Result: NGSPA of Ohio Championships
Location: Dresden, Ohio
Post Date: Jun 21, 2023
Submitted By: Robert Reynolds, D.V.M.
NGSPA Open Shooting Dog Championship (l-r): Bob Reynolds, Tim McClurg (judge), Chris Young with In Country's Hurricane Jane, Sherri Tangsrud, Kirk Loftin with Uodibar's Lover Boy, and Jeff Currier (judge).
The 2023 running of the Ohio Championship began on April 24 at the Tri-Valley Wildlife Area near Dresden, Ohio, and concluded on April 28.
The Ohio Division of Wildlife had the clubhouse, kennels, corrals, and field trial grounds in excellent condition. Recent cattle grazing and mowing increased the visibility to a nearly perfect level to watch big-running dogs compete in this venue. Several out-of-state competitors remarked that they felt that Ohio's field trial area offered a great championship trial ground.
Our judges for the Open Shooting Dog and All-Age Championships were Tim McClurg of Ohio and Jeff Currier from Pennsylvania. Both are long-time field trailers. Al Cropek from Pennsylvania and Bill Haynes from Ohio judged the Amateur Championship. The first four days were perfect weather for running dogs, but because of storms and a lack of entries, the Derby Classic was not held.
Our judges gave all entries their full attention, and many competitors expressed their appreciation of our judiciary.
Our successful trial was made possible by the German Shorthair Pointer Club of Ohio members, who contributed their time and talent for our event. I especially want to thank our secretary, Jennifer Goodall, Chris Young, Bob Reynolds, Scott and Ann Weslow, Charlie and Laurie Brown, Gayle and Cheryl Graves, and our bird planters, Chris Young and Russ Roth. They did a terrific job planting birds and keeping the trial on schedule.
Once again, Purina is to be thanked for their continued support of our field trial events. SportDOG also provided training collars for our amateur champions.
We want to thank our pros who continue to support our trial: Chris Goegan, Dan DiMambro, and Joe Orndorff. Thank you to the amateurs who continue to make these trials possible.
Open Shooting Dog had 26 entries.
In Country's Hurricane Jane, owned by Robert Reynolds and handled by Chris Goegan, was named the 2023 Ohio Shooting Dog Champion. The judges reported that Janie had five well-placed, stylish finds and an exciting big shooting dog race staying to the front for the entire brace.
The Open Shooting Dog runner-up was Uodibar's Lover Boy, owned by Sherri Tangsrud and handled by Dr. Kirk Loftin. Blue had a big shooting dog race with five finds and two backs.
Honorable mentions went to Rocky, who had two finds and a good race and was handled by Kirk Loftin, and Ella, owned by Tom James and handled by Chris Goegan, with three finds and a back.
Dresden, Ohio, April 24 - One Course
Judges: Jeff Currier and Jim McClurg
NGSPA OF OHIO OPEN SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS [One-Hour Heats] - 25 German Shorthairs
Winner--IN COUNTRY'S HURRICANE JANE, 1672744, female, by Hi N's Bodacious-Slaterock Mattie Clark. Robert Reynolds, owner; Chris Goegan, handler.
Runner-Up--UODIBAR'S LOVER BOY, 1689423, male, by Diamonds R S Texas Express-Uodibar's Bet Your Booty. Sherri Tangsrud, owner; Kirk Loftin, handler.
NGSPA OF OHIO OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP
Twelve dogs started in the Open All Age.
When the dust settled, the judges named Hi N's Allison Miranda the champion, owned and handled by Dr. Kirk Loftin. Allie had three well-spaced finds with the biggest race and handled kindly.
The runner-up was In Country's Slaterock, owned by Chris Young and handled by Chris Goegen. Rock had two evenly spaced finds, two backs, and a strong all-age finish.
Judges gave honorable mentions to Layla with three finds handled by Joe Orndorff and Charlie with four finds handled by Hank Lewis.
NGSPA OF OHIO OPEN ALL-AGE CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 12 German Shorthairs
Winner--HI N'S ALLISON MIRANDA, 1676665, female by Hi N's Feed Jake-Chicoree's Sparkle In Her Eye. Dr. Kirk A. Loftin, owner and handler.
Runner-Up--IN COUNTRY'S SLATEROCK, 1694042, male, by Hi N's Bodacious-Slaterock Mattie Clark. Chris Young, owner; Chris Goegan, handler.
NGSPA Open All-Age Championship (l-r): Tim McClurg (judge), Sherri Tangsrud with Hi N's Allison Miranda, Kirk Loftin, Chris Young with In Country's Slaterock, Jeff Currier (judge), and Bob Reynolds.
NGSPA OF OHIO AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP
Fourteen dogs were entered in the Amateur Shooting Dog.
The champion was Hi N's Curtain Call, owned and handled by Hank Lewis. Charlie had one find and an exciting forward race that gave him the win.
The runner-up was Uodibar's Robbi Jo, owned by Sherri Tangsrud and handled by Dr. Kirk Loftin. Robbi had four well-placed finds with a medium shooting dog race.
Honorable mention went to In Country's Hurricane Jane, which had three finds with one lengthy relocation and an unproductive.
Judges: Al Cropek and Bill Haynes
NGSPA OF OHIO AMATEUR SHOOTING DOG CHAMPIONSHIP [One-Hour Heats] - 14 German Shorthairs
Winner--HI N'S CURTAIN CALL, 1687995, male, by Hi N's Bodacious-Hi N's Hasty Matilda. Hank Lewis, owner and handler.
Runner-Up--UODIBAR'S ROBBI JO, 1662507, female, by Uodibar's Against All Odds-B D K's Sin City Casino. Sherri Tangsrud, owner; Dr. Kirk A. Loftin, handler.
NGSPA of Ohio Amateur Shooting Dog Championship (l-r): Al Cropek (judge), Hank Lewis with Hi N's Curtain Call, Bill Haynes (judge), Sherri Tangsrud with Uodibar's Robbi Jo, and Kirk Loftin.
OPEN DERBY CLASSIC
It was not run due to weather and low entries.