Southtowns Walleye Association 38th Annual Derby Results

HAMBURG, N.Y., – July 11, 2022 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (STWA) ( held its 38th Annual Walleye Derby from June 11th through June 19th 2022, on the waters of Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River, with more than $100,000 in cash and prizes at stake, anglers throughout Western New York and multiple states participated in the nine day event in search of a walleye worthy of the top prize.

The Derby concluded with an awards picnic held at the STWA Clubhouse on July 10th at 1pm with close to 200 people in attendance both in person and live online, the main prizes were awarded to the top 145 fish that weighed in after the nine day event. Top honors for the winners went to the following top adult and youth participants within each division.

Adult Winners 2022:                                         Youth Winners 2022:

1st – Roy Hryckowian – 11.65 lbs.                1st – Mackenzie Schumaker – 6.70 lbs.
2nd – Gordon Anderson – 10.90 lbs.             2nd – Landon Smith – 6.42 lbs.
3rd – Joseph Mecca – 10.65 lbs.                   3rd – Edward Walter – 6.40 lbs.
4th – David Matyas – 10.48 lbs.                     4th – Hunter Swoope – 6.36 lbs.
5th – Chad Beyer – 10.07 lbs.                       5th – Wyatt Simonick – 5.22 lbs.
6th – Wayne Ochal - 10.04 lbs.                      6th – Lucas Dusenberry – 5.08 lbs.
7th – Josh Lundstrum – 9.63 lbs.                   7th – Emma Dusenberry – 4.00 lbs.
8th – Lawrence Kania – 9.60 lbs.                   
9th – Randy Tyrell – 9.60 lbs.                         Lakeshore Hardware Youth Lifetime License Winner:
10th – Andrew Millville – 9.55 lbs.                  Mackenzie Schumaker

2022 Derby Lure Winner: 
John Wolfe – 7.78 lbs.

West Herr NY Walleye Winner:
Bill Joe Defazio – 8.60 lbs.

Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving fishing opportunities in the region for all individuals. With a clear focus on kids, community, conservation and philanthropy, our various programs support these pillars for a strong future generation of outdoorsmen and women and our fishery. To learn more about the club, please visit us at or stop by our facility located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, NY 14075, Tel.: 716.649.8202, meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and are open to the public.


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