We headed to the Island with our 2 normal teams: Aviators who would be in Regular 1 and Red Eye who was seeded in Open 2. We were so happy that Donna and Joey were joining us for the weekend and running on Red Eye with us.
After last tournament, we decided to switch up the lineup on our Aviators team, changing Nika to second and Callie to third. We did not have a lot of practice time to make this switch, but we were hoping it would work out well, and we are happy to say that it did! Aviators had the best weekend of the year, running consistent low 16’s and breaking into the 15’s each day. We also took first both days in Regular 1. It was hot and our dogs were total champs, it was so nice to see those times again! This is a new lineup and we feel like it is finally starting to gel. The switch of Nika & Callie definitely helped our times and even though I still have a lot of work to do, getting my passes with Nika down, I know we are headed in the right direction. Thanks to Jules for calling passes for us all weekend! Regular 1 was on fire this weekend! We would also like to congratulate On My Go on their new PB this weekend. The rest of the racing season should be fun!
Red Eye did great taking 3rd both days in Open 2. Unfortunately Maya came up lame early on Saturday and Pongo was sore on Sunday, so we only had a 4 dog team on Sunday. Rev, Joey, Raine & Brooke ran awesome and came in 3rd, just missing a tie for first by one point!
Callie had a big weekend earning her FDGCh title (30,000) and hitting some 3.8’s in the pack! It was nice to see those times from her. Braxton was our superstar Jr. Handler this weekend and he received his Jr. Handler pin. He was a HUGE help ball shagging and running Rev. Turns out he is a natural in start, we might have to look at him taking Rev over full time; they made a great team!
Our up and comer’s Bond & Fitz did great in Green Dog’s. Still lots of training to do with these two, but we are happy with how things are going so far!
Until Next Time!