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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Spirit Lake 13th Annual Walleye Classic

  • The 13th annual walleye classic concluded on Sunday at Spirit Lake Casino
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  • By Matt Nielsen
    Journal Sports
         The 13th annual walleye classic concluded on Sunday at Spirit Lake Casino. The top 25 participants were all awarded cash prizes with the first place winner taking home $10,000.
    Finishing in fifth place was the team of Cody Armstrong and Joe Armstrom with a total weight of 36.26 pounds. Ryan Genre and Richard Lesmann came in fourth place with a weight of 38.45 pounds. Third place was awarded to Forrest Balvitsch and Jeremy Sandvik who finished with a total weight of 39.9 pounds. The runner-ups of the tournament were Troy Sand and Nick Fugleburg who had a combined weight of 43.91 pounds. The $10,000 check for first place was awarded to Jason Ramberg and Travis Clemens who finished the tournament with a total weight of 49.08 pounds.
    The big fish award was given to Mark Zinke. Zinke caught a 7.54 pound fish and edged out the team of Cody Armstrong and Joe Armstrom by 0.2 pounds.
    59 teams competed in the two day tourney. It was a windy weekend to be on the lake, but overall it was a positive turnout.

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