Kenric DeLong wins the 2022-2023 AFTCA Top Handler Award
Kenric Delong of Greenville Michigan handled his four dogs to an impressive 20 placements with a 593-point total to distance himself from the balance of the field in the just-concluded field trial season. Ken’s placements occurred continuously throughout the season while attending 17 different AFTCA member club trials. His KDel’s Eagle Magnum Hotshot Brittany male placed 8 times for 294 points, May’s Legacy of Justice Pointer male placed 8 times for 212 points, Faith’s Maximum Justice a pointer male placed 3 times for 72 points, and KDel’s Eagle Chance to Soar Brittany female placed once for 15 points. The placements include 6 amateur derby placements and 14 amateur shooting dog placements.
The top points earners from each region are recognized below. Each will receive a blue crystal award commemorating their impressive accomplishments in handling excellence.
Over 200 winners were recognized this past season with a point total in excess of 10,000 total points. Amateur handler participation, as well as 30-minute Amateur All-Age, Shooting Dog, and Derby stakes, have grown in the past few years. Our sport and member clubs recognize that the health and future of the sport are critically connected to these all-important field trial stakes. The AFTCA thanks all of the member club’s efforts to hold and promote 30-minute amateur stakes in their venues, which remains a critical component to the sport’s future success. If your club event did not include these point-eligible stakes, we hope you will consider adding them to your 2023-2024 events.
AFTCA Regional Top Handler Awards
AFTCA Amateur Total
Region Handler City, State Points
1 Douglas Dix Whitingham 163
2 Eric Munden Philipsburg 247
3 Cliff Monroe Mooresboro 252
4 Mike Small Evansville 113
5 Craig Hiatt Edgerton 195
6 David Russell Como 192
7 Ken Sauer Alvord 113
8 William Langley Fairland 96
9 Daniel Campbell Salt Lake City 10
11 Don Pool Madera 33
11 Jim Rose Clayton 33
13 Kenric DeLong Greenville 593
14 Sam Handous Edmonton 24
16 Lance Servais Cecil 219
17 Kelli Aitken Box Elder 30
19 Adam DeLude Campbellsport 82
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