Tyler Lubbat of Wheeling, Ill. has placed in the top five of nearly every tournament he has entered the past year. The junior from Buffalo Grove High School has won eight of those events and recently earned a second-place finish in the 322-field Bassmaster High School Southern Open on Lake Guntersville. Lubbat also set a new record for the five-fish limit in the Golden Sabre High School tournament series.
For his efforts, Lubbat was also named as one of the 12 standout high school anglers selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team.
Lubbat participates in the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation program to use recycled plastics to make fishing awards and plaques. In other accomplishments, he’s qualified for the state math competition the last two years and recently qualified for state with DECA. He’s also made sectionals for the World Youth Science and Engineering Organization’s high school academic competition.
Tyler is the son of Cris Lubbat, a MidWest Outdoors alumnus who was a sales rep with the magazine.