Seeing double: MCHS twins join fishing team

Friday, May 12, 2017
Twins James and Aaron Riggs are freshmen at Marshall County High School, and they love tournament fishing competition.
Jeremy Finley

Twins James and Aaron Riggs are freshmen at Marshall County High School, and they love tournament fishing competition.

The student anglers enjoy fishing so much they had to cross county lines just to find and join the Mt. Pleasant High School Bass Fishing Team in the teamís inaugural year. Mt. Pleasant is a high school located in southern Maury County.

The twins have competed in fishing tournaments since they were 12 years of age, with Aaron winning his first tournament partnered with his dad. James was able to pull off a third-place finish in his first tournament when he partnered up with his mom, Angela.

Aaron Riggs

When the boys learned of the high school tournament trail, they jumped at the chance to fish against other high school teams. The student anglersí parents, JR and Angela Riggs, provide two boats to the Mt. Pleasant team with James being partnered with Ryan Cothran and Aaron being partnered with one of the teamís two girls, Cayley Chapman.

The student anglers have enjoyed success all over the state of Tennessee representing not only Mt. Pleasant but also Marshall County in five Costa High School tournaments held across the state with stops at Nickajack Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Kentucky Lake, Center Hill Lake and Timís Ford.

The student anglers will compete in the TN High School State Championship on May 11 and 12. If you are interested in watching the local kids weigh fish in at this tournament, the weigh in begins at 2 p.m. both days at the Tims Ford Bass Club boat ramp in Winchester, TN. Good Luck to our local student anglers. May their lines stay tight!