© By Othmar Vohringer
Yesterday I wrote a product review about the Rocket-Fishing-Rod and the possibility that this rod might have to get young children interested in fishing.
Today I would like to introduce you to a young man that is on his way to become one of Americas top Bass Masters. At the age of 17, Ben Dziwulski has achieved what most of us only can dream about. Ben eyes a career as professional bass fisher. He’s taken already some important steps to that end. As a member of the Pro-Formance Fishing Team he placed in 2007 Jr. State Qualifying Tournament rank two, just as he did in 2006.
Ben Dziwulski’s raise to bass fishing stardom did not come over night. On the website of Secret Weapon Lures in his pro-staff profile it is mentioned that he is fishing for about 12 years. In 2005 he joined a Junior Bassmaster Chapter, “to explore tournament fishing and put his skills to the test.” Prove that Ben had the skills came in form that he never finished a tournament outside the top three. He qualified for Jr. All-State Tournament on the Potomac River and won that event. This in turn qualified him to compete in the Junior World BASSMASTER Championships on Feb 18 2007 and so the list of achievements of this young teenager goes on.
With all this under the belt Ben Dziwulski plays varsity football and basketball while maintaining a 3.9 GPA (4.3 weighted). He was accepted into the National Honors Society and has been on the honor roll for every year. Despite the success he is still humble enough to give public credit to his numerous fishing mentors and family.
It is the combination of Ben's fishing achievements and his commitment to education and family that let me decide to give him today the spotlight on this blog. To me he is a shining example of a positive peer to teenagers that are often lead astray by drugs and other negative influences. We need young people like Ben Dziwulski to secure the future of our outdoor heritage and promote fishing to a young generation.
Tags: Ben Dziwulski, Bassmasters, Bass Fishing