At the age of 23, I started fishing local crappie tournaments. That first year I won the Boar’s Head Championship. Over the next few years I notched several wins fishing many local and regional crappie tournaments, but I always wanted to step it up. In 2006, I fished my first MWC tournament, with my father as my partner. In our second season we had several high finishes, ended up finishing second overall for Team of the Year, and won father and son TOY honors. To this day, sharing these accolades with my father are my fondest fishing memories.