Ben began fly fishing when he was 13 years old on a trip to Virginia. He bought a cheap fly rod and
reel and taught himself how to cast. He says that he was immediately “addicted and loved being
outdoors and in the river.” What he likes best about being a part of Team USA Youth is being able to
represent the country and compete with the best youth anglers in the nation. His plans for the future
include college to get a degree in fisheries & wildlife biology.