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The 2016 National (Open) English Springer Spaniel Championship 

Mt Sterling, Ohio 43143
President (Chairman) Mark Gebert
FT Chairmam Brent Lemaster
FT Secretary and Treasurer Mhari Peschel

Judges Clay Earl and Randy Bartsch

Purina Pro Plan High Point Awards
Tuesday, December 6, 2016



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 Purina Pro Plan High Point Awards

2016  High Point Open Dogs


  2016 Overall Open High Point Dog
38 Points

FC Wonmore Scratch
Owner Bob Fink
Handler Ken Willis


 East Interclub High Point Open Dog
FC Sunrise Pablo
21 Points
Owner Larry Higley
Handler Gary Wilson

Mideast Interclub High Point Open Dogs - Tie
FC Brookwoods Nash
25 Points
Owner Julie Hogan
Handler Jeff Brooks

Midwest Interclub High Point Open Dog
FC Wonmore Scratch
13 Points
Owner Bob Fink
Handler
Ken Willis

Rocky Mountain Interclub High Point Open Dog
FC AFC Sunrise Zach of Farview
20 Points
Owner Kathy Sleavin & Skip Smith
Handler Skip Smith

West Interclub High Point Open Dog
15 Points
FC AFC Warrener's Tui
Owner Vicky Thomas
Handler Paul McGagh

Hogan award for the high point Open handler for the year to Mike Wallace!

 

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2016  High Point Puppies


  2016 Overall High Point Puppy
37 Points
Willa's Run Little Man Sam
Owner Kevin Klasing
Handler Jeff Brooks

Eastern IC High Point Puppy
28 Points
Triple Ridges Chasing Pheasant Feathers
Owner Ralph Botti
Handler Ralph Botti

Mid-East High Point Puppy
25 Points
Willa's Run Little Man Sam
Owner Kevin Klasing
Handler Jeff Brooks

Mid-West High Point Puppy
33 Points
Prairierose's Lone Ranger Rides Again
Owners Richard and Joanie Nichols
Handler Bill Boeckman

Rocky Mountain High Point Puppy
26 Points
The Texas Desperado of Wise River
Owners Bob and Cathy Iversen
Handler Mark Hairfield

Western High Point Puppy
Dunvegan's Best Chance
17 Points
Owner Bruce Meredith
Handler Bruce Meredith

Lorenz Award to High Point puppy (using weighted points) sponsored by the NESSFTA awarded to
Prairierose's Lone Ranger Rides Again
Owners Richard and Joanie Nichols
Handler Bill Boeckman



Dan Langhans Award presented by John Hall
FC Wonmore Scratch
Owner Bob Fink
Handler 
Ken Willis

Dan Langhans Legacy Trophy -
Beginning in 2016 a trophy is offered in honor of Dan Langhans and his contributions to our sport.

We all know what a fierce competitor Dan was.  It was amazing to watch him work tirelessly shaping the next dog
or fixing a problem that cropped up in preparation for the next trial.

He would say dogs are like a tube of toothpaste.  If you squeeze too hard on one end something pops out on the other. 
He had many lines like that he would use to guide people who were willing to listen.

Dan took great joy in walking up and grabbing another ribbon or watching the owner take the honors for a dog that he himself so expertly handled.
He also took as much joy watching someone he mentored rise to the task and accept the blue ribbon.

When you come right to it, it was all about the next great dog, no matter who was running it.
 Dan's eyes would light up when witnessed a dog that could do it all.  Take a tough situation and make it gold. 
The very characteristics that win nationals.

So it is for this reason that a troply meant to honor Dan Langhans will be awarded to the top dog in the country each year.  After all, isn't that what Dan was.

This trophy is to be awarded to the overall high point dog in the country  It will be for the combined points acquired in both the open and amateur stakes during the qualifying period for the Nationals of that year.  These points will be weighted based on the number of starters in each stake.  The winning dog need not run in both stakes.  This will allow the trophy to be accessible to all handlers.  It will be a perpetual, traveling trophy that will be returned with the appropriate engraved plate honoring that year's winner for the next year.  The trophy will be awarded at the latest English Springer Spaniel National of the year.


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