2018 Team Bios

Jacob Novak

  • Nickname: Jacob 
  • Hometown: Becker  
  • Proudest Fish: 6lb largemouth
  • Favorite Fisherman: Brandon 
  • Palaniuk 
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Bass
  • Favorite Lake: Whitefish Chain
  • Favorite Lure: Swim jig
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Youtube
  • Who do you fish with most: My brother Jon
  • Accomplishments: 
    • 2nd Place finish Bay Lake - 2017 Warrior Trail Tournament of Champions
    • 4th place finish Whitefish Chain - 2017 Warrior Trail - Qualified for TOC 
    • 4th place Pelican lake MN JR BASS Nation event 
    • 2018 FLW High School National Championship qualifier. 
  • Instagram: @novak_jacob

Jon Novak

  • Nickname: Jon 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 5lb Largemouth
  • Favorite Fisherman: Jordan Lee
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Smallmouth Bass
  • Favorite Lake: Whitefish Chain
  • Favorite Lure: Drop shot
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: My Brother, Jacob
  • Who do you fish with most: Jacob
  • Accomplishments:
    • 4th place finish Whitefish Chain - 2017 Warrior Trail - Qualified for TOC
    • 2nd Place finish Bay Lake - 2017 Warrior Trail Tournament of Champions
    • 4th place B.A.S.S tournament Pelican lake 
  • Instagram: @jon.novak7

Nate Bujarski

  • Nickname: Nate 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 7lb largemouth
  • Favorite Fisherman:
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: 
  • Favorite Lake: Cedar lake
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: My dad was a pro walleye angler and i just got the hang of things.
  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Who do you fish with most: Neil Odden
  • A Little About Yourself: Just like to fish dude.
  • Accomplishments:
    • 1st Place 2017 Smack That Bass tournament on Big Lake.
    • 4th Place Lake Minnetonka - 2017 Warrior Trail - Qualified for TOC
    • 5th Place Finish - Bay Lake - 2017 Warrior Trail Tournament of Champions
  • Instagram: @n8er_

Neil Odden

  • Nickname: Neil 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 6lb Largemouth
  • Favorite Fisherman: Scott Martin
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Bass
  • Favorite Lake: Mille Lacs
  • Favorite Lure: Jig
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: My Dad and Youtube.
  • Who do you fish with most: Nate
  • A Little About Yourself: I have lived my entire life in Becker. I have been fishing for as long as I can remember.
  • Accomplishments: 
    • 1st Place 2017 Smack That Bass tournament on Big Lake.
    • 4th Place Lake Minnetonka - Warrior Trail - Qualified for TOC
    • 5th Place Finish - Bay Lake - Warrior Trail Tournament of Champions
  • Instagram: @oddenneil

Carter Hietala

  • Nickname: CP
  • Hometown: Becker  
  • Proudest Fish:   
  • Favorite Fisherman:  
  • Favorite Species To Fish For:  Dogfish Favorite Lake:  Lake of the Woods
  • Favorite Lure:  Red Eye
  • How Did You Learn To Fish:   Dusty/Charlie/YouTube
  • Who do you fish with most: Sawyer - Brother
  • Accomplishments:
    • 5th Place Finish - Pelican Lake MN JR Bass Nation Tournament
    • Qualified for 2017 MNJrBass State Tournament of Champions Tourney by being top 7 teams in Northern Division.
  • Instagram: @carter_h23

Charlie Wright

  • Nickname: Bigg time Charlie 
  • Hometown: Becker  
  • Proudest Fish: 20lb Carp  
  • Favorite Fisherman: Alex Peric
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Smallmouth bass 
  • Favorite Lake: Lake of the Woods
  • Favorite River: Mississippi River
  • Favorite Lure: Drop shot
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Dad/YouTube
  • Who do you fish with most: Carter
  • A Little About Yourself: My name is Biggtime and I have a passion for fishing. I have been addicted ever since I caught my first fish: a smallmouth on the mississippi. Not only do I love to fish, but I also love hunting and tapping. I do everything from trapping beavers to shooting carp. I also love snorkeling, I love swimming around like a fish, seeing what they see. If you want to learn more about me check out my website @ www.biggtimeoutdoors.com/bigg-time-charlieAccomplishments: 
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  • Accomplishments: 
    • 5th Place Finish - Pelican Lake MN JR Bass Nation Tournament
    • Qualified for 2017 MNJrBass State Tournament of Champions Tourney by being top 7 teams in Northern Division.
  • Instagram: @biggtimecharlie 

Colton Peifer

  • Nickname: Colton 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 6.5lb largemouth
  • Favorite Fisherman: Scott Martin
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Bass
  • Favorite Lake: Sugar
  • Favorite Lure: Jig
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Family and Youtube.
  • Who do you fish with most: Grandpa
  • A Little About Yourself: 16 Years old and love to fish and hunt.
  • Instagram: @colton.peifer1

Colton Johannes

  • Nickname: Colton 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Favorite Fisherman: Bill Dance
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Crappie
  • Favorite Lake: Lake Of The Woods
  • Favorite Lure: Spinnerbait and jigs
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Dad
  • Who do you fish with most: Myself
  • A Little About Yourself: I love fishing and hunting.
  • Accomplishments: Didn't do as bad in the tournament as I thought.
  • Instagram: @colton_j_johannes

Cole Berringer

  • Nickname: Care Bear 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 42 inch Northern
  • Favorite Fisherman: Jon B.
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Walleye
  • Favorite Lake: Gull Lake
  • Favorite Lure: Deep Diver Rap
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Dad and Grandpa 
  • Who do you fish with most: Friends or little Brother
  • A Little About Yourself: I am an outdoorsman and gearhead.
  • Accomplishments: Nothing too great.
  • Instagram: @care_bare6.5

Tyler Matvick

  • Nickname: Tesla 
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 40 inch Muskie
  • Favorite Fisherman: Jordan Lee
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Largemouth Bass
  • Favorite Lake: Fish Trap Lake 
  • Favorite Lure: Jig
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Dad 
  • Who do you fish with most:Dad
  • A Little About Yourself: I am 16 years old and am in track and have been in baseball, basketball, and football.
  • Accomplishments: 
    • Making varsity track team.
    • Winning the championship for baseball.
    • Hitting two homeruns in one game.
  • Instagram: @tyler_matvick_

Ty Pribyl

  • Nickname: Pribzzz
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest Fish: 19 inch Bass
  • Favorite Fisherman: Myself
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Bass
  • Favorite Lake: Clearwater
  • Favorite Lure: Texas rigged lizard
  • Who do you fish with most: Grandpa
  • A Little About Yourself: Love fishing and hunting
  • Instagram: @pribzzz

Derek Roske

  • Nickname: Derek 
  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Proudest Fish:  5lb+ Smallmouth
  • Favorite Fisherman:   Dean Rojas
  • Favorite Species To Fish For:   Bluegill
  • Favorite Lake:  Pickerel Lake
  • How Did You Learn To Fish:  My Dad & YouTube  
  • Who do you fish with most:  My Dad
  • A Little About Yourself:   I like fishing for bass, panfish and walleye. I love getting big bluegill and crappie in the winter. And big bass in the summer months. And a little walleye fishing any time of the year!  I've been able to find good lakes in the winter that are non or low pressured and catch very nice panfish. 
  • YouTube Roskos Outdoor Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKTYGGH2nDlWTHEnXY4lxjA
  • Instagram: @derek_roske 

Bryce Brannan

  • Nickname: Big mouse, Power lifter 
  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Proudest fish moment: Dad had big pike on and grandpa fell out of the boat. 
  • Biggest fish: 41" pike 
  • Favorite fisherman: Kevin VanDam 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Pike/Walleye 
  • Favorite lake: Sugar
  • Favorite lure/technique: Chatterbait
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad and Youtube
  • Who do you fish with the most: My dad and my grandpa
  • Instagram: @5_baseball_is_lyfe_5  

Jarrett Aumock

  • WNickname: JJ
  • Hometown: Clear Lake 
  • Proudest fish moment: Catching a 23.5" smallie on the Elk river 
  • Biggest fish: 23.5" smallmouth bass 
  • Favorite fisherman: My grandpa 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Walleye 
  • Favorite lake: Roy 
  • Favorite lure/technique: Texas rig 
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad and whole family
  • Who do you fish with the most: My dad 
  • Accomplishments: 
    • 7 Seasons in St. John's Boys Choir 
    • Member of Youth choir of central MN
    • Touring the county overseas with choir. 
  • Instagram: @jarrett_aumock 
  • Youtube: Jarrett Aumock 

Logan Jurek

  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Bass
  • Favorite lure/technique: Any topwater 
  • How did you learn to fish: Grandpa 
  • Instagram: @logan_jurek 


Erik Brandt

Hometown: Becker

Proudest Fish: 29 inch Walleye

Favorite Fisherman: Korey Sprengel

  • Nickname: Erik
  • Favorite Species To Fish For: Walleye
  • Favorite Lake: Mille Lacs
  • Favorite Lure: Firetiger Rapala
  • How Did You Learn To Fish: Dad
  • Who do you fish with most: Dad
  • A Little About Yourself: I like to fish, hunt, atv, snowmobile, and play baseball.
  • Instagram: @erik.brandt7

Avery Longley

  • Nickname: Avery 
  • Hometown: Big Lake 
  • Proudest fish moment: Catching 22 bass
  • Biggest fish: 13.5 lb catfish 
  • Favorite fisherman: Dad 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Smallmouth bass 
  • Favorite lake: n/a
  • Favorite lure/technique: Rigging/fishing off bottom 
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad 
  • Who do you fish with the most: Dad
  • Accomplishments: Catching a 21.5" smallie
  • Instagram: @averylongley

Nik Hosier

  • Nickname: Hosier 
  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Proudest fish moment: When I caught 50 fish in one morning in a paddle boat
  • Biggest fish: 6.5lb bass 
  • Favorite fisherman: Jon B 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Bass
  • Favorite lake: Johnson lake 
  • Favorite lure/technique: Moving baits
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad 
  • Who do you fish with the most: 
  • Accomplishments: 
  • Instagram: @nikhosier

Gage Sigvertsen

  • Nickname: Gage 
  • Hometown: Big lake/ Becker 
  • Proudest fish moment: 1st bass
  • Biggest fish: 4 pound largemouth 


Luke Mehelich

  • Nickname: Holmes 
  • Hometown:  Becker 
  • Proudest fish moment: Catching a 28" northern off a dock 
  • Biggest fish: 21", 3 pound bass
  • Favorite fisherman: Chris Lane 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Northern Pike 
  • Favorite lake: White Earth Lake 
  • Favorite lure/technique: Spinnerbait 
  • How did you learn to fish: My grandpa took me fishing every time i was at his house.
  • Who do you fish with the most: Teagan Klepsa 
  • Accomplishments: 
  • Instagram: @lucky_lax5

Wesley McKay

  • Nickname: Lesley
  • Hometown:  Clear Lake 
  • Proudest fish moment: 16 inch crappie through the ice
  • Biggest fish: 3 pound bass 
  • Favorite fisherman: Al Linder 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Bass 
  • Favorite lake: Nichols 
  • Favorite lure/technique: Rapala shad rap 
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad
  • Who do you fish with the most: My dad 
  • Accomplishments: 
  • Youtube: WPM Outdoors 
  • Instagram: @WMckay29

Mason Doucette

  • Nickname: 
  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Proudest fish moment: Catching a 36 inch pike on a tip up. 
  • Biggest fish: 36" pike 
  • Favorite fisherman: Dad
  • favorite species to fish for: Pike 
  • Favorite lake: Camp
  • Favorite lure/technique: Spinnerbait 
  • How did you learn to fish: Dad
  • Who do you fish with the most: Dad
  • Accomplishments: Catching a 36" pike 
  • Youtube: Mason Outdoors 


Tristan Martin

  • Nickname: Tristan
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest fish moment: My 43" muskie 
  • Biggest fish: 43" muskie
  • Favorite fisherman: James Holst 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Walleye
  • Favorite lake: Big sand lake 
  • Favorite lure/technique: Lindy rig 
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad
  • Who do you fish with the most: My dad
  • Accomplishments:
  • Instagram: @tjm102603

Dawson Crouse

  • Nickname: Dawg
  • Hometown: Big Lake 
  • Proudest fish moment: Catching 33" Northern 
  • Biggest fish: 33" northern 
  • Favorite fisherman: Jon B
  • Favorite species to fish for: Bass
  • Favorite lake: Big Lake/Mitchell
  • Favorite lure/technique: Finesse Jig 
  • How did you learn to fish: My Grandpa
  • Who do you fish with the most: Grandpa
  • Accomplishments: Catching big bass
  • Instagram:

Zac Dostal

  • Nickname: Dostal
  • Hometown: Big Lake 
  • Proudest fish moment: Fishing in my first bass tournament 
  • Biggest fish: 42", 25 pound pike 
  • Favorite fisherman: Skeet Reese
  • Favorite species to fish for: Bass
  • Favorite lake: Mud Lake 
  • Favorite lure/technique: Skipping docks
  • How did you learn to fish: Dad/trial and error 
  • Who do you fish with the most: Conner 
  • Accomplishments: Catching a 6 pound bass on a frog
  • Instagram: @zac.dostal
  • Youtube: Bass boys 

Sam Hyttsten

  • Nickname: 
  • Hometown: Becker 
  • favorite species to fish for: Bass
  • Favorite lake: Woman 
  • How did you learn to fish: My Grandpa
  • Who do you fish with the most: My dad
  • Instagram: @uncle_sam2187

Carson Shultz

  • Nickname: Brad
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Biggest fish: Big fish 
  • favorite species to fish for: Panfish 
  • How did you learn to fish: Dad
  • Who do you fish with the most: Dad

Reid Brenteson

  • Nickname: 
  • Hometown: Big Lake 
  • Proudest fish moment: 7.5 pound largemouth 
  • Biggest fish: 37" pike 
  • Favorite fisherman: Jacob Wheeler
  • favorite species to fish for: Smallmouth
  • Favorite lake: Lindsy
  • Favorite lure/technique: Frog
  • How did you learn to fish: Youtube 
  • Who do you fish with the most: A friend
  • Accomplishments: 
  • Instagram: @rbrenteson7

Tucker Rhodes

  • Nickname: Tuck
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest fish moment: 27" Walleye
  • Biggest fish: 30" northern, I throw back what I don't eat 
  • Favorite fisherman: My dad/Andrew Flair 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Bass/ Panfish
  • Favorite lake: Eagle lake
  • Favorite lure/technique: Chatterbait/ Jig 
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad 
  • Who do you fish with the most: My dad
  • Accomplishments: I have my own boat on Eagle lake 
  • Instagram: @hockey_playa_12_

Sawyer Hietala

  • Nickname: Soydog
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Proudest fish moment: Muskie
  • Biggest fish: A shark 
  • Favorite fisherman: Carter H
  • favorite species to fish for: Walleye/Bass/Crappie
  • Favorite lake: Camp
  • Favorite lure/technique: Using a rod to catch fish 
  • How did you learn to fish: Carter 
  • Who do you fish with the most: Carter
  • Accomplishments: Many
  • Instagram: @sawyerhietala

Sydne Hintermeister

  • Nickname: Syd
  • Hometown: Becker
  • Biggest fish: 28" Northen
  • Favorite species to fish for: Northern 
  • Favorite lake: Rice
  • Favorite lure/technique: Silver shad rap
  • How did you learn to fish: Summer with my family. 
  • Who do you fish with the most: Cousin

Jackson Jundt

  • Hometown: Becker 
  • Favorite fisherman: Myself 
  • Favorite species to fish for: Sunny/Bass
  • Favorite lake: Lake Mitchell
  • Favorite lure/technique: Spinnerbait
  • How did you learn to fish: My dad
  • Who do you fish with the most: Friends