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Buffalo Grove's Tyler Lubbat Named Bassmaster High School All-American

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The 2017 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods was released on on April 11, 2017, and contained a high school angler from Illinois.

Buffalo Grove High School junior Tyler Lubbat was named to the All-American squad. He helped the Bison bass fishing team qualify for the IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals as both a freshmen and sophomore in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Read Lubbat's All-American profile below or his feature in the Chicago Sun-Times by clicking here.

Tyler Lubbat, Buffalo Grove High School
A junior at Buffalo Grove High School, Lubbat has placed in the Top 5 of nearly every tournament he has entered in the past 12 months. He won eight of those events and earned a second-place finish in the 322-field Bassmaster High School Southern Open on Lake Guntersville. Lubbat set a new record for the five-fish limit in the Golden Sabre High School tournament series.

He participates in the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation program to use recycled plastics to make fishing awards and plaques. In addition to his fishing accomplishments, Lubbat has qualified for the state math competition the last two years, and recently qualified for state with DECA, an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. He also made sectionals for the World Youth Science and Engineering Organization’s high school academic competition.

“Tyler has been the face of the class board as an elected treasurer for three consecutive years,” wrote Francesca Murphy, Buffalo Grove High School counselor. “It is evident that he is a positive role model as his classmates have elected him every year … Our district has even accepted him into our medical academy, a very competitive program that only accepts 15 students per year.”