Annual Lipmasters Fishing Tournament held last weekend


TCR/SCOTT BESTUL Pictured are Jace Jackley, Trindy Barkheim, and Joel Swisher with their catches at last weekend’s Lipmaster’s Fishing Tournament.

Submitted photo Pictured are Jonah Bunke, second place in the kids 13 and under category, with Kevin Franzen, first place in the White Sucker category. See page 9 for more photos and results.

TCR/SCOTT BESTUL Luke Rasmussen, Abby Rasmussen and TJ Rasmussen after a day of fishing the Lipmasters tournament.

Last Saturday, April 28, brought perfect weather conditions for the 31st annual Lipmasters Classic fishing tournament in Rushford.
There were 247 contestants, with 69 entrants aged 13 and under. The winners are as follows:
White Sucker Division
1st – Kevin Franzen, 6.65 lb., Rushford
2nd – Halen Schwendinger, 6.565 lb., Rushford
3rd – Austin Banks, 6.445 lb., Rushford
4th – Sampson Wilkemeyer, 6.440 lb., Rushford
5th – Brandon Marks, 6.34 lb., Rushford
6th – Colton Ronnenberg, 6.30 lb., Rushford
Carp Division
1st – Chris Newgarden, 6.415 lb., Rushford
Kids 13 and Under Division
69 Total Entrants
1st – Colton Thesing, 6.035 lb., Rushford
2nd – Jonah Bunke, 5.985 lb., Rushford
3rd – Aspen Peterson, 5.79 lb., Houston
4th – Torryn Schneider, 5.72 lb., Rushford
5th – Sebastian Swenindson, 5.70 lb., Byron
6th – Brady Ellinghuysen, 5.65 lb., Winona
7th – Unknown
8th – Unknown
9th – Kadence Keenan, 5.555 lb., Peterson
10th – Mike Stangler, 5.545 lb., St. Charles