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Bass Fishing Tournament Winners - Fall 2019

The semi-annual bass fishing tournament, sponsored by Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, took place on September 28th, 2019. Below are the winners of the event!

The father and son duo of Tyler and Steve Pinkley from Keedysville, MD, dominated the Fort Ritchie Community Center Bass Fishing tournament.  Tyler took first place honors with a 16 ½ inch Bass while his father, Steve, was one of three participants that tied for third place.  The tournament is held at Lake Royer in Cascade and is sponsored by the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in Waynesboro, PA.  Forty-two anglers participated in the tournament held on Saturday, September 28.

Garrett Gardenour, of Smithsburg, MD, secured a second-place finish with a 16-inch catch.  Joining Pinkley in the tie for third place with a 14 ¾ inch fish was Jared Vaughn of Knoxville, MD, and Gene Helmick, of Middletown, MD.  Nelson Smith, from Cascade, MD, recorded a 15-inch fish to win the Military Division.

The youth division was won by Josh Gregory, from Emmitsburg, MD, with a 16-inch Bass.  Hunter Coon of Sharpsburg, MD, won second place in the youth division with a 15-inch Bass.  Seventeen youth participated including members from the Community Center’s “Kid’s Club” program that meets on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.

Proceeds from the tournament support the programs and activities at the Fort Ritchie Community Center.  For more information or to register for upcoming events, please visit

2019 Fall Fish Winners

(L to R) Back row: Third-place finishers in the Bass Fishing Tournament Jared Vaughn, Gene Helmick, Steve Pinkley; Second-place winner Garrett Gardenhour; tournament champion Tyler Pinkley and Military Division Champion Nelson Smith.  Front Row: Second-place finisher Hunter Coon and youth division champion Josh Gregory.