CMHOF, RMVP and JOY Nominees for 2020

2020 Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame Nominees

2020 Regional MVP Nominees

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2020 Judge of the Year Nominees



2020 Nominees for Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Blue - Australian Cattle Dog, CRN 070365, (798) Queen City Road Runners, Elias Yoder
Nominated by: Christie Faccinto, Cookeville, TN, US

On behalf of the Queen City Road Runners, us Fledglings at the Upper Cumberland's Fur-ious Falcons nominate "Blue" (AKA Wile E Coyote) for the Clyde Moore Hall of Fame. Blue was the original Road Runner, demonstrating the art of using TNT explosives and missiles to cross the finish line, fearlessly leading his team in excellence. And excel he did, earning the titles of Flyball Grand Champion- 50K, Multibreed Master Champion, and Iron Dog during his career. He and his fellow coyotes earned the honor of First Runner Up Regional Champion for Multibreed Division a total of four different years. Blue remains #11 ranked ACD to date. Heart, more than accomplishments, make Blue Hall of Fame worthy. After being abandoned on a hiking trail, emaciated and anemic, he found his place with his running partner, Elias Yoder. Together this team has brought so much good to the sport. They have helped coach newbies, proof beginners, refine seasoned racers, and mentored new club like our grateful fledgling group of Falcons. Even at the age of 15, he continued to help train new coyotes and although he joined his original team at the bridge this last July, he leaves behind a legacy.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Chaos - Mix, CRN 050718, (903) Stumptown Racers, Stephen McComb
Nominated by: Rick Van Lent, Saanichton, BC, CA

Region 7's top dog Chaos debuted September 2005 and was quickly a favorite to watch due to his eagerness to race combined with his always happy disposition. A rock solid competitor, running in any position giving it his all in every race. With the addition of open class Chaos showed his versatility by being able to race in any teamís lineup. This lead to the amazing career accomplishment of racing with over 200 dogs, representing 35 clubs, undoubtedly a flyball record. At 9 Chaos showed guts and determination fighting back from a serious hip injury requiring major reconstruction and lengthy rehab to race again. Years later he was voted Region MVP and miraculously achieving his Hobbes Award in 2016. This was a major regional celebration for so many that helped him reach this milestone. Chaos was an ambassador for NAFA and flyball, participating in numerous public demos to the delight of the crowds. In later years he was instrumental in helping multiple rookie dogs get their start in flyball. He reluctantly retired at 14, ranked NAFA #41, #11 Mixed Breed, flyballís #1 BorderJack and had multiple Region and NAFA Top Dogs placements. Chaos, a dog truly worthy of HOF consideration.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Dexter - Australian Cattle Dog, CRN 110597, (994) Altitude, Steph Daggs
Nominated by: Katie Altholz, Denver, CO, US

Dexter was one of those lucky first flyball dogs and ran for my mother for nearly a decade. He would give or take a pass from anyone and helped train more green dogs in Region 19 than I could possibly count. They raced across the US in many regions with many clubs. He didn't care where he was as long as my mom or I were there with his tug. He ran flyball until literally his last day when we were traveling for a tournament and lost him unexpectedly. He was blessed to have gotten one last chance to play at a friend's facility the day before we lost him. Flyball has built more connections for my mom and I than we ever could have expected. It is all because of this wild red headed cattle dog mom needed to give a job and boy did he love his job.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Jack-Jack - Whippet, CRN 060666, (490) Spring Loaded, Gord Mak
Nominated by: Kelly Price, Stoney Creek, ON, CA

I clearly remember seeing Jack-Jack race at one of his first tournaments in 2007. Even with very little racing experience, he was already running 3.8s and had a text-book box turn. With more maturity and confidence, he went on to run much faster, but something that never changed during his 10-year flyball career was the obvious strong bond between Gord and Jack. Roughly between 2005 and 2010, a handful of whippets changed flyball forever,and they are the primary reason why the sport is completely dominated by whippet mixes today. Jack was one of those "wow factor" whippets, that no one could help but notice. In his prime, Jack was - no doubt - among the very fastest dogs racing in NAFA, with a PB of 3.598. While fast is great, it is consistency that wins races, tournaments and championships and he had a ton of that as well. Jack was part of Multibreed Regional Championship teams, and competed several times in the NAFA CanAm Multibreed Invitational. He was awarded his Iron Dog Title in 2015. Sadly, Jack-Jack has passed, but his legacy continues. It is my honour to nominate Jack-Jack (Whisper's Hurricane Jack) for the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Taz - Mix, CRN 130421, (1004) Wagging Tails Flyball, Sallie Wylie
Nominated by: Amy Sjomeling, Nekoosa, WI, US

Taz was an amazing flyball dog. He was originally living in a wood pile, had to be netted to be caught and brought to our local shelter. We temperament tested him, he ignored us until we got toys out. Sallie Wylie fostered him, started training him for flyball, and then ended up adopting him. She made him a great flyball dog! Taz was amazing! He was a height dog, a tiny guy in a big body. He was so valuable to our team & other teams he ran open with, and not just because he was a height dog. He was so reliable, no matter what happened (a bobble, a big german shepherd chasing him down, etc) he would get his ball and go over jumps every single time! Taz could run for anyone, and often got thrown into someone's arms, someone he didn't even know, to run him, and he never missed a beat! Everybody knew who Taz was, even if they didn't know who his owner was. He passed away way too early, due to a brain tumor, and is greatly missed by Sallie and our Wagging Tails Flyball team.


2020 Nominees for Regional MVP

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REGION 4

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 4
Frost - Border Collie, CRN 110308, (142) BC Boomerangs, Jill P Anderson
Nominated by: Phyllis Martin, (142) BC Boomerangs, Cary, IL, US

On behalf of BC Boomerangs I would like to nominate FROST (Cool Under Pressure) for Region 4 MVP. Frost earned her HOBBES at the 2019 CanAm and also her IRON DOG. Frost favorite game is FLYBALL she is that go to Dog when things get dicey. She will run for anyone and in any position. Cool Under Pressure is truly how she preforms a valuable asset to our Team. Frost can't wait till Flyball starts up again and she can RUN Flyball again her favorite game....


Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 4
Shay - Border Collie, CRN 100153, (899) Outrun, Jeanne S. Hendrickson
Nominated by: Lana Luhring, (899) Outrun, Center Point, IA,

Shay has lived for flyball since his debut on his first birthday. He has proven again and again that older dogs can enjoy and play this sport having earned his Iron Dog 2018 and his Hobbes in 2014. Shay has played in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska in addition to traveling outside of his home area. Though he was initially selected to be an obedience dog, Shay discovered that his time in flyball ring was more intense and fun than obedience. Shay is all about the game and can run with any group of dogs so he often plays on open teams. Shay and Jeanne ran four tournaments before the pandemic and they would appreciate your support for this award.


REGION 5

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 5
Red - Border Collie, CRN 120566, (642) Texas Twisters, Mike Smith
Nominated by: Paula Taylor, (642) Texas Twisters, Hempstead, TX, US

I nominate Secretariat (AKA "Red") for the Region 5, 2020 MVP award. Red has enjoyed an illustrious Flyball career. He was a member of the TXT Championship Multibreed team for 4 straight years. When Flyball was so abruptly interrupted by Covid-19 pandemic, Red was on track to earn the Hobbs award in July at the "Let Freedom Race" tournament in his hometown of Houston. Red helped numerous green dogs on his own club, as well as many others with whom he practiced. Red's steady running style allowed him to pass and be passed by dogs just learning Flyball. Red assisted many a Club to complete a team, enabling them to race. He ran with green teams, seasoned teams, slow teams and fast teams, Red just loved to play Flyball. He could be handled by anyone and ran in any position. Red played in 8 Can Am tournaments, and never missed a Region 5 Tournament from 2012 when he began his Flyball career until it was suspended in 2020. Flyball was his game and he came to play and gave it his all. In every way, to those of us who played with him, Red epitomized the definition of MVP.


REGION 6

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 6
Zip - Mix, CRN 130667, (848) Surf City Flyball, Dave Rosell
Nominated by: Crazy Train, (757) Crazy Train, Sun City, AZ, US

Zip is a Blue Cedar mixy-mix who has been a mainstay on Surf City Flyball since his debut in May, 2014. While he is very unimposing in stature, Zip is a beast in the flyball lanes and one of the most dependable dogs out there. He can and has run in every position, never drops his ball, is consistently speedy and is unafraid of any dog coming at him. Zip will run for anyone and whenever his team needed him, if his owner, Dave, is unable to come, Zip has been a willing traveler. Wherever he is needed Zip has always been happy to give it his all. He is exactly what any team would ever wish for in flyball. Zip is known throughout the region as an amazing flyball dog, and he deserves the Region 6 Most Valuable Player.


REGION 7

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 7
Sonic - Schipperke, CRN 120771, (387) The X-Fidos, Laura Wilson
Nominated by: Laura Wilson, (387) The X-Fidos, Hillsboro, OR, US

You can hear him coming.....that bark! X-Fidos nominates Sonic for Region 7 MVP. As he approaches his 10th year of racing, we wish to recognize our fastest and most consistent 7 inch jumper. His experience and speed (for a dog his size) make him a super starter, a steadfast anchor, and reliable pack passer who shies off no one. In spite of the short season, Sonic became the first Schipperke in NAFA to earn 40 k points and he currently holds the #1 spot for his breed. He is a popular pick in the open team ranks as most anyone can handle him and he doesn't care what dogs he runs with as long as he can go. X-Fidos has relied on him heavily to keep the jumps low and his speed is always a contribution to a club that promotes an "everyone plays" philosophy. People love to watch him run as he personifies the joy of the sport. His joy of running and natural lust for treats reminds us that it's all about having fun with the dogs and people we love.


REGION 9

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 9
Jackson - Gordon Setter, CRN 120968, (480) Pawmetto Pack, Diane Dargay
Nominated by: Linda Damiano, (480) Pawmetto Pack, Florence, SC, US

Gordon Setter Blackburn Gordon Hill Carolina's Swamp Fox; known to us as Jackson is nominated. Jackson competed for eight years and is the number 1 all-time achieving Gordon Setter in NAFA in multibreed obtaining MBM and FG40K in regular. He was a perfect gentleman and ambassador for Flyball. Jackson was well rounded with titles in agility, barn hunt, coursing, hunting, obedience, rally and was a Canine Good Citizen. Jackson excelled at Flyball and provided joy and comfort as a therapy dog. He ran any position in the line-up and was excellent at start with a 0.00. Champion lines produced a stunning specimen with a regal swagger and perfect temperament. When not running, he would patiently and obediently wait in the crating area unrestrained. Jackson competed until his sudden and untimely death in February 2020. He was known for his flying fringe coat, intense eye focus on the ball and wild pendant ears. He is the perfect example of Flyball's mission and charter. Whether running open in region 9 or running on Pawmetto Pack, he was the solid team member who helped young dogs learn to compete and helped teams enjoy the weekend. Gone too soon but always Region 9 MVP.


REGION 11

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 11
Blast - Mix, CRN 130001, (741) Tampa Bay Barkaneers, Suzanne Rider
Nominated by: Paula Salter, (901) All Revd Up, Lutz, FL, US

Blast is truly a dog belonging to Region 11. He has been a member of All Rev'd Up for most of his career, and he has also run on open teams with numerous clubs from our region. He is now a member of the Tampa Bay Barkaneers, willingly changing his affiliation for any handler who has his tug and some treats. Blast is a consistent dog who will run for anyone, in any position. He has trained new handlers with his consistent performance and solid return to his tug. He has frequently run as a loaner dog for many others. He will even serve as a height dog if a team wants to jump 10 inches (or, when racing resumes after the pandemic, 9 inches!).


REGION 12

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 12
DUSTY - Mix, CRN 110349, (942) Adrenaline Drive, SHIRLEY KERKHOF
Nominated by: Leanne Bishop, (542) Tailwind Flyball Club, Airdrie, AB, CA

Dusty is a 11 year old stumpy cattle dog mix. She has been running flyball for 9.5 years. She has travelled all over North America running flyball with open teams. She even competed in an multi international team including dogs from Canada, the US, and Japan at Canam. She goes with her team Adrenaline Drive with or without her Mom and has run with several different handlers and can run in any position on the team. She has helped many green dogs get their confidence by being smart and savvy on the lanes, knowing when she can be her crazy self and when she needs to tone it down just a bit. She is the perfect all around dog cementing her team together and running a consistent 4.4 at 11 years old


REGION 14

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 14
Joly - Border Collie, CRN 120508, (1077) Rabid Fire, Angela Raby
Nominated by: JEANNE HAREM, (906) Dixie Flyers, Bessemer, AL, US

The Dixie Flyers would like to nominate Joly, an 8-year old border collie from Rabid Fire for Region 14 MVP. Joly loves flyball, is the centerpiece of her club and will run for anyone, especially young people. She helped "raise" at least 2 junior handlers and trained numerous new handlers from other clubs with her consistency in start and in the pack. There are many folks in Region 14 that can say they learned to pass because of Joly. She can run in any position, with any dog and never miss a beat. In addition, Joly has exhibited MVP qualities by running with many of the Region 14 teams in tournaments and practice. With her consistency, quiet demeanor, and even temperament, she has helped train and proof numerous green dogs - in her club and others. Joly is definitely deserving of the Region 14 MVP.


REGION 16

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 16
Cannon - Australian Cattle Dog, CRN 120456, (904) Pacific Pups, Michelle Largent
Nominated by: Marie Aymard, (904) Pacific Pups, Oakland, CA, US

Cannon is a 10 year old Australian Cattle Dog with a story as big as his heart. He has been an inspiration to many, battling injuries and leptospirosis, and he has always managed to come back to the lanes stronger than before. Cannon has been a vital member of our team, helping to train not only our up and coming dogs, but also our new handlers - he is one of those rare dogs that has the ability to run for anyone, as long as they have his favorite tuggie! Cannon has racked up an impressive amount of points in his years of racing, ranking him number 1 among active Australian Cattle Dogs, and the number 2 ACD ever! He has an unwavering drive to work that has not only made him a powerhouse in the flyball lanes, but also in dock diving, barn hunt, and disc dog. His incredibly well-rounded versatility makes him a very unique dog, worthy of this recognition. Through this nomination, we want to continue the legacy of being #CannonStrong.


REGION 18

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 18
Kilo - Mix, CRN 170133, (695) Alaska Dogs Gone Wild, Judy Griffin
Nominated by: Alaska Dogs Gone Wild, (695) Alaska Dogs Gone Wild, Anchorage, AK, US

Kilo is a flyball dream dog! This Border Collie x Aussie/Heeler mix can run in any position and pass into or be passed by any dog, even while running for a guest handler. Whenever the need arises, Kilo can also run more than full-time, allowing more dogs to race. He has shown himself to be completely reliable even when coming "off the bench" to run with dogs he has never met before. During practices, Kilo's resilience makes him a valuable asset with regard to training new dogs. Because Kilo is so speedy, he is perfect for proofing other dogs and boosting their drive in head-to-head runs. During the pandemic-shortened 2020 racing year, Kilo was instrumental in two momentous accomplishments in Region 18 history. He helped Alaska Dogs Gone Wild (1) win the CanAm Classic Regular 2 Championship and (2) become the first Alaska club to break into the 15s. It may have been a short racing year, but Kilo definitely left his mark!


REGION 19

Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 19
Busy - Mix, CRN 080223, (994) Altitude, Dana Nichols
Nominated by: Katie Altholz, (994) Altitude, Greeley, CO, US

Busy is Dana's beloved staffie mix who most adore seeing in the region. She got her racing start in 2008 but her time to shine was short lived after an accident left her not confident to play anymore. Dana gave her many years off and brought her back to practices when she had some newer dogs of her own up and coming. Now here we are and that little girl is still excited as ever to come to practice and having run in many tournaments after a 7 year break. Earning most of your life points after 10 years of age is mostly unheard of but Busy has done just that! She loves her job back in the lanes in her older age and I think most of the region would have to agree to her eligibility as an MVP.


Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 19
Dolly - Labrador Retriever, CRN 110228, (1070) Be Right Back, Lydia Goggin
Nominated by: Lydia Goggin, (1070) Be Right Back, Milliken, CO, US

I'd like to nominate Dolly for this year's Region 19 MVP. She retired this year after a long, amazing career. She ran full time in her first tournament with no mistakes (on her part!) and has mostly continued that trend her entire career! She has been, and continues to be, the dog that trains the new dogs and even a few new handlers. She has run with many clubs and helped many teams make time and/or run clean. Her enthusiasm for the sport was infectious and her bouncy dancing on the sidelines and in the lineup has been entertainment for many people. She will be missed in the lanes, but she has truly had an MVP career!


Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 19
Moxie - Australian Cattle Dog, CRN 100723, (1070) Be Right Back, Crystal Fox
Nominated by: Lydia Goggin, (1070) Be Right Back, Milliken, CO, US

I'd like to nominate Moxie for this year's MVP for Region 19. Moxie has been a part of many teams throughout the years and could run wherever she was needed. She was always game and many teams counted on her throughout the years. She loved to run anchor, especially against certain favorites, and would do her absolute best to not to be behind. Moxie retired this year and we will miss the big red dog in the lanes!


Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 19
Ollie - Miniature Schnauzer, CRN 110943, (401) RUFF, Sue and Steve Dolph
Nominated by: Laura Sheldon, (401) RUFF, Denver, CO, US

RUFF Flyball Club would like to nominate Sir Oliver Gator for Region 19 MVP. For his entire flyball career Ollie always announces his presence from being "on deck" until the racing begins. His loud and boisterous bark is a sign that it is time for his team to run. Early on, he decided that the best part of flyball is pre-race trash talk. Ollie's competitive spirit launches him at the start and as he goes down the lane you can see how much fun he is having. He continually shares his excitement of racing with the new up and coming dogs, giving both distraction and encouragement. Ollie is a gentleman of very particular tastes when it comes to his flyball reward, his favorite being a special type of furry, squeaky mouse toy. His love for this toy is so strong that many have not survived through a whole tournament. Next time you hear him sounding the alarm that "it's time to race", come watch him strut his stuff, see the joy in his eyes, and watch his glorious beard flow in the wind as he runs flyball.


Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 19
Porsche - Border Collie, CRN 110247, (842) Agents of Chaos, Christine Rouch
Nominated by: Lydia Fabian, (842) Agents of Chaos, Lakewood, CO, US

Agents of Chaos is proud to nominate Porsche as Region 19's 2020 MVP. She began her flyball career in 2011 and was competing at CanAm the following year. Porsche has been an essential part of her team as start dog, earned several 0.000 starts, accumulated 50,108 points along with 14 titles, competed in 129 tournaments to date and has contributed towards our club's Regional Championships; this upcoming season she will be competing for her Iron Dog. Porsche is a constant competitor in Region 19 that can run in any position with any handler and runs back up positions for up and coming dogs. Throughout her career Porsche has promoted the sport of flyball by participating in dozens of demos throughout the community thereby introducing hundreds of people to the sport. Demos have included the National Western Stock Show, the Furry Scurry, Wag N Trail, the Denver Polo Classic, Nuggets and Mammoth games and many more including school groups. We hope you consider Porsche as Region 19's MVP.


Nomination Regional MVP 2020 - REGION 19
Wink - Australian Shepherd, CRN 100968, (809) Westside Woofers, Alisa Radice
Nominated by: Cathy Stampe, (809) Westside Woofers, Grand Junction, CO, US

Wink started training for flyball Spring of 2010, and was in her first race Sept. 2010 earning her FD. Wink has competed in 44 weekend tournaments in Region 19, plus many tournaments outside of Region 19. She has earned her Onyx, and Iron Dog. She is a crowd favorite at the demos, and is one of the most reliable dogs a team could ask for; never missing a jump, or dropping a ball. At 12 yrs old, she is currently spending her time training new dogs how to play flyball, and looks forward to being back in the lanes in 2021. With her grey whiskers and big smile, Wink represents the heart & passion of a flyball dog.


2020 Nominees for Judge of the Year

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Nomination for Judge of the Year
Anthony Pirnat - Iowa City, IA
Nominated by: Lana Luhring, Waverly, IA, US

Tony judges at nearly every tournament in Regions 4 and 21. If not acting has head judge he is nearly almost always providing relief for another judge. I can recall many tournaments when he did not have a back up where he would sacrifice and have his dogs run by teammates. I cannot recall a time when he did not handle matters in the ring in a calm professional manner. Always willing to listen to competitors and handle disputes in a fair and efficient manner. I had the privilege of doing a judging training assignment with him and had a great experience. He offers much of his time to the sport and you can certainly tell her loves to play flyball. I hope you will support Tony for Judge of the Year!!!