Bakken Classic Fishing Derby Raises $20,000 for Conservation and Habitat

July 28, 2022

The North Dakota Petroleum Council hosted its 8th Annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby, raising $20,000 for habitat and wildlife projects. Sixty-seven teams participated in the event, which took place on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

The winning team of this year’s tournament was Kole Brown and Ira Walter with 22.70 pounds. Rounding out the top five teams were:

2nd: Jason Homiston, Chip Eklund, Jeff Enzminger – 21.37 lbs
3rd: Total Safety – Trent, Jeff and Justin Boyce – 21.23 lbs
4th: Larry Dokken, Channing Dokken and Brady Pelton – 21.13 lbs
5th: Chad Miller, Toby Hauck and Mike Krueger – 21.02 lbs

The team of John Walsh, Tim Furlong and Matt Leavitt pulled in the biggest fish of 8.64 pounds.

Thank you to all of our Conservation Club donors for participating and our sponsors:

Social Sponsor: Weatherford
Weigh Station Sponsor: O’Day Equipment
Big Fish Prize Sponsor: Thru Tubing Solutions
Conservation Investor: Champion X
Conservation Partner: Hess Corporation

Kole Brown and Ira Walter reeled in 22.70 pounds to take 1st place in the 8th Annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby

FINAL STANDINGS

No. Team Members  Weight
66 Kole Brown, Ira Walter, Andy  Petras 22.70
28 Jason Homiston, Chip Eklund, Jeff Enzminger 21.37
39 Total Safety – Trent, Jeff and Justin Boyce 21.23
2 Larry Dokken, Channing Dokken, Brady Pelton 21.13
12 Chad Miller, Toby Hauck, Mike Krueger 21.02
32 Ryan Kopseng, Tony Hauck, Brian Mortenson 20.88
61 Anthony Muggerud, Eric Harmel , Garrett Rehak 20.68
64 Thomas Berscheid, Delbert Glaser 19.67
31 Jeremy Rudolph, Keith Nixon, Jay Weus 19.3
19 Jeff Bares, Travis Hennix, TBD 18.69
14 Grant  Slick, Evan Vettel, Rob Lindberg 18.62
59 Nick Whitney, Casey Kaubisch, Brad Arbuckle 18.22
3 Cory Ghering, Jason Hicks, Grant Veit 18.08
17 Kevin McElvaney, Ryan  Trustem, Sheldon Portwine 17.03
24 Brandon Sandvik Dakota Garmann Jacob Rogness 16.91
7 John Walsh, Tim  Furlong, Matt Leavitt 16.35
37 Sheldon Meidinger, Chris Staats, Nick Bear 16.22
15 Leif Schonteich, Brian Fettig, Jesse Becker 16.12
21 Mcain Morowskm, Mark Zimprick, Bob Wasylow 16.03
57 Greg Steiner, John Harju, Charlie Gorecki 15.89
67 Caleb Eide, Logan Stoner, Angelo Vournas 15.87
1 Tyler Dokken, Alex Vournas, Jason Haugen 15.81
55 Derek Carda, Duane Stockart, Jim Grosulak 15.6
42 Alan Lick, Tim Sandstrom, Keenan Foy 15.55
65 Joel Smelley, Garvin Leintz, Jared Daniels 15.51
58 Josh Ruscheinsky, Andy Aga, Frankie Burgard 15.24
18 Jonathan Ficek, Randy Taylor, Keith Karow 15.16
8 Cole Frenzel, Mike Gayda, Grant Miller 15.12
11 Bobb McKeehen, Lawson Rakness, Ryan King 14.95
4 Bradley Mayer, BJ Martin, Pat Knipp 14.88
25 Scott Meschke, Brad Miller, Matthew Kostelecky 14.86
22 Miller, Marquart, Starkel 14.63
62 Robert Harms, Gunther Harms, Karl Merk 14.46
44 Jeff Holte, Parker Moran, Darin Kirby 14.39
68 Sterling Sannon, Tom Giffey, Shane Smith 14.39
10 Ethan Pardon, Cody Nickle, Jesse VerBruggen 14.28
70 Zac Zaste, Nick Grad 14.16
27 Kevin Spicka, Stu Black, Perry Kovash 14.14
29 Jeff  Skaare, Jake  Geltel, Don  Radke 14.13
5 Lee Stein, Nanito Crespo, Kyle Wilson 13.99
54 Grosulak, Wymah, Barla 13.98
46 Brad Hinz, Nathan Miller, Israel  Garza 13.95
33 Austin Maxwell, Mitch Onkes, Austin Nielson 13.9
53 George Haux, Jaron Long, Adam Lalim 13.85
9 Kris Heidelberger, Tanner Jessen, Emmett Sunde 13.66
16 Ryan Schmaltz, Steve Schmaltz, Shane Cardinal 13.66
36 Darren Schmidt, Jim Hughs, John Hamling 13.59
63 Dean Arnson, Kal Beckman, Shane Lockwood 13.57
35 Brian Skabo, Todd Marmon, Brooks Holmen 13.47
50 Mac Rohr, Chris Kubas, Leeland Krueger 13.36
56 Adam Ries, Jake Jackson, Josh Halvorson 13.23
13 Kenny  Lyson, Joe Davis , Tyson Aikre 12.92
34 Derrick Hecker, Matt  Ristow , Clayton Caywood 12.56
26 Jody Tuhy, Brian Grote, Shane Klier 12.52
43 Heidi Gunwall, McKaya Hibbs, Brent Heim 12.43
6 Scott Andren, Mark Bakke, Travis Simnioniw 12.06
20 Patrick Feeney, Joey Olson,Paul Sorenson 12.02
41 Wayne Stubstad, Jory Buchweitz, Scott Plavney 11.88
23 Green Kienzle Shrader Green 11.47
47 Tom Bachmeier, Kevin Bachmeier, Matt Hirst 11.29
51 Cory Baisch, Eric Rensvold 10.92
38 Craig Seykora, Shawn Barney, Wally Hill 10.65
49 Gert Crouzer, Jackson Grahm, Jason Barolow 10.65
60 Brian Inches, Michael Peschges, Jared Lisman 9.87
48 Josh Knoll, Cody Henderson, Shaun McGregor 9.74
31 Zane Schonbinger, Freeman, Lee Stein 9.2
69 Sidney Lauver, Brad Herr, Brandon Reichenberger 7.83

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