CMHOF, RMVP and JOY Nominees for 2021

2021 Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame Nominees

2021 Regional MVP Nominees

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REGION 14

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REGION 18

REGION 19

REGION 21

2021 Judge of the Year Nominees



2021 Nominees for Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame

Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Curve! - Mix, CRN 081154, (299) Omaha Speed Racers, Crystal Cappel
Nominated by: Kendra Kinney, Bennington, NE, US

Curve is a flyball dog that anyone would be lucky to have. She had many achievements during her career including Hobbes, Iron Dog and the CanAm Perfect 10 award. She earned her first points in October 2008 and ran her last race in December 2019 at 12 years old. She also earned her Multibreed Flyball Grand Champion before her retirement and currently is the overall 8th top pointed dog in NAFA. But Curve is more than just her individual achievements, she was an invaluable member of the team. She was a consistent height dog and you knew when running with her she would make very few mistakes. At her peak, she ran 3.8s and over the years she helped her team with several championship wins in both regular and multibreed for regional titles and at CanAm. Curve also was a great teacher for helping other dogs and humans learn the sport of flyball. She helped train countless people on handling, was a great demo dog for classes and was unwavering when helping new dogs learn to pass. Curve exhibits what a Hall of Fame dog is: competitive, enjoyed every run, and taught so many people the love of the sport.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Danny - Border Collie, CRN 070507, (102) No Speed Limit, Lauralee McGuire
Nominated by: Carle Lee Detweiler, Towson, MD, US

"Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny Boy, I love you so" are not just words to an epic ballad, they describe the feeling felt when running this steadfast, versatile, and ever so easy to handle Border Collie - Danny. This much-loved dog debuted in 2007, had multiple perfect starts with his junior handler, who also posted his fastest time of 3.73 seconds. In his 11-year career, Danny has maintained standing as the #9 Border Collie and #22 of all dogs, a feat that is only surpassed by his love for the sport and that of his beloved tug. Flying down the lanes Danny demonstrated his athleticism and love for the game. Always focused on his job, Danny was a pure delight to watch. He ran in any position, easily adapting to numerous handlers and supporting several regional teams that culminated in earning the esteemed Hobbes and Iron Dog titles at the same tournament in 2015. Even after his 2018 retirement, Danny continued to be an asset as he participated in flyball demonstrations at county fairs and humane society events and continued his specialty of training and inspiring the approximate 20 team dogs, especially their handlers, throughout his career. Oh Danny Boy!


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Max - Australian Cattle Dog, CRN 080623, (904) Pacific Pups, Steve O'Donnell
Nominated by: Michelle Largent, Hayward, CA, US

Pacific Pups would be proud to submit Australian Cattle dog, Max, for nomination to the Clyde Memorial Hall of Fame. Owner Steve O'Donnell adopted Max when Max was a year and a half old. It was love at first sight for both Steve and Max, from that moment on the two became an inseparable pair. Max started his racing career in 2008. Max was always a solid dependable racer, and he was well known by his enthusiastic victory laps in the back field. At home, Max would greet everyone with gleeful joy and a ball - he knew that visitors were there to be his own personal ball throwers. In 2011 Max became one of the founding racers of Pacific Pups. He was instrumental in training multiple green dogs, he helped to grow the team into what it is today. In the later years, Max prove to be a solid racer in many open team line ups. He competed in multiple regions throughout his career including CanAm in 2018. Max earned his Iron Dog in 2016 and is ranked 4th highest overall Australian Cattle Dog. Our team and region, will fondly remember Max for his incredible contributions to the sport.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
StingRay! - Mix, CRN 090002, (500) Ruff Enuff, Sue Bonofiglio
Nominated by: Cindy Henderson, Grafton, MA, US

Stingray competed in flyball for almost 12 years running with 12 different clubs & 104 dogs over her storied career earning over 80k points. A Border Collie / Jack Russell mix, she was one of the early sport mixes to compete setting the standard for all those who followed. She ran in the CanAm Championship races as the height dog 8 times helping her teams achieve 3rd place in Regular, 2 time runners up in Multibreed and her most memorable moment winning the Multibreed Championship in 2013. Stingray holds the most amazing rerun in all of flyball history from this Championship race. Stingray (4th dog) & the competing 4th dog both early pass. With amazing connection between handler and dog Stingray crosses line, drops ball, immediately turns to rerun to win the heat. That moment summed up her career as a dog that loved to compete and had the perfect connection with her handler. Stingray served as an ambassador for the sport with her sweet personality and confidence helping train many new dogs and handlers in the sport - something she still does today. As a result of these and many other accomplishments Stingray belongs in the NAFA HoF.


Nomination for the NAFA Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame
Zoya - Mix, CRN 090631, (695) Alaska Dogs Gone Wild, Curtis & Stacy Smith
Nominated by: Alaska Dogs Gone Wild, Anchorage, AK, US

Zoya is a special flyball dog. She was rescued at 2-3 years of age from a shelter in Alaska after having already been returned once. Weighing 25-lbs, she looks like a Whippet/Shepherd, but a DNA test revealed mostly Husky, Sheltie, and Pug! Arguably Zoya's greatest achievement and biggest contribution to NAFA is having taught two junior handlers to compete in flyball. She also helped train countless dogs and handlers. Zoya has the distinction of being the top pointed dog in Alaska, earning 56,973 points. She also received the Iron Dog award. Throughout her career, she ran with 63 unique dogs from 13 clubs scattered among 7 regions. Zoya is one of only a few dogs who raced in the first 11 CanAms. In 2017, she ran on the ADGW regular team that won the Division 6 CanAm Classic Championship while handled by an 11-year-old. During her final tournament in January 2020, shortly before turning 14, Zoya still easily cleared the jumps and maintained her beautiful box turn--a turn showcased in "The Beginner's Guide to Flyball" (page 76, What's a Good Box Turn?). Zoya's spirit, longevity, and achievements in the sport of flyball truly set her apart.


2021 Nominees for Regional MVP

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REGION 4

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 4
Frost - Border Collie, CRN 110308, (142) BC Boomerangs, Jill P Anderson
Nominated by: Phyllis Martin, (142) BC Boomerangs, Cary, IL, US

I would like to nominate FROST (Cool Under Pressure) for Region 4 MVP. Frost started her Flyball career in 2011 and joined BC Boomerangs in 2015. She quickly became a Valuable member of the team. She could run any position and for any handler. Frost just loved FLYBALL. Quickly her points added up and she got her HOBBES at CanAm 10/11/19. She ran her last tournament 7/25/21. She passed away suddenly this summer. We will always remember her love of FLYBALL and eagerness to run every race. We will forever miss Frost. Please consider recognizing FROST for Region 4 MVP.


Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 4
Radar - Rat Terrier, CRN 110098, (459) Ruff Position, Gloria Budziak
Nominated by: Carl Gavin, (459) Ruff Position, Madison, WI, US

We are here to nominate Radar for Region 4's MVP. Gloria Budziak acquired Radar as a rescue; shortly after, she started flyball with him and he quickly learned to race in every position in the line-up; with his favorite being the start position and has had numerous 0.000 starts. He has been a solid and consistent flyball dog. He has run with numerous teams and will run for anyone as long as you have his treat bag. Radar earned his Iron Dog Award in October 2019 and is currently working towards his Hobbes with less than 5,700 points needed. Radar has run in tournaments in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Radar is not just our MVP, he is flyballs MVP. Please vote for Radar. Vote early and vote often.


REGION 6

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 6
Rocket - Mix, CRN 150133, (757) Crazy Train, Jeff Wright
Nominated by: Meagan Langs, (757) Crazy Train, Mesa, AZ, US

Rocket also known as "Rocky" by friends and family is an all around rock start in our region. He started his flyball career in November of 2015 and has turned into the consistent dog that makes any team he runs on "Rock Solid." Although we didn't have a ton of tournaments in 2020 he did earn 881 points running in the Open Division (without double points) with dogs from SoCal Frequent Flyers and Fighting for Freedom Flyball. He can run start, last, or some where in the middle. He is able to run for multiple handers and is the backbone of any team he runs on. He has a wonderful temperament to humans and dogs alike. He has a true love of the sport, and encompasses everything a great flyball dogs should. There is no one else more deserving.


REGION 9

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 9
Flash - Border Collie, CRN 100856, (163) Hairier Jump Jets, Tom Ward
Nominated by: Lisa Daum, (163) Hairier Jump Jets, Portsmouth, VA, US

I would like to nominate Flash as a nominee for the 2021 Region 9 MVP Award. Flash started his flyball career in November 2010 at the HJJ Turkey Trot. He has been racing now for 11 years. He has been a rock solid competitor for our team and can always be counted on to perform his best. Flash has been a go to dog for us with training some of our more challenging large breed dogs (great danes)that had a habit of wanting to chase. Flash is always very focused and can be counted on to stay in his lane. Flash recently earned is Iron Dog and is still currently running on our open team. Flash has been an invaluable member of the Hairier Jump Jets team and is most deserving of this award. He would be an excellent candidate to be selected as the MVP for Region 9.


Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 9
Hotblack - Mix, CRN 110599, (1072) That's So Fetch, Leerie and Julie Jenkins
Nominated by: Emily Allred, (1072) That's So Fetch, Hopkins, SC, US

That's So Fetch would like to Nominate Hotblack as the region 9 MVP. Its not uncommon to hear Hotblack entering the flyball lanes of a tournament, or even more specifically vacuuming back and forth waiting to go in. He has trained many handlers in his 10 years playing flyball, as well as assisted many open teams. As a new club That So Fetch was in dire need of full time dogs. The Jenkins were willing to loan out Hotblack and was a large part in getting the club off the ground. He is happy to run any position for any handler. His antics are known region wide and you cant help but smile when in the lanes with him.


REGION 14

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 14
Rook - Border Collie, CRN 130503, (1077) Rabid Fire, Angela Raby
Nominated by: Angela Raby, (1077) Rabid Fire, Fayetteville, TN, US

Rabid Fire would like to nominate Rook from the Rabid Fire FB Team. He is one of the most versatile, devoted and kind dogs in flyball. Rook is all about his flyball job. He is very steady and will run tirelessly. And most of all, he LOVES Flyball! We literally have to drag him off of the lanes. Rook has been a team member Rabid Fire could count on. To lose Rook would be a monumental loss for our team. He runs any position very well! Passes any dog. And any handler can run him. Rook has been an asset for Region 14. He has run on several teams in tournaments, which allowed those teams to enter. He runs the position needed for that team. He will pass any dog. He has taught countless green handlers how to handle a dog. Many times he has been those handlers first experience at flyball, even kids. Even spectators have ran him to feel of the rush of racing!!! Rook has also helped teams rebuild. He is non-reactive and solid and was used to proof dogs that would cross over. Rook is truly a most valuable player for Region 14 and deserves this award.


REGION 15

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 15
Blanche - Mix, CRN 120565, (946) Ruffin' It, Bryan Roper
Nominated by: Jen Pavillard, (946) Ruffin' It, Gap, PA, US

I submit to you a nomination for Regional 15 MVP for 2021, Blanche on Ruffin' It. Blanche was named after one of the characters on the show Golden Girls, and she has been golden since the moment that Bryan Roper and Emily Neal brought her home. Emily and Bryan rescued Blanche and saw quickly that she needed to find her sport. It was flyball and there has been no looking back. Blanche has been a solid team dog from the beginning. She can run anywhere in the lineup without reservation to the dog before or after her. Blanche is a quiet, unassuming dog – but don't let that fool you – she's a force in the lanes! As a small mixed breed, Blanche often serves as an 8" height dog in addition to being one of the faster club dogs. At 10, Blanche set her personal best (4.4), and in August 2021 she earned her Iron Dog title. Blanche is now 12 and continues to enjoy running…heading for her next goal, FGDCH 70K.


Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 15
Trip - Mix, CRN 130323, (549) Obsessed K-9's, Kimberly Shepherd
Nominated by: Brooke Haas, (928) Kinetic, Chagrin Falls, OH,

Rocket Relays Epic Journey, "TRIP" was known for his contagious smile and his dramatic tendencies when he was wrapped. He put on a show for anyone he thought he could get attention from. Often times found giving "love eyes" from his crate, and more than not even luring people into his bed (crate) with him. His antics cause even the saddest of people to smile. On the lanes, his number one goal was having fun with Kim. His eyes always lit up when the two were playing the game together. For his team, a consistent anchor dog who very rarely ever made a mistake. He is also responsible for helping the Obsessed K-9's team take home a championship win in their division at CanAm. Even when he wasn't feeling the best, he showed the biggest heart and would do anything for Kim and Marty. Now even after life, his infamous smile and broken paw act still runs rampant in region 15s minds. Please join me in honoring Trip as Region 15 MVP.


REGION 16

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 16
Kyon - Belgian Malinois, CRN 190139, (904) Pacific Pups, Marie Aymard
Nominated by: Michelle Largent, (904) Pacific Pups, Oakland, CA, US

Pacific Pups would be proud to submit the nomination of Belgian Malinois Kyon for region 16 MVP. Owner Marie and Kyon began his racing career in 2019. At 82 pounds and 27 inches tall, Kyon is currently the largest dog racing in Region 16. Don't let his size full you, Kyon quickly became one of Pacific Pups most solid racer. During his debut year, Kyon was a part of our 2019 Multi breed regional champion team. Kyon has continued to be a keystone of our team, as he helps to train new up and coming racers from not only our team but several others. In February 2021 Kyon was diagnosed with lymphoma. A grim diagnosis but not for Kyon. He fought hard and after 6 months of Chemo treatments is now in remission. During treatments Kyon continued to train, travel and race around the states. Kyon not only competes in flyball but also dock jumping, barn hunt and protection sports. Pacific pups is proud to send in this nomination for this well deserving dog.


REGION 18

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 18
Outlaw - Mix, CRN 190778, (894) Glacier Shakers, Emily Erickson
Nominated by: Holly Evans, (894) Glacier Shakers, Anchorage, AK, US

The moment this little Mortal Mastermind entered the scene in 2019, we knew she was something special. Outlaw was such a quick study as a pup. Laser sharp focus, paired with amazingly athletic genes, she is built for this. Fast forward a year and everything came to a screeching halt...enter Covid. While the pandemic crippled our sport, it didn't change a single thing for Emily Erickson and her dog. They stayed focused, continued to train and perfect their already solid foundation. Welcome 2021...she was more than ready. We had to travel outside our state for her debut, but that hardly phased this femme fatale. In only her first tourney she posted a 3.712, racing with a team of dogs she didn't know. Then we came home to AK where we ran outdoors. She hit 3.7s in the pack! And just a few months ago she posted a PB in starts of 3.62 and 3.68 in the pack. Making her our region's 3rd fastest dog. She can run anywhere, and in to any dog, she is a machine. Her career has only just begun and she has set the lanes on fire. All Hail this MVP Queen! Black and Blue Baby!


REGION 19

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 19
Guinevere - Border Collie, CRN 120358, (842) Agents of Chaos, Lydia Fabian
Nominated by: Christine Rouch, (842) Agents of Chaos, Lakewood, CO, US

Agents of Chaos is proud to nominate Guinevere for Region 19, 2021 MVP.  Guinevere 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.  She began her flyball career in 2013 and was competing at CanAm the following year and has competed in 134 tournaments to date.  She has amassed 47,759 points, 11 titles and has contributed towards our clubs Regional Championships.  This upcoming season she will be competing for her iron dog.  She is a regular volunteer at various demonstrations throughout the community promoting flyball and has performed at halftime shows for our professional sports teams in the area.  We hope you consider Guinevere as Region 19s MVP.


REGION 21

Nomination Regional MVP 2021 - REGION 21
Fender - Mix, CRN 140450, (532) Skidmarkz, Adam & Jacci Brandt
Nominated by: JAYNE MCQUILLEN, (532) Skidmarkz, Oxford, IA, US

Fender has been rocking with Skidmarkz since 2014. We consider him a true MVP, he's everyone favorite dog to pass, as he gives flawless, consistent performances every time his hits the lanes! Fender is one of the most versatile dogs on Skidz. He can run with any dog, any position, any height, virtually error free every single tournament. Fender excels at passing difficult to pass dogs and rocks starts. Fender has not always been this perfect...Adam worked very hard with Fender's tennis ball obsession. Convincing Fender to tug instead of chasing loose balls. Then we noticed he was smashing his face into the box for a tennis ball. So the next task was convincing Fender that squishy balls could be touched at all and even retrieved! Left to his own devices, Fender can often be found laying down, staring at any real tennis ball. He never gives up hope! To remind Adam that squishy balls are not Fender's true love...Fender drops it during every warm up. However during the race, you can hear Adam's battle cries of, "Get Yer Squishy!" & "Squishy, Squishy". Then, it's showtime & Fender carries that squishy ball over the line! Please consider Fender for MVP!


2021 Nominees for Judge of the Year

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