experience at the B.A.S.S. High School Open fishing tournament. The video gives everyone a bird’s eye view of how each fish was reeled in. Check out the video below.

Noah is an official Rigid Industries Torture Team Member and ever since he has joined, the Rigid Industries Marine world has taken notice. Noah had a solid year in 2013, which included a few top 10 finishes. We are very proud of Noah and he has represented Rigid Nation proudly! Keep doing your thing Noah and show the world why Rigid’s are Built To Be Seen!

Here is a little more information about Noah.

Noah Pescitelli is a high school student that started fishing in a small private pond and found himself obsessed with catching Bass almost instantly! He has played many sports and fishing was the only “sport” that he found a full passion for. He enjoys fishing so much he wanted to fish every day! He started off with a small metal boat and now he has a Ranger, loaded out with organizers for baits, storage for rods, dual station electronics, dual power poles and all the rest of the gear he has discovered to become a competitive fisherman. He is currently fishing the B.A.S.S. high school series and has recently earned a slot in a National Tournament this fall.

Noah created his own personal website called “Kickin Their Bass,” where he documents his personal fishing adventures, upcoming events, and official sponsors. He also uses the website to build his personal brand as a professional fisherman.

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