MWC Announces 2006 Teams of the Year
Sep 18th, 2006 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Sep 18th, 2006 at 12:00 AM
Jeff Manz of Vanderbilt, MI and Greg Yarbrough of Port Clinton, OH were crowned new Team of the Year for the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit. The duo enjoyed a very successful season. Their East division rolled up with 10th place at Saginaw Bay, 9th place at Detroit River/Lake Erie and 3rd place at Henderson Harbor, New York on Lake Ontario. Their MWC Challenge tournament at Bays de Noc was a 4th place finish. Beautiful custom trophies with the MWC logo and stylized walleyes were presented to the team. Additionally, custom-made Team of the Year rings will be ordered with each of their names engraved inside. The race for points netted Manz and Yarbrough a cool $13,000 bonus. Each of the 2nd through 5th place teams received their own cash bonus of $1750 and customized plaques. Those four teams were:David Kolb of Ada, MI and Dan Byers of Cedar Springs, MIBrad Bull of Mason City, IA and Wes Rose of Terril, IAScott Aydelotte of Garner, IA and Jim Trow of Ames, IA Jeff Seyka of Milford, MI and Todd Robinson of Hubbard, OH2006 MWC Central Team of the Year honors go to reigning World Walleye Champs Aydelotte & TrowLast fall Scott Aydelotte & Jim Trow captured a big win, the 2005 World Walleye Championship. When they started the 2006 season they set a new goal of team of the year before them. And they reached that goal in the Central division with 589 points. A $6298 bonus was awarded to this new Central Division Team of the Year. $848 was given to runners up in top five rank positions. Those teams were:Brad Bull of Mason City, IA and Wes Rose of Terril, IA – 549 pointsMark Piper of Green Bay, WI and Randy Blasczyk of Green Bay, WI – 538 pointsTim Harms of Owatonna, MN and Chad Kruse of Allison, IA – 523 pointsMark Bruley of Ham Lake, MN and Joseph Fisher of Forest Lake, MN – 521 pointsDon Olson of Andover, MN and son Michael Olson of Coon Rapids, MN were awarded the Cabela’s MWC Central Family Team Honors as Father and Son Team. Kevin and Karen McQuoid of Isle, MN jolted to the top of the points race for MWC Central Husband and Wife Team of the Year with their 16th place finish worth $1000 at the Lake Pepin tournament. The McQuoids also cashed an additional $966 for their 2nd place big fish on day two at 9.19 pounds.The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit World Walleye Championship will be up next — October 4-7at Prairie du Chien, WI, on pools 9 and 10 of the Mississippi River. For more information on the Cabela’s MWC go to www.masterswalleyecircuit.com or call the MWC office at 877-893-7947. Next year’s championship roster is now set with all the teams’ points in place. The field of 59 teams will fish the Detroit River and Lake Erie, October 3-6 of 2007. The Championship qualifiers have been selected as follows: 8 from the East:Manz & YarbroughSeiferlein & KaniszewskiKolb & ByersRhodes & KufferJohnson & DefibaughCurmi & JurikBringedahl & ConnerSeyka & Robinson 32 from the Central:Aydelotte & TrowBull & rosePiper & BlasczykHarms & KruseBruley & FisherSolis & WilsonGoddard & ZegersFournier & OlsonPreissner & YorkHoinacki & PalacekChristianson & MunschMcQuoid & McQuoidGasser & GasserOlson & OlsonBlosser & TomlinsonLauridsen & HauglandDahl & StackRussell & ShimotaPeterson & SawyerBoudreau & HendersonSkorich & SwanstromMichael & MannerinoWarland & KuchenmeisterCourts & CourtsHenriksen & ZollarSidor & MillerKeller & KroppRasmussen & JakuszKordus & HettingaKenik & GuerriniSaunders & WillesNew & Dodge14 from the Challenge:Okada & OkadaKoester & RhodesEshbaugh & BehrHausauer & LarsonBaumgardner & HoodZawicki & SowinskiPulkinen & McInerneyCarlyle & JohnsonDavis & GiesCasper & CasperSkupien & KleszykSnyder & KjobergWaltz & BarachKing & Kreger5 from Cabela’s NTCFike & FikeMensing & MensingBieker & BiekerIaniro & StebbinsRhodes & GainesCabela’s is the title sponsor for the Masters Walleye Circuit. Official Sponsors are Lindy Legendary Tackle, Lowrance Electronics, North American Fishing Club, Mercury Motors, Outdoor Life Network (OLN), Ranger Boats, MotorGuide and Toyota. Associate sponsors are Salmo Performance Lures, Panther Marine-Tech Products, Tommy Docks, The Inhibitor, Food Source Lures, Ice Armor, Pennzoil Marine, Farm & City Insurance Services and Walleye Central.