• 8th Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament - February 3, 2018, Zippel Bay Resort, Williams, MN - 9 am Registration, 11-2 pm lines in the water. All proceeds go to UMC athletic scholarships and the Justin Knebel Endowed Scholarship

Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament

2016 Justin Knebel Ice Fishing Tournament Group Picture

Welcome to the official Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament page!  SAVE THE DATE for next year's tournament - February 3, 2018 at Zippel Bay Resort near Williams, MN. Registration is at 9:00 am with lines in the water from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  All proceeds from this tournament go to the Justin Knebel Endowed Scholarship for UMC athletes.  This is a fun family style ice fishing derby, limited number of tickets sold! Learn more about Justin, tickets, rules, lodging, tournament prizes, raffle items, door prizes and sponsoring!


~ February 4, 2017 - Zippel Bay Resort, Lake of the Woods ~

Tournament Prizes

1st Fish Caught - Cabela's 6x6 Ice Hub
Winner: Chris Larson
Largest Walleye
1st Place: Wayne Ehler  - Jiffy Pro 10" Ice Auger
2nd Place: Chris Larson - Buddy Heater
3rd Place: Caroline Fortier - 2 Rattle Reels/2 Rod Holders
Largest Northern
1st Place: Megan Schultz - Vexilar FL-8SE
2nd Place: Stacy Wallace - Catch Cover and Rod Holder
3rd Place: Aspen Jaros - 2 Rattle Reels/2 Rod Holders
Largest Sauger
1st: Nathan Lang - XTH Logge Popup
2nd: John Normandin - Dry Hand Minnow Bucket
3rd: Ryan Determan - 2 Rattle Reels/2 Rod Holders
Largest Perch
1st: Austin Landkammer - Garmin Oregon
2nd: Danni Sylvester - Dry Hand Minnow Bucket
3rd: Mitch Barthel - 2 Rattle Reels/2 Rod Holders
Largest Other Species
Winner: Russ Sparby - Sportman's Security System

Prizes sponsored by Streiff Sporting GoodsCabela's,
Fishing House Supply.com, and Grayden Outdoors LLC

Plus...

Each of our participants are eligible for several door prize drawings during the tournament,
such as...
rattle wheels from FishHouseSupply.com, rod holders from Grayden Outdoors LLC, 
$50 gift card from Scheels, ice fishing rod from Marvin Home Center, 
customized fire ring from Heatmor and jacuzzi suite stay at Super8 in Warroad
plus many more!

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Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Want to become a sponsor or donate items? Find out how!

Corporate Sponsors

Streiff Sporting Goods Logo        Zippel Bay - Lake of the Woods Logo

Walleye Sponsors - $500 or more

Fish House Supply Logo     Sound Solution and Security Logo    Red Fox Ice Fishing Company Logo

Sauger Sponsors - $250-499

The Original Catch Cover Hard-Nosed Fish House Products by Grayden Outdoor, LLC           Cabela's Logo          Heatmor Logo

Markit County Grain LLC Logo          Pahlen Realty Logo          Thrivent Financial Logo
Bill and Mary Tyrrell Sponsor Logo           KQ92 92.5 FM Lake Country Logo                      Erickson's Smokehouse Logo

Northern Sponsors - $150 - 249

North Country Outdoors (Curt Quesnell)
Sage's Angle West

Perch Sponsors - $50 - 149

Agassiz Insurance Group
Altru Health Systems
American Legion Club Warroad MN
Country Side Tire
Golden Distributing
Izzy's Bar & Grill/Patch Motel
Nothern Lights Dentistry
Northland Tackle
Scheels
Super8 Warroad
Tom's Tackle
UMC Bookstore

General Sponsors - $1 - 49

Marvin Home Center

Photo Gallery Icon View Photos from the JK Ice Fishing Tournament Facebook Page!

Supported by

UMC Teambackers

Questions, please contact the tournament official:
Alysa Tulibaski - 701-215-4300 - hauge450@umn.edu
Permit #X-04485-11-001

Ticket Information

Ticket Information

2017 Ticket Info

Ice fishing ticket

$20.00
Ticket price includes Zippel Bay 
road access for driving & parking on the ice.

Want to fish a second hole during the tournament?
We will be selling tickets for $5/each at the gate!

Advance Ticket Retailers
University of Minnesota Crookston
218-281-8436
or 701-215-4300 (Alysa, coordinator)
115 Kiehle Building, Crookston, MN

Streiff Sporting Goods
800-817-2590
34480 550th Ave, Warroad, MN

Zippel Bay Resort
800-222-2537
6080 39th St. NW, Williams, MN

The Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament will be located near Zippel Bay Resort, Williams, MN on Lake of the Woods.
Zippel Bay Resort
6080 39th St NW
Williams, MN 56686

About Justin

About Justin

Justin KnebelJustin A. Knebel grew up in Warroad, Minn., graduating from Warroad High School in 2001. A talented athlete, Justin lettered in basketball, cross country, and track. He was named All-Conference in basketball as a junior and senior while serving as the team’s captain. As a senior, he was All-Conference in cross country and served as captain of both the cross country and track teams that year.

After graduation, Justin attended the University of Minnesota, Crookston where he played basketball as a point guard for the Golden Eagles. Head Basketball Coach Jeff Oseth describes Justin as the ultimate team player working hard on the court and in the classroom. He excelled both athletically and academically.

In the fall of 2002, Justin became ill and was unable to participate with the team in conditioning but eventually was cleared to resume activity by his doctor. He was only 19 years old, but Justin had already distinguished himself among his peers as a talented and valuable teammate. The evening before the first official practice was to begin, Justin passed away unexpectedly from complications but left behind a legacy of dedication, determination, and a drive to excel.

The inaugural Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament, held in February 2011, honors Justin’s love of the Warroad area and his passion for outdoor sports in Minnesota. All proceeds from the tournament support the Justin Knebel Memorial Scholarship Fund benefiting students at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Lodging in the Warroad, Williams and Baudette, MN Area

Lodging in the Warroad, Williams and Baudette, MN Area

AmericInn
1179 Main Street West
Baudette, MN 56623
800-634-3444
218-634-3200
www.americinn.com/hotels/MN/Baudette

America's Best Inn
406 Main Av. NE
PO Box 480
Warroad, MN 56763
218-386-3807
800-237-8466
www.americasbestinn.com/

Patch Motel
801 State Ave N.
Warroad, MN, 56763.
1-218-386-2723
Reservations - 1-800-288-2753
www.patchmotel.com

Super 8 Motel
909 State Av N
Warroad, MN 56763
218-386-3723
www.super8.com

Walleye Inn
Highway 11 West
Baudette, MN 56623
1-888-634-5944
www.walleyeinn.com

Zippel Bay
6080 39th St NW
Williams, MN 56686
1-800-222-2537
www.zippelbay.com
 

 

For more information on Places to Stay, Adventure, Fishing, Events and Other Resources, visit:

www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com

Maps

Maps

The Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament will be located near Zippel Bay Resort, Williams, MN on Lake of the Woods.

Zippel Bay Resort
6080 39th St NW
Williams, MN 56686

2017 Tournament Rules

2017 Tournament Rules

*NOTE: Rules have not been approved for 2017. Please check back later.

  1. The Ice Fishing is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 11:00 am until 2:00 p.m. on Zippel Bay and Resort, Williams, MN.
  2. If ice conditions are not acceptable at the time of the contest an alternate date will be determined and posted at: www.goldeneaglesports.com/teambackers and here, on the official Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament website.
  3. Tickets will be available for $20.00 at the University of Minnesota Crookston Athletic & Development and Alumni Relations Offices, Streiff Sporting Goods in Warroad, MN, and Zippel Bay Resort prior to tournament. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the contest for $20.00. Only 200 tournament tickets will be sold.
  4. Each $20 ticket entitles a person to fish one hole, two holes maximum (second hole tickets can be purchased for an additional $5). You may register as many fish as you want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will be qualified for a competition prize. No contestant will be eligible for more than one competition prize.
  5. There is no age requirement on tournament participation.
  6. Contestants may be allowed shelters such as tarp or canvas style temporary houses only; wheelhouses or other permanent movable structures will not be permitted.
  7. Contestants are allowed to bring outside food and beverages in the tournament area.
  8. There will be pre-drilled holes, however if you are fishing out of a shelter, you must use a pre-drilled hole or drill your own holes. No additional holes will be drilled. All drilled holes must be within the tournament boundaries.
  9. All laws (number of species of fish and slot limits) of the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be abided by and enforced. No fish within the slot limit will be weighted (i.e. a Walleye that is 19.5 to 28 inches must be released and will not be weighted).
  10. All fish entered must be brought to the weigh-in station immediately, one at a time and be alive (Grouping of fish WILL NOT be allowed at weigh-in). After fish are weighed in by tournament officials, the fish will be turned over to the angler and they take possession of the fish. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible.
  11. Time of the fish will be logged along with the weight and species. If a fish of the same species and weight comes in at a later time, the earlier fish weight in will remain the leader.
  12. Tournament officials shall have the right to verify that fish were legally caught. Fishermen are responsible for verification of weight of fish at time of weigh-in.
  13. Team fishing is not permitted.
  14. Fishermen must fish in the area designated for the ice fishing tournament and will be required to have their tickets available at all times. Ticket checks as well as container inspections will be required.
  15. No refunds will be given for any reason.
  16. Fishermen are responsible for their own safety and actions at all times.
  17. Motor vehicles and ATVs will be allowed to park in the tournament area. Fishermen are required to park in the areas provided outside the tournament boundaries.
  18. No bait will be provided or available at the tournament site.
  19. No lines are allowed in the water from 10:30 a.m. to the start of the ice fishing tournament. No fishing lines will be left unattended at anytime during the tournament.
  20. There will be a Leader Board that will be at the tournament official stand. All efforts will be made to keep the board up-to-date and accurate. Results will remain unofficial until verified by tournament officials.
  21. All contestants and others consent to the use of any names and photographs to be used for the promotion of future contests.
  22. Please support our efforts to protect the environment and ask that you remove garbage, including cigarette butts, from the ice when you leave. Waste containers will be provided.

Questions? Contact Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament official.
Alysa Tulibaski
hauge450@umn.edu
701-215-4300

Donations & Sponsorships

Donations & Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring or donating a prize towards the Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament?

Sponsors will benefit from putting their name or products in front of thousands of people through our banners, websites, and tournament day recognition for the Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament. There are many different sponsorship levels, so please contact us today to find out more! Our goal is to help support businesses that help support the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC). All money raised goes towards athletic scholarships at the UMC.

Please contact:
Alysa Tulibaski
701-215-4300
hauge450@umn.edu

Interested in donating to the University of Minnesota Crookston through Teambackers, athletic or general scholarships?

There are many types of giving opportunities, so please contact our Development and Alumni Relations office today for more details.

Office of Development & Alumni Relations
115 Kiehle Building
2900 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
800-862-6466 ext. 8439
218-281-8439

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I register more than one fish?
A. Yes. You may register as many fish as you want, but only the heaviest fish per contestant will be qualified for a competition prize.

Q. Can I use a fish locator or an underwater camera?
A. Yes. Electronics are ok to use during the contest. We are abiding by all State of Minnesota Fishing Regulations.

Q. Can a friend or family member come and watch me fish if they don’t have a ticket?
A. Yes. Spectators are allowed on the ice, including children. Be sure to bring an extra bucket or chair to make it easier for people to stay within your fishing area. Raffle tickets will also be available for sale.

Q. Can I fish using a portable fish house or a wind break?
A. Yes. Only tarp or canvas style temporary houses allowed. No wheel or other permanent style houses will be allowed.

Q. Do I need a fishing license?
A. Yes. We are abiding by all State of Minnesota Fishing Regulations.

Q. Can I park on the ice?
A. Yes, within the designated parking area (this will include ATVs). Your fishing ticket includes road access from Zippel bay for on ice parking.

Q. Will tickets be available the day of the tournament?
A. Yes. If available, tickets may be purchased on the day of the contest for $20.00. Remember, only 150 tournament tickets will be sold.

Q. Will there be bait available?
A. Not on tournament site. Please bring your own bait.

Zippel Bay IglooQ. Will there food and/or beverages available?
A. Yes. There will a small lunch available for a free-will offering. The tournament will be located along the road that the Zippel Igloo resides, an on ice eating/drinking establishment. They even have ice holes available and satellite T.V.!

Q. Can I fish without a ticket?
A. No. Contestants in the area designated for the ice fishing tournament will be required to have their tickets available at all times.

Q. Can I fish two holes?
A. Yes. If you purchased a $20 ticket + an extra $5 hole ticket, you can fish two holes. Tickets must be available at all times.

Q. Can I drill my own hole?
A. Yes. There will be pre-drilled holes, but if you choose to drill your own it must be within tournament boundaries.

Q. Can I keep the fish I catch?
A. Yes. You must abide by all of the State of Minnesota Fishing Regulations including slot limits and limit per species, etc.

Additional questions? please contact the tournament official, Alysa Tulibaski - 701-215-4300 or hauge450@umn.edu

Tournament Archives

Tournament Archives

2016

2016 Tournament Prizes

1st Fish Caught - $50 Streiff Sporting Goods Gift Card
 Winner: Lizzy Awender

6th Fish Caught - Cabela's Hub Ice House
 Winner: Tim Tulibaski

Largest Walleye
1st - Lowrance Elite 7 GPS - UMC Natural Resources Club
2nd - $100 Scheels Gift Card - Ethan Nagel
3rd - Minnow Bucket - Tyler Malkowiak

Largest Northern
1st - Vexilar FL-12 - Evertt Reitmeier
2nd - Expedition Rod Bag - Barb Lang
3rd - Fish Well Net - Joan Reitmeier

Largest Sauger
1st - Eskimo 10" Ice Auger - Shelia Turner
2nd - Sportsmen's Rod Case - Justin Nephew
3rd - Minnow Bucket - Alex Viger

Largest Perch
1st - Frabill Thermal Headquarter Ice House - Eric Benson
2nd - Rapala Knife - Justin Reitmeier
3rd - Minnow Bucket - Matt Blair

Largest Other Species
Winner: Gear Sled with Hitch and Cover - McKenna Bennett

Most tournament prizes sponsored in part by Streiff Sporting Goods - Warroad, MN

2016 Raffle Items

Heatmor Custom Fire Ring - Wayne Robinson
Jacuzzi Suite from Super 8 in Warroad, MN - Carl Nelson
Extreme Duty Ironworks Duck - Mike Hagen
Border Water Fishing Trip - Joe Alianiello
UMC Under Armour Sweatshirt - Brad Epema
Northern Lights Dentistry Teeth Whitening Basket - Karen Schuh
Fish Eez - DJ Ecker
Main Street Bar & Grill in Warroad, MN Gift Card - Sithideth Keophet
Main Street Bar & Grill in Warroad, MN Gift Card - Mya Bennett

Thrifty White Basket - Diane Pipper

Raffle items were included in the price of the fishing ticket,
but fishing participation is not required to be eligible to win.
No additional raffle only tickets were sold for the 2016 tournament.

Plus..

Each of our participants are eligible for several door prize drawings during the tournament!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors: Streiff Sporting Goods, Zippel Bay Resort and Big Bite Fish Houses; Walleye Sponsors: Gordy Olson Cabinetry, 7 Clans Casino, Rod-n-Bobb's, Sauger Sponsors: Markit County Grain, LLC, Knebel Red Angus, Bill & Mary Tyrrell

Northern Sponsors

Cabela's (East Grand Forks, MN) • Erickson Smoke House (Fertile, MN)
Golden Distributing (Mobridge, SD)
Heatmor (Warroad, MN) • Super 8 Motel (Warroad)

Perch Sponsors

Altru Clinic (Warroad) • Border Water Ice Fishing Adventures (Warroad)
Countryside Tire (Warroad) • Dave Gray Insurance (Warroad)
Doug's Supermarket (Warroad) • Extreme Duty Ironworks
Jeff & Kathy Scheving (Warroad) • HT Enterprises
Northern Lights Dentistry (Warroad) • Roseau County Ford
Scheels (Grand Forks, ND) • Thrifty White (Warroad)
U of M Crookston Bookstore • Warroad Pioneer

General Sponsors

Agassiz Insurance Group (Warroad) • Custom Stripes (East Grand Forks, MN)
Main Street Bar & Grill (Warroad)
Marvin Home Center (Warroad) • Red Erickson (Warroad, MN)

 Photo Gallery IconView Photos from the 2015 Tournament on the JK Ice Fishing Tournament Facebook Page!


2015

2015 Tournament Prizes & Winners

1st Fish Caught - Lowrance Endura GPS with Lake Chip
Winner: Alex Keophet

Largest Walleye
1st - Clam X1 Thermal Portable Fish House - Isaac Perala
2nd - Fishing Gear Package - Andrew Buell
3rd - Slush Copter & Apparel - Mya Bennett
4th - Fishing Rod - Ben Evans

Largest Northern
1st - Clam Sixpack 1150 Fish House - Marcie Wallace
2nd - Slush Copter & Apparel - Joy Phonesagly
3rd - HT Tip Up Gear Pail - Holly Gorsuch

Largest Sauger
1st - Vexilar FL22 - Adam Roerish
2nd - Fishing Gear Package - Russ Sparby
3rd - Slush Copter & Apparel - Sami Ecker
4th - HT Tip Up Gear Pail - Dillon Erickson

Largest Perch
1st - $75.00 Streiff Gift Card - Larry Swenson
2nd - Rapala Electric Knife
3rd - HT Rod Bag & Gear

Largest Other Species
1st - $75.00 Streiff Gift Card - Ryan Bousrassa
2nd - HT Tip Up Gear Pail - Ian Tiedemann
3rd - Rod & Bait Bucket - Dennis Erickson

Most tournament prizes sponsored in part by Streiff Sporting Goods - Warroad, MN

2015 Raffle Items & Winners

Grand Prize: Big Bite 2015 Lil' Skidder Fish House
Winner: Bennett Nelson

2 day, 2 night fishing trip from Angle Outpost (Angle Inlet, MN)
Winner:  Justin Paul

1 day, 4 person fish house from Spingsteel Resort (Warroad, MN)
Winner:  Bryce Tiedemann

Jacuzzi Suite Super 8 Warroad
Winner:  Jason Bailey

Heatmor Inc. Custom Fire Ring
Winner:  Jim Crampton

UMC Carhart Coat
Winner:  Holly Gorsuch

$50.00 Scheels Gift Card
Winner:  Justin Paul

Northern Lights Dentistry Teeth Whitening Package
Winner:  Troy Foss

Cabela's 6 x 6 Portable Fish House
Winner:  Janet Olson

2016 Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Ticket
Winner:  Joan Reitmeier

Each fishing ticket contains one raffle ticket.

Plus..

Each of our participants was eligible for several door prize drawings during the tournament!

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!

2015 Sponsors

Northern Sponsors

Custom Stripes (East Grand Forks, MN)
Heatmor (Warroad, MN) • Northern Lights Dentistry (Warroad)
Sage's Angle West Resort (Angle Inlet, MN) • Super 8 Motel (Warroad)

Perch Sponsors

Altru Clinic (Warroad) • Countryside Tire (Warroad)
Dave Gray American Family Insurance (Warroad) • Doug's Supermarket (Warroad)
Farmers Union Oil Co/Cenex (Warroad)
Roseau County Ford • Scheels (Grand Forks, ND)
Sportsman's Lodge (Baudette, MN) • Today's Tackle (Beltrami, MN)
U of M Crookston Bookstore

General Sponsors

Agassiz Insurance Group (Warroad)  •  M & K Takeouts (Warroad)

 Want to become a sponsor or donate items? Find out how!

Supported by

UMC Teambackers

Questions, please contact the tournament official:
Alysa Tulibaski - 701-215-4300 - hauge450@umn.edu
Permit #X-04485-11-001


2014

2014 Tournament Prizes Winners

NEW for 2014! 2nd and 3rd place prizes were awarded in most categories!

1st Fish Caught - Vexilar FL 12 (Heidi Erickson @ Sauger at 11:01 am)

Largest Walleye

1st - StrikeMaster Strike Lite 4 Stroke Auger (Adam Roerish .9lb)
2nd - Tom's Tackle Fishing Gear Package (Aaron Lang .55lb)
3rd - Slush Copter Package (Derek Story .45lb)

Largest Northern
(no fish caught in this category, winners drawn)
1st - Frabill Excursion Portable Fish House (Bryce Tiedemann)
2nd - Slush Copter Package (Adam Roerish)
3rd - Fishing Gear Package (Marc Ulseth)

Largest Sauger
1st - $75 Streiff's gift card Package & Fishing Gear (Janine Trappe .9lb)
2nd - Tom's Tackle Fishing Gear Package (Ross Anderson .75lb)
3rd - Slush Copter Package (Steve Brosdahl .65lb)

Largest Perch
1st - $75 Streiff's gift card Package & Fishing Gear (Andrew Buell . 55lb)
2nd - Slush Copter Package (Bryce Tiedemann .35lb)
3rd - Dakota TV & Appliance Cutting Board & Knife Set (Kelsey Stephens - drawing)

Largest Other Species
1st - Fishing Gear Package (Steve Brosdahl 1.85lb Tullibee)
2nd - Slush Copter Package (Mike Lindholm 1.1lb Tullibee)

1st place tournament prizes sponsored in part by Streiff Sporting Goods - Warroad, MN

2014 Raffle Items

Cabela's Fishing Gear Package (Juan Carols Pelaez)
Lowrance Out N Back Handheld GPS (Gary Lund)
Gift card Package (JB Espie)
Super 8 (Warroad) Jacuzzi Suite (Tim Tulibaski)
Heatmor Custom Fire Ring (Tom Tulibaski)
Teeth Whitening Package (Millie Knebel)
Game Processing Kit (Evan Nelson)
UMC Bookstore Gift Package (Brad Anderson)
Each fishing ticket contained one raffle ticket.

Plus..
Each of our participants were eligible for several door prize drawings during the tournament!

Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

2014 Sponsors

Northern Sponsors

Cabela's (East Grand Forks, MN) • Heatmor (Warroad, MN) • HT Enterprises
Northern Lights Family Dentistry (Warroad) • Riverside Bait & Tackle (Warroad)
Sage's Angle West Resort (Angle Inlet, MN) • Super 8 Motel (Warroad)

Perch Sponsors

Agassiz Insurance Group (Warroad) • Countryside Tire (Warroad)
Dave Gray American Family Insurance (Warroad) • E & L Electric (Warroad)
Farmers Union Oil Co/Cenex (Warroad) • Johnston Concrete, Inc (Warroad)
Marvin Home Center (Warroad) • Scheels (Grand Forks, ND)
U of M Crookston Bookstore

General Sponsors

Annie's Trading Post (Roseau, MN)   •   B & E Meats (Crookston, MN)
Laurie Wilson (Crookston)   •   Main Street Bar & Grill (Warroad)  •   St. Croix   •   Rapala


2013

The 3rd Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament was held on February 2, 2013 at Zippel Bay Resort on Lake of the Woods near Williams, MN.
Thank you to this year's participants and sponsors!

2013 Tournament Prizes

1st Fish Caught - Jiffy Model 34 8" Auger
Winner: Dillon Erickson

Largest Walleye - Clam Voyager TCX 2 Portable Ice House
Winner: Bruce Chiasson - 1.55 lbs

Largest Sauger - Garmin Dakota 20 Handheld GPS
Winner: Loren Hoff - .90 lbs

Largest Northern - Vexilar FL12 Ultra Pack
Winner: Glenn Stoltman - No Northern Caught; Drew for Prize

Largest Perch - Frabill Icesuit - Parka & Bibs
Winner: Mitch Ness - 1.30 lbs

Tournament prizes in part by Streiff Sporting Goods - Warroad, MN

2013 Raffle Items

Portable Element Gas Grill from Dakota TV & Appliance - Winner: Mark Ulseth

Jacuzzi Suite from Super 8 Motel in Warroad, MN (One Night Stay) - Winner: Shawn Boyd

B & E Meats Basket - Winner: Mark Knebel

Customized Fire Pit Ring from HeatMOR - Winner: Jeremy Poehler

$100 Scheels Gift Card - Winner: Adam Badolato

UMC Under Amour 1/4 Zip Jacket from UMC Bookstore - Winner: Maria Funk

$50 Cash - Winner: Jason Bailey

Each fishing ticket contained one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets were purchased for $5 each at the gate or from the University of Minnesota, Crookston by calling 218-281-8436 or btyrrell@umn.edu.

Plus..

Each of our participants were eligible for several door prize drawings during the tournament!

Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors!

2013 Sponsors

Northern Sponsors

Custom Stripes • HeatMOR Stainless Steel • Northern Lights Dentistry
Sage's Angle West • Super 8 Motel, Warroad

Perch Sponsors

Annie's Trading Post • Countryside Tire • E & L Electric • M & K Takeouts
Marvin Home Center • Scheels Sports • UMC Bookstore

General Sponsors

Agassiz Insurance Group • Doug's Supermarket • Gene's Bar & Grill
Main Street Bar & Grill • S & S Promotions St. Croix • Riverside Bait and Tackle


2012

The 2nd Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament was held on February 4, 2012 at Zippel Bay Resort on Lake of the Woods near Williams, MN.
Thank you to this year's participants and sponsors!

2012 Tournament Prizes

1st Fish Caught - Lowrance Endura Safari GPS
Emil Belin, Fertile, MN

Largest Walleye - Clam Base Camp Portable Ice House
Dan Quaife, Baudette, MN

Largest Sauger - Vexilar Hand-Held Depth Finder
Mike Lindholm, Thief River Falls, MN

Largest Northern - Camo Food Saver
Marc Ulseth, Crookston, MN

Largest Perch - Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater
This prize was drawn for since no perch were caught during the tournament.
Daryl Mickelson, Salol, MN

Tournament prizes in part by Streiff Sporting Goods - Warroad, MN

2012 Raffle Items

U of M Crookston Cold Weather Waterproof Jacket (UMC Bookstore)- Kevin Dammahn, Stephen, MN
19" LED HDTV (Dakota TV & Appliance) - Polly Dehnert, Grygla, MN
$50 Gift Certificate to Riverside Bait & Tackle in Warroad, MN - Jim Ingemann, Crookston, MN
Teeth Whitening Package (Northern Lights Dentistry) - Jason Tangquist, Crookston, MN
One Night Jacuzzi Suite (Warroad Super 8) - Bryce Tiedemann, Crookston, MN
Warroad Gift Card Package (Lakeview Restaurant, ADvantage Marketing & Doug's Supermarket) - Brad Anderson
Texas Roadhouse & Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Cards (UMC Athletics) - Lee Spartz
Mossy Oak Gear Bag (Marvin Home Center) - Paul Miller
Plano Tackle Box (Marvin Home Center) - Deb Zak, St. Hillaire, MN

Each fishing ticket contained one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets were purchased for $5 each at the gate or from the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Plus..
Many of our participants were be eligible for several door prize drawings during the tournament!

 Thank You to our 2012 Sponsors!

2012 Sponsors


2011

Thanks for all who sponsored and participated in the 1st Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament held on February 5, 2011 at Zippel Bay Resort in Williams, MN on Lake of the Woods!

2011 Tournament Prizes were awarded as follows:

1st Fish Caught - Clam Gift Package - Emil Belen (Fertile, MN)
Largest Walleye - Vexilar FL-12 ProPack II 12° Ice-Ducer - Paul Mercil (Crookston, MN)
Largest Sauger - Clam 2000 4' x 6' 2-Man Portable Ice Shelter - Terry Erickson (Warroad, MN)
Largest Northern - Vexilar Cold-Snap Apparel Set - Emil Belen (Fertile, MN)
Largest Perch - StrikeMaster Gift Package - Nathan Bennett (Thief River Falls, MN)

2011 Raffle Items were awarded as follows:

Navionics Chart/Chip - Hank Pinta
10 Fargo Force Ice Hockey Tickets - Gina Tulibaski
$50 Strieff Sporting Goods Gift Card - name to be confirmed
Teeth Whitening Package from Northern Lights Family Dentistry - Cindell Helland
One night stay in the Jacuzzi Suite from Super 8 in Warroad, MN - Rusty Remick
$25 Doug's Supermarket Gift Card - Sean Peterson
Sportsman's Lodge "Sportsman's Bucks" - Jessica Gerecki
UMC Bookstore Gift Package - Barb Lang
Game Processing Knife Set - Liz Julian
$20 Advantage Marketing Gift Certificates - Brian Fish
$50 Cash - Katelyn Lang

Plus..
Many of our participants won several drawings for door prizes during the tournament!

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2011 Sponsors

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In the News

In the News

January 4, 2016
Win prizes and support scholarships during the 6th Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday, February 6, 2016.