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Benson and Hubbard win state fishing title, finish sixth in world event
Buddy Benson and Braedon Hubbard show off some of their catch at the World Finals. (photo courtesy of Sam Benson)

The Dawson County fishing duo of Buddy Benson and Braedon Hubbard have continued to show their angling expertise this summer, participating at two events in June.

They began their summer slate with a winning performance at the two-day Bass Nation High School State Championship at Lake Hartwell, with an aggregate weight of 32.8 pounds.

Later that month, the duo went over to Alabama to fish at the High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship at Lake Pickwick.

Benson and Hubbard received plaques in recognition of their performances. (photo courtesy of Sam Benson)

At a four-day event with 435 teams, the Dawson team finished 13th at the national championship event before finishing sixth at the world championship.

The world event featured teams from around the globe from Canada to Africa.

Next up, the team will head back to Lake Hartwell to participate at the Bass Nation High School National tournament from Wednesday, Aug. 10, to Friday, Aug. 12.