Best Fishing Moment:
Anytime I can give another person the thrill for their first fish. Especially my own boy and many other kids, big and small too. I just think about how they will remember there first fish and if it’s anything like my memories, they will be fishing for a long time to come. Also, right up there, is immediately after Winning the 2005 NAIFC National Championship I called home to tell them the news and my son replied “I knew you could do it!” Certainly not last is being chosen by the USA Ice Team to participate against the world on ice in the 2009 World Ice Fishing Championship. I won the final round in team trials to regain a spot on the 2010 USA Ice Team. In March 2010, in Rhinelander, WI, the USA Ice Team took home the first Gold Medal a United States fishing team has ever won in world competition. I am so proud to be a part of that team and to represent our country! Also, winning a SECOND North American Ice Fishing Championship in 2013 along with another Blue Diamond Ring was like a dream! It was also a fantastic time to put the tournament scene on hold while I focus on a new chapter in life as my son heads off to college soon. Trading Ice trips with college tours.