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KBF 2013 State Team

 KBF State Team 2013

Frt Row: Mark Cooper, Ken Davis, Barry Ward, Brian Hickey, Paul “Bud” Stone, Greg “Hosko” Hoskinson

Back Row: Pete Bayerle, Stewart Weber, Adam Fugate, John Dixon, Joey Von Hoene

Missing: Richard Cobb & John Romans

During the final Presentations on Friday afternoon when introducing the Kentucky Team for their 4th Place Finish, TBF Tournament Director Donnie Keeton called Brian Hickey & Hosko Hoskinson to the front.   “Gentlemen you both are tied with a 3 day Total Weight of 35 lbs. 10 oz.   

1st Tie Breaker:  Most Fish Caught. both answered that they had 14 fish each

2nd Tie Breaker:  Most Fish Caught Alive: Hosko answered with 12 fish alive, Brian answered with 14 fish alive.

Brian Hickey will advance as an Angler & Greg Hoskinson will advace as the Co Angler to the 2014 TBF National Championship at

Grand Lake, Grove Ok

 Name:  Brian Hickey
Age:  44
Hometown:  Cadiz, KY
Occupation:  VP Operations; Ebonite International
Southern Divisional Status:  Boater
Family:  Wife– Margaret, Son– Kaden
Favorite Body of Water:  Kentucky Barkley Lakes
Favorite Technique:  Ledge/Offshore Fishing, Shallow Cranking
State Team:  2003, 2010, 2012, 2013
Federation Member:   long time?
Club:  Fish Hedz Bass Club

Name:  Mark Cooper 
Age:  58
Hometown:   Lexington, KY
Occupation:  Retired School Administrator
Southern Divisional Status:   Boater
Family:   wife- Vicki, daughter- Chelsea, son- Jason
Favorite Body of Water:   Ky Barkley Lakes
Favorite Technique:   Ledge fishing
State Team:  2008,2009, 2013
Federation Member:   since about 2005
Club:   Hook & Sinkers Bass Club

Name:   Richard Cobb 
Age:   26
Hometown:   Richmond, KY
Occupation:  Brand Manager for Oil Company
Southern Divisional Status:   Boater
Family:   Wife– Amanda
Favorite Body of Water:   Guntersville Lake
Favorite Technique:   Junk Fishing
State Team:   1st time
Federation Member:   since 2012
Club:   Fish Hedz Bass Club

Name:   Pete Bayerle
Age:   54
Hometown:   Lexington, KY
Occupation:  Mechanical Designer
Southern Divisional Status:   Boater
Family:   Wife– Penny Son– Jeff
Favorite Body of Water:   Barren River Lake
Favorite Technique:   Jig
State Team:   1st Time
Federation Member:   Since 2009
Club:   Hooks & Sinkers Bass Club

Name:   Paul Bud Stone
Age:  59 
Hometown:   Cincinnati, OH
Occupation:  Dyno Operator/Mechanic
Southern Divisional Status:   Boater
Family:  wife – Alice  son – Michael Stone 35 & daughter Katie Hart 29
Favorite Body of Water:  Barren River
Favorite Technique:  Fishing jigs, flippin and top water
State Team:  1st Time
Federation Member: since 1996
Club:  Team Buckeye Bass Club

Name:   Greg Hosko Hoskinson
Age:   45
Hometown:   Louisville, KY
Occupation:   Small Business Owner Signs Now KBF Sponsor
Southern Divisional Status:   Boater
Family: wife–Denise  son Tommy 19, daughter Callie 15
Favorite Body of Water:   Lake Barkley
Favorite Technique:   Shallow Water
State Team:   2001,2007,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,   (7 times)
Federation Member:  since 1987
Club:   Fish Hedz Bass Club

Name:   Joey Von Hoene
Age:   34
Hometown:   Erlanger, KY
Occupation:   FedEx Express Courier
Southern Divisional Status:   Non Boater
Family:   Single
Favorite Body of Water:   Ky Lake & Barren River Lake
Favorite Technique:   Cranking & Football Jigs
State Team:   1st time 2013
Federation Member:   since 2010
Club:   KBF Statewide Bass Club

Name:   Barry Ward
Age:   49 
Hometown:   Louisville, KY
Occupation:   Lead Technican
Southern Divisional Status:   Non Boater
Family:   Christine, Macy, & Tate
Favorite Body of Water:   Ohio River
Favorite Technique:   Shallow Water
State Team: 2009, 2011, 2013,
Federation Member: since x
Club:   KBF Statewide Bass Club

Name:   Adam J Fugate
Age:   38 
Hometown:   Erlanger, KY
Occupation:  Painter
Southern Divisional Status:   Non Boater
Family:   Girlfriend- Caitlin & daughters Maddison and Laken
Favorite Body of Water:   Dale Hollow
Favorite Technique:   Finesse
State Team:   1st Time
Federation Member:  since x
Club: Team Buckeye Bass Club

Name:   Tim Blythe
Age:   48 
Hometown:   Tomkinsville, KY
Occupation:  High School CTE Teacher
Southern Divisional Status:   Non Boater
Family:   Single
Favorite Body of Water:   Kentucky & Barkley Lakes
Favorite Technique:   Ledge Fishing
State Team:   1997 & 2013
Federation Member:   since 1996
Club: Fish Hedz Bass Club

Name:   Stewart Weber 
Age:  22
Hometown:   Louisville, KY
Occupation:  customer service tech for universal hospital services
Southern Divisional Status:   Non Boater
Family:   Single
Favorite Body of Water:
Favorite Technique:   Shaky Head & Finesse Fishing (classified as Expert)
State Team:  2009 & 2013
Federation Member:  since 2004
Club:   KBF Statewide Bass Club

Name:   Ken Davis
Age:  64 
Hometown:   Cincinnati, OH
Occupation:  Painter
Southern Divisional Status:   Non Boater
Family:   Single
Favorite Body of Water: KY & Barkley Lakes, Lakefork, TX
Favorite Technique:  Spinnerbaits
State Team:   2004,2012, & 2013
Federation Member:  since 2002
Club:  Team Buckeye

Name:  Donnie Tomlinson 
Age:   67 
Hometown:   Bedford, KY
Occupation:   Retired
Southern Divisional Status:  1st Alternate    (better known as “Gopher” on Tournament days!)
Family:   wife- Paulette son- Darrin
Favorite Body of Water:   Kentucky Barkley Lakes
Favorite Technique:   Ledge fishing
State Team:   1997, 1998, 2000, 2010, 2012,2013
Federation Membe: :  since 1990
Club:   KBF Statewide Bass Club

Name:   John Dixon, KBF President
Age:   43 
Hometown:   Glasgow, KY
Occupation:   National Accounts Manager for Coca Cola
Southern Divisional Status:   2nd Alternate
Family:
Favorite Body of Water:   Lake Guntersville
Favorite Technique:   Ledge Fishing
State Team:   1st time
Federation Member:  since
Club:   Barren Bassmasters

Name:  John Romans,  KBF Conservation Director
Age:  64 
Hometown: Carrollton, KY
Occupation:   Environmental Specialist
Southern Divisional Status:   3rd Alternate
Family:   wife/ Diana, son/Christian
Favorite Body of Water:   “Mighty” Ohio River
Favorite Technique:   Plastic Worm
State Team:   numerous times as the Alternate
Federation Member:   since 1990
Club:   Three Rivers Bass Club

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