St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament
13th Annual Tournament Dates: August 20-22, 2015.
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St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 101 Main St., Canton, NY 13617.
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Read the press release on this year's tournament and a new role for the Carp Anglers Group!
Results from the 2014 Tournament
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
13-Year-Old Joseph Greene of Waddington Wins Grand Championship
Waddington – For the first time in several years, one of the younger set brought home the big trophy – and $2,300 in cash awards – from the annual St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament, hosted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce last week.
Joseph Greene, 13, of Waddington, pulled in four carp weighing a total of 78 pounds, to make him the Grand Champion of the tournament and win the top $1,500 prize. His fish also placed him first in the boys 11-14 years of age category, adding another $800 to his winnings. And, he caught the biggest fish of the tournament: a 28-pound, 12-ounce carp reeled in at Lighthouse Point in Ogdensburg. Greene fished as part of the Reel Spinners team.
The tournament is catch-and-release, so all carp were returned to the St. Lawrence River. Kids fished from Massena to Ogdensburg for two days, after an opening ceremony and tips from the Mort Backus & Sons Carp School.
The 96 contestants, from ages 11 to 18, caught a total of 122 fish that totaled a little over 1,919 pounds. Awards and prizes were given out Saturday evening at Madrid-Waddington Central School, during a ceremony emceed by longtime tournament volunteer and supporter Tom Nesbitt of Norwood. Matt Conger of Ogdensburg was this year’s Grand Marshal.
Other big fish winners in their age categories were Kate Rushlo, 12, Gouverneur, with a 26- pound, 1-ounce carp; David Plumador, 15, Lisbon, 24 pounds, 14 ounces; and Jessica Payne, 15, Lisbon, 25 pounds, 13 ounces.
Teams and Good Sports
In the teams division, first prize went to Reel Spinners: Austin Delosh, 14, Matthew Delosh, 16, both of Madrid, and Mathew Greene, 11 and Grand Champion Joseph Greene, both of Waddington. The team had a combined fish weight of just over 197 pounds.
Second place team was Haggett’s: Bobby Voss, 12, Norwood; Isaac Barkley, 15, Norfolk; Alexander Pond, 12, Jordan, NY; and Kate Rushlo. Uppstrom's Bait & Tackle’s Senior Team placed third: Tanner Uppstrom, 16, Madrid, Jeff Mott, 18, Waddington and Mike Cummings, 18, Madrid.
Bryaunna Murray, 17, Massena; Matt Greene; and Ariana Ramsay, 14, Potsdam won Good Sportsmanship awards. Good Effort awards went to Nathan Brothers, 13, Madrid; Kaitlyn Reynolds, 15, Lisbon; and Bethany Gilbert, 17, Hannawa Falls.
Girls 11-14 Division
First Place: Abby Warner, 14, Canton, top four fish totaling 57 pounds, 14 ounces.
Second Place: Ariadna Bogden, 13, Endicott, NY, 55 pounds, 14 ounces.
Third Place: Breanna Bouchey, 14, Lisbon, 54 pounds, 10 ounces.
Boys 11-14 Division
First Place: Joseph Greene, top fish totaling 78 pounds.
Second Place: Quinn Ames, 13, Constantia, NY, 71 pounds, six ounces.
Third Place: Bobby Voss, 54 pounds, 11 ounces.
Girls 15-18 Division
First Place: Hanna Hawkins, 16, Chase Mills, top fish totaling 51 pounds, two ounces.
Second Place: Jessica Payne, 15, Lisbon, 43 pounds, 12 ounces.
Third Place: Bryaunna Murray, 27 pounds, one ounce.
Boys 15-18 Division
First Place: Noah Blair, 16, Waddington, top fish totaling 74 pounds, 14 ounces.
Second Place: David Plumador, 54 pounds, 13 ounces.
Third Place: Mike Cummings, 49 pounds, five ounces.
Kayla Dinneen, 11, Waddington, and Noah Blair, 16, Waddington.
First Fish Caught
Ariadna Bogden; Travis Stephenson, 17, Potsdam.
Last Fish Caught
Bryuanna Murray, Noah Blair.
Most Fish Overall
Quinn Ames, with 10 fish caught over the two days.
Adults with Kids Competition
First place, Jason Adle of Potsdam with a 22-pound, eight-ounce fish; second place, Vincent Dominy, Potsdam, with a 15-pound, three-ounce fish.
Sponsors of this year’s tournament included Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort , ARES / RACES, Azure River Group, Big Carp Tackle, Cape Air, Carp Anglers Group, Casella Waste, City of Ogdensburg, Coach’s Corner, ENV North Agency, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Fidelis Health Care, Fort LaPresentation, Great Northern Printing, GWN Baits, Jreck Subs Ogdensburg, Kuno Oil, LeBerge & Curtis, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Massena Savings & Loan, Mike’s Trophies, Mort Backus & Sons, NNY Outdoors magazine, New York Power Authority, North Country Savings Bank, Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, Pepsi-Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, Pizza Hut Ogdensburg, Potsdam Specialty Paper, Save the River, SeaComm FCU, Seaway Smokehouse, New York State Senator Patty Ritchie, Stewart’s Shops, Sullivan’s Office Supply, The Place, Time Warner, Town of Louisville, Town of Waddington, United Helpers, Village of Waddington, Waddington Chamber of Commerce, Wild Carp Companies, Tom and Christy Snider, and Derek VanHouse.