Warrior Cat Rods Pro Staff


Eric Braunberger
I grew up fishing Lake Sakakawea and the Little Missouri River in Western North Dakota and every body of water I could get a pole into. I have fished a lot of lakes in Minnesota and eastern Montana. I spend all my spare time on the Yellowstone River where I have won many tournaments. I've won one state championship and Angler of the Year award in both of the Montana channel catfish tournament circuits and currently the best in MT. 
Matt Ostwald
I have loved to fish since I was very young, and many of my best memories from when I was young involve fishing. By the time I was in my early teens I was obsessed with fishing, and catfishing specifically. Targeting catfish has been an obsession since I was young, but in 2017, I was introduced to tournaments, where, because of my competitiveness, I truly started to grow as an angler. I am very fortunate to be able to fish most tournaments with my wife and son.
Ron Ladd
Hometown: Lakeport, CA
Home Lake: Clear Lake CA
Family members: Michelle (wife) David (son) Scarlett (daughter)
My dad introduced my brother and I to fishing when we were very young and I have been "hooked" ever since. Living in California, I am able to fish year-round and enjoy fishing for a variety of species including fresh and salt water fish. I am always trying to learn new techniques and find new places. My primary focus is targeting Catfish. Over the past several years I have enjoyed tournament fishing all across the state, most recently finishing second in the California Stat Championship held at Lake Berryessa in June 2022. When I am not fishing I love hanging out with friends and family.