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Judges and Reporter for 2018 Renewal

United States Shooting Dog Invitational Championship

By Joyce Taylor | Jan 11, 2018
Dr. Richard Steckley (left) and Chuck Stretz.

The United States Shooting Dog Invitational Championship is pleased to announce the judges and reporter for the 2018 Invitational running.

Returning to serve in these important roles are professional handler Chuck Stretz of Blackwater, Mo., and Dr. Richard Steckley, a cardiologist from Wichita, Kan.  Both are experienced dog men of many years and of great know-ledge.

Chuck Stretz is a past two-time winning handler of the Invitational Championship.  Dr. Steckley’s Ninnescah Nicole won the Invitational in 2010.

The reporter, returning from Norman, Okla., for her fifth time to report the trial, is Pat Kammerlocher.

The Invitational Championship will be held February 17-19, 2018 at the Camp Robinson Wildlife Management Area near Conway, Ark.  One hour heats will be conducted on the first two days  of the stake, and 90-minute finals will follow for  the callback finalists.

The appended  fine invited contenders, owners, and handlers, are based on the 2016/2017 Purina Top Shooting Dog Point System:

Hale’s Southern Touch,  pointer male; Owner: Dr. Jeffrey Hale, Handler: Shawn Kinkelaar, 1,010 points, Defending Champion.

Chelsea’s Thunder bolt, pointer male; Owners: Dr. Tom Jackson and George Hickox, Handler: Shawn Kinkelaar, 2,555 points

• Waybetter Rocky, pointer male; Owners: Carl & Collin Bishop & Muriel Primm, Handler: Mike Tracy, 2,250 points.

Cock’N’Fire Maggie, pointer female; Owners: Allen Johnson & Auddie Brown, Handler: Jerry Raynor, 1,503 points.

• R J’s Deicer, pointer female; Owners: Reagan & Kristen Moisson, Handler: Shawn Kinkelaar, 1,010 points.

Backcountry Tornado, pointer  female; Owner: Chris Catanzarite, Handler: Mike Tracy, 967 points.

• Tangled Sheets, pointer female; Owners: Johnny & Rita Ornsby, Handler: Shawn Kinkelaar, 795 points.

Bully Bragg,  pointer male; Owners: Ernie & Karen Saniga & Bill & Muriel Primm, Handler: Mike Tracy, 746 points.

L F Dyno Mike, pointer male; Owner: Mike McClanahan, Handler: Shawn Kinkelaar, 700 points

Crown’s Black Ice, pointer female; Owners: Stephens Walker & Tracy Swearingen, Handler: Tracy Swearingen, 660 points.

Touch’s Mae Mobley, pointer female; Owners: Bill & Muriel Primm; Handler: George Tracy, 620 points.

World Class Cliff, pointer male; Owners: Mick Marietta, Brian Hamilton & Bill Cignetti, Handler: Stacy Perkins, 550 points

For more information on the United States Shooting Dog Invitational Championship, the upcoming trial and past competitions, please see or Facebook at U. S. Shooting Dog Invitational Championship.

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