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Ben Blegen


CNY Pro and 2015 USA Ice Team Member, Ben Blegen is a current resident of Becker, MN, where he lives with his extremely supportive wife Ashley and newborn daughter Alexandra.  Ben is a competitive tournament hard water angler, fishing the North American Ice Fishing Circuit with team partner and twin brother Luke Blegen.  Ben is Pro Staff for Beam Outdoors and Pro Staff with the NAIFC.  He has filmed for Midwest Outdoors TV, interviewed with various paper publications, podcasts and radio.  After joining the NAIFC circuit in 2009, Ben has 8 top 15 qualifier finishes which includes two 1st place finishes and a 5th place finish.  Ben has also finished 3rd in 2011 and 12th in 2012 for NAIFC’s team of the year. 


Ben’s ice fishing addiction was inspired at a young age by a couple of close family friends who took the time to introduce him to the sport and enjoyment of ice fishing.  It was these family friends who taught him the basics of ice fishing and the overall enjoyment of what ice fishing has to offer.  Through this and many other on ice experiences, Ben took his skills and turned them toward competitive ice fishing.  He has also had many opportunities to share his skills and knowledge by giving the NAIFC's Friday night seminars throughout the United States.  He has also had an opportunity to give seminars at the Wisconsin Ice Fishing Shows.  Ben continues teaching hard water education by helping kids learn how to fish at many of the NAIFC's Saturday kids camp.  


Ben's competitive ice fishing future includes yearly runs for NAIFC team of the year, tryouts for USA Ice Team and other various competitive ice fishing circuits/tournaments throughout the United States. He and his current partner, recently took first place at an NAIFC Qualifier @ Mille Lacs Lake.

Luke Blegen


2015 USA Ice Team member, Luke Blegen currently lives in Elk River, MN where he is an owner of two businesses in the local community.  Both businesses are fortunate enough to allow Luke the opportunity to take winters off.  During these winters, Luke has taken the opportunity to become an accomplished ice fishing tournament angler, competing in the North American Ice Fishing Circuit with his twin brother and teammate Ben Blegen. 

While Luke and Ben have shared many of their ice fishing accomplishments, Luke consistently strives to perfect his on ice techniques, strategy and knowledge of ice fishing.  Luke’s competitiveness and ice fishing skills has led him to a 1st and 5th place NAIFC tournament finish and a 3rd place in team of the year in 2011 and 12th in 2012. 

Luke is always continuing to expand his knowledge of ice fishing and looks to continue his success this upcoming ice season and is truly grateful for the opportunities he has been given.


Eric Anderson


Born in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Eric’s passion for fishing was sparked on the edges of the Town River. Influenced by his father’s love for the outdoors, Eric grew up fishing every chance he had. Eric graduated from an Agricultural High School where he studied Landscape Design. Eric works full time as a Landscape Foreman and lives with his girlfriend and their six year old daughter. Eric has proudly instilled his love of the outdoors in the future generation. Every chance given, you can find Eric fishing with his daughter. Eric enjoys educating his family, peers and anyone interested in listening about where the fish are biting, what they are biting and what type of equipment to use. Eric is sponsored by Norm’s Bait and Tackle of Crown Point New York, and enjoys supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses.
Eric prides himself on sharing his tips, techniques and even often his tackle with newcomers to fishing. This upcoming year Eric aspires to push his love of fishing to the next step and begin competing in local ice fishing tournaments.
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Hobbies: Camping, Educating youth about: Fishing & Fish & Wildlife Laws Favorite Water: Lake Champlain Target Species: Pan Fish Current Sponsors: Norm’s Bait and Tackle, Crown Point New York

Adam Adoph


My name is Adam Adolph. I am 35 years old and have been fishing off and on since I was about 5. My father got me started in the sport. I have been fishing local tournaments for about 10 years now and 4 years ago i got into ice tournaments. This will be the first year that I fish an actual tournament series(Team Extreme Ice Fishing Tournaments). I have no actual sponsors, but am Pro-staff for Schadeycreek Lures, CrappieZilla Custom Crappie Jigs and Jigheads, and CNY Custom Rods. In 5 years i want to be fishing in the NAIFC.

Erick Bush


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