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GNG & Woodcock Invitational, Day 2

Pics from day 2

Rich Hollister headed to the line with Dunrovens Drifter

Ricky Hollister catching all the action on his GoPro

Judge Lloyd Murray ready to go

John Stolgitis wrangling for Judge Mike Groy 

Bill Ballin. Helping out marshaling braces and wherever he’s needed 

Dave Hughes getting  Centerfold Bette belled up and ready to go

Deb Nihart and Sally

Invitational Secretary George Johnson and GNG director Joe Cammissa


Day 1 GNG and Woodcock Invitational 2017

Brace 1: L- Grouse Hill Pepper Ann- Forman, R- Miss Pennstar- Ecker

Crossing the powerline on course 1

Brace 2: L- Moss Meadow Traveler- Moss, Islander- Ecker

Course 2

Brace 3: L- Chip’s A-100 – Forman

R – Out of the Shadows – Wheelock

Brace 4: L- Daddy’s Little Boy Butch- Stolgitis. R- DunRovens Drifter- Hollister

Brace 5 : L – Herbies Asta La Vista – Forman, R – Straight Forward – Hughes 

Brace 6 :  L – Grouse Hill Bell – Stolgitis, R- Rockland Ridge McGraw- Ecker

Brace 7:  L – Chasehill Baby Bella – Stolgitis, Centerfold Bette- Hughes

Lost Pond

Lunch Time

Ricky Hollister came all the way from Michigan to see his dog run

The brothers Forman

Tony watching over the Chowdah

The judges faired well after a long day in the saddle on day 1 

Robert Ecker cooking at the Steak fry that Purina sponsored

Day 2 Draw

1a) Dun Rovens Drifter -Hollister

1b) Centerfold Bette- Hughes

2a) Chasehill Baby Bella- Stolgitis

2b) Rockland Ridge McGraw-Ecker 

3a) Daddy’s Little Boy Butch -Stolgitis

3b) Straight Forward- Hughes

4a) Grouse Hill Bell- Stolgitis

4b) Herbies Asta La Vista – Forman

5a) Islander – Ecker

5b) Chips A-100  – Forman

6a) Out of the Shadows – Wheelock 

6b) Miss Pennstar- Ecker

7a) Grouse Hill Pepper Ann- Forman

7b) Moss Meadow Traveler- Moss

Pictures from the draw for Grand National Grouse and Woodcock Invitational

Invitational Secretary George Johnson and Director Joe Cammissa

New England handler/trainer Tony Bly with Scott Forman, handler of Grouse Hill Pepper Ann and Chips A-100

Mary Moss on left, wife of handler Ken Moss. Diane Wheelock on right, part of the husband and wife team that own and campaign Out of the Shadows. 

John Capocci, owner of Grouse Hill Bell, and Grouse Hill Pepper Ann, both contestant in this year’s Invitational 

Michigan handler/trainer Rich Hollister, he’ll be handling DunRovens Drifter. Also pictured is one of this year’s judges, Mike Groy from Annville PA

Bob and Janet Watts. They own Straight Forward along with Dick Brenneman. She will be handled by Hall Of Fame trainer/handler Dave Hughes. 

Judge Lloyd Murray talking to handler/owner of Moss Meadow Traveler, Ken Moss from Michigan

2016 Futurity Results

Judges, Tony Bly, and Doug McMillen.
The Reporter and Stake Manager, Lloyd Murray
1st. Magic Mist Sydni; E.S.F. Black Face Miner X Star’s Southern Idol
Owner/ Handler : Joe Dahl
Breeder ; Jim Humphrey

2nd.McRae’s Angus : E.S.M. Dun Roven’s Boofox X Waymakers Super Sam
Owner/ Handler Carl McRae
Breeder : Richard Hollister

3rd. Clermont Lucky Brynn E.S.F. Jar’s Way Shirley X Long Gone Buckwheat
Owner :Rick Simpson

Handler: Dave Hughes
Breeder : Greg Yutzey

69th Grand National Grouse Puppy Classic Winners


The 68th Grand National Puppy Classic began at 7:30am at the Gladwin grounds in Gladwin, Michigan. The host club was Beaverton.

1st Angel Envey
Handler : Diane Wheelock
Owner: Diane Wheelock
Breeder : Dave D’ Hulster

2nd Magic Mist Sydni
Owner : Joe Dahl
Handler : Joe Dahl
Breeder : Jim Humphrey

3rd. Springfield Half Stache
Owner : Dave D’Hulster
Handler : Dave D’Hulster
Breeder: Dave D’Hulster

4th. River Edge Molly
Owner : Pat Cooke
Handler : Pat Cooke
Breeder: Pat Cooke



Wayne and Marlene Fruchey sitting in front if the 100 year commemoration sign for the Gladwin Field Trial Grounds.