2019 NAFA CMHOF, RMVP and JOY Nominees

2019 Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame Nominees

2019 Regional MVP Nominees

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2019 Judge of the Year Nominees


2019 Nominees for the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

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Dog's Call Name:

Emma

Dog's Breed:

Golden Retriever

Dog's CRN:

061217

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(634) Chattanooga Chomp

Dog's Owner:

Kate and Trey Corum

Nominated by:

Robin Harrington
Soddy-Daisy, TN
US

Emma was lovingly called the "Most Perfect Dog". She was adopted at 1 year old by Kate Corum and started her flyball career in 2006 with Chattanooga Chomp. She helped 3 different Region 14 clubs get on their feet in their early days - Chattanooga Chomp, Gamblers, and Dixie Flyers. Earning the bragging right of fastest Golden Retriever with a time of 4.022, she still holds the record. While she never earned her Iron Dog due to an injury and you won't find her high on the Top Point Earning Dog list, the value Emma brought to her team was immeasurable. During her 8 years in the lanes, she helped countless dogs earn their first titles. She was always the perfect training assistant at practices, helping proof green dogs and handlers. Not only did Emma play a critical part training dogs on clubs across Region 14, she also led her mom to become a trainer that many turn to for advice today. She was known across the region, and outside of it, for her glowing smile in the lanes. Emma came full circle back to Chattanooga Chomp and ended her career in 2016 running Veterans at 12 years old.

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

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Dog's Call Name:

Emma Jo

Dog's Breed:

Labrador Retriever

Dog's CRN:

060241

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(899) Outrun

Dog's Owner:

Paula Luhring

Nominated by:

Lana Luhring
Waverly, IA
US

Emma Jo earned an amazing 178,107 points over her flyball career and was the first dog ever to reach 175,000 points in a career. Her current point standing is 3rd of all time. She ran from January 2006 until April 2017. A black lab with a best time of 4.2 seconds who spent many years as a tireless start dog but could run with anyone in any position. This dog and owner were passionate about the game and traveled extensively. As a result of her owners handicap Emma was run by different handlers all the time in Regions 3, 4 and 21. Emma played flyball on 164 separate tournament weekends over 11 years ( that's 3+ years of weekends). Emma Jo was voted Region 4 MVP in 2008. She was part of the winning Can Am Multibreed team - Division 3 in October 2016 at the spry old age of 12. Emma ran on Regional Championship Multibreed teams in both Regions 4 and 21. She earned MBGDCH, Hobbes and her Iron Dog. Everyone in the multi-region area knows Emma Jo and most would say they had the pleasure of running her. Please consider her efforts worthy of HOF!

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

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Dog's Call Name:

Luke

Dog's Breed:

Labrador Retriever

Dog's CRN:

081183

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(2) Animal Inn

Dog's Owner:

John Forseth

Nominated by:

Sharon Anderson
White Bear Lake, MN
US

I would like to nominate Luke, from Animal Inn, for the Clyde Moore Hall of Fame. Luke was exceptional Labrador Retriever that competed for a decade with Animal Inn from 2008 to 2018. In that time Luck was a mainstay for our multibreed teams, helping the club win 5 consecutive multibreed regional championships (2011-2015), in which 2 of those years the club was NAFA Multibreed Runner-up. He also led the club to two multibreed CanAm Classic Divion1 titles during his tenure. He finished his career with 72K points, and a Multibreed Onyx title. Luke was an incredibly durable dog, that could run anywhere and with anyone, and in his prime would regularly run a 4.0, impressive for a large, but nimble lab. Luke was also an excellent dog for training, and would regularly be used to help train new dogs, as his gentle demeanor and temperament were perfect with green dogs. He was also a fixture at flyball demos, helping promote the sport at live sporting events such as professional basket ball and baseball games, and a crowd favorite every time he ran.

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

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Dog's Call Name:

Shadow

Dog's Breed:

Shetland Sheepdog

Dog's CRN:

060529

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(73) F.A.M.E.

Dog's Owner:

Richard Landry

Nominated by:

Cyril Edmonds
Moncton, NB
CA

Shadow began his Flyball career on July 1, 2006 and ran his last race September 24, 2017. Over that time, he amassed 107,801 points, making him the # 2 Shetland Sheepdog and # 57 all breed point earner. He was also the first and to date, the only dog in Region 10 to earn a Hobbes Award. Shadow attended almost every tournament in Region 10 over his career and was a well known participant in many tournaments in Region 13 as well as some in Regions 2 and 20. At a 2 ring tournament in Montreal, Shadow was given the Secret Weapon Award. As a result of his consistent racing, value to his club and his tireless energy, he was voted Region 10 MVP in 2014, the same year that he earned his Iron Dog Award. He ran on his own club's Division 1 team for a number of years and was used to help train a number of new dogs on our club. Shadow could run in any position for any handler and aways gave his all. He was also an affectionate family pet and is missed by his family and his club members following his recent passing.

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

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Dog's Call Name:

Shilo

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

060014

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(639) Flyball MAINEiacs

Dog's Owner:

Rebeccah Aube

Nominated by:

Lisa Lane
Waldoboro, ME
US

Destructo Shilo is his name but most know him as just Shilo! He is a flyball dog,pure and simple. Flyball MAINEiacs founder, Monica Roberts,adopted Shilo from the NEBC Rescue when he was just a year old,and he was a natural at the game from the start. When Monica passed away unexpectedly,Rebeccah Aube was asked to captain the team and take custody of Shilo. His "point and shoot" dependability has been essential to the team's growth. Over the years,he has helped train new handlers and green dogs alike.He has been handled by all the novice MAINEiacs,junior handlers,retired flyballers, and countless R10 and R13 players. He's taken it all in stride,playing the game with gusto for anyone who will hold his tug - although he has made it clear that he sometimes prefers "all FLY and no BALL"!! For many years Shilo was our most reliable start dog.With a best time of 3.69,he holds the title of fastest MAINEiac, which is not too shabby for a "wild card" rescue. Shilo has slowed down as the years catch up with him, but he will be swinging on a tug in our hearts forever.

2019 Nominees for Regional MVP

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Regional MVP Nominees - Region 3

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 3

Dog's Call Name:

Marbles

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

130314

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(822) E-Z-Goin'

Dog's Owner:

Bob Atol

Nominated by:

Sue Tullar
(1068) Power UN-leashed
Farmington, MN
US

I nominate Marbles for MVP because she is the best little height dog NAFA has running! At 6 years old she just earned her HOBBES 100K! She is a solid and steady height dog that runs 3.7! Marbles can run in any spot and on any team and never puts a foot wrong! Bob has also traveled all over the states to get her points. I have had the pleasure of running with Bob and Marbles and it has been a blast! Please vote for this POWER HOUSE, she has earned it!

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 4

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 4

Dog's Call Name:

Chaos

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

120185

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(85) Canine Dirt Diggers

Dog's Owner:

Sarah/Boyd Ketcham/Rineck

Nominated by:

Lana Luhring
(899) Outrun
Waverly, IA

Chaos participated in his first race in 2012 and quickly became an important member of Canine Dirt Diggers Division 1 team. In the last racing year, Chaos earned more than 10,000 points participating in nearly every tournament held in the region this year. Chaos is always willing to lend a paw and help out any open team needing a bit of speed. Consistent, strong and eager to play he is a dog that can run in any position on any team. Boyd and Sally are also great owners and together with their dog they make a great team deserving of Regional MVP Honors.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 5

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 5

Dog's Call Name:

Red

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

120566

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(642) Texas Twisters

Dog's Owner:

Mike Smith

Nominated by:

Mike Smith
(642) Texas Twisters
Hempstead, TX
US

Secretariat, AKA "Red", has played flyball since his very first birthday. He has ran on over a eight clubs in region five and even more in regions other than his own. He has served at start dog and all the other positions for various clubs. He gives it his all every single heat, and now at over 8 years old, he still puts up times that are less than a half a second more then when he was in his prime. He currently has the most NAFA points in the region standing at 83,000. He has had at least 15 different handlers and they all comment how easy he is to handle in the racing lane. He represents his region well and has traveled to many states outside of Texas as well. Anytime you say the words "hit it" he will bark - for he knows the game.....he lives for it. When asked by other clubs to run with them there has always been positive feedback for him and he has never failed to help a team he has run on. He is my dog and a true champion (like the Triple Crown winner he was named after) when it comes to flyball. Mike Smith

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 5

Dog's Call Name:

Scooter

Dog's Breed:

Rat Terrier

Dog's CRN:

090427

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(343) Alamo Racing Canines

Dog's Owner:

Micky Colson

Nominated by:

Jennifer Lisa Steede Chavez
(343) Alamo Racing Canines
Bee Cave, TX
US

Sometimes it's easy to overlook a team's smallest dog, but that's certainly not true for Iron Dog Scooter, the tiniest member of Micky Colson's Rat Pack. Whether he's sneezing on command for a treat or barking for his 4pm dinner, this inspirational rescue dog will always make sure you know he's there. Scooter is an instant crowd pleaser at tournaments, and no demo would be complete without his tiny legs whizzing down the lanes to exuberant cheers. FGDCH Scooter is an ultra-reliable 7" height dog who's earned over 35,000 points. Through the years, this tiny guy has made a giant impact on the next generation of flyball dogs and handlers. His small size and willingness to run for anyone makes him ideal for any Junior Handler. Scooter is the perfect, non-threatening dog to help a timid newbie learn to pass; and while his small stature may tempt high-drive dogs eager to chase, Scooter radiates his characteristic confidence if they head his way. Scooter exemplifies the unique team spirit of flyball. His consistency, versatility, and temperament have made him a treasure to ARC and Region 5. As the ultimate team player, Scooter richly deserves to be this year's Region 5 MVP.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 6

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 6

Dog's Call Name:

Kamikaze

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

150134

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(757) Crazy Train

Dog's Owner:

Heather Wright

Nominated by:

Dave Collett
(757) Crazy Train
Sun City, AZ
US

On behalf of Crazy Train, I would like to nominate Kamikaze for Regional MVP. As anchor, Kaze gives his all to beat the dog in the other lane and win the race. From his debut running on our CanAm Multibreed Division 1 winning team he has been instrumental to all Crazy Train's major accomplishments. With a personal best of 3.599 on the clock set at CanAm he never drops the ball or goes around the jumps making him also the most consistent. His fearlessness in the flyball lanes is contrasted by his terror of laundry piles and Barn Hunt rats. Kaze has a large helping of the whippet gene for cuddling Heather and Jeff and goosing people with his pointy nose is a passion. Please join me in voting for Kaze as NAFA Region 6 MVP. Thank you, Dave Collett Crazy Train Flyball Team

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 7

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 7

Dog's Call Name:

Luka

Dog's Breed:

Golden Retriever

Dog's CRN:

090586

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(1041) Ruffin' Tuff

Dog's Owner:

Kris McBride

Nominated by:

Joy Adiletta
(1084) Engage
Bothell, WA
US

I am honored to nominate Luka from Ruffin' Tuff for the 2019 Region 7 MVP award. Luka is a well known golden retriever in Region 7, who debuted on October 25, 2009 and retired on May 5, 2019 after earning her FGdCh50k in March 2019. She was an integral part of the formation of the Ruffin' Tuff flyball club in 2016, has helped train green dogs on multiple clubs, and has run Open and supported many other dogs in the region. She even helped earn the region's newest HOBBES for Ezri – in fact, they earned their final titles on the same team at the same tournament together! Luka's love for the game persists even as she is retired from active racing, as she proudly wears her "Flyball Consultant" bandanna to practices and tournaments and helps with training the green dogs. Luka's personal best was 4.250, she earned her Iron Dog in October 2018, and she raced in 71 NAFA tournaments throughout her career. I can think of no better ambassador for flyball in Region 7 than Luka, and ask for your vote for her for the 2019 Region 7 MVP.

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 7

Dog's Call Name:

Teren

Dog's Breed:

Labrador Retriever

Dog's CRN:

120090

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(932) Fierce Flyers Flyball Club

Dog's Owner:

Pamela Andrade

Nominated by:

Pat Gerow
(932) Fierce Flyers Flyball Club
Lake Errock, BC
CA

Evergame's Teren is the quiet chocolate lab on the Fierce Flyer's Flyball teams. He has been racing for seven and a half years now, running in any position, and excelling as start dog. With his reliability and consistent speed, he has become a go to dog to fill open teams in the region. He has run with many different teams and a multitude of different dogs without a hitch. His handsome good looks has made him quite the stud which helps pay his racing fees. Both Teren and his handler Pam are fun, good natured, excitable racers and deserve to be recognized.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 8

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 8

Dog's Call Name:

Camo

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

110335

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(858) Wild

Dog's Owner:

Brittney Voth

Nominated by:

Jill Voth
(858) Wild
Winnipeg, MB
CA

Camo has been a solid 9" height dog for her whole flyball career. She started racing when she was 1 year old and has been a dog we can always count on. Camo is part of the Wild Dog's notorious Pompei family and will be competing in October to gain her Iron Dog award. Camo has traveled with the Superdogs, and participated in their shows across Western Canada. Camo has also traveled throughout our Manitoba/Saskatchewan region, participating in many flyball tournaments. Camo even joined our Division 1 team and helped us get our personal best a couple of times! We have been very blessed to have her on our team and look forward to seeing her race for a few more years.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 9

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 9

Dog's Call Name:

Andy

Dog's Breed:

Toy Poodle

Dog's CRN:

150192

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(1087) Carolina Overdrive

Dog's Owner:

Margi Baldwin Moore

Nominated by:

Amy Stewart
(1087) Carolina Overdrive
Florence, SC
US

I, Amy Stewart, being of sound mind a body, do hereby nominate, Andy, Toy Poodle of Carolina Overdrive from South Carolina. I believe that each dog has the gift to do great things. As I think about dogs in our region, the gifts include being fast, or cute, or the ones that you know will be a hot mess, etc. To me, Andy is certainly one of the cute ones, but he is so stealthy and steady, which makes him a dog that is so important to his team. Heads turn when spectators are watching because they want to see what he's going to do...and he does it perfectly. What an ambassador to the breed too! And you know... height dogs are beloved members of teams and clubs. He will continue to be important as Carolina Overdrive grows and comes into their own in our region. For these reasons, I feel Andy makes a great choice for nomination. I would certainly love for you all to join me in voting for Andy as region 9 MVP.

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 9

Dog's Call Name:

Briar

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

140657

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(171) Fur Fun

Dog's Owner:

Jesse Sauvageau

Nominated by:

Lisa Daum
(163) Hairier Jump Jets
Portsmouth, VA
US

I would like to nominate Briar for the Region 9 MVP. She is a 6 year old Border Collie that began her flyball career on June 21, 2014. A very solid and reliable girl that could run for anyone on her team. Briar shows such focus and her and Jesse have a very solid connection with each other in and out of the flyball lanes. While running with K-9 Kamikazes, Briar helped achieve a personal best team time of 16.226 at CanAm on October 10, 2016. Now a member of Fur Fun, Briar and Jesse continue to strive for new records with her current personal best time of 3.604. Briar has proven herself to be a valuable member of her team and is most deserving of being selected as the Region 9 MVP.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 10

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 10

Dog's Call Name:

Slice

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

120628

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(1002) On My Go!

Dog's Owner:

Amanda Keddy

Nominated by:

Kelly Hogg
(1002) On My Go!
Mazerolle Settlement, NB
CA

On My Go! would like to nominate Nataki's Slice of Life, "Slice" for this year's Region 10 MVP. She is the definition of "GO" and will run anywhere, anytime, any day. The word "consistent" should be her middle name - she runs the same times now at 9 years old than she did in her debut year! Slice has done it all, from being our Regular 1 height dog, a "big dog" in Open (helping other clubs as well) and has even run in the Veterans class this year. She can run in any position, for any handler and with any combination of dogs. Everyone loves when Slice is on their team! What truly makes Slice our most valuable player is her role outside of tournaments. She is at every practice ready and willing to do anything. She has been instrumental in training every young dog in our club, from the easy to the most challenging! Head to head, passing, crossing - she takes it all in stride and shows the young ones how it's supposed to be done. We rely on little Slice so much! The club couldn't function without her, making her our Most Valuable Player for 2019.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 11

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 11

Dog's Call Name:

Ruckus

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

090819

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(920) Terminal Velocity

Dog's Owner:

Carla Parravani

Nominated by:

Chris Sells
(920) Terminal Velocity
Archer, FL
US

Ruckus is one of the founding members of Terminal Velocity. Ruckus is known as the dog that could do it all. He has been the solid, steady, perfect dog, that can run in any position. He rarely makes a mistake and is an easy dog to pass. Ruckus teaches new dog's how to take a pass, and teaches new handler's the rope's of flyball. He is the dog our team can always depend on for training. There are many teams and handlers that would not be racing without Ruckus' assistance. Although Ruckus has retired from racing this year at 13 year's old, he still works with the puppies and green dog's on our team at practice. He has truly been a great ambassador of the sport of flyball. Ruckus has additional titles in, Agility, Weight Pull and has his CGC. Along with his numerous flyball titles, including his Iron Dog. Ruckus was also used as a 4H dog for a local 4H club in his younger year's. Terminal Velocity would like your help in nominating Ruckus as our Region 11 MVP for 2019. We couldn't pick a more deserving dog.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 14

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 14

Dog's Call Name:

Dixie

Dog's Breed:

Boston Terrier

Dog's CRN:

101072

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(926) Big Orange Blast

Dog's Owner:

Leslie Adamczyk

Nominated by:

Robin Harrington
(634) Chattanooga Chomp
Chattanooga, TN
US

Chattanooga Chomp would like to nominate everyone's favorite Boston Terrier, Dixie Mae, for Region 14 MVP. Big Orange Blast's Dixie has been representing the club in the lanes ever since it formed back in 2011. She is the only original BOB member still running and has helped keep the club going strong as their primary height dog for 8 years. She serves as training assistant for all newbies that make their way to BOB and can run against any dog or handler. Spectators love to watch Dixie racing down the lane, with a spring in her step still at 10 years old, to her unmistakable call - "Dixieeeeeeeee". She puts up mid 5s on the clock, which is incredibly fast for those little legs to be carrying her! She is only 500 points away from her Flyball Grand Champion and will earn her Iron Dog next month. Without Dixie, Big Orange Blast wouldn't have grown and remained a staple club in Region 14 for all these years. She is the definition of MVP and, even more so, most valuable height dog!

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 14

Dog's Call Name:

HeyU

Dog's Breed:

Labrador Retriever

Dog's CRN:

120231

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(906) Dixie Flyers

Dog's Owner:

Jeanne Harem

Nominated by:

Jane Kline
(578) Music City Road Dogs
Ashland City, TN
US

The Music City Road Dogs nominate Dixie Flyer labrador retriever HeyU for Region 14 2019 MVP. When HeyU started racing in February 2012 he apparently thought flyball was too quiet. He is known in several regions for his enthusiasm for the game. His signature bark and bounce leaves memorable impressions on competitors and spectators alike. His bark can be heard over all other barking in the lanes, which is quite a feat! His love for the game is evident when you you watch him run. He will run for anyone, but particularly likes running for Junior Handlers. His consistency has taught many handlers and dogs how to play the game including running him and passing him. He has run with many clubs in Region 14, and also plays several times a year outside the region, providing many dogs the opportunity to play. This contributed to HeyU being the youngest dog in the region to earn the prestigious Hobbes title at just under 8 years of age.

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 14

Dog's Call Name:

Vito

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

080741

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(634) Chattanooga Chomp

Dog's Owner:

Kate and Trey Corum

Nominated by:

Danie Arnt
(704) Lunatic Fringe
Cartersville, GA
US

On behalf of Lunatic Fringe, I would like to nominate Vito from Chattanooga Chomp for Region 14's MVP. Vito is a super-speedy and rock solid border-staffy who began his career in 2008 with The Gamblers where he quickly became a keystone member of that club. After the Gamblers retired, Vito became an early member of the Dixie Flyers in 2011 where he helped that club to establish itself and helped many green dogs and handlers learn the ropes of flyball. In 2015, Vito moved to the Chattanooga Chomp where he helped rebuild that organization into the resurgent club it is today. Vito does all the things you would expect of an MVP: he runs in any position, with any dogs and for any handler, including his 4 year old human "brother" William, much to both of their delight! Vito has a special something that just makes other dogs love him. He's so solid and imperturbable that he is the go to dog for teaching green dogs to pass and race in the other lane. Vito retired in early 2019 at age 12 and while the lanes seem empty without him, he will always be the embodiment of an MVP.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 16

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 16

Dog's Call Name:

Singe

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

150802

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(481) Bay Racers

Dog's Owner:

Dawn/ Diana Painter/ Foster

Nominated by:

Karen Green
(481) Bay Racers
San Carlos, CA
US

Bay Racers would like to nominate Singe for Region 16 MVP. He was 1 of 10 puppies in an unplanned/rescue litter of BorderStaffie x Malinois mixes. Singe had 3 homes and was 10 months old before Dawn and Diana brought him from the East Coast to California to live with his sister and littermate, Madison. Singe has turned into an amazing flyball dog. He's a solid, consistent dog; can run in any position; pass any dog; and run on any team. He regularly runs all day on a Bay Racer team and backup or fulltime to help out other clubs in the region. In addition to flyball, Singe is also in training for Search and Rescue. In 2019, Singe was our MVP and we hope you'll consider him for Region 16 MVP.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 18

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 18

Dog's Call Name:

Diva

Dog's Breed:

Siberian Husky

Dog's CRN:

140646

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(695) Alaska Dogs Gone Wild

Dog's Owner:

Maija Doggett

Nominated by:

Curtis Smith
(695) Alaska Dogs Gone Wild
Eagle River, AK
US

Diva was adopted from Raven's Husky Haven and Rescue in Illinois and picked up on the way home from CanAm in 2013 to join her fur-ever home when she was 11 months old. Since then, she has arguably become Region 18's most versatile dog. Diva can run in any position and pass with any dog in either direction with anyone handling her. To no surprise, Diva has helped train and debut numerous dogs, and she is the go-to dog to double-list as a backup. This year, she even jumped into the middle of a race as a backup with a guest handler to run on a different club’s team with her normal handler in the opposing lane running another dog from Diva's household--all without batting an eye! She is unequivocally 100% reliable. In a state filled with Sibes and husky mixes, Diva serves as an ambassador for showing that huskies can play flyball too. Whenever competing out-of-state, she consistently attracts attention with her beautiful swimmer’s turn, sparkly collars, and hypnotizing blue eyes with natural eyeliner. Diva may look like a diva, but she is an invaluable team player.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 19

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 19

Dog's Call Name:

DD

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

140700

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(765) LAUNCH

Dog's Owner:

Susi Evans

Nominated by:

Russell Evans
(765) LAUNCH
Wheat Ridge, CO
US

Launch Flyball is pleased to nominate Frostbite's Dicey Diva, "DD", for Region 19 2019 MVP. DD is an extraordinary competitor and height dog. She began representing our region on August 16, 2014 and has competed in 88 tournament days to date, accumulating 32,780 points and 10 titles. DD has consistently shown the heart and competitive spirit that hallmarks the best flyball dogs and has contributed significantly to Launch's club and regional records, and 3 official and 1 unofficial Regional Championships. Fearless in every competition, DD will run in any position and for any handler and has well-represented Region 19 over the past five years. On behalf of all the great dogs and handlers she has raced with over the past year, we feel she is very deserving of MVP recognition.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 20

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 20

Dog's Call Name:

Pauline

Dog's Breed:

Mix

Dog's CRN:

190402

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(1060) Game On!

Dog's Owner:

Mélody Taillon

Nominated by:

Danny Persechino
(1060) Game On!
Mont St-Grégoire, QC
CA

Pauline… who in region 20 doesn't know Pauline!?! This fabulous girl has made heads turn, others left in awe or giggling. One thing is sure; she leaves nobody indifferent. Whether it be because of her impressive athletic abilities or because of her stylish hair dos; Pauline is a special edition. She completed her first season just short of 5000 points which is really outstanding considering she was left for euthanasia at a vet clinic less than a year of her debut. When she arrived in rescue she was medicated, scared, undersocialized and very anxious. It really was unsure if she was adoptable. We decided to start training her in flyball; it really couldn't hurt. Turned out, she was surprisingly interested in learning this game. Running fast was what she could do best. This season, her first season, has been amazing! Pauline ran well, fast and was able to step up when we needed it the most. This awesome 7 inch height dog can run in style and pass any dog. Needless to say she has not only found a family, a flyball team but also an entire community. Pauline is what flyball is all about and definitely this year's MVP!

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 20

Dog's Call Name:

Rosie

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

140483

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(755) Ready Set Go

Dog's Owner:

Carole Paquin

Nominated by:

Paul Rioux
(755) Ready Set Go
Battersea, ON
CA

Ready Set Go is proud to nominate Rosie as our 2019 MVP (most Valuable Pooch). Rosie is a gem. She came to RSG as a rescue in 2014 and has mastered Flyball very quickly. Over the past few years, Rosie has become a solid, dependable Flyball Dog. Rosie is the full-package dog any team would want on their line-up. Speed, determination, and error-free. Rosie can run in any position, by different handlers and run into different dogs without showing any slowdowns or hesitation. She has one of the best and snappiest box-turn I have ever seen. When needed, Rosie can double run without her times being affected. At practice, she's a mild-manner and quiet dog but with an intense focus on her job, which is why we use her to help green dogs develop their own skills. Rosie is the type of dog that loves the sport and does it because she loves Carole. She is well known within region 20 as her handler Carole turning 80 isn't exactly a spring chicken. These two make a great and vibrant combination in the lanes. We hope you will consider Rosie as Region 20 MVP.

Regional MVP Nominees - Region 21

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 21

Dog's Call Name:

Missy

Dog's Breed:

Rat Terrier

Dog's CRN:

110660

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(682) Dog Gone Devils

Dog's Owner:

Randy Jones

Nominated by:

JAYNE MCQUILLEN
(682) Dog Gone Devils
Cedar Rapids, IA, IA
US

Missy is the little rat terrier who could! She has run her little nubbin off since 2011 & always puts a sparkle in her dad Randy's eye! Missy is one tiny but mighty dog! Can you say INTENSE!! Not only does she put in flawless performance after flawless performance, she is fast, short and tenacious! She loves start position...and even as the years have rolled by she continues put up impressive times! This sassy girl certainly found the outlet she needed when she found flyball, and while she certainly gave Randy & Kelly some challenges she quickly figured out the game! She has been a very important, consistent and speedy asset to Dog Gone Devils for years and we hope for many more. Having such a reliable start dog, height dog & speedy dog in one little package has made her the perfect candidate for Most Valuable Player!

Nomination for Regional MVP - Region 21

Dog's Call Name:

Thriller

Dog's Breed:

Border Collie

Dog's CRN:

110316

Dog's Club Affiliation:

(1062) On the Flipside

Dog's Owner:

JamieSue Scebold

Nominated by:

Lyndsy Dvorak
(1062) On the Flipside
Council Bluffs, IA
US

On The Flipside would like to nominate Thriller as Region 21 MVP. Thriller has been a staple in Region 21 and personifies what it means to love the sport with all your heart. Not only has he helped our team win tournaments but he also has played on multiple open teams in region 21. He is always there if a team is short a dog and is so consistent that everyone loves having him on their team. Thriller was one of the first Border Collies, in Region 21, to hit a 3.6. Even at 10 years old he is still consistently running 4.0's. Since Thriller is so consistent and basically "able to run himself" he is great to use when training new handlers or dogs. For this reason, we believe Thriller should be the Region 21 MVP.

2019 Nominees for Judge of the Year

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Nomination for Judge of the Year

Judge:

Cyril Edmonds
Moncton, NB

Nominated by:

Lisa Lane
Waldoboro, ME
US

Cy Edmonds knows the NAFA rulebook backwards and forwards and he enforces the rules fairly. He doesn't favor his friends or team mates. I can attest to this as he kindly told me that he had to write my dog up for aggression excusal this year. It had been a long weekend of racing and the MAINEiacs kept winning the eliminations. All the dogs were exhausted and the humans were wearing down too.My little guy was having a breakthrough weekend until that first heat of that last elimination. Cy clearly explained his reasoning when he brought the forms over for me to sign. It was heartbreaking,but I know he would have written up his best friend's or even his wife's dog if he had to. That he is kind and fair as a judge makes the bitter pill easier to swallow. I will miss his presence in the lanes whenever he retires. He is so personable,humane and kind of goofy at times,but nothing escapes his notice out in the lanes. Thank you for considering Cyril Edmonds for Judge of the Year 2019.

Nomination for Judge of the Year

Judge:

Paul Ferlitto
Wilsonville, AL

Nominated by:

Carol Phillips
Clarksville, TN
US

Paul is frequently our judge at tournaments we attend. He is always helpful and answers any questions we might have. We always have good races when he is present!

Nomination for Judge of the Year

Judge:

Randy Kenzie
Surrey, BC

Nominated by:

Joy Adiletta
BOTHELL, WA
US

Randy has been judging in Region 7 and beyond since 2002, including the first tournament that I ever raced in as a competitor.  His unfailing kindness and courtesy towards all competing in his ring is combined with a thorough knowledge and fair application of the rules to make him one of the best judges I have ever raced under.  Randy will take the time to help a new competitor understand the rules so that they can be successful, and has spent countless breaks and hours outside of tournaments discussing the finer points of flyball with anyone who asks him a question.  Not only is he a fair judge who has been invited to judge throughout most of the western US and Canada, Randy has contributed to Region 7 personally in many ways including hand-building wooden measuring wickets for local clubs to practice measuring to help their dogs be successful.  Randy has been invited to judge at CanAm 2019 for the first time, and I'm sure many more people will be happy to experience his judging style there. For all of these reasons and more, I ask for your vote for Randy Kenzie as Judge of the Year 2019.