Challenge Points Leaders Recognized for Season-long Achievements

La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 18, 2019 — Based on 2019 State and Regional KBF Challenge Points earned at each competitors’ top three finishes, 56 KBF Members were recognized at the Night of Champions as 2019 Challenge Series State Champions. in eight states, top performers tied for top honors. As Chad Hoover called their names, those present stepped forward to receive their certificates of achievement and applause of their peers—top KBF competitors from 30 states assembled to compete in three 2019 KBF Series Championships.

Out of a possible 1,800 Challenge Points, here are the 2019 Challenge Points Champions and their cumulative scores;

  1. Alabama: Jonathan Lessmann with 1800 Points
  2. Arizona: Bryce Gibbs and Lance Engel tied with 1800 Points
  3. Arkansas: Jason Adams with 1795 Points
  4. California: Matthew Bray and Tim O’Connor tied with 1785 Points
  5. Colorado: Trev Stuckey with 1800 Points
  6. Connecticut: Bryan Baxter with 1790 Points
  7. Delaware: Jesse Shrader with 1790 Points
  8. Florida: Matthew Kasparek with 1800 Points
  9. Georgia: Mike Mooney with 1790 Points
  10. Idaho: Dan Zimmerschied with 1795 Points
  11. Illinois: Patrick “Pooti” Tharp with 1800 Points
  12. Indiana: Chris Hillenbrand with 1800 Points
  13. Iowa: Jordan Westerman with 1795 Points
  14. Kansas: Ken Shippy with 1800 Points
  15. Kentucky: Anthony Winkleman with 1795 Points
  16. Louisiana: Jamie Broad with 1800 Points
  17. Maine: James Engle with 1800 Points
  18. Maryland: Pat Brust with 1785 Points
  19. Massachusetts: Chris Gomes and Derek Brundle tied with 1795 Points
  20. Michigan: Rob Baginski with 1795 Points
  21. Michigan: Steven Galloway with 1795 Points
  22. Minnesota: Leslie Kvidera and Michael Thompson tied with 1795 Points
  23. Mississippi: Karl Hudson with 1800 Points
  24. Missouri: Tommy Probst with 1800 Points
  25. Nebraska: James Francis and Pat Lassek tied with 1800 Points
  26. Nevada: Rich McDade and Richard Kattau tied with 1770 Points
  27. New Hampshire: Joseph D’Addeo with 1800 Points
  28. New Jersey: Mark Donio with 1800 Points
  29. New Mexico: Mark Spiess with 1720 Points
  30. New York: Bryan Nunziato with 1800 Points
  31. North Carolina: Henry Veggian with 1795 Points
  32. Ohio: Eric Siddiqi and Robert Weiker tied with 1790 Points
  33. Oklahoma: Jason Ray with 1800 Points
  34. Ontario: Michael Morand with 1790 Points
  35. Oregon: Brad Andrews with 1800 Points
  36. Pennsylvania: Jeffrey Rabbitt with 1800 Points
  37. Quebec: Serge Ricard with 1695 Points
  38. Rhode Island: Justin Lacasse with 1795 Points
  39. South Carolina: Billy Willis with 1795 Points
  40. South Dakota: Shane Carnahan with 560 Points
  41. Tennessee: Josh Stewart with 1800 Points
  42. Texas: Deric Miller with 1800 Points
  43. Utah: Caymen Rasmussen with 1785 Points
  44. Vermont: Richard Shull with 1175 Points
  45. Virginia: Casey Reed with 1800 Points
  46. Washington: Jordan Dugger with 1795 Points
  47. West Virginia: Jerry Spradling with 1800 Points
  48. Wisconsin: Dan Miller and Jeff Thompson tied with 1790 Points

These anglers all qualify to compete in the 2020 Dee Zee KBF TENvitational, January 29-30 at Kissimmee Chain Lakes. Winners not present in La Crosse to accept their awards in person will receive them by mail by mid-November, along with a KBF Challenge Series Champion decal.