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The team of Bryan and Tommy Berscheid caught 19 pounds and 3.6 ounces of walleyes Oct. 6 on Cass Lake and won the annual Cystic Fibrosis Walleye Classic. Pictured with Bryan and Tommy Berscheid are tournament chairman Steve Ballou and his daughter Ashley Ballou-Bonnema. SUBMITTED PHOTO

CASS LAKE – The team of of Bryan and Tommy Berscheid of St. Joseph, Minn. weighed 13 pounds and 3.6 ounces of walleyes Oct. 6 and won the annual Cystic Fibrosis Walleye Classic on Cass Lake.

They also caught the tournament’s largest walleye, a fish that weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces.

The team was one of 23 boats to weigh a six-fish limit. Also accomplishing the feat were Carl Adams and Dave Beebe of Blackduck who took second place with a 17-4 weight.

Completing the top five were the boats of Darrel and Alan Binkley of Bemidji (14-7.4), Kelley Juelson of Hines and Brian Pater of Blackduck (14-0) and Jeremy and Steve Opatz of Avon (13-15.8).

The tournament attracted 50 boats and raised more than $5,000 to help fight cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Walleye Classic

Cass Lake Chain, Oct. 6

Top 20

Team: fish, weight

1. B-Berscheid and T.Berscheid (St. Joseph): 6, 19-3.6

2. Adams and Beebe (Blackduck): 6, 17-4

3. D.Binkley and A.Binkley (Bemidji): 6, 14-7.4

4. Juelson (Hines) and Pater (Blackduck): 6, 14-0

5. J.Opatz and S.Opatz (Avon): 6, 13-15.8

6. B.Brosdahl and H.Brosdahl (Max): 6, 13-11

7. D.Sunde (St. Cloud) and T.Sunde (Holdingford): 6, 13-3.4

8. Anderson and Starkson (Apple Valley): 6, 12-8.6

9. A.Berscheid (Holdingford) and Ebnet (Avon): 6, 12-4.4

10. Thompson and Walton (Bemidji): 6, 11-11.2

11-Fisher and Berglund (Tenstrike): 6, 11-5.2

12-A.Opatz (Annandale) and R.Opatz (Avon): 6, 11-2.4

13-T.Skaff and B.Skaff (Savage): 6, 11-1.6

14-T.Drews (Grand Forks) and M.Drews (Golden Valley): 6, 11-1

15. D.Ellis and K.Ellis (Cass Lake): 6, 10-15.2

16-Thicke and Tri: 6, 10-14

17-Eichstadt and Bostic (Bemidji): 6, 10-10.4

18. A.Langner and J.Langner (Holdingford): 6, 10-4

19. Zormeier (Grey Eagle) and Heitzman (Avon): 6, 9-14.6

20. Lauer (St. Cloud) and Korsmo (Kimball): 4, 9-8.4

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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