This last weekend was somewhat of a preview of what the 2018 racing season is going to look like, although on our end, hopefully the results will be a little different :).
For Division 1, we had an inkling that we would see 2 new dogs on OMG’s division 1 team. The name of the team gave away that Axle would be the height dog and we had seen how well Luna was doing in previous tournaments; so when we stepped out on the lanes on Saturday and saw them in the lineup it was no surprise. Racing in Division 1 was very fast and we saw two club’s post new PB’s. Congrats to both Maple Leap’s and OMG for this accomplishment.
Aviators hung in tough; in some races, anything that could go wrong – did! And in other races, we just plain got beat – which is all good! We ended up 3rd on Saturday and improved to a 2nd on Sunday, where 1st was decided by a tie breaker. Racing in this division in 2018 is going to be very interesting!
Red Eye had a great weekend of racing in a very competitive Open 1. They took 3rd on Saturday and 4th (last) on Sunday. This team of veteran dogs (every single one of them is 7 or older) not only raced incredibly well, but they helped debut our newest flyball dog Fitz! Warm-ups were the plan, but Fitz came to play! She showed incredible focus; and we could not have asked for more from this girl who ran consistent 3.6 - 3.7’s and earned her FD, FDX and FDCh. While we still have things to work on, the experience she gained this past weekend was invaluable. We are pretty excited to see what this girl can do in the lanes next year.
We would like to thank everyone who helped our team this weekend and throughout the year. By calling passes, ball shagging, setting jumps, running open with us, etc. We truly appreciate it! Special mention to Jules who helped Aviators all season.
Up next is winter training! We know what we have to work on and our 2018 goals are already set. We are very excited to hit the lanes in 2018 and hopefully welcome back our teammate Christine and her two pups Kynkk & Orbit.
We wish everyone a great off-season and we can’t wait to see everyone in April when we kick off the year at our Spring Back into Action tourney!!
#WinterIsComing #BringOn2018 #Only169DaysToGo