For a beginer rod the Ugly Stick will perform nicely and aren't expensive. I would normally recommend a longer rod but since your still young a 9ft rod might be a bit much. I'd say 7'6"-8'6" heavy rod rated for say 20-30lb line or so.
What pound line is it rated for? If it's rating is high enough that you can spool it with 25-30lb line you should be good to go. Also it should say what size lure is recommended for it. You will want something big enough to cast out 6 oz of weight or so. I would just ask a sales person where the sturgeon rods are. Basically the one your looking at may very well be able to handle sturgeon, or it might be a surf fishing pole that won't be able to cast as much weight.
I just added to my arsenal an ugly stick 12ft heavy action level wind rod for bank plunkin for all larger fish and it works great so far I am using it to cast a rr spike and a mess of gear and it will handel it with ease as well as has a nice feel fighting 15lb steelhead. I found this srod a bimart for $69.99 the spinning rod for the same size and action was $72.99 this is the cheapest price on these rods around. I looked for days being this is the last rod my will allow for some time, she calls me an addict, what does she know.
Damn man only if my grandpa was still around he tied up some really quality rods, and I know this is late as hell but its always worth a shot to dig around at garage sales for rods you don't need anything special for sturgeon as long as its beefy enough you are golden (although there have been 12 footers landed on salmon polls).