Total Tournaments: 46
Classic Appearances: 1
Classic Wins: 0
Times in Money: 19
1st Place Finishes: 1
2nd Place Finishes: 1
3rd Place Finishes: 0
Top 10 Finishes: 8
Top 20 Finishes: 11
Top 30 Finishes: 16
Total Weight: 951lb – 9oz
Career Winnings: $141,439
2 Time Junior Bassmaster World Champion – 2005 and 2008
Western Division Federation Nation Champion – 2010
MORE ABOUT JOEY
Other Fishing Accomplishments
First legal musky at age 6 (in my pajamas) – Little Spider Lake, Hayward, WI
First lunker bass at age 8 – Liberty Lake – off our family dock – 6 1/2 pounder
Junior Male Athlete of the Year 2009 Top 10 nominee Inland Northwest Sports Writers – (the first angler to be nominated)
Junior Bassmaster Member of the Year 2009 for charitable work
Z-Man, Motor Guide, Vicious – line, TFO, Bass Pro Shops, Nitro Boats, Mercury Marine, Lure Lock, Power-Pole, 6th Sense, Sylacauga Marine, Alabama Trolling Motors, Fish Monkey Gloves, Battle Born Batteries, Cabela’s
Zipline B2B Marketing, Mountain Dew
Rypien Foundation: Providing Hope for Local Families Battling Childhood Cancer.
Raised over $14,000 and counting and fishing with and for the Wounded Warriors Project.
Inland Empire Bass Club – Spokane, WA
BASS Federation Nation of Washington
Washington State Bass Federation
Kevin VanDam – He is a fishing machine and a great person.
Birthday: April 15, 1991
Boat & Motor
Nitro Z-20, Mercury 250 Pro XS
Motorguide Tour Pro
Favorite Bodies of Water
Logan Martin Lake – Cropwell Alabama – The home of the Coosa River Spots!
Pend Oreille River – Lots of 5 pound largies.
Lake Amistad – Lots of water and hard fighting crazy big fish.
Favorite Fishing Technique
Whatever they are eating – but I really like to throw a crankbait.
Musky fishing in Hayward area lakes of Northwestern Wisconsin without a doubt.
More About Me
Music – I like it all!
Favorite Book – the Bible
Food – I like it all!
TV – Any fishing show any kind of fish
When I’m not fishing – I spend time with my wife Jessica, my boys Zeke and Eli, and my family.
Family – Wife – Jessica; Two sons, Zeke and Eli
Marital Status – Married to a great Alabama girl!
Community Support – Seddon Baptist Church and Rich Hughes Evangelistic Ministries
Sports Teams – Green Bay Packers – four-time Superbowl Champs!!!! Yeah! Alabama Crimson Tide…Roll Tide Roll!
Heroes – My dad Joel and my Grandpa Howard Ball – they persevere
Personal Motto – (three actually!)
1. Perseverance (That might be the name of my next boat)
2. Go for it all – you only get one chance at life
3. Faith alone in Christ alone.
Favorite Bible Verse – Romans 5: 3-5