Board Of Directors

Bryan Haag - President


My name is Bryan Haag I am currently the president of Sporting Chance. My family consists of my wife Denice, son Matt and two dogs. I work at the Refinery in Mandan. I started out working with the group volunteering with the bow hunting that takes place on the "North Forty" property at the refinery.

I am an avid hunter and fishermen. However, in December of 2005 I ended up seriously hurt in an accident that left me unable to hunt and fish the way I normally did. This was a big wakeup call for me. I am one of the lucky ones who can pretty much do everything the way that I did in the past with few adaptations. The realality of not being able to do this opened my eyes to what goes on with the Sporting Chance organization, I just love seeing the smiles and tears on the faces of the people we help with their "sporting chance".

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Phone: 701-400-9315

Eric Braden - Vice President

I became vice president as of December 2022. I had been a board member for about 6 months and a participant prior. I have participated in pheasant hunting, bow deer hunting, ice and open water fishing and NDAD water skiing. I enjoy many outdoor activities. During the summer, I am the captain of the grill area for the Larks Baseball team. I work for Harlows during the school year. I also coach Special Olympics.

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JR Kasper - Secretary

I have been involved with Sporting Chance since 2000 and have been the club secretary since 2003. I have a beautiful wife Jeannie, and four children; my son Seth, and three daughters Abby, Grace, & Jaimie and can't forget one German Short-haired Pointer, Huk, that needs a closer eye on her then Seth and Abby did when they were two. In my free time you can find me in the great outdoors of ND.

I became involved with Sporting Chance while searching for an adaptive means to spend some time in the great outdoors with my son. Our first event we attended was Escape to the Lake adaptive waterskiing held at Nelson Lake. Seeing the smile not only on my sons face but all the other participants and volunteers alike made me want to be a part of providing those smiles to others.

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Phone: 701-226-6578

Erich Kroh - Treasurer

Hi, my name is Erich Kroh. I am currently the treasurer of Sporting Chance.

Hello my name is Erich Kroh I am currently the treasurer for sporting chance. I have been with sporting chance since 2002. I have held the treasures position since 2008.

I am actively involved with all of sporting chances events through out the year. If I am not writing the checks to purchase the food you can find me behind the grill cooking up the meals at one of our many events through out the year.

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Phone: 701-425-4074

Abby Kasper - Media Specialist

Hi there, I’m Abby Kasper! I have been involved with Sporting Chance for as long as I can remember; my older brother has been a participant for longer than I have been alive. I am currently a student at UND pursuing a doctorates degree in Occupational Therapy. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and crafting. I have been the Media Coordinator since 2020.

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Phone: 701-220-4478

Stan Thompson - Equipment Officer

Hello my name is Stan Thompson I got involved with sport chance in 2008 because of my some Matthew Thompson. Sporting chance gave my son an opportunity to get his first deer, first turkey. I find this to be a great organization. I enjoy doing what I can do to make this a great organization.

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Phone: 701-400-0569

Matt Grenstiener - Board Member

I have been hunting and fishing with Sporting Chance since 2012, and been on the board since 2017.

Mark Unterseher - Board Member

Hello my name is Mark Unterseher. I have been in a wheelchair since June 2015. I enjoy hunting and camping I have three kids, my son Chance is the oldest he’s an engineer in Fargo my second oldest is my daughter who lives in Lincoln she is a dog groomer and my youngest Journie is a student at Bismarck high. I am a retired schoolteacher however, I still coach track at Wachter middle school . My wife is a retired social worker and we both enjoy traveling.

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Ray Barchenger - Board Member

I have been a Sporting Chance Volunteer for 25 years. I have held several of the board positions over the years. It has been a great family experience as my wife and two children have also been very involved with Sporting Chance activities. I have a love for the outdoors and enjoy sharing that with other people that may need a little assistance to get out and enjoy it. The drive that keeps me going, is the smiles and excitement that you get to see from people you get to assist in shooting a big buck, dropping a giant honker, shooting a turkey, catching a walleye or water skiing. Mostly, just the friendship you develop even when you’re not successful in harvesting something. Let’s go have fun!!!