Bass tournament held Monday at Chickamuaga Lake to honor EMS Week

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Anglers took part in a bass tournament honoring the kickoff of EMS Week at Chickamauga Lake Monday morning.

This is the 8th year of the tournament.

Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Firefighters, Police Officers and Hospital personnel throughout the Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina area joined forces to support the SEEMSDA Paramedic Scholarship Program and a local charity, The Forgotten Child Fund, to fish the Chickamauga Lake in search of the “biggest fish” and overall weight of their five best fish.

Interest in this tournament has increased significantly over the years, with fishermen coming from four states, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.

Since 2011, The EMS Week Bass Tournament has provided funding for 10 college students pursuing a career in EMS and donated over $2,600 to the Chattanooga Forgotten Child Fund.

Here are the tournament's top 20 finishers:

  • BIG FISH WINNER: 7.06 pd bass: Anthony Nash, Warren County EMS
  • 1st Place: 24.21 pds. Anthony Nash & Matt Stanley, Warren County EMS & Erlanger Lifeforce
  • 2nd Place: 18.24 pds. Jonathan & Brent Lassetter, Rossville Police
  • 3rd Place: 17.76 pds. Ben Bradley & Nick Pratt, Chattanooga Fire & Chattanooga Police
  • 4th Place: 17.53 pds. Ken Bingham & Ken Bingham, Jr. CHI Memorial
  • 5th Place: 17.29 pds. James & Christopher Burkhart. East Ridge FD
  • 6th Place: 16.66 pds. Haden Lamb & Jim Barnick, Hollywood Police (Florida)
  • 7th Place: 16.10 pds. Cody Benton & Harris Housley, Calhoun FD and Police
  • 8th Place: 15.65 pds. Chris Peters & Dusty Morgan, East Ridge FD
  • 9th Place: 13.35 pds. Jeff Gibson & Jamie Vetter. Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office
  • 10th Place: 13.17 pds. Jamie Willis & Chris Coffee, Chattanooga Police
  • 11th Place: 12.56 pds. David Christopher & Ray Long, Redmond EMS
  • 12th Place: 11.89 pds. Jake Atkin & Michael Geiger, Cartersville Medical Center
  • 13th Place: 11.89 pds. Ken & Chad Hartman, Walker Co. Fire
  • 14th Place: 11.66 pds. David Foster & Jim Fox, GA Region EMS & Erlanger Lifeforce
  • 15th Place: 11.55 pds. Harry Bundy and Kevin Lewis, Puckett EMS
  • 16th Place: 11.39 pds. Tyler Ezell & Doug Rosser, East Ridge FD
  • 17th Place: 10.95 pds. Jake Weddington & Joey Steele, Mowbray VFD
  • 18th Place: 10.72 pds. Dan Broom & Steve Scott, HCEMS
  • 19th Place: 10.96 pds. Nick & Jeff Holt, Puckett EMS
  • 20th Place: 10.36 pds. Chad & Amber Regal, Walker County FD

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