North Dakota EMS Foundation

Tom Nehring Memorial Fishing Tournament at Van Hook Resort

The North Dakota EMS Foundation sponsored the 3rd Annual Tom Nehring Memorial Fishing Tournament at Van Hook Resort on August 7, with 51 teams.  The 1st place winners were George Isakson & Keith Nixon with 21.76 lbs.  The largest walleye was caught by Todd Rosemore & Collin Barnard and the largest northern was caught by Josh Trottier & Amber Pierce.   A special thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and teams for making this year’s tournament a huge success.  Proceeds from the annual fishing tournament goes towards supporting North Dakota’s emergency medical services through sponsoring EMS education conferences, as well as scholarships and grants for EMS professionals.

Annually, the EMS Foundation recognizes a distinguished and dedicated supporter of emergency medical services with the Dale Severson Achievement Award and this year, Jason Tracy, owner of Jason’s Super Foods in New Town, was recognized as its recipient.  Jason is and has been a key supporter and sponsor of the Foundation. 




1st Place

George Isakson & Keith Nixon


2nd Place

Todd Rosemore & Collin Barnard


3rd Place

Dave Schwengler & Dan Jonasson


4th Place

Dave Wald & Erik Grubb


5th Place

Ron Bartsch & Don Opozda


6th Place

Taylor Matin & Kole Brown


7th Place

Shawn Shipman & Chad Halverson


8th Place

Lynden Zietz & Casey George


9th Place

Kris Walcker & Kelly Hudson


10th Place

Josh Trottier & Amber Pierce


Largest Northern

Josh Trottier & Amber Pierce


Largest Walleye

Todd Rosemore & Collin Barnard


Picture 1: George Isakson and Keith Nixon

Picture 2: Pat Tracy and Jason Tracy

August 6-7- 3rd Annual EMS Fishing Tournament

The 2021 3rd Annual Tom Nehring Fishing Tournament will be held August 6-7, 2021. Stay tuned for more information!

Our Mission

The North Dakota EMS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that began in 2004 after receiving a modest bequest from Dale Severson, an EMS leader in North Dakota. The establishing vision of the Foundation was to promote and support prehospital emergency medical services across the great state of North Dakota. The Foundation is dedicated to the state's EMS providers, ambulance services and quick response units; and it places a major emphasis on the continued viability of individual rural providers and response groups.

The North Dakota EMS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1622 East Interstate Ave., Bismarck ND, 58503

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