Trevor Yates of Norman on stage at the Junior World Bassmaster Championship
Trevor Yates, 17, of Norman on Saturday won the Junior Bassmaster World Championship held on the Arkansas River in Dardenelle, Ark.
Yates’ five-fish stringer on Saturday weighed 12 pounds, 14 ounces, and included the big bass of the tournament, a 4-pounder.
Yates, representing the Central Division, was competing against five other anglers ages 15 to 18 from around the country who had qualified for the championship tournament.
Yates won a $5,000 collegiate scholarship and a Triton/Mercury aluminum bass boat. He is a member of the Stillwater Junior Bassmasters and a former state casting kids champion.
To earn a berth in the Junior World Championship, Yates had to win the Oklahoma state championship and a divisional tournament against junior anglers from several other states.