Colfax’s Ice Vikes reel in win in “Team Red” competition, win $4,000 grand prize

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS — The Colfax High School "Ice Vikes" fishing team won this year's "Team Red" challenge sponsored by Berkeley Fishing. The team completed various tasks between August 2016 and May 1, 2017, to earn team points in the hopes of winning first place. The grand prize award this year was $4,000, which the team spent on purchasing new equipment for use in upcoming seasons. Pictured here (L to R) are, front row: Chace Peterson, Jackson Hellmann, Ben Thompson and Mitchel Harmon; middle row: Nick Jensen, Phil Taylor, Sawyer Best and coach Mike Dombrowski; back row: Dalton Schotter, Ed Hydukovich and Alex Sykora. —photo by Mike Dombrowski

By Cara L. Dempski

COLFAX — The Colfax High School ice fishing team, the “Ice Vikes,” can add another nice win to their resume for 2017.

The fishing team learned in early May that it had won first place in the 2016-2017 Berkeley Fishing “Team Red” competition. 

The nationwide competition challenges high school and college students to complete community service tasks, record individual activities involving fishing or conservation, hold club/team meetings, report on competitions, and keep working to learn new things and improve skills.

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