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Team Ryan Jobe and Same Leintz 2019 KC Team Tour Champions

Team 1 Ryan Jobe/Sam Leintz

Ryan Jobe

  • Hometown: Republic, MO
  • Profession: Commercial Construction Superintendent
  • Sponsors: Big Bear Rods, JB fish sauce, Poor Man’s Custom Crankbaits, Mondotackle, Union Press, Seaguar.
  • Angler strengths: C-rig, Top Water, jig. 
  • Like about KCTT: Team format, competitive field.

Sam Leintz

Team 2 Ryan Lustig/Thomas Wells

Ryan Lustig

  • Hometown: Mt. Vernon, IL
  • Profession: Nephrologist
  • Sponsors/Preferred Brands: Busch Beer, Natural Gear Camouflage
  • Strengths: Love the “grind”, when they’re on the chow, spinner blade
  • What do you like about KCTT? It’s better.

Thomas Wells

  • Hometown: Olathe, KS
  • Profession: Construction Superintendant
  • Sponsors/Preferred Brands: None
  • Strengths: Big Line/Power fishing
  • What do you like about KCTT? Strong competition, the schedule, fishing something that gets me to the next level.

Team 3 Michael Manness/Jake Plegge

Michael S. Maness

  • Hometown: Irving, TX
  • Profession: Battery Expert 
  • Sponsors/preferred brands: Wholesale Batteries, Inc., Abu Garcia, St. Croix Angler 
  • Strengths: Jig, worm, it ain’t over till it’s over!

Jake Plegge

  • Hometown – Oketo, KS. Currently live in Eudora, KS
  • Profession – Recruiting Manager 
  • Sponsors/preferred brands – sponsors none (although I’m working on WBI pretty hard) / brands – Abu Garcia, St. CroixAngler 
  • Strengths – Finesse / soft plastics

Team 4 Heath Stuart/Kit Lueg

Team 5 Mark Matulka/David Brown

Team 6 Travis Perret/Chris Maggio

Travis Perret

  • Hometown:  Overland Park, KS
  • Profession: Exercise Therapist
  • Sponsors/preferred brands: Zman, Denali, Trophy Bass Company
  • Angler Strengths:Ned Rig, Finesse Fishing, Flipping
  • What do you like about the KCTT: It is a very competitive circuit that is close to home. Allows Kansas City area fishermen a chance to fish at a high level without all the travel expense and time commitment.

Chris Maggio

Team 7 Kenny Sloan/Brendan Mick

Team 8 Josh Pladies/Brok Bila

Josh Pladies

  • Hometown: Topeka, KS
  • Profession: Steel Detailer
  • Sponsors/Preferred Brands: K-Guard Leaf Free Gutters, Centrinex, PH custom Lures, Falcon Rods and Daiwa Reels
  • Strengths: Electronics and swim baits
  • What do you like about KCTT? A smaller Tournament series that is full of hammers.

Brock Bila

  • Hometown: Louisburg, KS
  • Profession: College Angler
  • Sponsors/preferred brands: K-Guard Lead Free Gutters, Centrinex, 6th Sense and Humminbird
  • Strengths: off shore, finesse and “I’m snagged”
  • What do you love about KCTT? It is a very competitive tour that enables the working class to have a shot of making it big.

Team 9 Ken Garnder/Dan Suderman

Ken Gardner

  • Profession: Metro Collision Repair
  • Sponsors/Preferred brands: Metro Collision Repair.
  • Like Ranger, Mercury, Minnkota, Lowrance, Power Pole products. Like zoom, strike king, megabass, shimano, st.croix, really any and all high quality fishing products and any products that are willing to sponsoring a team, which we are always open to.
  • Angler Strengths: Tournaments and club fishing for over 25 years. Winner of the Fish For Sight Tournament in 2010
  • Really like the KCTT series format. Its a great organization that I believe will continue to grow.

Dan Suderman

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Newton Kansas, live in Kansas City, KS
  • Profession: Home Remodeling
  • Sponsors/preferred brands: Lew’s, St. Croix, Diawa, Strike King, Missile Baits, Tourney jigs, Megabass, Gary Yamamoto 
  • Angler Strengths: Patience. 
  • What do you like about the KCTT: The level of competition, fishing with guys who love this sport as much as I do, and to Ryan and Thomas who put so much of their time into making this event the best it can be for both the league and future of it’s anglers.

Team 10 Tyler Garretson/Jordan Zacny

Jordan Zacny