Codorus Blast, Hosted by Keystone DockDogs, Hanover, PA


This weekend Cello participated in Codorus Blast dock diving event, in Hanover, Pennsylvania, hosted by Keystone DockDogs.  This event was held in Codorus State Park.

This dock was set up right in the Lake Marburg!  

Codorus 1

This was an especially exciting event for us!  Cello set a new personal best – not once, but THREE times this weekend as she soared 23′ 1″ then 23′ 6″ then 23′ 7″ !!  How awesome is that?! These were all Elite jumps (one division higher than her current Master division title). Elite jumpers jump between 23′ and 24’11”.   She even qualified for the Elite Division Finals, and finished 4th against some HUGE jumping dogs!  We are so proud of her!  Brian and I were recapping our weekend,  and we were just amazed at Cello’s improvement since her first-ever dock diving event just  9 months ago.

DSC02096

DSC02098

DSC02099

 

We had a great weekend hanging out in our little “tent city” with great people we have met through dock diving! Lots of members of Chesapeake DockDogs and Keystone Dockdogs were in attendance.

DSC02168

Uncle Johnny and Aunt Joyce even came to cheer on Cello!

DSC02000

Cello in Slo-Mo!

Cello’s results from Codorus Blast:

Friday:

20′ 4″          23′ 6″            First Place Division Elite Medal       **Her FIRST Elite Division Medal and new personal best!!! 

 

Saturday:

21′ 3″         23′ 1″            First Place Division Elite Medal 

23′ 6”         22’11”           First Place Division Elite Medal 

23′ 0           23′ 7″           First Place Division Elite Medal         **New personal best!!

 

Sunday:

22′ 8″         22′ 9″            Third Place Masters Division Medal

22′ 0″         22′ 0″             First Place Masters Division Medal

 

Finals: Cello was in her first Elite Division Finals!!

22′ 8″        22′ 3″              Fourth Place Elite Division Ribbon

 

DSC02280

Cello and her Codorus Blast Bling:

DSC02288

 

Although we missed them dearly at this event, our friends Lisa, Ryan, Millie, and Addison had an amazing weekend as well!  They attended an event in Maine, were Millie (Marvelous Millie, as I like to call her!) not only won 1st place in the Elite Division finals with a HUGE jump of 24’7 – but Millie and Ryan also got an invitation for the World Championship in Iowa in November! We are SO happy for them, and so very proud of them both!!

 

What a fun and exciting weekend!!

 

Codorus State Park and Campground, Hanover, PA

For Cello’s Codorus Blast Dock Diving Event, we camped at Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA.  Located in York County, this park boasts a gorgeous 1,275 acre lake, where many come to fish and picnic.  Codorus State Park also offers many other recreational activities such as horseback riding, swimming, scuba diving, boating, hunting, and disc golf.

DSC02084

 

This park was big, clean, gorgeous, and the staff was more than friendly.  The sites were level and spacious, and included a fire ring.  The facilities were very clean, and within walking distance to our site.

Prince William Forrest RV Campground, Dumfries, VA

While participating in the Celebrate Fairfax dock diving event, Cello camped at Prince William Forrest RV Campground.

DSC01946

This campground has paved sites, restrooms, shower houses, laundry facilities, a playground, and a pool. There is even a Giant chess/checkers game in the campground!

1328122633Peytonandcampgroundpics152

If you look at the map, we stayed on site F14

The bathrooms were extremely clean, and the staff was more than friendly.  If you stay at this campground, be sure to ask about fire rings – some sites have them, and others do not.

 

 

Capitol City Brewing Company, Arlington, VA

In honor of both Cello and Millie earning a new personal best, Team Millie invited us out to celebrate at Capital City Brewing Company in Arlington, Virginia.

Capital City Brewing company first opened in 1992 in our nation’s capitol as Washington DC’s first brew pup since prohibition.   We visited the Arlington location, located at the Village of Shirlington, on Campbell Avenue in Arlington, VA.

DSC01810

 

We enjoyed some of Capital City’s signature beer and some delicious food from their menu, as we toasted to Millie and Cello!

 

Cello, Addison, and Millie hanging out at Capital Brewing Company:DSC01819

DSC01817

Celebrate Fairfax Festival, Hosted by DockDogs WorldWide Fairfax, VA

4087057_orig

 

Cello’s first National dock diving event was held this past weekend at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival in Fairfax, VA.  Celebrate Fairfax is Northern Virginia’s largest community-wide celebration.  The festival  was held at the 25 acre Fairfax County Government Center.

celebrate-fairfax.jpg2

 

 

It was a great event!  Lots of people we have met over the past year were also in attendance, and we had a blast hanging out together! Also, Cello jumped a NEW Personal Best of 23′ 2″ (YAY!!!) This jump placed her in the Pro Division Finals, jumping against some of the longest jumping dogs in DockDogs!!

DSC01660

 

DSC01604

DSC01661

 

DSC01606

 

Our Dock Diving Diva in action!

Here are Cello’s results from this event:

Saturday:

21′ 7″         21’7″         First Place Masters Division medal

23′ 2″         21′            Third Place Elite Division medal (***Cello’s new personal best and first Elite Division jump and medal!)

19′ 8″         20′ 10”      Second Place Masters Division medal 

 

Cello with her first ever Elite Division Medal for her 23′ 2″ jump:

DSC01690

 

Sunday:

16′ 7″         21′ 11        First Place Masters Division medal

21′ 1”         20′ 9″         First Place Masters Division medal

 

PRO Division Finals:

22′ 6″         22′ 3″        Sixth Place Pro Division Medal

Cello with all her “bling:”

DSC01929

We are so proud of Cello!

 

Friends Jaycee  and Duke, members of Chesapeake DockDogs, hung out with us throughout the weekend.

 

Cello gives “kisses” her new boyfriend, Phantom, a Dutch Shepherd:

DSC01650

 Both Jaycee and Duke jumped Phantom this weekend.

Jaycee and Phantom:

DSC01718

Duke and Phantom:

DSC01893

We also got to hang out all weekend with Keystone DockDogs friends, Ryan and Lisa, and their dogs (Cello’s girlfriends), Millie and Addison. Addison may just be Cello’s new BFF! 😉

Addison and Cello’s shenanigans in between jumps:

DSC01849

DSC01840

Girlfriend Millie FLEW off the dock this weekend, and impressed us all:

DSC01761

Millie earned herself a new Personal Best this weekend of 24′ 8″ (WOW!!!).  She placed 3rd in the Pro finals also!  GO MILLIE!

We also had the pleasure of seeing fellow Delmarva DockDog members Joan and Dee this weekend! Here they are in action:

Joan and Georgi Girl:

Dee and LuLu:

We saw so many other DockDogs members that we got to know at the last event, and other past events – and even met more people at this event.  We have met so many nice people since we have been involved with this sport!  We are really excited to see everyone at future events!