Thursday, January 12, 2017

Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament Saturday, February 4th

CROOKSTON, Minn. – Win prizes and support scholarships during the 7th Annual Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday, February 4, 2017. The tournament, which supports scholarships at the University of Minnesota Crookston, will be held at Zippel Bay Resort on Lake of the Woods, Williams, Minn. Tickets are available for $20 by contacting Alysa Tulibaski at 701-215-4300. Tickets are also available at Zippel Bay Resort, 6080 39th St. NW, Williams, Minn., 800-222-2537

On Friday, February 3 prior to the fishing tournament, all alumni in the area are invited to an alumni social at Izzy’s Bar & Grill, 801 State Ave, Warroad, Minn., from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be food, door prizes, and a chance to reconnect with your classmates and friends from the Northwest School of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Registration for Saturday’s fishing tournament, limited to the first 225 tickets, begins at 9 a.m. on the ice at the tournament site with fishing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first person to catch a fish, along with prizes for the largest walleye, northern, sauger, perch and other species caught during the tournament. The registration fee also includes a raffle ticket and road access fee.

All proceeds from the tournament support the Justin Knebel Memorial Scholarship Fund at the U of M Crookston. Following the tournament, there will be a social at the igloo on the ice. The Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament corporate sponsors are Streiff Sporting Goods and Zippel Bay Resort.

Prizes sponsored by Streiff Sporting Goods, Cabela's, Fishing House, and Grayden Outdoors LLC. A number of other businesses in Northwest Minnesota support the tournament through the donations of prizes and monetary support.

For more information on the tournament, visit