Proceeds to benefit Wolf River parks
By John Faucher
Twenty-four teams fished in the second annual Greg Stilen Jr. Memorial Bass Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3.
The tournament raised over $2,300 for park improvements along the Wolf River in New London.
Shiocton brothers Levi and Seth Warner won first place with five bass totaling 15.50 pounds.
Scott Van Order of Royalton and Jimmy Kettenhoven of Clintonville came in second place with five fish totaling 15.36 pounds.
RTM Tackle representatives Ryan Kerr and Tony Huer of New London landed the biggest fish of the tournament, a smallmouth bass weighing in at 5.04 pounds. Kerr and Huer took third place overall weighing in five fish at 14.67 pounds.
Ted Coppersmith of New London, and Josh Muskevitsch of Hortonville finished in fourth place with five fish weighing 14.19 pounds.
Greg Stilen Jr., 26, died in a motorcycle crash on July 14, 2015. He was an avid outdoorsman and grew up fishing, hunting and sharing his knowledge with others along the Wolf River.
Since his passing, friends and family of Stilen have been in talks with the New London Parks and Recreation Committee to build a gazebo shelter in memory of Greg along River Trail Park in New London. The group also plans to raise funds for a “Friends of New London Parks” organization.