21.0 Silver Salmon Brings In Top Prize
October 08, 2004
Claiming second place is Cynthia Stern of Grandby, Colorado with a 19.6 pound Silver Salmon. Stern nets the second place prize of a one night stay at the Clover Pass Resort located approximately 15 miles north of Ketchikan.
In third place is Stephanie Pattison of Ketchikan, Alaska with an 18.4 pound Silver Salmon. Pattison's prize is $500 cash from Wells Fargo. Following close on Pattison's heels and also weighing in an 18.4 pound Silver Salmon is Bob Eubanks of Ketchikan. Eubanks wins $500 cash from Ketchikan Charr.
In fifth place is Richard Atwood of Ward Cove, Alaska with an 18.0 Silver Salmon. The sixth place winner is Randy Rush of Scottsdale, Arizona also with an 18.0 Silver Salmon. Both Atwood and Rush win $500 cash from Tongass Trading Co., Inc. According to the Little League Treasurer Tonya Rymer, when fish weigh the same, the placement is determined by the first fish entered of that weight.
The community has been so good at donating merchandise, gift certificates, and cash to help make this annual event possible said Rymer. She said they would like to thank all those who participated in the derby and the local businesses who have donated prizes and for their on-going support of the Little League. She also thanked those who helped sell tickets and the weigh-in stations for their hard work in helping make the 2004 Little League Silver Salmon Derby a success. The weigh-in stations were Cedars Lodge, Clover Pass Resort, Silverking Lodge, and Knudson Cove Marina.
Rymer said the amount raised this year can not yet been determined as of this date until after all the ticket sales are turned in. She said there are some derby operational costs that have to be covered but all the proceeds after operational costs will go to the Ketchikan Little League.
The Ketchikan Little League Silver Salmon Derby ran from August 1st until September 30th. Tonya Rymer said the Little League Silver Salmon Derby has been held for approximately 24 years and the proceeds from the event has helped provide equipment, uniforms and has helped pay for team travel. She said the Ketchikan Little League players benefiting range in ages from 5-years up to 18-years of age. The leagues are the Pee Wee, Road Pitch, Minor League, Major League, Junior League, and the Big League.
Winners will be contacted by letter according to Little League Treasurer Tonya Rymer and Little League President John Rymer - who is also the Little League Derby Chairperson. The Treasurer said if winners have not received their winner's notification letter in two weeks to call John Rymer at 247-0999.
Note: Official winners list provided by the Ketchikan Little League; Treasurer Tonya Rymer.