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The Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament – 2013

More than just a golf tournament

The Ben Kruse Crappie Tournament began in 2011. Organizers knew of several people who didn’t golf, and wanted a way to become involved with 18 FORE Life. The inaugural event was a huge success and in just the second year, became one of the largest fishing tournaments ever held at Lake Wappapello with 59 boats entered. The fishing is always great, the food is amazing and the giveaways make this event a great time no one wants to miss out on. Much like the bowling event, many participants are passionate about the sport, while many others choose to make this the one time of the year they hit the water!

The 3rd Annual Ben Kruse Charity Crappie Tournament was held on Wappapello Lake on Saturday September 7th.  2013 was our largest turnout so far with 71 teams registering and is to date the largest crappie tournament ever held on Wappapello Lake.  We raised over $13,000 for the 18 Fore Life Charity!  We had a great crowd with lots of food and drink, raffles, games, silent auction items and presentation.  We’re already looking forward to 2014.  The event will be held on September 6th, 2014.  We’re hoping to have 90 teams and our goal is to raise $16,000.  We hope you join us!



2013 Tournament Results

Place Team Members Total Wgt
1st David Tropf and Edwin Younger 8.12
2nd Damon Thompson and Jackie Thompson 7.36
3rd Brett Roper and Allen Below 7.33
4th Anthony Sifford and Scott Sifford 7.30
5th Allen Chappell and Jason Sandage 7.02
6th Joe Guiling and Brett Carrier 6.80
7th Daniel Porter and Matt Williams 6.62
8th Dan Hudgen and Don Seymore 6.59
9th Billy Fowler and Chris Channel 6.37
10th Michael Smart and Travis Causey 6.35
11th Eric Parris and Brian Huffman 6.26
12th James Chism and Don Lynn 6.26
13th Tony Jacques and Darren Baker 6.22
14th David Wheetley and Terry Joseph 6.15


2013 Big Fish Results

Place Team Members  Big Fish Wgt
1st Dan Hudgens and Don Seymore 1.42
2nd Robert Stephens and Martin Poetz 1.42



Below Brothers Dirt LLC. – Allen Below Brett Roper – Helena
D&D Trucking – Donnie Foster Tyson Foods – Mark Avery
Bootheel Recycling – Mark and Kristi Booker Doug Cox/Dallas Buchanan/James Kauffman/
R.D. Stewart Cooking Team
Bank of Advance – Jim Rainey and Family Ellis Battery
Wappapello Crappie Club Minnekota Hummingbird
Faurecia On The Go – Randall and Debbie Swindell
Allen Christian, Inc – Bruce, Terry, Denny and Allen Marty Poetz
Cody Jines Trucking -Cody and Kari Jines Vision Source – Jennifer Howard and
Katie Mayberry
Cajun Wholesalers LLC-Bruce Christian and Brandon Jines Agventure – Larry Mayberry
Rivers West/Cascade Direct Glazers-Ben McKuin and Dennis Drerup
Christian Memorials & Signs MFA in Bernie
Brown Construction – Steve Brown COOP- Dexter
Grizzly Jig – Louie and Wade Mansfield Helena-Dudley
Randy Laird and Sons Concrete Contractors –
Randy, Charlene and Josh and Jarrett
Blackswans.com – Charly Hilburn
Sundowner Marina – Charlie, Dorothy and Traci Brother-ton MidSouth Tackle
Tite-Loc Strike King
Kohlfeld Distributing – Kip Musgrave and
the Kohlfeld Family
Charla Carrier
Stokes Mayberry Gin – David Mayberry and Family First Baptist Church of Dexter
Lakefork Tackle Lowe Boat
Bess Distributing – David and Laura Bess Food Rite at Wappapello – Greg and Nikki Calhoun
FLW – General Clyde Vaughn Town and Country in Dexter
Slabber Daves-Dave Maddox Harp’s
Southern Pro


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