First Glen Elder Drum Tournament Results Announced


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A unique event was held at Glen Elder Reservoir on Saturday, July 3rd as 23 teams competed in the first annual drum tournament. This tournament was guaranteed to provide

Camden Hamilton, who took home the Big Fish winner in the youth category.

plenty of action for all teams and bring some attention to the underappreciated drum. Following a pre-tournament meeting at 7:30, contestants fished until 1:00 with no limit to the number or size of drum that could be weighed in. In addition, a big fish contest was held with a separate pot. A total of 447 drum were weighed in with over 750 pounds of fish caught.  Winners included:

  • 1st  Place – $460 – Tyler Schoen and Zoe Girard – 101 pounds
  • 2nd Place – $287 – Mitchell Gourley and Craig Dilley – 75 pounds
  • 3rd Place – $160 – Michael Peters and Gage Grauerholz – 67 pounds
  • 4th Place – $42 – Johnny Dillow II and Jesse Wetzel – 63 pounds
  • Big fish – $200 and filet knife – Michael and Kim Martin – 7.2 pounds
  • Big fish (youth) – Rod/Reel Combo – Camden Hamilton – 2.6 pounds
Tyler Schoen & Zoe Girard, who took home 1st Place.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone for participating.  Special thanks to the Glen Elder Marina for donating the rod and reel combo for the biggest fish in the youth category and to Norman’s Northshore for donating an electric filet knife for the biggest fish.

We plan on hosting this event next year around the 4th of July weekend so mark it on your calendars!

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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