District 15 Connecticut, New Jersey, and Rhode Island TBF National Semi-Final on September 21-22, 2019.
The 2019 TBF District 15 National Semi-Final Tournament on the 1000 Islands is now in the books. Teams from CT, NJ and RI competed for a chance to advance to the TBF National Championship next spring.
Keith Cleary (CT) was the District Champion of the Boater Division with a two-day total of 39.47 pounds.
Ryan Kusmit (CT) was the District Champion of the Co-Angler Division with a two-day total of 26.33 pounds.
The “State Pride” competition was won by the Connecticut Team with a total weight for the eligible anglers of 200.52 pounds, New Jersey was second with 169.02, and Rhode Island took third with 153.95.
Boater Division – Top 5
1st place – Keith Cleary (CT): 39.47 lbs
2nd place – Jeremy Sadowski (RI): 34.53 lbs
3rd place – Ken Bugden (CT): 33.45 lbs
4th place – Matt Marinelli (CT): 32.43 lbs
5th place – Nick Diamandas Jr (NJ): 31.27 lbs
Boater Division – Lunkers
Day 1 – Tim Thompson (CT): 7.68 pound smallmouth
Day 2 – Keith Cleary (CT): 5.40 pound smallmouth
Co-Angler Division – Top 5
1st place – Ryan Kusmit (CT): 26.33 lbs
2nd place – Brian Wisniewski (NJ): 24.54 lbs
3rd place – Jeff Misaiko (CT): 24.22 lbs
4th place – Brian Snowman (NJ): 22.26 lbs
5th place – Lou Basciani (NJ): 21.31 lbs
Co-Angler Division – Lunkers
Day 1 – Jeff Misaiko (CT): 5.48 pound smallmouth
Day 2 – Mike Wotanowski (NJ): 5.30 pound smallmouth
Advancing to the TBF National Championship next spring are the following anglers:
Connecticut – Keith Cleary (Boater) & Ryan Kusmit (Co-Angler)
New Jersey – Nick Diamandas Jr. (Boater) & Brian Wisniewski (Co-Angler)
Rhode Island – Jeremy Sadowski (Boater) & Scott Arruda (Co-Angler)