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Molstads Dominate Cat Classic Field

Molstads Dominate Cat Classic Field

June 05, 2010 by

Glasgow, MT 6/5/10- WOW! What an unbelievable night of fishing on the Mighty Milk River this past weekend! 80 teams kicked off the festivities in Glasgow Friday night with the social and calcutta of the fishing teams held at the Montana Bar. The city of Glasgow buzzed with anticipation throughout the entire day on Saturday, as teams could be seen almost anywhere in preparation for the big event. Whether it was catching bait, picking up last minute supplies, or just talking strategy with your partner, Saturday continued to be interesting to follow as a spectator.

A ton of storylines surrounded this years Classic as the time drew near. How would the teams react to the extreme high water conditions and would it effect the fishing? Could the Molstads pull off another victory? And would the addition of 20 more teams in the field prove to be a good move? The answers were a resounding yes, yes, and yes!!

The drastic high water did indeed affect the fishing, however, in a very positive way. As the top 10 teams, incredibly, all weighed in over 20 lbs., doubling the previous record for 20 lb. baskets. Prior to this years Classic, only six fish had ever tipped the scales at over 10 lbs., but this year five fish broke the 10 lb. barrier. The dynamic duo of Nate and Jerry Molstad would claim yet another tournament victory. The legendary Cat Classic anglers became only the 2nd team to win back to back titles in tournament history, and the first to win three career titles with their resounding victory that left no doubt. They smashed their own tournament record set in 2007, with an impressive limit of five cats weighing 40.95 lbs., and they will cash a $1,000 cash prize for their efforts. Not only did they set a near unreachable number in the Classic, but the basket of fish is also the largest ever weighed in at a Montana Catfish Association sanctioned event. Congratulations Nate and Jerry!

Mark Combs, of Glasgow, MT, and Lance Ramousek, of Bismarck, ND., took runner up honors at just under 30 lbs. Mark and Lance also made tournament history, by becoming the first team to weigh in two fish over 10 lbs., the two bruisers came in at 10.54 and 10.09. Shannon Albert, of Hardin, MT., and Rodney Hudyma, of Glasgow, rounded out the top three with a limit of five cats at 28.87 lbs. Wayne Shipp, of Glasgow, took the Jumbo Whiskers Award for the largest cat of the tournament. Wayne’s 10.81 lb. cat is the 2nd biggest in tournament history. The Big Whiskers Award for the 2nd biggest catfish of the tourney was awarded to Lars Sorenson for his 10.78 lb. beauty, the 3rd largest ever weighed in at the Classic. Shipp and Sorenson used their big fish to catapult their teams into impressive top 10 finishes.

The Catfish Classic has grown into one of the finest and most respected of its kind in the entire country. With an 80-team field that fills up months in advance it is truly a sight to see. Start Making your plans for the 12th Annual Catfish Classic to be held in Glasgow on Saturday, June 4th 2011. Signs ups begin immediately. The Montana Cats Circuit will now move on to its mid-way point when the Bighorn Catfish Tournament kicks off in Lovell, Wyoming on Saturday, June 19th. Hope to see you all there!


Pictures for this event can be found here.


Levi Sugg (12th Place)
Bryan Armour and Hooper Armour (25th Place a.k.a. MTstinkbait)
Brady Flaten (Inaugural Catfish Classic Champion)
Curt Shipman (43rd Place)
Chad Dawson (4th Place a.k.a. troutassassin)
Jory Casterline (20th Place)
CJ Kemmis and Colin Kemmis (16th Place)

big fish

Wayne Shipp 10.81 lbs. Jumbo Whiskers Award
Lars Sorenson 10.78 lbs. Big Whiskers Award

complete results

1. Nate Molstad, Havre, MT. – Jerry Molstad, Glasgow, MT. 40.95 lbs.
2. Lance Rambousek, Bismarck, ND. – Mark Combs, Glasgow, MT. 29.35 lbs.
3. Shannon Albert, Hardin, MT. – Rodney Hudyma, Glasgow, MT. 28.87 lbs.
4. Lars Sorenson, Fort Peck, MT. – Chad Dawson, Glasgow, MT. 26.84 lbs.
5. Paul Siefert, Glasgow, MT. – Jodie Siefert, Glasgow, MT. 24.91 lbs.
6. VACATED 24.32 lbs.
7. Wayne Shipp, Glasgow, MT. – Della Shipp, Glasgow, MT. 22.50 lbs.
8. Larry Hockhalter, Glasgow, MT. – Seth Ingram, Glasgow, MT 22.09 lbs.
9. Jason Flaten, Gillette, WY. – Tyler George, Gillette, WY. 21.38 lbs.
10. Adam Morehouse, Glasgow, MT. – Kirk Boyer, Glasgow, MT. 21.10 lbs.
11. Mitch McIntyre, Glasgow, MT. – Cody Odom, Glasgow, MT. 17.07 lbs.
12. Josh Keller, Havre, MT. – Levi Sugg, Glasgow, MT. 17.00 lbs.
13. Willis Nixon, Kalispell, MT. – John Stefanatz, Kalispell, MT. 15.85 lbs.
14. Brady Flaten, Glasgow, MT. – Jason Molstad, Glasgow, MT. 15.33 lbs.
15. Brady Burgess, Gillette, WY. – Myles Kittleson, Glasgow, MT. 13.88 lbs.
16. CJ Kemmis, Glasgow, MT. – Colin Kemmis, Glasgow, MT. 13.66 lbs.
17. Milton Berglee, Wolf Point, MT. – Trenton Berglee, Wolf Point, MT. 13.02 lbs.
18. Mark Jackson, Vandalia, MT. – Karen Jackson, Vandalia, MT. 12.90 lbs.
19. John Britzman, Glasgow, MT. – Ricci Olson, Glasgow, MT. 12.90 lbs.
20. Kevin Mcelvaney, Dickinson, ND. – Jory Casterline, Glasgow, MT. 12.19 lbs.
21. Luke Morehouse, Glasgow, MT. – Calvin Kemmis, Glasgow, MT. 12.14 lbs.
22. Todd Young, Glasgow, MT. – Matt Tribby, Glasgow, MT. 11.97 lbs.
23. Brian Mix, Glasgow, MT. – Kelvin Morehouse, Glasgow, MT. 11.86 lbs.
24. Lindsey Peterson, Fort Peck, MT. – Lacey Flaten, Glasgow, MT. 11.65 lbs.
25. Byron Armour, Lewistown, MT. – Hooper Armour, Lewistown, MT. 11.63 lbs.
26. Mike Meiers, Glasgow, MT. – Jacob Meiers, Glasgow, MT. 10.84 lbs.
27. Matthew Poole, Glasgow, MT. – Casey Yager, Glasgow, MT. 10.39 lbs.
28. Jeff Unterseher, Glendive, MT. – Ben Unterseher, Glasgow, MT. 9.86 lbs.
29. Dustin Braaten, Glendive, MT. – Norm Braaten, Fort Peck, MT. 9.84 lbs.
30. Ryan Feezel, Glasgow, MT. – Tyler Partridge, Glasgow, MT. 9.71 lbs.
31. Shawn Bergstrom, Billings, MT. – Nick Pentas, Billings, MT. 9.63 lbs.
32. Louie Monson, Glasgow, MT. – Randy Cumber, Glasgow, MT. 9.22 lbs.
33. Paul Provencher, Glasgow, MT. – Lane Provencher, Glasgow, MT. 9.11 lbs.
34. Kelly Monson, Glasgow, MT. – Heather Monson, Glasgow, MT. 9.09 lbs.
35. Brent McRae, Jordan, MT. – Charlie McRae, Jordan, MT. 9.00 lbs.
36. Drew Henry, Westby, MT. – Courtney Henry, Westby, MT. 8.42 lbs.
37. Red Sillerud, Glasgow, MT. – Aaron Gienger, Glasgow, MT. 8.31 lbs.
38. J.R. Cusker, Nashua, MT. – Kaitlin Cusker, Nashua, MT. 7.03 lbs.
39. Bill Cina, Rapid City, SD. – Bill Durell, Nashua, MT. 6.86 lbs.
40. Bill Murch, Glasgow, MT. – Al Murch, Glasgow, MT. 6.79 lbs.
41. Greg Burns, Sidney, MT. – Chuck Buxbaum, Sidney, MT. 6.75 lbs.
42. Jake Aune, Glasgow, MT. – Shawn Wersal, Glasgow, MT. 6.74 lbs.
43. Curtis Shipman, Glasgow, MT. – Bob Harrington, Glasgow, MT. 6.67 lbs.
44. Don Resseguie, Great Falls, MT. – Kevin Durell, Glasgow, MT. 6.46 lbs.
45. John Gilbertson, Bismarck, ND. – Ron Gilbertson, Glasgow, MT. 5.78 lbs.
46. Randy Elletson, Glasgow, MT. – Brianne Saxbury, Glasgow, MT. 5.37 lbs.
47. Tim Canen, Glasgow, MT. – Aimee Ost, Glasgow, MT. 5.05 lbs.
48. Casey Riggin, Glasgow, MT. – Patrick Billingsly, Glasgow, MT. 4.88 lbs.
49. Doug Wixson, Glasgow, MT. – Jaycee Wixson, Glasgow, MT. 4.73 lbs.
50. Ed Sugg, Glasgow, MT. – Storm Jackson, Glasgow, MT. 3.63 lbs.
51. Jake Knaff, Glasgow, MT. – Jarret Braaten, Glasgow, MT. 3.62 lbs.
52. Allan Harrington, Glasgow, MT. – Tara Geer Harrington, Glasgow, MT. 3.61 lbs.
53. Justin Hagan, Nashua, MT. – Kori Meiers, Glasgow, MT. 3.56 lbs.
54. Jim McIntyre, Glasgow, MT. – Tracy Krause, Glasgow, MT. 3.52 lbs.
55. Steve Wellendorf, Glasgow, MT. – Jennifer Stein, Glasgow, MT. 3.27 lbs.
56. DJ Elletson, Glasgow, MT. – Brendan Waarvik, Glasgow, MT. 3.16 lbs.
57. Savannah Hallman, Glasgow, MT. – Clark Moorman, Glasgow, MT. 2.06 lbs.
58. Leroy Dixon, Glasgow, MT. – Samantha Nix, Glasgow, MT. 1.77 lbs.
59. Don Rubner, Parkers Prairie, MN. – Dawn Sugg, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Tyler Tarum, Richland, MT. – Wayne Linder, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Cade Flaten, Glasgow, MT. – Josh Neumiller, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Dan Brandt, Glasgow, MT. – Seth Combs, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Ryan Janssen, Rockford, MN. – Stuart Rubner, Parkers Prairie, MN. 0 lb.
Chad Hoover, Whitehall, MT. – Reid Coldwell, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Willy Lauckner, Nashua, MT. – Chris Kolstad, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Ryan Trustem, Powell, WY. – Andy Simms, Sheridan, WY. 0 lb.
Walter Alvernaz, Glasgow, MT. – Andrew Musgjerd, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Dara Morehouse, Glasgow, MT. – Britnee Wersal, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Steve Harris, Sidney, MT. – Chad Nelson, Sidney, MT. 0 lb.
Bo Boreson, Glasgow, MT. – Shawn Wersal, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Tyler Viste, Helena, MT. – Jason Tatafu, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Trevor Grueb, Faith, SD. – Ben Haskvitz, Gillette, WY. 0 lb.
Phil Leck, Ashton, ID. – Ryley McPeters, Upton, WY. 0 lb.
Rafe Espinoza, Dickinson, ND. – Darren Messer, Dickinson, ND. 0 lb.
Kevin Wersal, Glasgow, MT. – Darrin Wersal, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Aaron Hartsock, Glasgow, MT. – Dylan Hughes, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Angela Westerhoff, Nashua, MT. – Cody Tribby, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Kim Tribby, Glasgow, MT. – Elias Nix, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
Ross Kastet, Glasgow, MT. – McKenzie Markle, Glasgow, MT. 0 lb.
80. Jim Nelson, Glasgow, MT. – Danny Fischer, Glendive, MT. 0 lb.

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