Award winners from Milford’s Cabela’s King Kat tourney

The first-place winners were Justin Cook of New Franklin, Mo., and Gary Ryan of Columbia, Mo.

On a day that saw cold, snowy and high water conditions, more than 45 teams gathered at Milford Lake March 30 to compete in the Cabela’s King Kat National Qualifier Tournament. 

The top three teams from the tournament were:

• First place: Justin Cook of New Franklin, Mo., and Gary Ryan of Columbia, Mo., with 98.64 pounds.

• Second place and Big Fish Award: Blake McPherren of Wakefield and Jamie Jackson of Clay Center with two Blue Catfish weighing 95.34 pounds. The Big Fish alone was 55.56 pounds.

• Third place: Kevin Parks of LeRoy and Ryan Gnagy of Tecumseh with 88.34 pounds.

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