USA Wins World Ice Fishing Championship

Holding fast to its Day 1 lead, the USA Ice Team surprised a field of experienced international anglers and won the 2010 World Ice Fishing Championship in Rhinelander. "We thought we'd be happy with something in the middle of the pack," said team captain Mike McNett of Lombard, Ill. "Tell me I'm not imagining it."

There it was, the crystal WIFC first place trophy, as brilliant as the ice of Boom Lakeunder a late winter sun and as solid as the congratulatory hugs of fellow competitors. Murmurs of "USA, USA" rose from the standing room-only crowd in the Hodag Park weigh-in tent as the result became apparent.…

Poland finished second…and Latvia took third….
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