2019 National Championship Brace by Brace Synopsis

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Morning of 2.11.19
Release: 8:05 AM pictures
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Owner: Dr. Fred Corder and W. O. "Bill" Fitch

Handler: Randy Downs

Game Bo

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Game Bo is one of the survivor dogs from the tragic fire at Randy Downs kennels. Bo was just a pup then but he still has the scars if you look closely. This liver and white pointer male is owned by Dr. Fred Corder and W. O. "Bill" Fitch and was bred by Dr. Fred Corder. He will be running for his second year having recently re-qualified with a third place at the Prairie OAA. Last year he was picked up at 1:45 with only one find. This seven year old was sired by Rockacre Rambo out of Regret C. Bo will be handled by Randy Downs.
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Owner: Jim Hamilton

Handler: Jamie Daniels

Dominator's Rebel Heir

This will be the fourth year for Reb to qualify, but only the third year for him to run since the first year he qualified as a derby and was held back. In his two previous runs he has finished the three hours with three or more finds. He has four placements this year that will re-qualify him: seconds at the Blackbelt (Ala) Classic, the Lynn Taylor (Carroll County) Classic, and the Kentucky Quail Classic, and a third at the Dixie Classic. Jim Hamilton's Dominator's Rebel Heir is a white, liver, and ticked five year old pointer. He was bred by his handler, Jamie Daniels, and is by Riverton's Funseekin Scooter out of Pearl Again. Reb has five championships on his past scorecard: the Continental, the Florida, the Missouri, and the Masters Quail Championship twice.
Game Bo: Game Bo had five game contacts including a find at 0:09 in the west feed strip in Joe Woody, a find at 0:25 in the L. B. Avant Field at Turner Road in a briar patch, a back at 1:20 at the East entrance to Locust Turn, a find at 1:36 on the south end of the Tennessee Field in a soybean strip and a find at 1:51 on the south side of the Supermarket Field in a feed strip. He was picked up at 2:29 at Tobe Polk. Dominator’s Rebel Heir: Rebel Heir had three game contacts including a find at 1:20 in the Lowlands in the first field on the left, and a find at 1:20 at the east entrance to Locust Turn. He suffered an unproductive at 1:56. His final find was at 2:52 in milo stubble in Climmie Clark North. Rebel Heir finished the three hours.
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Afternoon of 2.11.19
Release: 1:20 PM pictures
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Owner: Eddie Sholar and Ted Dennard

Handler: Mark McLean

Touch's Mega Mike

Mike returns for his second year by winning the Blackbelt (Ala) OAA Classic and the Masters Open Quail Championship. He was last year's Purina All Age Award winner. His first year here was disappointing as he had to run in abysmal weather and was picked up early. Mike is a four year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer dog owned by Eddie Sholar and Ted Dennard. He was bred by Keith Wright. Mike is by House's Ring Of Fire out of Touch's Blaylock Bess. He will be handled by Mark McLean.
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Owner: Guy & Burke Hendrix

Handler: Burke Hendrix

Hendrix's Signature

Born and bred, raised and handled by amateur Burke Hendrix, Bud will be making his rookie year appearance. First appearing on the major circuit radar back in 2015 with a runner-up at the National Pheasant Championship as a derby, he got his first qualifying win at the Southwestern Championship in 2016. Bud's second qualifying win was a first place at this past fall's Tootsie Hurdle OAA. He is now five years old. This white, liver, and ticked pointer dog was sired by Game Strut out of Hendrix's Outlier.
Touch's Mega Mike: Mega Mike's first find was at :26 in a bean strip. His second find was at :46 on the east edge of the Chute and his third and final find came at 1:33 in a food patch on Pine Hill. He was picked up at 2:06. Hendrix's Signature: Hendrix's Signature had a back at :26. He had a find at 1:31 in a food patch on Pine Hill. He suffered an unproductive at 1:46 in the Kerry 7 Acres field and was picked up at 2:06.
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Morning of 2.12.19
Release: 8:06 AM pictures
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Owner: Bill Westfall

Handler: Andy Daugherty

Westfall's Black Ace

Westfall's Black Ace had four placements in the qualifying trials this past season. His second qualifying win came at the Heartland OAA, a trial which he had also won the year before. Ace is an eight year old, white, black, and ticked pointer dog who was bred by his owner Bill Westfall. Ace is by Westfall's Black Ice out of Black Bama. He will be handled by Andy Daugherty.
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Owner: Brad Calkins

Handler: Robin Gates

Erin's Longmire

Chip returns this year with a second place at the Broomhill OAA (Iron Nation) trial to re-qualify. This will be his second year to run. Last year he was picked up early after a little more than an hour's run with not enough birds. Chip is a six year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer male who was bred by Sean Derrig. He is by Erin's Whiskey River out of Erin's Wild Rose. Chip is owned by Brad Calkins and will be handled by Robin Gates. He has one championship win, the Manitoba Championship, and one runner-up, the Dominion Chicken Championship to his credits.
Westfall’s Black Ice: Westfall’s Black Ice suffered two unproductives, one at :39 in Turner Basin and the other at 1:01 west of National Championship Crossing. He was picked up after the second unproductive. Erin’s Longmire: Erin’s Longmire was on point at :22 just west of the New Basin. Handler, Robin Gates called flight of birds, but they were not officially observed. His second find came at 1:22 in a row of pines between National Championship North and South. Longmire was picked up at 1:41 in the Morgan Field.
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Afternoon of 2.12.19
Release: 1:17 PM pictures
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Owner: Alex Rickert

Handler: Mark McLean

Touch's Gallatin Fire

Bob qualified as a derby winning the Georgia Derby Championship and the American Derby Invitational with Ike Todd handling him. In this season, his first as an all age dog, he took a first place at the North Dakota OAA Classic and recently was runner-up at the Georgia Quail Championship. He is a three year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer dog who was bred by Keith Wright. He is by House's Ring Of Fire out of Touch's Sandy. Duke is owned by Alex Rickert and will be handled by Mark McLean.
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Owner: Richard Peterson

Handler: Randy Anderson

Touch's Adams County

Bo is this year's most veteran contestant. He returns for the seventh time having re-qualified with a runner-up at the Manitoba Championship. Bo has completed the three hours twice before. This white, lemon, and ticked pointer dog will be a few days short of ten years old when he runs this year. Bo was sired by House's Line Up and is out of Line Of Beck. He was bred by T Mason Ashburn, is owned by Ric Peterson, and will be handled by Randy Anderson.
Touch’s Gallatin Fire: Touch’s Gallatin Fire had no bird work. He suffered an unproductive at :27 on the west edge of the Mounting Block Field and was picked up at 1:44 Touch’s Adams County: Touch’s Adams County had a find at :59 in Sam’s Water Truck Field at the levee. He also suffered an unproductive at 1:38 in the northwest corner of Tyler’s Test Field and was picked up at 1:43
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Morning of 2.13.19
Release: 8:00 AM pictures
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Owner: Bruce Sooter and Steve Burns

Handler: Allen Vincent

T's Nickleback

Nick has qualified for his rookie year here by twice winning the Northwest Chukar Championship under his previous owner Talmage Smedley. He now resides in Texas with new owners Bruce Sooter and Steve Burns. Nick is a six year old, white, orange, and ticked setter dog who was bred by Richard Robertson. He is by Rapidan out of T's Skyline Angel. He will be handled by Allen Vincent.
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Owner: Gary Lester

Handler: Gary Lester

Miller's Speed Dial

Gary Lester's rookie contestant is also called Joe, but this time with an "e" (wonder how the dogs know the difference?). Miller's Speed Dial is a three year old, white and orange pointer dog who was bred by Wallace Sessions. He is by National Champion Miller's Dialing In out of Old Road Lou. Joe has qualified by winning the American Derby Invitational and the Kentucky Lake OAA. He will be handled by his owner.
T’s Nickleback: T’s Nickleback had an unproductive on the east end of the T Piece. He was pricked up at 1:16 Miller’s Speed Dial: Miller’s Speed Dial had his first find at 1:31 in a feed strip between Morgan Swamp and the Tennessee Field on the south end of the field. He finished the three hours in the Morgan Field.
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Afternoon of 2.13.19
Release: 1:17 PM pictures
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Owner: Bill Westfall

Handler: Andy Daugherty

Westfall's Black Thunder

Hawk is a rookie contestant who has qualified with two championship wins this season, at the Saskatchewan Open Chicken Championship and the Southland Open Championship. He had his first qualifying win back in 2016 at the Kansas Prairie OAA. Westfall's Black Thunder is from the first breeding of Westfall's Black Ice and Westfall's Quick Gold made by his owner Bill Westfall. Andy Daugherty will be handling this six year old, white, black, and ticked pointer dog.
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Owner: Richard Peterson

Handler: Randy Anderson

Touch's Blackout

Touch's Blackout had six placements in the qualifying trials this season including a win at the Mid-America Championship. This will be his first year to run for this title. Duke is a six year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer dog. He was sired by the 2011 National Champion Touch's Whiteout out of B C Angelina, and was bred by Gary Baird. Duke is owned by Ric Peterson and will be handled by Randy Anderson.
Westfall’s Black Thunder had no bird work. The tracker device was requested at :57. Touch’s Blackout had a find at :44 at Hay’s Crossing west of the Agronomy Unit. An unproductive was suffered at 1:01 in Sam’s Water Truck Field in a milo strip. Touch’s Blackout was not seen after the unproductive at 1:01. Judges declared him out of contention at 1:48
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Morning of 2.14.19
Release: 8:04 AM pictures
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Owner: Allen R. Linder

Handler: Luke Eisenhart

Erin's Wild Justice

Dan has re-qualified with three championship wins this season: the United States Open Quail Championship, the Tarheel Open Championship, and the Quail Championship Invitational. And if you have been counting, that makes his tally of nine championships so far. He will be running for the elusive National Championship for the fourth year after a year's absence and has yet to finish three hours in any of his previous years. Erin's Wild Justice is a seven year old, white, liver, and ticked pointer dog. He was bred by MIke Moses and is by Whippoorwill Wild Agin out of Sparrowhawk. Dan is owned by Allen Linder and will be handled again by Luke Eisenhart.
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Owner: Dan Hensley

Handler: Randy Anderson

Lester's Jazz Man

Returning for his fifth year, Lester's Jazzman has a credible past record at the Ames Plantation. He has completed the three hours twice, has run more than two hours the other years, and has never gone birdless. Perhaps his best past performance was in 2017 with eight finds. Sam has re-qualified this year with a runner-up at the All-America Quail Championship. This seven year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer male is owned by Dan Hensley. He was bred by W M Harkins and is by National Champion Lester's Snowatch out of High Point Jesse. Sam will be handled by Randy Anderson.
Erin’s Wild Justice was picked up at 1:33 with no bird work. Lester’s Jazz Man had his first find at 1:15 at the intersection of the Lowlands and No Man’s Land. His second find came at 1:39 in the Supermarket Field in a feed patch on the south side. His third and final bird contact came at 1:49 in No Man’s Land in a feed patch. He finished the three hours.
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Afternoon of 2.14.19
Release: 1:17 PM pictures
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Owner: Matt Griffith

Handler: Randy Anderson

Touch's Spaceman

Touch's Spaceman qualified to run by winning the first two trials which he ran in as a first year all age dog this past summer, the Broomhill (Iron Nation) OAA and the Border International Chicken Championship. He is the recent runner-up at the Alabama Championship. Patch is a three year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer dog who is owned by Matt Griffith and will be handled by Randy Anderson. Patch is by House's Ring Of Fire out of Touch's Sandy and was bred by Keith Wright.
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Owner: Jim and Stephanie Bickers

Handler: Larry Huffman

Whippoorwill Wild Assault

Salt has qualified for his fourth year with two second places, at the Heartland OAA and the Tootsie Hurdle OAA, and a runner-up at the Southern Field Trial Championship. He has yet to complete a three hour run here. Whippoorwill Wild Assault is by Whippoorwill Wild Agin out of Boxwood Bang. Jim and Stephanie Bickers are the owners of this white, orange, and ticked, eight year old pointer dog. Larry Huffman is Salt's handler.
Touch’s Spaceman had his first find at :25 on the south side of the Mounting Block Field. This find was followed by a divided find at 1:20 just west of Alfalfa Bottom. His third find came at 1:27 along the woods edge on Pine Hill. Spaceman hit again 21 minutes later at 1:48 at the Thomas Gilliam Cemetery in the Marshal Jack Harris Field. At 2:42 handler Randy Anderson called flight of birds on the south end of the Tennessee Field. The birds were not officially seen and no credit was given. Spaceman’s fifth and final game contact of the afternoon came at 2:46 in bicolor along Turner Road in the L B Avent Field. Whippoorwill Wild Assault had a find at :33 on the west side of Peter Pugh. This find was followed by a divided find at 1:20 just west of Alfalfa Bottom. He was picked up at 2:04 on Cox’s Ridge
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Morning of 2.15.19
Release: 8:05 AM pictures
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Owner: Ric Peterson

Handler: Larry Huffman

Whippoorwill Mayhem

Mike has recently qualified with a first place at the So-La-Tex Cajun Classic. His previous first place was back in 2016 winning the American Derby Invitational. Mike is a five year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer dog who is owned by Ric Peterson. He is another who is by Whippoorwill Wild Agin out of Sparkles, and bred by Bob Walthall. Larry Huffamn handles Whippoorwill Mayhem.
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Owner: Dr. Fred Corder

Handler: Luke Eisenhart

Game Wardon

Dr. Fred Corder's newest home-bred contestant qualified as a derby winner winning the All-American and Continental Derby Championships. This white, liver, and ticked pointer dog is just shy of three years old. He is by Caladen's Rail Hawk, one of Dr. Corder's former contestants, and is out of Game Creek. Bill will be handled by Luke Eisenhart for his rookie run here.
Whippoorwill Mayhem had no game contacts and the handler requested the tracker at :58. Game Wardon had one find at :11 in the Joe Woody Field. He was picked up at 1:32 in the Morgan Field.
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Afternoon of 2.15.19
Release: 1:20 PM pictures
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Owner: Jim & Cami Wolthuis

Handler: Sheldon Twer

Sleepless in Sacramento

Meg has re-qualified this year winning three championships, the California Pheasant, the California Chukar, and the California Bird Dog Championships. This will be her fourth year to qualify, but only her third year to run (she qualified as a derby and deferred that year). She is only five years old and now has six championship wins. This white and orange pointer bitch is owned by her breeders Jim and Cami Wolthius. She is by I B Ironhorse out of Super Express Nash Begone. Meg will be handled by Sheldon Twer.
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Owner: Dough Arthur and Rachel Blackwell

Handler: Steve Hurdle

Coldwater Thunder

This will be the third year for Lulu to run here and on her past two runs she performed admirably, completing the three hours each time. This white, liver, and ticked pointer bitch has re-qualified for this year with a runner-up at the Unites States Open Quail Championship, a third place at the Hobart Ames Memorial OAA, and was the recent winner of the Alabama Championship. Lulu will turn five years old at the first of the trial. Her sire is Coldwater Warrior, and her dam, Thunder Bess, is a sister of Thunder Snowy who was a previous contestant here for Lulu's co-owner Doug Arthur (with Rachel Blackwell as the other co-owner). She was bred by Gary McKibben. Lulu will be handled again this year by Steve Hurdle.
Sleepless in Sacramento was picked up at :05 due to a breach of manners. Coldwater Thunder notched five finds as follows: Her first find came at :14 in Buster Graves on a woodcock. Number two came eight minutes later in the Horseshoe. She struck again at 1:14 in the Sam's Watertruck Field and at 1:39 in Turkey Bottom. Coldwater Thunder rounded out the afternoon with her fifth and final find at 2:06 in Wolf Crossing. She finished the three hours.
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Morning of 2.16.19
Release: 8:03 AM pictures
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Owner: L. S. Earls

Handler: Tom Hester

Quick Marksman's Tom Tekoa

Tom will return for his second run this year. Last year he was lost taking the right edge of the morning course break away which is always a tricky proposition. He has re-qualified for this year with a second place at the North Carolina OAA. He was campaigned sparingly, only running in about a half a dozen trials this season. Tom was bred by his owner, Larry Earls, and is by Quickmarksman's Tekoa out of Quickmarksman's Sue. Tom is a stout, little, white, orange, and ticked setter dog who is seven years old. He will be handled by Mike Hester who was instrumental in his training and field trial career.
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Owner: Eddie Sholar

Handler: Mark McLean

Touch's White Knight

Bo is a white, orange, and ticked seven year old pointer dog who has re-qualified for his fourth year's run with a first place at last spring's Dixie OAA Classic. His 2017 performance here was a memorable heartbreak when they asked for the tracker at 2:58 after he had six finds. Bo is by Lance's Last Knight out of Prairieland Lucy and was bred by Dwight Grace. He is owned by Eddie and Carole Sholar and will be handled by Mark McLean. Bo is a four time champion and three time runner-up champion.
Quick Marksman’s Tom Tekoa had no bird work.  Handler asked for tracker at :60. Touch’s White Knight had his first find at :60 in the Dunn Property feed patch.  At 1:07 he had his second and last game contact in the Mary Scott Barn Field at the old barn.  Picked up at 1:45 in the Morgan Field.
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Afternoon of 2.16.19
Release: 1:17 PM pictures
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Owner: Brad Calkins

Handler: Andy Daugherty

Westfall's River Ice

Bud has re-qualified for his second year's run with a first place at the Alberta Classic (Stoughton, Sask.) and second places at the Stillwater OAA and the Inola OAA. He was picked up early in his first run here last year. Bud is from the repeat breeding of Westfall's Black Ice and Westfall's Quick Gold which was made by his owner Brad Calkins. This four year old, white, black, and ticked pointer dog will be handled by Andy Daugherty.
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Owner: Baker Hubbard and Jim Clark

Handler: Robin Gates

Lester's Georgia Time

This four year old pointer male is the most recent contestant for veteran handler Robin Gates. Joe will be making his rookie year appearance. He has qualified by winning last year's Florida Championship and this past summer's Manitoba Championship. Joe is white, orange, and ticked, and is by Ransom out of Ronnie Beane's Beane's Line Dancer. Joe is owned by Baker Hubbard and Jim Clark.
Westfall’s River Ice had an unproductive at :16 in the East Pasture Hayfield followed by a find at :53 in the Agronomy Unit Entrance Field. He was picked up at 1:03. Lester’s Georgia Time had an unproductive at :21 in the Buster Graves Loop followed seven minutes later with a find on the west edge of the Mounting Block Field. Georgia Time suffered a second unproductive at :49 on the north end of the Chute. He was picked up at :55
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Morning of 2.18.19
Release: 8:02 AM pictures
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Owner: Bob & Sarina Craig, Scott Kermicle and John Sayre

Handler: Steve Hurdle

Stardust Chaz

Stardust Chaz re-qualified this year with a first place at the Sunflower OAA Classic. He is the most senior setter contestant and is returning for his fifth year. He has completed a three hour run here in the past, but was lost last year. Chaz is a white, orange, and ticked setter dog who is now nine years old. He was bred by one of his owners, Scott Kermicle, and is by Wildwing Warrior out of Stardust Coco. His other owners are John Sayre and Bob and Sarina Craig. Steve Hurdle will be handling Chaz.
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Owner: Will & Rita Dunn

Handler: Luke Eisenhart

Dunn's Tried N True

Jack returns this year with re-qualifying wins at two championships, the Southwestern and the National Free For All Championships (his ninth and tenth championship wins), a runner-up at the International Pheasant Championship, three first placements at the Kentucky Quail Classic, the Bill Andrews OAA (Central Carolina), and the Sunshine FTC (Florida) OAA, and a second place at the Dixie Classic. This will be his fifth year to run for the National Championship and he has finished the three hours twice before. Jack is a six year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer male who was bred by Chris George. He is by the 2015 National Champion Miller's Dialing In out of White Royal Pain. Jack is owned by Will and Rita Dunn and is handled by Luke Eisenhart.
Stardust Chaz had a divided find at :08 on the east end of the Joe Woody field in bicolor. His second find came at :26 on the north side of the Turner House Place in pines. The tracker was requested at 1:25. Dunn’s Tried N True had a divided find at :08 on the east end of the Joe Woody field. His second game contact came at :24 in a feed strip near Turner Road in the L B Avent House Place Field. At :40 he pointed just south of Turner Pines. His fourth find came at 1:11 in the Lowlands at the ditch crossing. Tried N True struck again at 1:32 on the south end of the Tennessee Field and twelve minutes later in a feed patch in the Supermarket Field. His seventh and final game contact came at 2:08 in a feed patch in Keegan Bottom. He finished the three hours with a strong race.
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Afternoon of 2.18.19
Release: 1:20 PM pictures
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Owner: Ryan Westfall

Handler: Andy Daugherty

Westfall's True Grit

Jack was last year's youngest contestant and he was picked up early in his rookie year run. This year he has re-qualified by winning back to back the Missouri Open Championship and the Missouri Open All-Age last spring, and he also took a runner-up at this past summer's Border International Chicken Championship. Jack is by Erin's Braveheart out of Westfall's Irish Bell, and was bred by his owner Ryan Westfall. Andy Daugherty will be handling this three time champion, three year old, white liver, and ticked pointer dog.
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Owner: Scott & Julie Jordan

Handler: Scott Jordan

Strut Nation

Jake has re-qualified by winning the recent Georgia Quail Championship and this will be his third year to run at Ames Plantation. Jake is the only dog to have qualified for both the all-age National Championship and the National Open Shooting Dog Championship, and he will run in both if the drawing's schedule permits. He is a white and orange pointer dog who is just a few days shy of five years old. He is by Game Strut out of High Value Special, and was bred by Tommy Davis. Jake will be handled by his amateur owner Scott Jordan.
Westfall's True Grit suffered an unproductive at :20 in the Buster Graves Loop. The tracker was requested at :47. Strut Nation had a find at :15 in the East Pasture Hay Field. His second find came at :19 in the Buster Graves Loop just east of the gravel drive. The tracker was requested at :58.
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Morning of 2.19.19
Release: 8:02 AM pictures
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Owner: John & Susan Ivester

Handler: Robert Henry

Erin's Full Throttle

Erin's Full Throttle has re-qualified for this year with two championship wins, the Kentucky Open and the North Carolina Quail Championships, and a runner-up at the Tarheel Open Championship. Dan will turn eight years old during the competition. This is his third year to run here, and returns after an absence of two years. He was picked up early on his previous runs. Dan was bred by Sean Derrig and is by Erin's Stoney River out of Erin's Pretty Penny. Robert Henry will be the handler for Dan's owners John and Susan Ivester.
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Owner: Frank & Jean LaNasa

Handler: Luke Eisenhart

True Confidence

True Confidence has re-qualified to run for his fourth year and he has finished a three hour run once before. Bob was the winner of the US Chicken - Northern States Championship this past summer and has since garnered two runner-ups, at the Southwestern Championship and the Quail Championship Invitational. Bob is a nine year old, white and orange pointer dog who was bred by Robert J Saari. He is by Two Acre Bulldog out of Bar P Annex. He will be handled by Luke Eisenhart for his owners Frank and Jean LaNasa.
Erin’s Full Throttle had a find at :28 in a feed patch in the L B Avent House Place Field near Turner Road. His second find came at 1:11 in the Mary Scott Field just west of No Man’s Land. He was picked up at 1:44 in the Morgan Field. True Confidence suffered two unproductives, one at :44 just west of the Turner Pines and another at :54 in a feed strip between Govan Hill and Tom Hert. He was picked up at :58.
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Morning of 2.19.19
Release: 9:00 AM pictures
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Owner: Butch Houston

Handler: Robin Gates

Shadow's Next Exit

Shadow's Next Exit has re-qualified with two runner-ups at the Masters Open Quail and the Saskatchewan Open Chicken Championships. All of Pat's qualifying placements have been at championships and he is now a three time champion, three time runner-up. Pat gets his "Shadow's" name from his home, owner Butch Houston's Shadow Oak Plantation. This five year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer dog will be making his third appearance at the National Championship. Pat is by Exit Lane out of Weber's Little Snowball, and was bred by Jason Loper - Osceola Kennels. Robin Gates will be handling Pat.
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Owner: Dr. Fred Corder

Handler: Randy Downs

Cole Train

Cole will be just shy of seven years old for his fourth visit here. He is still yet to finish a three hour run here, but he has never gone without finding birds. Cole has re-qualified with a second place at the Kentucky Lake OAA, and he has three previous championship wins on his record: the Missouri, the Kentucky, and the International Pheasant championships. This white, black, and ticked son of Lance's Last Knight was bred by Ray Hamilton out of his Quinton's Pretty Baby. Cole is owned by Dr. Fred Corder and his handler this year will be Randy Downs.
Shadow’s Next Exit had no bird work and was picked up at :47. Cole Train had no bird work and was picked up at 1:16
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Afternoon of 2.20.19
Release: 12:05 PM pictures
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Owner: Ronnie Spears

Handler: Larry Huffman

Whipporwill Justified

Patch is the 2016 National Champion who will be returning for his fourth run. He won in his first year's run and finished the three hours last year with five finds. Patch has six placements this past season; four are first places in the Lynn Taylor (Carroll County) OAA Classic, the Buck Tuck OAA, the Benton County (Miss) OAA, and the Hobart Ames Memorial OAA; two were runner-ups at the Missouri and Mississippi Championships. Patch is a six year old, white, liver, and ticked pointer dog from the Whippoorwill Wild Agin-Sparkles knick bred by Bob Walthall. He is owned by Ronnie Spears and will be handled by Larry Huffman.
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Owner: David Thompson

Handler: Gary Lester

Lester's Sunny Hill Jo

Jo's past performances here should be familiar, he has run twice and won twice. He has also won the Southeastern, Alabama, and National Free For All championships. Jo is a six year old, white, orange, and ticked pointer male. He is by Ransom out of Miller's White Wall, and was bred by Chris George. Gary Lester will handle Jo who is owned by David Thompson.
Whippoorwill Justified made his first find at :25 in a feed patch between the Mounting Block and George Kemp East. Four minutes later he shared a divided find in Peter Pugh. His next game contact came at :59 in the Sam’s Water Truck Field in milo stubble. Justified suffered an unproductive at 1:23 in Alfalfa Bottom just east of the ditch followed with a back at 1:43 in Tyler’s Test. He was picked up at 2:36 at the Buford Ellington Road crossing. Lester’s Sunny Hill Jo had a divided find at :29 in Peter Pugh. He suffered an unproductive at :41 on the east side of the Chute, followed by a back in Sam’s Water Truck Field at :59 and another at 1:23 in Alfalfa bottom just east of the ditch. Sunny Hill Jo struck again with a find at 1:38 in Marshall’s Jack Harris Field in a feed patch. His final game contact came at 1:43 in Tyler’s Test. Jo was picked up at 2:40 at the Buford Ellington Road crossing.