Ann Hills and Trooper – Finished round one in second place. Advanced to round two and the team run-off. Finished the day in second place overall out of 30 Novice dogs.
Gwen Lucoff and Pasta – Won a three-way runoff for second place in round one. Advanced to round two. Finished the day sixth overall out of 30 Novice dogs.
Debbie Lang and Quila – Novice alternate. Endured the group stays in the rain!
Patti Rovtar and Chili – Finished round one in second place. Advanced to round two and the team run-off. Finished the day seventh overall out of 30 Open dogs.
Jody Duskhes and Dickens – Finished round one in fourth place. Advanced to round two. Finished eighth overall out of 30 Open dogs.
Evelyn Johnston and Eddie – Open alternate. Happily supported the team!
Sharon Clarke and Pepper – Finished round one in third place. Advanced to round two and the team run-off. Finished fourth overall out of 28 Utility dogs.
Stephanie Colman and Quiz – Finished round one in sixth place out of 14 dogs competing in ring #1.
Allison Pobirs and Quinn – Utility alternate. Helped keep us organized!
Special words of “thanks” go out to:
Laurie Burnam and Allison Pobirs – Our dedicated co-captains who made it all happen.
Lindia Brown and Joyce Davis – Who volunteered to take on our team’s assigned task of feeding the judges and trial workers.
Debbie Lang and Laurie Burnam – Who trekked out to Bloomington on Friday to set up our team’s headquarters.
Sarah Sykes – Team cheerleader and paparazza.
Carole Raschella – Designed the logo for the front of our always-popular team t-shirts.
Additional “congratulations” go out to:
VHOC member Teri Chang (and Edge) who, while competing on behalf of the Golden Retriever Club, earned first place in Nov. and went High in Trial with a score of 199.5.
VHOC member Bob Trujillo (and Mondo) who, while competing with Pasanita Obedience Club, finished fifth place overall in Nov.
Congratulations to the “top dogs” of the 2011 Top Dog Team!