Sometimes the last is the best. That was the case when Lester’s Shockwave ran as a bye dog in the last brace of the 2022 National. Birds had been scarce and it was a do or die scenario for Lester and Shockwave. Shockwave made it known early in the heat that he meant business when he recorded his first find at :23 in the Mounting Block field. He went on to record 4 more flawless finds and a stop-to-flush on a relocation. He was subservient to Lester the entire 3-hours and he hunted the likely places, going on his own to investigate. His speed remained constant during his bid. He stood stately on each of his finds and no exception was taken to his manners at any time. His last find was at 2:50 in Morgan Swamp. He finished in the morning Breakaway field still running strong. The announcement at the Manor House made it official. Lester’s Shockwave is the 2022 National Champion.
By: William Smith – Official Reporter of the 2022 National Championship