AKC/USA World Team Tryouts

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Day 2 World Team Tryouts

 

The conclusion of the very exciting World Team Tryouts produced the 2 team members per height, Small, Medium and Large. On May 8, the finals produced the following winners:

Mini: (14") 1 - 3 Cumulative Round Winner:

1st place: Glenda Timmerman, Bailey, Shetland Sheepdog *Team Member
2nd place: Katie O'Day Trachte, Jeep Shetland Sheepdog
3rd place: Chris Frank, Kimie, Min. Schnauzer

Midi: (18") 1 - 3 Cumulative Round Winner:

1st Place: Helene Juice, Chance, Shetland Sheepdog * Team Member
2nd Place: Joan Meyer, Dustin, Shetland Sheepdog
3rd Place: Karen Holik, Sizzle, Shetland Sheepdog

Maxi: (26") 1 - 3 Cumulative Round Winner

1st Place: Ann Braue, Spree, Border Collie * Team Member
2nd Place: Lisa Bowers, Slick, Border Collie
3rd Place: Wendy Pape, Surf, Border Collie

Round 4 - 5 Cumulative Winners:

Mini: (14")
1st Place: Erin Philibert, Jag, Shetland Sheepdog *Team Member
2nd Place: Dee Anna Gamel, Kelsi, Shetland Sheepdog
3rd Place: Chris Frank, Kimie, Min. Schn.

Midi: (18")
1st Place: Jean Lavalley, Taz, Shetland Sheepdog *Team Member
2nd Place: Joel Lavalley, Marvel, Shetland Sheepdog
3rd Place: Ginsey Nickles, Coup, Cocker Spaniel

Maxi: (26")
1st Place: Gerry Brown, Sterling, Border Collie *Team Member
2ndPlace: Wendy Pape, Surf, Border Collie
3rd Place: Stuart Mah, Quick, Border Collie

Full Results of all exhibitors will be published shortly as will the courses run by the exhibitors.

 

Day 1 World Team Tryouts

 

May 7, 2005 - Hopkins, Minnesota

The promise of a spectacular tryout competition for the World Team that will travel to Spain was met today at the Hopkins Pavillion in Minnesota. Judges, Kurt Matusek and Karen Paulukaitis judged top dog and handler after top dog and handler all day long. The teams were exciting to watch and they ran for a packed house. Good sportsmanship and cheering filled the day. The first day results are as follows:

Round 1

Mini Dogs (14")
First Place: Elizabeth Diehl, Hustle, PRT, 37.06
Second: Andrea Samuels, Chase, Papillon, 37.43
Third: Glenda Timmerman, Bailey, Shetland Sheepdog, 39.23

Midi Dogs: (18")
First Place: Joan Meyer, Dustin, Shetland Sheepdog, 38.13
Second: Jennifer Crank, Guess, Shetland Sheepdog, 39.57
Third: Karen Holik, Sizzle, Shetland Sheepdog, 3938

Maxi Dogs: (26")
First Place: Lisa Bowers, Slick, Border Collie, 35.25
Second: Gerry Brown, Sterling, Border Collie 35.29
Third: Anne Braue, Spree, Border Collie, 35.41

 

Round 2


Mini Dogs (14")
First Place: Erin Philibert, Jag, Shetland Sheepdog 30.67
Second: Dee Anna Gamel, Kelsi, Shetland Sheepdog, 30.93
Third: Jean Lavalley, Seven, Shetland Sheepdog, 31.29

Midi Dogs (18")
First Place, Joan Meyer, Dustin, Shetland Sheepdog, 32.13
Second: Ginsey Nichols, Coup, Cocker Span., 32.64
Third: Joel Lavalley, Marvel, Shetland Sheepdog, 32.86

Maxi Dogs (26")
First Place: Ann Braue, Spree, Border Collie, 32.28
Second: Linda Mecklenburg, Border Collie, Stellar, 32.52
Third: Gerry Brown, Sterling, Border Collie, 33.56

Overall Cumlative Score for 2 rounds:

Mini: First Place, Glenda Timmerman, Bailey, Shetland Sheepdog
Midi: First Place, Joan Meyer, Dustin, Shetland Sheepdog
Maxi: First Place, Ann Braue, Spree, Border Collie

 

Sunday starts the third round of competition and the first winner will be chosen from the cumulative scores of three rounds, this individual will automatically be on the world team that will travel to Spain at the end of September. The fourth and fifth round will produce a second cumulative score that will place another individual on the world team. Watch for the exciting news tomorrow on the AKC website.

One of the most exciting events held by the American Kennel Club will be held May 7,8, 2005. There will be 90 exhibitors trying out for the AKC/USA World Team that will travel to Spain for the World Agility Championship. This Championship will be held in Vallidolid, Spain on Sept. 23-25, 2005.

The kick-off event for the Tryouts is to host a dinner on Friday night and each team picks their own running order number for this action packed event. The dinner was a very healthy combination of meats, salads and great desserts. The dinner was provided by John and Susan Peterson who support the World Team by donating their cooking talents and meal to the exhibitors, this dinner was for 106 people.

The running orders picked by the exhibitors were Iams bones that had a number underneath them, no one wanted number 1 - but someone had to draw it. Coach, Dan Dege, called each persons name and encouraged them to enjoy the competition. As each person drew their number, they received a shirt compliments of AKC and a gift from sponsor, Iams Dog Food. Clean Run Productions provided World Team supporter shirts for sale with the profit benefiting the team. Tomorrow morning the teams will compete and have the opportunity to move into two of the four spots on the world team. Tension will be high but the competition remains friendly and supportive of all the participants.

Trial Chairman, Judy Michel decorated the arena with memorbilia from past world teams. There are uniforms from the last 10 years of competition and many photos that were shaped into large USA letters. Trial Sectretary, Toni Osojnicki had all the paperwork in order and ready for the competition, a large feat considering all the required paperwork to travel to Spain.