2,672 pounds of carp caught at St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp tourney in Waddington and Ogdensburg
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 9:29 am

Annelise Cevallos, 15, Waddington, in the St. Lawrence Internationational Junior Carp Tournament kisses a carp as is tradition. Photo courtesy of St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.

WADDINGTON – Participants in the St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament caught 167 carp weighing 2,672 pounds this weekend with many local anglers, as well as particpants and marshalls from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia.

Anglers battled extreme heat as they competed for prizes along the St. Lawrence River. Organizers said the event set records and 77 percent of participants reeled in carp.

Results of the event follow:

• Smallest Carp, Girl: Mackenzie Cota, 7 lb. 10 oz.

• Smallest Carp, Boy: Ashton Vallance, 8 lb. 4 oz.

• First carp of tournament: Mathew Greene, 7:14 a.m., Friday.

• Last carp of tournament: Jordan Gilbert, 5:02 p.m., Saturday.

• Most carp: Nicholas Burns, (13). (1) Friday, (12) Saturday!

• Sportsmanship Award: Olivia Caldwell, who graciously offered to move over from her very successful peg, so that another girl, who needed to be moved, could go there.

• Honorable Mention, Sportsmanship: Jordan Gilbert, who left his location to bring first time participants some bait.

• Julia Basford, who had a needle embedded in her knee when her snag came loose. She refused to leave Tournament, so one of the parents on site removed it, and she finished out the day!

• Big Fish, Boy, 11-14: Devin Green, 26 lb. 8 oz.

• Big Fish, Girl, 11-14: Abbie Belmore, 25 lb. 8 oz.

• Big Fish, Girl, 15-18: Hayley Vallance, 21 lb.

• Big Fish, Boy, 15-18: (overall big Fish) Joseph Greene, 27 lb. 4 oz.

Team Standings:

• 1st Place: Reel Spinners, 246 lb. 4 oz.

• 2nd Place: Locked n Loaded, 233 lb. 15 oz.

• 3rd Place: Crappy Carpers, 209 lb. 7 oz.

Girls, 11 – 14

• 1st Place: Mackenzie Cota, 76 lb. 13 oz.

• 2nd Place: Abbie Belmore, 72 lb. 8 oz.

• 3rd Place: Olivia Caldwell, 69 lb. 5 oz.

Boys, 11 – 14

• 1st Place: Devin Green, 74 lb. 1 oz.

• 2nd Place: Riley Basford, 62 lb. 9 oz.

• 3rd Place: Dominick Jerome, 55 lb. 9 oz.

Girls, 15 – 18

• 1st Place: Annelise Cevallos, 69 lb. 8 oz.

• 2nd Place: Julia Basford, 56 lb. 0 oz.

• 3rd Place: Katrina Sheffield, 54 lb. 6 oz.

Boys, 15 – 18

• 1st Place & Grand Champion: Jaron Belmore, 86 lb. 6 oz.

• 2nd Place: Nicholas Burns, 83 lb. 12 oz.

• 3rd Place: Joseph Greene, 83 lb. 6 oz.