Kevin grew up in the small central Wisconsin town of Wild Rose. His path led him to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he took on many rolls with the Wisconsin Fishing Team in his four years there.

 

Kevin is the acting President of the Club. His duties cover a wide range of responsibilities. He oversees all club activities, helps to coordinate events, runs the Monona Big Bass Bash, helps with sponsorship coordination and is an acting graphic designer for the club. 

JUSTIN NOVARA

President

A life-long resident of Wisconsin and the last 15 years in Madison, Justin is a certified fishing freak, spending many long hours on the water bassin but also loves fishing for other species during the off months and is an ice fishing fanatic.  Justin studied at UW-Madison, further gaining knowledge of the four lakes whiles also expanding his skills by traveling the country fishing for the Wisconsin Fishing Team.

 

Even though fishing is in his blood, Justin is a huge sports fan and plays competitive volleyball all year long.  But back to fishing…Justin is a force to be reckoned with on any natural lake all over our state and always seems to be near the top of the AOY leaderboard. He will do whatever it takes to catch fish and spends just as much time with a spinning rod in his hand as he does with the flipping stick. His personal fishing motto is "Flip or Die".

Justin is the acting President of the Club. His duties cover a wide range of responsibilities. He oversees all club activities, helps to coordinate events, runs the Monona Big Bass Bash, helps with sponsorship coordination and is an acting graphic designer for the club. 

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LEVI WARNER

 Vice President

Residing in the Fox River Valley area and originally from Shiocton, WI, Levi considers the often feast-or-famine Wolf River system as his home waters. He doesn’t have a preference for largemouth or smallmouth, and will take whatever he can catch flipping or pitching. He considers the perfect day on the water to be one where he doesn’t have to make an overhand cast!

 

Levi is a UW-Madison alum and was actively involved in the Wisconsin Fishing Team as President, Tournament Director, and Sponsorship Coordinator. His college fishing highlight was a five-second ESPN clip for catching the Day 1 big bass at the 2013 College B.A.S.S. Midwestern Regional at Iowa’s Lake Sugema. This fish was landed solely because of the net man expertise of fellow Madtown member, Konner Kearney.

 

As Vice President, Levi’s duties will be filling in for the head honcho when he’s absent, and helping out other officers when needed!

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Tournament Director

KONNER KEARNEY

Konner grew up in Hartland, WI fishing most of the Lake Country area lakes. He also has a great deal of experience chasing smallmouth bass in the Sturgeon Bay area. Smallmouth are his specialty and passion; a perfect day on the water involves wind, waves, and big schools of brown bass.

 

Konner is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was the Vice President of the Wisconsin Fishing Team. Konner traveled throughout the Country fishing BASS and FLW events with the UW Fishing Team.

 

As tournament director for Madtown Bass his duties range from setting tournament rules, regulations, and boundaries to overseeing all recorded fish brought to the scales. He's also the current website designer and editor, one of the club's graphic designers, and also works with sponsorship coordination.

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James Warren

Secretary/Treasurer

Jim grew up fishing predominately the Mississippi River (pool 10) but has enjoyed his time with the club exploring, expanding and learning all the excellent lakes Wisconsin has to offer.

 

The only other outdoor activities that takes him away from fishing is hunting and golf. His appreciation for outdoor activities, especially fishing, came from his dad. That appreciation turned into a career in Natural Resources as Jim earned his BS degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

 

As Secretary/Treasure Jim looks after the finances for the club, keeps the roster up to date, documents meeting minutes and organizes other club business.

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Ramroth Finnegan

Social Media Coordinator

Ram grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended college in Erie, Pennsylvania where he played college football for 5 years. Once football ended, he took advantage of the excellent smallmouth bass fishing on Lake Erie and his love for smallmouth grew even more.

 

Ram moved to Milwaukee last spring and joined the club shortly after he met club member Kevin Yeska. Kevin showed Ram how to catch a bass on an inland lake which was pretty neat.

 

Ram also gained interest in video editing which has led to job opportunities shooting/editing for professional bass fishermen. He currently films/edits MLF Pro Keith Poche’s OFF THE GRID video series. Ram hopes to create meaningful memories for the club members during the tournaments, and provide coverage during the tournaments presented by the club.

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BRIAN SAARI

Entertainment Coordinator

Don't ask...all you have to do is attend one of our weekend events out of town and you'll know.