Keystone DockDogs 2015 End-of-Season Banquet

After a super-exciting season, we were so happy to be able to attend this year’s end of year banquet for Keystone DockDogs.  Not only did we have a blast, we won a couple of family awards,  and Hooch earned himself another trophy!

Awards for Most Addicted Teams and Families…

Brian and Jenny accepting their "Most Addicted awards

Brian and Jenny accepting their “Most Addicted awards

We MAY be addicted…just a little!…

 

Brian and Cello won 1st Overall for Place Iron Dog Warrior :

…And Jenny and Hooch were voted Keystone DockDogs 2015 Most Improved Dog!

Cabela’s Summer Splash, Hosted by Keystone DockDogs: Cabela’s, Hamburg, PA

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We love Cabela’s events where you can camp right in the parking lot, and crate the dogs right from your home on wheels!!  This event was hosted by Keystone DockDogs, and held at Cabela’s in Hamburg, PA.

We set up “camp” with other dock diving friends who also have campers – and had a BLAST! (We are the camper with the American Flag canopy).

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We also love this event since it is close enough for friends and family to venture out to watch the pups dive.  One of Brian’s coworkers, and Brian’s mom, brother, & god-daughter all came out to watch the Liver Killers get some big air!  The only pictures I took this weekend are the ones you see above (bad dog mom!).

Luckily two of our friends and fellow competitors took some pictures of Hooch, which I am sharing below (thank you, Kevin and Gary!!)

There were some computer issues at the event, so I don’t have all the recorded jump information just yet, but I will share the scores that I do have.

This was a particularly good event for Hooch!

Hooch jumped big all weekend, soaring over 23 feet in all five of his Big Air waves, acquiring (3) First Place medals, (1) Second Place medal, and (1) Third Place medal – all in the Elite Division. Hooch also took First Place in the Elite Division Big Air Finals!  His biggest jump of the weekend was 24’1″, just an inch under his personal best.

Here is Hooch in action during a Big Air jump:

Hooch secured a new Personal Best in Extreme Vertical, with a grab of 6’2″ !!  This also earned him a First Place ribbon for the Top Gun Division!

Cello jumped consistently all weekend, but score just below her current division most of the weekend.  Cello did make the Elite Big Air finals (this was the first time Cello and Hooch made the same division finals and went head-to-head!) Cello placed 5th in the Elite Division Big Air Finals with a jump of 21’6″.

Cello did Extreme Vertical as well  – however her biggest nemesis (golf cart) made an appearance while she was up on the dock, and she lost her focus, knocking her out of the competition earlier than she should have been.

Overall, we had a really fun weekend with friends and family, won some really cool ribbons, medals and Cabela’s goodies, and even got to meet some new friends who follow Cello and Hooch’s adventures on their Instagram account!

Codorus Blast, Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA

This venue was new for Hooch, but this was our second year competing in Codorus Blast with Cello.  For this event, we camped at Merry Meadows Recreation Farm.

In this event, the dogs jump in to a lake instead of a pool.

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Brian did some announcing this weekend:

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CELLO:

Brian felt as though Cello was getting a bit burned out, so he decided to rest her this weekend, with the exception of Speed Retrieve.

SPEED RETRIEVE:

8.344 seconds

HOOCH:

Hooch earned new personal bests again this weekend!  He also earned himself a spot in the Masters Finals for the very first time!

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BIG AIR:

17’1″     15’8″

17’0″     18’6″

20’1″     19’9″       NEW PERSONAL BEST

21’0″     19’10”     NEW PERSONAL BEST

16’9″     16’6″       6th Place Masters Finals (First time in Masters Finals!!)

Hooch also got his very first Super Fly Suit!

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EXTREME VERTICAL:

It was pouring rain during Extreme Vertical…but Hooch managed to grab the bumper at 6’0″ , earning himself a new personal best!

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Starting height:  5’4″

End Height:  6’0″        NEW PERSONAL BEST!

Even though there were storms off-and-on throughout the weekend, it was great fun!  We look forward to attending this venue next year!

Keystone DockDogs Practice at Mountain Trail Training Center, Grantville, PA

Cello and Hooch attended dock diving practice at Mountain Trail Training Center in Grantville, PA.

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Hooch in action:

Keystone DockDogs Cabela’s End of Summer Splash, Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Cello participated in Keystone DockDogs End of Summer Splash dock diving event held at Cabela’s in Hamburg, Pa.

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Cabela’s is an amazing store on its own – but add dock diving, and it’s THE coolest!

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We even got to camp right at Cabela’s with some of our other fellow Keystone members.

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Best of all, Cello earned her Elite title at the “club” level, AND won first place overall in the Masters Division finals!!

Here are the weekend’s results:

DSC04307Saturday:

21′ 11″     22’4″  First Place Medal

21′ 8″       22′ 2″  Second Place Medal

20′ 1        21′ 0″   did not place

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Sunday:

18′ 11″     21′ 00″    did not place

22′ 10      21′ 11″   First Place Medal

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Finals:

22′ 8″      23′ 4″      First Place Masters Division

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Brian volunteered to do some announcing at this event!

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During this event,  Keystone DockDogs was challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  Check out the video below! (Brian is in the yellow shirt all the way to the right):

What a great weekend!

Winter Meltdown, Hosted by Keystone DockDogs in Harrisburg, PA

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This past weekend Cello participated in The National Pet Expo (hosted by Keystone DockDogs) Winter Meltdown event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. We were a bit nervous, as Cello has not gotten her full exercise regimen to meet the daily requirements of a German Shorthaired Pointer due to this brutal winter we’ve had in Southern NJ.  We were also a bit anxious because Cello had never competed in an indoor event before.  We planned for a camping trip to Harrisburg – however once again, a major snow storm was predicted to PA and NJ Sunday-into-Monday…so we decided to get a hotel room instead (Cello’s first hotel stay!).

On the first day, just as we expected, Cello did not jump her best, but still managed to win 2 medals with jumps of 20′ 8″ and 20′ 11.”

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On the second day, Cello jumped even worse, and was so tired, she was falling asleep sitting up!  This was WAY more activity and excitement than she has had this entire winter!  She did not earn any medals on the 2nd day, but somehow found her way into the Masters Division Big Air Finals!

She jumped with all her might, and soared her furthest ever!!!!  A leap of 22 feet, 9 inches got her a 2nd place in the finals!  She even beat out other dogs who had been jumping further than her all weekend!  Cello won a bucket full of prizes including dog treats and dog toys, $50 cash prize, and a big 2nd Place ribbon.  It was a great surprise to end this fun-filled weekend!!

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Results:

Saturday:
  • 21’8″      third place masters medal
  • 20’8″
  • 21’11”     second place masters medal
  • 19’6″
Sunday:
  • 18’3″
  • 20’9″         no medals
  • 20’1″
  • 17’9″         no medals
FINALS RESULTS:
  • 21’0″
  • 22’9″ NEW PERSONAL BEST !

                    and 2nd Place in Big Air Masters Finals!

We are so proud of Limoncello!