AIM® Pro Team Challenge Oconto Results 2012

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Plymouth, WI - July 25, 2012AIM

Team Yamaha goes 1 and 2 at the first ever Pro Team Challenge in Oconto, WI July 20-22, 2012.

Yamaha Pro Joe Okada and his father David Okada came from behind to take the AIM Pro Team Challenge title on the Bay of Green Bay for their first major win and $23,000 in cash.  

The second place spot and $10,000 in cash is owned by Yamaha Pro Robert Blosser and his brother Josh Blosser.

This AIM event was a 100% payout and paid the top 25% of the field. 57 teams also participated in the Big Fish / Big Basket cash pools that pay out 3 places. Big Fish honors and $713 went to the team of Kevin and Jason Ellman for their 30.5” walleye. Big Basket honors and $713 belongs to the Pro Team of James Peterson and Greg Josephs.

Complete payouts for this event are listed below:

Place    Pro Team    Fish    Weight    Prize
1    Okada, Joe & Okada, David     21    132.52    $23,000.00
2    Blosser, Robert & Blosser, Josh     21    130.61    $10,000.00
3    Kemos, Tom & Kemos, Telly     21    124.48    $7,500.00
4    Dempsey, Ryan & Goecks, Brad     21    120    $6,500.00
5    Keller, Brian & Eaton, Larry     21    118.62    $5,500.00
6    Leanna, Jim & Knowles, Joe     21    117.59    $4,500.00
7    Cardenas, Robert & Mickish, John    21    116.22    $4,000.00
8    Niklasch, Lynn & Besaw, Bart     21    115.93    $3,600.00
9    Schneider, John & Meisner, Dan     21    115.15    $3,200.00
10    Adler, Adam & Schoenwalder, Andy     21    114.93    $3,000.00
11    Neu, Pat & Neu, Adam     21    114.77    $2,800.00
12    Oskey, Jeff & Polzin, Mike     21    111.51    $2,600.00
13    Provost, Nate & Franklin, Rick     21    110.58    $2,500.00
14    Kolinski, John & Hornes, Blaine     21    109.21    $2,400.00
15    Samson, Bruce & Stoegbauer, Rick     21    107.27    $2,300.00
16    Omelina, John & Hogan, Dan     21    104.7    $2,200.00
17    Skarlis, Tommy & Armatti, Neil     16    104.35    $2,100.00
18    Gabriel, Troy & Thomson, Paul     21    102.59    $2,000.00
19    Blanck, Mike & Blanck, Kevin     20    102.16    $1,900.00

Big Fish    Pro Team    Fish    Weight    Prize     

1 Ellman,Kevin & Ellman,Jason  30.5"    11.94   $713.00 
2 Gofron,Mike & Adams,Jaeme    30"      11.33   $238.00   
2 Loeckle, Troy & Loeckle, Wes    30"    11.33    $238.00     
2 Sutton Bill & Vojak, Bill    30"    11.33    $238.00    

Big Basket    Pro Team    Fish    Weight    Prize     
1    Peterson, James & Josephs, Greg    7    53.13    $713.00     
2    Blosser, Robert & Blosser, Josh     7    51.00    $428.00     
3    Loeckle, Troy & Loeckle, Wes    7    50.48    $285.00     
                                   
With the AIM CRR format, AIM officials conduct a final audit and verification of the score cards and fish pictures for all the Pros and Pro Teams cashing a check for all three days.
The AIM pro Challenge format was extremely well received, and reports are AIM may be considering the format for several events in 2013. One sentiment was unanimous; Oconto would be a preferred AIM Pro Team Challenge location again for next year.

Anglers Insight Marketing, LLC™ (AIM) is a unique tournament organization which is owned by stockholders, the majority of which are Professional walleye anglers. AIM Professionals are among the "All Stars" of professional fishing, with cumulative HUNDREDS of years of tournament experience, including countless tournament victories, series championships, and Angler of the Year titles. This insight and knowledge is now being employed to provide the finest tournament experience for the participants, and the maximum exposure for the host tournament sites and corporate partners.