Harrisburg PA - What a great weekend despite all the rainy, windy and cold weather. It was so nice to see the sun on the drive home. Keystone ran a great event - big, 50+ team waves were almost on time and an unprecedented 21 Extreme Vertical teams finished in under two hours.
Our brand new team to the club, Carolynn Williams & Rafe, at their very first DockDogs Event ever did great. They finished 5th in the Pro Finals (21' 11") and received a Big Air Personal Best of 22' 9". Carolynn & Rafe also finished 5th Place in Cadet EV in a Tie with Buddy, the Big Yellow Lab. Congrats to this brand new team for their great showing at their first event!!
Thunder managed to make it thru the event without eating anything "not his" with an 11th Place Pro Final finish. He also grabbed 6' 2" in Top Gun EV for a three-way tied 3rd Place finish. He tied with Tim Kline & Bella and Chris Litwin & Kayla. Thunder barely missed the Speed Retrieve finals with 7.720. Unlike Louisville KY, this time, Daisy Lou beat Thunder! Look out for more competition between the two. Sharon & Thunder are also the club's first "Triple Threat Team" competing in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve. They finished in 3rd Place with 12 points.
Lil' Miss Daisy Looouuu got a new Speed Retrieve Personal Best of 7.205. Carly Keane & Daisy Lou jumped big in Big Air, finishing in 4th Place in the Senior Finals AND Daisy Lou beat Thunder AND Mishka in a couple of the waves. She just barely missed her 5' Extreme Vertical grab thus eliminating her from the Triple Threat but she's going to be working on that for Lilypons Puppypalooza.
TR Thompson & Charlie started off the 2008 Black and Chocolate challenge by flying over Thunder's head and grabbing 6' 4" and winning 2nd Place Top Guns. His wife Nicole with Annie also made it into their very first finals and jumped to a 3rd Place Junior Finals win.
Brandy Fowler & Buddy were on their way to becoming a "Triple Threat Team" but Buddy decided it was much more fun to play on the dock, frustrating Brandy, instead of playing Speed Retrieve. Finn from Keystone told Buddy how much fun it was to do circles on the dock and Buddy agrees - who wants to swim when you can do quick circles? Buddy was serious on Sunday and grabbed 5' for a 5th Place (tied) Cadet EV finish. Poor Buddy also ended up with cold tail - we're hoping his wag came back quickly!
Even more teams from Chesapeake also came to show off some big jumps. Brian Rutledge & Mishka got their second Cadet EV grab of 5' 8" for a 2nd Place (tie) Cadet finish. They also jumped to a 20' 3" Big Air jump, THIS TIME out jumping his son, Matthew. Matthew & Mishka earned a 4th Place Young Handler finish.
Tracy Williams & Bouncing Brody bounced to a New Regional Personal Best of 18' 11". Jeff Hindle & Lexi scored with a 16' 4" jump and Tracy Williams & Tanner jumped to a 9' 10" jump. Kellie Wisotzkey & Clay jumped 9' 1" and she threatened to take away his Indoor Jumping Priviledges. Congratulations to all the competitors and we have to see everyone at the next event. Click here for Member Stats and here for Complete Event Results.