BRAWLEY — Contestants in the 24-hour Imperial Valley Catfish Tournament congregated at Aspen in the Desert restaurant here on Sunday morning to weigh their catches, tell stories over drinks and hopefully collect some prizes.
More than 40 people registered for the tournament, said Todd Acorn, organizer of the event. Proceeds from the tournament’s entry fee were divided between cash prizes and the WCT Memorial Scholarship, which was awarded $590 at the conclusion of the event. The WCT Memorial Scholarship is an educational fund for qualifying Central Union High School and Imperial High School graduating seniors. It was set up in the memory of Wesley Townsel and sons Cody and Tanner, who all died in a vehicle accident while heading to the East Highline Canal to go fishing.