|2006 JUNIOR B.A.S.S. FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP|
1st place for both age groups were announced. Cody Sieben (11-14 age group) from the Gopher Jr. club with a weight of 8.30 pounds and Derek Jacobson (15-18 age group) from the BASSIN BOYS with a weight of 11.32 pounds. Cody Sieben advances to the 2007 Junior World Championship.
2nd place went to Mark Shirley (11-14 age group) from the Granite City Jr club with a weight of 7.02 pounds and Tom Gomez (15-18 age group) from the Bassin Boys with a weight of 9.42 pounds. Tom Gomez advances to the 2007 Junior World Championship in place of Derek Jacobson .
3rd place went Ben Brown (11-14 age group) from the Fairmont Jr. Club with a weight of 6.56 pounds and Aaron Jorgensen (15-18 age group) from the Fairmont Jr.Club with a weight of 8.84 pounds.
Big BASS of the tournament went to Ben Brown (11-14 age group) with a 4.08 pound Bass and Aaron Jorgensen (15-18 age group) with a 3.84 pound Bass.
In the inaugural Top Club Team award,Gopher Junior Bass took honors with a combined weight of 22.96 pounds. Team members were Lucas Lindgren, Cody Sieben, Don and Rick Brenhoffer. Each angler received a plaque.
There were a total of 164 largemouth bass brought to the scales that day with a total of weight of 227.58 pounds for the tournament. This is the largest creel in the tournament’s 5 year history. The bass were released back into the lake.
Tom and Cody along with their families now advance to the 2007 Jr. World Championship on February 17th on Lake Logan in Alabama. They will be paired with another Jr. Angler from a different state for a two day event. Their boat driver will be one of the 2007 Bassmaster Classic contenders. They will fish a one day pro- am with that angler and then the next day the boys will be on their own. They have an adventure ahead of them that they will not forget. Good luck to our National Team, Tom and Cody.
Special thanks go out to these People, Companies and Organizations
Dale Richardson, the Minnesota BASS Adult Federation Nation Tournament Director
This was Dale's third year as our Jr. Federation Tournament Director. His dedication to the youth over the years has always been outstanding. This tournament's great success is attributed to Dale for making sure everything was covered on and off the water for all the Jr. Anglers. I think I speak for everyone associated with the Jr. tournament, and say thank you!
Dave arranged all the pre-tournament meeting site, weigh-in site, and applied for all required permits.
The Minnesota BASS Adult Federation Nation Conservation Director for being the MC the tournament weigh-in.
For sponsoring the National Team each with a custom rod.
For tackle packs for all of the contestants and rod/reel combinations for the National Team. Randy Gorman, territorial manager for Pure Fishing presented a rod/reel combination to the National Team.
For donating tackle packs for all of the contestants and sponsorship for our National Team.
All Terrain Tackle
For donating jigs for all of the contestants and sponsorship for our National Team
They opened up their facilities for us and gave us a perfect place for this State Jr. Championship.
Gander Mountain (Mankato)
For the pre-tournament meeting site and tackle donations.
For donating rod and reel combo.
The Minnesota BASS Federation
For providing the trophies.
Next year we move to the western part of Minnesota for the 2007 Junior State Championship. I hope to see you all there. The tentative lake is Clearwater and date will be named at a later time.
Minnesota Bass Federation Youth Director
|Minnesota 2006 Jr State Championship Individual Results
Lake Washington, June 30, 2006
|11-14 AGE GROUP||FINISH||CLUB||WEIGHT||# OF FISH||BIG BASS|
|CODY SIEBEN||1ST||GOPHER JR||8.30||5|
|MARK SHIRLEY||2ND||GRANITE CITY JR||7.02||5|
|BEN BROWN||3RD||FAIRMONT JR CLUB||6.56||2||4.08|
|MATT VEECH||4TH||GOPHER JR||5.84||5|
|LUCAS LINDGREN||6TH||GOPHER JR||5.04||4||1.94|
|ADAM JORGENSEN||7TH||FAIRMONT JR CLUB||4.02||3|
|AUSTIN WHITEHURST||8TH||BASSIN BOYS||3.62||3|
|CONNER DIEGNAU||10TH||FAIRMONT JR CLUB||2.04||1|
|JOEY DUFLO||11TH||FAIRMONT JR CLUB||1.02|
|MATT COOK||12TH||BASSIN BOYS||0.00|
|JAYDEN HUSET||12TH||FAIRMONT JR CLUB||0.00||2|
|TOTAL FISH CAUGHT||37|
|15-18 AGE GROUP||FINISH||CLUB||WEIGHT||# OF FISH||BIG BASS|
|DEREK JACOBSON||1ST||BASSIN BOYS||11.32||5|
|TOMMY GOMEZ||2ND||BASSIN BOYS||9.42||5|
|AARON JORGENSEN||3RD||FAIRMONT JR||8.84||5||3.84|
|TAYLOR ZIMMERMAN||4TH||GRANITE CITY JR||8.58||5|
|HANK BROWN||6TH||FAIRMONT JR||7.72||5|
|MATT VOGEL||7TH||FAIRMONT JR||7.28||5|
|ALEX CLAWSON||8TH||BASSIN BOYS||6.92||5|
|ERIC TESSMER||9TH||BASSIN BOYS||6.9||5|
|DEREK KUNTZ||10TH||BASSIN BOYS||6.82||5|
|DONALD BRENHOFFER||11TH||GOPHER JR||6.8||5|
|DAN SCHRUNK||13TH||BASSIN BOYS||6.26||5|
|DAVE SATERBAK||14TH||BASSIN BOYS||6.12||5|
|PAUL MILLER||15TH||FAIRMONT JR||5.76||4|
|IAN RONNINGTON||16TH||BASSIN BOYS||5.62||4|
|BEN HOLTHAUS||17TH||GRANITE CITY JR||5.46||5|
|STEVE BASTIN||18TH||GRANITE CITY JR||5.24||3|
|MATT JORDET||19TH||GRANITE CITY JR||5.02||5|
|CHRIS VOIGT||21ST||GRANITE CITY JR||4.46||4|
|MATT HOERL||22ND||BASSIN BOYS||4.44||4|
|MARCUS TAPLIN||23RD||FAIRMONT JR||3.96||4|
|JOE PONNESSA||24TH||BASSIN BOYS||3.44||3|
|ANDREW JORGENSEN||26TH||FAIRMONT JR||3.1||3|
|KYLE NYBAKKEN||27TH||GRANITE CITY JR||2.92||2|
|RICHARD BRENNHOFER||28TH||GOPHER JR||2.82||3|
|MATT PETROWIAK||29TH||FAIRMONT JR||2.52||2|
|AARON GREGSRUD||30TH||GRANITE CITY JR||2.4||2|
|JARID MURPHY||31ST||BASSIN BOYS||1.92||2|
|JUSTIN STANLEY||32ND||FAIRMONT JR||1.18||1|
|TOTAL FISH CAUGHT||127|
|TOTAL OVERALL WEIGHT||227.58|
|TOTALOVERALL FISH CAUGHT||164|
|1st||GOPHER BASSMASTER† JR CLUB|
|2nd||FAIRMONT JR CLUB|
|5th||GRANITE CITY JR CLUB|
|6th||REDLAKE BASS BUSTERS|