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Looyenga, teammates win Walleye Classic

By Jay Davis

Marty Looyenga of Mobridge and teammates Corey Sauerwein and Brady Kleffman of Aberdeen used a consistent two days of fishing to claim first place in the South Dakota Walleye Classic on Lake Oahe and in Akaska on Friday and Saturday.
The trio pulled in 12.44 pounds on day one and 11.05 pounds on day two for a winning total of 23.49 pounds. They were in third place after the first day of fishing.
The second-place team of Blake Anderson, Kevin Pitzl and Chris Kassube were not as consistent. After leading the tournament with 14.71 pounds on day one, they fell to 8.58 pounds on day two and finished with 23.29 pounds. Their day one total included the biggest walleye of the tourney at 5.32 pounds.
Selby anglers Gary Beck and Brent Riley followed the consistent method and took third with weights of 12 pounds and 10.53 pounds for a 22.53-pound total.
Forty-two teams competed in the tournament with the top 10 earning payout checks. The teams combined to bring in 512.91 pounds of walleyes.

South Dakota Walleye Classic
1. Corey Sauerwein, Marty Looyenga, Brady Kleffman, 12.44, 11.05, 23.49; 2. Blake Anderson, Kevin Pitzl, Chris Kassube, 14.71, 8.58, 23.29; 3. Gary Beck, Brent Riley, 12, 10.53, 22.53; 4. A.J. Hoffman, Travis Wagner, Jessie Wagner, 11.55, 9.81, 21.36; 5. Dennis Foster, Cody Holser, Andew Johnson, 9.7, 11.13, 20.83; 6. Gary Farhni, Bob Farhni, Dennis Zabel, 8.03, 11.74, 19.77; 7. Rick Haux, Wyatt Haux, Jim Severson, 10.25, 9.19, 19.44; 8. John Reed, Ken Reed, Andrew Klein, 14.03, 4.91, 18.94; 9. Brad Schilling, Rita Cleveland, Daniel Garber, 6.9, 11.98, 18.88; 10. Nick Cahalla, Ryan Sheforgen, Cody Nickle, 9.33, 9.09, 18.42;
11. Troy Hanson, Craig Davis, Ritchie Davis, 8.12, 9.88, 18; 12. Spencer Ketterling, Mark Ketterling, Blake Ketterling, 6.94, 10.73, 17.67; 13. Jeff Mistelski, Brent Mareska, 8.22, 9.29, 17.51; 14. Dewey Lerew, Monte Kretschmer, Craig Oberle, 5.52, 11.28, 16.8; 15. Bobby Simon, Steven Senyak, 11.32, 5.05, 16.37; 16. Kenny Vogel, Dustin Vogel, Kurt Vogel, 8.11, 8.09, 16.2; 17. Mike Kruse, Gene Allen Sandmeier, Rick Barnett, 7.39, 7.63, 15.02; 18. Josh Phillips, David Seiber, 5.73, 7.61, 13.34; 19. Kent Perkins, David Maddy, Christopher Maddy, 6.15, 6.27, 12.42; 20. Larry Miles, Marc Miles, Eric Miles, 7.59, 4.44, 12.03;
21. Wayne Lenling, Arnie Lenling, Jody Akkerman, 3.63, 8.2, 11.83; 22. Jason Dallman, Mike Dallman, Brian Kramer, 4.76, 6.69, 11.45; 23. Tim Patzer, Maddy Patzer, Davis Patzer, 0, 11.31, 11.31; 24. Doug Frank, Logan Frank, Clayton Larson, 8.71, 1.81, 10.52; 24. Bubba Graham, Hunter Graham, George Carrico, 2.78, 7.74, 10.52; 26. Dustin Wager, Jay Worth, Justin Cronin, 2.77, 7.48, 10.25; 27. Brandan Kaup, Trent Arbach, Tanner Heuer, 7.74, 1.14, 8.88; 28. Mark Stadheim, Bob Lee, 4.21, 4.6, 8.81; 29. Angie Marin, Tom Kuhlman, John Wenschlag, 4.12, 4.66, 8.78; 30. Jake McLeod, Brian Sombke, Bryce Sombke, 0, 8.17, 8.17;
31. Jeff Curtis, Gerard Schyma, Ed Miller, 7.6, 0, 7.6; 32. George Kessler, Terry Brandt, Steve Holm, 2.42, 3.24, 5.58;
33. Lance Larsen, Trace Damm, Connor Hanson, 2.34, 3.24, 5.58; 34. Cody Nipp, Wyatt Wilson, Larry Huettl, 5.43, 0, 5.43; 35. Lowell Hofer, Derrick Hofer, Casper Hofer, 4.74, 0, 4.74; 36. Bill Hinds, Kelly Hinds, 4.41, 0, 4.41; 37. Bob Olson, Mike Olson, Tyler Olson, 3.96, 0, 3.96; 38. Glenn White, Samuel Thesing, 2.98, 0, 2.98; 39. Jeff Arneson, Terry Sippel, Greg Nehlich, 2.91, 0, 2.91; 40. Carey Scarrott, John Scarrott, Cody Scarrott, 2.44, 0, 2.44; 41. Shane Ladwig, Scott Schaefer, Jeff Terhark, 1.81, 0, 1.81; 42. Jeff Lefforge, Tim Lefforge, Lee Koch, 1.1, 0, 1.1.

 

 

Marty Looyenga (right) of Mobridge and teammates Corey Sauerwein (left) and Brady Kleffman of Aberdeen teamed to win the South Dakota Walleye Classic in Akaska on Friday and Saturday.

Marty Looyenga (right) of Mobridge and teammates Corey Sauerwein (left) and Brady Kleffman of Aberdeen teamed to win the South Dakota Walleye Classic in Akaska on Friday and Saturday.