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Welcome to the Ohio Region of NSTRA

The Ohio Region was well represented at the 2011 Quail Invitational Championship in Lake Wales Florida.  The Ohio Region sent 10 dogs:  Jim Mahoney with Jack, Blue and Bob, Suvoyee Rudd with Ben, and Jim, Dion Bliss with Sam and Jack, Randy Cunningham with Doc and Dave Abney with Tommy and Jake.  Jack owned by MaryEllen Bliss, finished as first runner up.   Congratulations to all for representing the Ohio Region!

MaryEllen and Jack
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Congratulations for a great finish!

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Ohio Region members and their dogs recently competed in the Trial of Champions in Amo Indiana: Rod Howard and Dolly, Randy Cunningham & Doc, Don Stir & Woody.   Congratulations to Rod and Dolly for making the Final 16.

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Ohio Region dogs eligible for the Dog of the Year Trial in Amo Indiana held at the end of October.  Dogs were chosen using an alternating method between their Region Elimination placement and High Point.  Submit your entry to the NSTRA office before the deadline – no invitations will be sent.

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Dog Registered Name Owner R or H
Rudd's Running Nebo Teresa Rudd R
Westwind's Mighty Moe Bob Vibonese H
Oak Knoll Mindy Derek Plyer R
Killbuck Elhew Kansas Mike Akey H
Oaknoll's Thin Lizzy George Zeck R
Jake's Woody Mountain Don Stir H
Windy Acres Jessica Derek Plyer R
Utts Ramblin Dolly Rod Howard H
Moon Razor Sherri Joachimi R
Turtlecreek Scooter Cindy Ferguson H
Ramblin Blue Blazes Rod Howard R
Fieldmasters Dark Knight ofTrouble Rex Messner H
Run-n-Gun Tommy Hawk Ronnie Conn R
Red Haw's Elhew Sam Mary Ellen Bliss H
Killbuck Valley PJ Mike Akey R
Angie's Dogwood Doc Randy Cunningham H
Sandy Highlander Bert Scali R
Motz's Rare Gem Dick Motz H
Woolum Bart Marvic Randy Woolum R
Hexmark's Marshall Dillion Bob Vibonese Sr. H

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The Ohio Region sent 11 dogs to the 2010 NSTRA Grand National Trial in Carlton, Georgia at the 4 Star Plantation January 13-16.

Dog
Owner
Blue
Bob
Doc
Jack
Jake
Jim
Kansas
PJ
Rusty
Tommy
Woody
Mahoney
Mahoney
Cunningham
Mahoney
Abney
T. Rudd
Akey
Akey
Akey
Abney
Stir

Jack, Kansas, PJ, and Doc advanced after the first round.  Jack owned by Jim Mahoney and handled by Scott Townsend, took 3rd place on Wednesday.  PJ owned and handled by Mike Akey took 3rd place on Thursday.  Both Doc and PJ advanced to Saturday's Final 16.  Doc is owned by Randy Cunningham and was handled by Harold Smith.

 

The Ohio Region members participating in the Grand National Invitational donated a dog box to the trial as an award for the first place finish.   Congratulations to all those participating for representing the Ohio Region!

Ohio Region Members Donation
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The Ohio Region sent 12 dogs to the 2009 Dog of the Year Trial October 28-30 in Amo, Indiana.
 

Dog
Owner
Moonie
Kansas
Bailey
Bob
Doc
PJ
Blue
Jake
Sam
Chip
Jim
Dan
Ottis
Joachimi
Akey
Bacik
Mahoney
Cunningham
Akey
Mahoney
Abney
M. Bliss
M. Rudd
T. Rudd
Gehrlich
Thomas
 
 

Wednesday on the “C’ field Sam, owned by Mary Ellen Bliss  (Dion Bliss handler) placed 1st with 5,5.   On the "A" field, Bailey and John Bacik took 2nd place with 4,4 and a back.

 

Thursday on the “C” field, Blue and Jim Mahoney took 3rd with 4,4 and a back.

 

A total of nine dogs advanced to Friday's braces - Bailey, Bob, Blue, Chip, Dan, Doc, Jake, Kansas, and Sam.  

 

Angie’s Dogwood Doc took 2nd Runner Up.  Doc is owned by Randy Cunningham and was handled by Harold Smith.

Congratulations Doc, Randy and all those participating for representing the Ohio Region!

Jake's Woody Mountain
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2009 Trial of Champions
 
Congratulations to Don Stir and Woody finishing Second Runner-up in a field of 104 dogs in the 2009 Trial of Champions!   Woody was also the 2008 Ohio Region Champion.  Thanks to Don & Woody for a great job in representing the Ohio Region.   Read the entire article.
 
Randy Woolum and Mavric were recognized for winning the 2008 Trial of Champions with the presentation of a portrait of Woolum Mavric Attitude

2008 Dog Of The Year
 
12 dogs from the Ohio Region ran in the first round of the 2008 Dog of the Year. Five made the first cut and advanced to the second round.  These were: Sparky - J. Morrow/D. Bliss ; Jim - S. Rudd ; Dan - R. Gerlich/T. Rudd ; Jack - J. Mahoney ; Kansas - M.Akey.
 
Jim and S. Rudd were able to advance to the final 24 and then on to the final 6, where they ended in 4th (3rd runner up).
 
Congratulations to S. Rudd and Jim and to all Ohio participants for representing the Ohio region so well.
 
 

2008 GRAND NATIONAL
 
Seven Ohio dogs attended the Grand National in Creston Iowa this summer. Two dogs placed in the first go around in A field. Taking first place was Jack and Jim Mahoney. Placing fourth was Kansas and Mike Akey.
Congratulations to both and thanks to all for representing Ohio.
 

2009 Quail Forever
 
Ten Ohio dogs competed in this years Quail Forever trial held on the grounds of the   4 Star Plantation in Carlton, Ga.
Placing third in B field was Mike Akey and Rusty. Four dogs advanced to the second round. Jake/Abney, Skamper/Cunningham, Bob/Mahoney, Rusty/Akey.All four were bumped out in that round.
The Ohio Regon would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Danny Brownlow, owners of the  4 Star Plantation for hosting the grounds and for their hospitality. Trust me, you won't go hungry on those grounds.

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