Bob Catlett Missouri State Classic

The Bob Catlett Memorial State Classic was held February 1st through the 3rd at the Robert E Talbott conservation area near Mount Vernon Missouri. The trial was ran by the Southwest Missouri Walking Field Trial Club under the Missouri Bird Hunters Association. We would like to thank all who participated and supported us.
We would like to thank our judges Ken Cheneweth and James Ogle for sitting in the saddle for 3 days and watching these dogs. Lunch was served every day by Kristi Ogle. Dog wagon and bird planners were Kyle Lee and Jerry Ogle.
We are especially thankful to our sponsors Purina donating to every trial from weekenders to championships. Other NBHA sponsors are Garmin, Gundog Supply, Gundog Central, and Mule brand clothing. Thanks to all for your support of the National Bird Hunters Association.
The Bob Catlett Open Shooting Dog was delayed almost 2 hours because of fog. 3 dogs finish the hour but only one placed. Docs Free Fall own and handled by John Ruetschi was the winner of the classic with 2 nice points and a stop to flush.
The Open Puppy started after lunch with the sun playing peekaboo and warming us up a little. Christian Ogle placed his female setter Goldie 1st Kristi Ogle competing in her 1st trial she placed 2nd with a male setter named Bo 3rd was Emmet Sasser with a young German shorthaired pointer male named Elmer.
Saturday was in the mid-forties and we were able to start on time with no fog bothering us. Our entries were low in a few classes this year and the Open Derby was hit hard. With only one brace entered Jeremy Gulick received 1st with his male pointer Pete.
Amateur Shooting Dog was our best classes with 11 dogs entered. Randy Zimmers Zuzu female setter finish 3rd, Kenny Snows male pointer Ozzy receiving 2nd and the best dog of the day was Woody a GSPM handled by Emmet Sasser that had four broke finds with good forward race hunting the right spots. All dogs had birdwork and good manners.
The Amateur Shooting Dog [email protected] was exciting as usual. Top two Kansas Setters fighting for dog of the year points was won by Ross Wagners Floyd handled by his daughter Lindsey Wagner. 2nd was Chip owned and handled by Chuck Kenney. Newcomer from Nebraska Luke Tewes Irish setter Brook took the 3rd spot. All 3 did an outstanding job.
Amateur Derby winners were Jason Patty with 1st place Gracie setter female. Kenny Snows pointers finished out 2nd and 3rd with Jack taking 2nd and Windy receiving 3rd place.
Amateur Puppy was another good class with 10 entries. English setter Charlie was the 1st place dog owned by Larry Carpenter and handled by his grandson Trenton Pace. 2nd place was Christian Ogles female setter Goldie. And 3rd place was Gabe a male setter from Texas owned by Lisa Mitchell and handled by Tim Kelly.
Congrats to all the winners and again thank you to all our supporters and workers, volunteers, and sponsors.

By Jim Ogle

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