USA Ice Team member Nick Schertz and Kevin Wallenfang, Wisconsin DNR Big Game Ecologist
Nick is a Wisconsin native and will represent the United States in Russia this year competing against other ice fisherman from around the world.
Nick Schertz was born and raised in Oshkosh, WI. He grew up fishing the Lake Winnebago system with his friends and family, many of which fished in local tournaments. Fishing was a year round addiction right from the start, including many hours on the ice chasing walleye and panfish. Nick’s passion for fishing and the outdoors led him to pursue a degree in Water Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. While living in Stevens Point, WI, Nick spent much of his free time on the Wisconsin River and its many reservoirs. He graduated from UWSP in 1997 with majors in Water Chemistry and Aquatic Toxicology, along with minors in Biology and Chemistry. Nick married his wife Robyn in 2003 and now has three children, Benjamin-8, Alexandra-6, and Abigail-3. Nick began competing in tour level walleye events in 2009. He has been successful in this venture and consistently scores in the top 10 in Angler of the Year standings.