Burton resident wins duck calling contest





Corey Sorensen far right stands with second place winner Jan Ehlert of Saginaw and third place winner Chris Hillman of Lansing.

Corey Sorensen far right stands with second place winner Jan Ehlert of Saginaw and third place winner Chris Hillman of Lansing.

SAGINAW
— Corey Sorensen of Burton was crowned champ in the masters division of the 2010 Michigan Duck and Goose Calling Championships at the 15th annual Michigan Duck Hunter’s Association Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival on Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Bay City State Recreation Area. Sorensen will report to Stuttgart, Ariz. to compete in the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest later this year.

The sanctioned event at Saginaw Bay included novice and master divisions and special calling contests during the Waterfowl Festival for Junior Goose, Junior Duck, and Team Duck competitions. Next year’s Calling Championships and competitions will take place Aug. 6-7, 2011.

Details: Contact the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, located in the Bay City State Recreation Area, 989-667-0717.

Winners are listed below in each division:

Michigan Duck Calling
Championship

Master:
1. Corey Sorensen (Burton, MI) 2. Jan Ehlert (Saginaw, MI) 3. Chris Hillman (Lansing, MI)

Novice:

1. Alex Hodges (S. Rockwood, MI)

2. Brad VanBennekem (Grand Rapids, MI)

3. Jesse Harris (Cottam, Ontario) Youth Duck Calling Contest
Fledgling Division
1. Emily Ondovcsik (Fenton, MI) 2. Paige Meyer (Bay City, MI) 3. Drew Stempky (Cheboygan, MI)

Tenderfoot (12 & Under)
1. Justin Roth (Toledo, OH) 2. Garret Siemen (Ionia, MI) 3. Tyler Parker (Milan, MI)

Hunter Division (16 & Under)
1. Alex Hodges (S. Rockwood, MI)

2. Jesse Harris (Cottam, Ontario) 3. Brad VanBennekem (Grand Rapids, MI) Team Duck Calling Contest

Master:

1. Todd Alofs (Hamilton, MI) & Curt Meppelink (Zeeland, MI)

2. Joe Duncan (Birch Run, MI) & Corey Sorensen (Burton, MI)

3. Jeff Meyer (Bay City, MI) & Jan Ehlert (Saginaw, MI)

Novice:

1. Alex Hodges (S. Rockwood, MI) & Justin Toth (Toledo, OH)

2. Curt Meppelink & Ryan Meppelink (Zeeland, MI)

3. Curt Meppelink & Ross Meppelink (Zeeland, MI)

State Goose Calling Contest:

Master

1. Hunter Engel (3 time Champion) (Saugatuck, MI)

2. Scott Rumble (Riddletown, Ontario) 3. Joe Griffin (Zeeland, MI)

Novice
1. Troy Maillette (Breckenridge, MI) 2. Zachary Cowan (Bay City, MI) 3. Joe Griffin (Zeeland, MI)

Junior Goose Calling Contest

Fledgling Division (Just starting out,
no calling experience)

1. Rachel Siemen (Ionia, MI) 2. Austin Lawless (Kawkawlin, MI) 3. Hunter Parker (Maybee, MI)

Tenderfoot (12 & Under)
1. Ty Roussey (Sturgis, MI) 2. Ryan Meppelink (Zeeland, MI) 3. Cole Russell (Kingsville, Ontario)

Hunter Division (16 & Under)
1. Mike Adams (Linden, MI) 2. Adam Beuthin (Bay City, MI) 3. Jesse Harris (Cottam, Ontario)

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