IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award 2013-2014

The 2014 winner of the IGFA-Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Jason Schall of Charleston, South Carolina, partnered with a boy from his church rather than a professional team to honor the boy's wish to fish during the Ministries2Men Angler's Cup. While fishing for bait prior to the event, Schall accidentally skewered his foot with a heavy spear on the boat. The injury was severe, requiring anesthesia and surgery; however, instead of resting up after his release from the hospital, Schall cleaned himself up, took a two-hour nap and awoke in time to honor his promise to young Conrad. Not only did they compete that day, but they took first place in the catfish category!

Jason Schall recieves 2013 IGFA-Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

For going above and beyond to make a child's tournament wishes come true, the IGFA honored Jason Schall with the 2014 IGFA-Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award at the 30th Annual International Auction & Banquet.

Participating tournaments for the 2013-2014 IGFA – Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award:

1)    International Cap Cana Billfish Shootout Tournament
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Dates: May 28 – June 3, 2013
Contact: Rick Alvarez

2)    Reel Life International
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Dates: Vary
Contact: Michael O’Neal

3)    Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic
Venice, Louisiana, United States
Dates: May 28 – June 2, 2013
Contact: Steve Thomas

4)    Ladies Annual Fish-Off
Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
Dates: May 30 – June 2, 2013
Contact: Stephanie Despreaux

5)    Terrou-bi Marlin Open
Dakar, Senegal
Dates: June 7 – 10, 2013
Contact: Camille Coulibeuf

6)    Annual NEFMA Bluewater Tournament
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Dates: May 18 – 25, 2013
Contact: Robert Swann

7)    Balboa Angling Club Master Angler Billfish Tournament
Balboa Island, California, United States
Dates: September 13 – 15, 2013
Contact:  Jeff Clary

8)    Vintage Big-Game Classic Tournament
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
Dates: August 2 – 4, 2013
Contact: Karl T. Cerullo

9)    The Presidential Challenge Series
Aruba, Costa Rica, Guatemala
Dates: Dates Vary
Contact: Joan Vernon

10)   IGFA Young Angler Tournament at Shelter Island Pier
San Diego, California, United States
Dates: August 3, 2013
Contact: San Diego Sportfishing Council

11)    Montauk Marine Basin Annual Shark Tag Tournament
Montauk, New York, United States
Dates: June 26 – 28, 2013
Contact: Carl Dahrenberg

12)    Treasure Coast Sailfish Championship
Port Salerno, Stuart & Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Dates: November – January 2012-13
Contact: Terry Shafer

13)    The Marlin Club of San Diego: Michael Farrior IGFA Juniors Tournament
San Diego, California, United States
Dates: August 24, 2013
Contact: The Marlin Club