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Ben Ekrem:

From Cold Snap

National Pro Team Director:

Ben has a true passion for ice fishing, and has been an avid ice fisherman even before the "modern ice age".  His current responsibilities include screening new applicants for the Pro Team, member communications, in-store appearances, and ice fishing seminars.

In addition to directing the Pro Team, Ben has been instrumental in the testing and prototyping of a number of Cold Snap Products.  

To ask Ben questions about the Pro Team, field testing of Cold Snap products, or book him as a speaker, contact him directly.  His email address is ben-ekrem@hotmail.com.

      * 2005 Cold Snap Pro Team Member of the Year.

     *  Jiffy Ice Augers Pro Staff

     *  Aqua Vu Pro Staff

     *  Ice Team Powerstick 

     *  Glacial Lakes Outdoors Custom Rods Pro Staff

     *  Iceaholics Anonymous Pro Staff

     * Wild Dakota TV Pro Team Outing 2005.

     * Wild Dakota TV Pahoya Panfishing 2007

     *Wild Dakota TV Lake Menno Blue Gill Outing 2009

     * 2002 to Present:   Captain of the South Dakota Pro Team.

     * 2011 Outdoor Channel:  Jim Zumbo Outdoors Television

     * 2011 Dave Genz Invitational Ice Fishing Tournament.

     * 2011 Pro Team Member of the Year.

     * 2013 Genz Invitational Ice Fishing Tournament

     * 2014 Yellow Bass Bonanza 10th Place Team

     * 2015 Genz Invitational Fishing Tournament 1st Place Sunfish

 In addition to these events Ben has also been a featured speaker at several Outdoors Shows, Demo Days, and ice fishing clinics.  The 2013 South Dakota Fishing Regulations Cover even features a fish he caught  in the Black Hills the previous season during the Outdoor Writer's fishing trip.