American Field

Field Trial Report

York Pointer and Setter Club

By Merv Eisenhart | Jan 12, 2018
Fast and Furious First in the Open Shooting Dog Stake

Rossville, Pa. — The York Pointer and Setter Club held its fall trial November 24-25 at the grounds at Rossville, Pa. We had good weather both days, temperatures in the 50s.

Connie Mensch had breakfast and lunch each day.

Thanks to Daren and Steve Boyer who planted the birds that were liberated every brace.

Thanks to the judges in the Open stakes, Roger Dvorak, Bob Youngs and Greg Strausbaugh, and in the Amateur stakes, Howard Shultz and Bob Youngs.


The Open Shooting Dog was won by Fast and Furious, handled by Mike Tracy to three finds and a hustling, forward race. Second was Lily An Creag, handled by Matt Basilone and scouted by her owner David Creagen, had a nice forward race and several finds. Great River Survivor, handled by Mike Tracy, had a good race forward race and solid bird work to place third.

First in the Open Derby was Just A Smudge, handled by Mike Tracy.

Second place Gun Runner Carli, also handled by Mike Tracy, had owners Daren and Steve Boyer in the gallery.

In the Amateur Shooting Dog, Great River Mackenzie, handled by Joe Lordi, was first with four finds and a strong race. Second was Chippewa Warrior, handled by Mike Powers, with multiple well handled finds and a good effort. Third was Bad Bourbon, handled by Greg Strausbaugh, with three finds and a good race. Thanks to everyone for their support.

See you in the spring.

Rossville, Pa., November 24 — One Course

Judges: Roger Dvorak and Bob Youngs

OPEN SHOOTING DOG — 20 Pointers, 4 Setters and 4 Irish Setters

1st—FAST AND FURIOUS, 1655438, pointer female, by Sugarknoll War Paint—Dividing Creek Happy. William & Muriel Primm, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.

2d—LILY AN CREAG, 1649594, Irish setter female, by Justified—Redstone. David Creagan, owner; Matt Basilone, handler.

3d—GREAT RIVER SURVIVOR, 1661100, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Avalon Creek. Great River Kennel, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.

Judges: Roger Dvorak and Greg Strausbaugh

OPEN DERBY — 6 Pointers

1st—JUST A SMUDGE, 1670215, male, by Erin’s Redrum—Snowatch Erin’s Nell. Kelsey Hajek, owner; Mike Tracy, handler.

2d—GUN RUNNER CARLI, 1668321, female, by No Hitting No Spitting—North Country Girl. Daren & Steve Boyer, owners; Mike Tracy, handler.

Judges: Howard Shultz and Bob Youngs


1st—GREAT RIVER MACKENZIE, 1650684, pointer male, by Great River Ice—Richfield Silver Belle. Joe Lordi, owner and handler.

2d—CHIPPEWA WARRIOR, 1669093, pointer male, by The Lobbyist—Tin Soldier’s Bev. Mike Powers, owner and handler.

3d—BAD BOURBON, 1662012, pointer male, by Bully Brag—Summerhill Bella. Greg Strausbaugh, owner and handler.

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