RE faculty members schooled their competitors in the main event at the 2019 Ransom Everglades Epic Fishing tournament on May 11, hauling in the biggest individual dolphin and largest trio of dolphin. On a boat sponsored by trustee Jeffrey Miller '79, physics teacher Luis Felipe snagged an 18.2-lb. dolphin to win the day's biggest prize, and Felipe and his faculty fishing partners also claimed the team award for their 30-lb. trio. Photo Gallery
Preston Grossfeld, son of Kevin Grossfeld '95, won top honors for heaviest individual non-dolphin with his 29-lb. tuna, and Annika Gelber '23, daughter of Adam Gelber '88, claimed the award for best Lady Angler with her 4.4-lb. catch. Jack Pollack, son of Brian Pollack, won the Junior Angler title with his 8.2-lb. catch.
Tony Mercadal, the Director of Advancement Services, helped the "Miller Faculty" boat bring home the team prize with his 11.8-lb. dolphin, the second-biggest of the day.
The tournament, in its eighth year, serves as a fundraiser for RE's waterfront and Breakthrough Miami, as it brings members of the RE community together on Biscayne Bay. Peter Diamond '92, Elana Oberstein-Harris '93, Pearce Klevan '97 and Grossfeld were tournament chairs; Andy Ansin '81 and Miller served as honorary tournament chairs.
Head of School Penny Townsend participated by going out on the committee boat, enjoying the excitement of the shotgun start. Twenty-three boats competed.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.