Saturday, November 19, 2011

Medals at ITZ!!

Huge congratulations to Pat Moloney-Harmon and her boy Beckham on earning their first Medal and Versatility Medal with a beautiful Chances run on Sunday at the In the Zone trial in Woodstown, NJ!

Paula Goss and Trae continue to rock, earning their Medal-4/Versatility Medal-4!

Way to go, both teams looked great all weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

NADAC Champs 2011!

A strong contingent of PZ family and friends made the trip to Springfield, Illinois to participate in the 2011 NADAC Championships. Representing our club was Paula Goss with Trae, Pat Moloney-Harmon with Aja and Beckham, Tom Moloney-Harmon with Maddie and Piper, Jean Wilkins with Kopper and Zephyr, Charlotte Idleman with Raven, Priscilla Warnock with Lefty, Beth Strother with Phantom, Val Embrey with Chloe, Leanne Lohmeyer with Sydney and Cody, Judy Whitbred with Rocky, and Sam Lietz with Schatzi.

It was an amazing week, starting with Pre Champs early in the week, including the Extreme Games Challenge Championships which Val with Chloe and Jean with Kopper and Zephyr competed. Both ladies came in 2nd place in their respective divisions!! Then Championships began and so many beautiful runs on challenging courses. The East Coast was very well represented and put on quite a strong showing throughout the week. All of us who stayed at home cheered everyone on from the live feed, many of us spending hours watching our friends and not so much time devoted to work!

From L-R: Aja, Maddie, Beckham, Raven, Piper, Lefty, Cody, Sydney and Phantom enjoy some sightseeing

Priscilla's sweet ride

Tom Moloney Harmon and Scott Casino manning the PZ central cheering section

Champs judge extraordinaire Ron Young shows of his smile

Chloe Hooping it up in EGC

Chris, surely getting into some kind of trouble...

Amanda Nelson and Try nailing a bonus run and earning their Mod Squad!! Way to go girls!!

Paula and Trae running to victory in the finals

Matt McCarter, more than likely laughing at Scott Casino's questionnaire.

A kiss before Beth and Phantom run in the finals!

Go Phantom GO!

Paula cheering on the Team competitors

Sisterhood of the Traveling Sweatpants, winners of the best-dressed team award! From L-R: Margaret Reitmeyer and Tempe-Wick, Cindy Peacock and Chance, Charlotte Idleman and Raven.

Raven is a good sport, but she's NOT amused!

At the end of the week there were many brags for PAWZAZZ and our friends. Huge hugs and congratulations go to the following:

Paula Goss and Trae: Overall Champion for the 16" division, Highest number of 100+ DRIs in 2011 and winner of the Judges Choice for Best Weaver award offered in honor of Kori Kimball and co-recipient of the Lucky Award with Amanda Nelson and Try

Val Embrey and Chloe: 2nd place overall in 16" EGC

Jean Wilkins and Kopper: 2nd place overall in 20" EGC, Top Proficient Dog for 2011

Maddie Moloney-Harmon - Top NADAC dog of all time with 22,685 lifetime points!!!

Kori Kimball, our special angel earned the 3rd most 100+ DRIs in 2011.
We miss you KG.

We are also happy to congratulate our friends and extended PZ family for all of their successes! What a great group of people we get to trial and travel with most of the year.

Tina Power and Loudon: Overall Champion 20 inch division

Lisa Bonker and Moxie: Overall Double-Digit Champion for 12-16" dogs

Scott Casino and Summer: Overall Champion for 12" dogs

Chris Chapman and Chelsea - 2nd Place overall 8" dog and Top Skilled Dog of 2011

Diana Thompson and Noah - 2nd place overall 20" division

Kitty Bowman and Clue (no photo) - Overall Double-Digit Champion for 4/8 dogs

Cathie Cage and Casey (no photo) - 3rd place overall in 12/16" Double-Digit Vets

Scott Whittington and Lexis (no photo) - 3rd place overall in 4/8" Vets

Cindy Peacock and Chance (no photo) - 3rd place overall in the Veteran/JH 12" division

Champs is all about seeing old friends from all over the US and Canada, meeting and making new ones and spending a week immersed in Dog World, enjoying our teammates and testing ourselves against the courses. It is a wonderful experience, the camaraderie, the excitement, the level of skill we get to witness is a pleasure to behold. We look forward to feeling the thrill again next year...

Heartfelt hugs and congratulations