Seniors Brian Lee and Mike Slakis took second place and the team of Brendan Moriarty, Jimmy Ciurej, Matt Caulfield, and Adan Magnan took fifth place.
The weather was brutal with low temperatures, high wind, and occasional snow and ice. A majority of the 30 boats participating failed to weigh in any fish at all.
Both boats/teams now qualify and advance to the District 230 Classic Championship, also on the Des Plaines River, on May 11.
This Friday April 19, the team will be competing in the IHSA State Sectional at Wolf Lake on the east side of Chicago. We wish them well. Go Crusaders!