2016 Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Winners (Nick Rydell, Eric Wegleitner, Doug Zenter, Joshua Shulze, Jason Gostiaux, pictured with Steven Menzel)

The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin presented the Mike James Memorial Scholarship to Eric Wegleitner, graduate student in Natural Resources, Fisheries program at U.W. Stevens Point.

The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin also presented scholarships to the following students that are also graduate students in the Natural Resources, Fisheries program at U.W. Stevens Point.

  • Nick Rydell
  • Doug Zenter
  • Joshua Shulze
  • Jason Gostiaux

Mike James Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship is established by the Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin in memory of Michael D. James, a Manufacturer's Sales Representative for Ranger Boats.  Mike James passed away in 2001 at the age of 46 from a heart attack.  James was instrumental in establishing and supporting fundraising efforts to continue Wisconsin's environmental preservation, particularly in regard to fish restocking, habitat research and youth programs.  His high moral and ethical character in his business practices, as well as his deep environmental concerns, are regognized by the awarding of this scholarship.

About Us

The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin is an alliance of about 25 Wisconsin based musky clubs.  One of the main purposes of the Alliance is to provide an organizational framework in which the clubs can share information and work together to improve the musky fishery.

The Alliance is made up of a board of directors which includes the President, Vice President, Sectretary, Treasurer, and two co-directors.  There is also one representative and alternate from each member club. There are two main meeting a year, one in the spring (April), and one in the fall (November).

The Alliance sponsors two major fund raising events each year to help raise money for the activities of the Alliance and the member clubs.  One fund raiser is the annual boat raffle for a Ranger boat & trailer, with a Mercury motor.  The other fund raiser is the annual National Championship Musky Open Tournament held in Eagle River, which is co- sponsored with the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.