August 3-10, 2013
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
Hosted by the Dwarf Athletic Association of America

The largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism

days until the Games. Are you ready?

Bass Fishing

Freshwater fishing is a major pastime in the United States, and over the last three decades has become a major US sport. Top anglers from around the world now come to America for the best tournament circuits, and some of the best in-land angling on the globe.


Michigan is a premier in-land fishing destination, known for abundant rivers and lakes, exceptional varieties of fish, and a culture that promotes outdoor recreation. Our goal is to expose WDG athletes to this emerging sport, and to the opportunities for recreation and competition it can provide, especially in Michigan!


Fishing from a bass boat deck is like fishing from a dock; very few, if any, accommodations are needed to participate. We expect our boater-volunteers to make on-the-spot accommodations as needed, and to come away with a new appreciation for, and understanding of the dwarf community. In turn, we expect our WDG athletes to come away with a new appreciation for the generosity and camaraderie of Michigan's angling community.




Bass Boat

The sport technical officers for bass fishing are Len Sawisch and Rick Briggs.


The sponsors and partners for the bass fishing tournament include Mason Area Bass Anglers, Michigan Bass Nation, King of the Grill, Stier Bros. & Sons Builders, and Grand River Bait and Tackle.


Bass Nation



stier bros