Top Amateur Handler

The most significant season long award for amateur handlers in AFTCA's 100 year history!

Highlights of this Award Program

Contest: All points earned in 30 minute Amateur All-Age and 30 minute Amateur Shooting Dog stakes will be combined into a single points total for each AFTCA Individual Member or Pre-Member handler. All points will be calculated and displayed in a real time standings on this page based on Essential Data Form Submissions received within 45 days of events conclusion.

Eligible Stakes: American Field/Field Dog Stud Book sanctioned amateur stakes including Horseback, Walking, NBHA, ABHA, US Complete, and Dual Sanctioned events (run in accordance with AFTCA Running Rules and Minimum Requirements).

Points Awarded to the handler for each stake: 3pts for 1st, 2pts for 2nd and 1pt for 3rd times the number of dogs entered in the stake.

  • Host Club must be a current AFTCA Member or Pre-Member Club prior to the trial event’s running.
  • Handler must have a current AFTCA Individual Member or Pre-Member number prior to entering an eligible event for points to be awarded.
  • All stakes must meet AFTCA Minimum Requirements and follow AFTCA Running Rules.
  • In order to have points awarded the dog must be registered with the Field Dog Stud Book. All pointing dog breeds are welcome and encouraged to participate.
  • Recognize Top Handler in each Region

2021 Top Amateur Handler Points Standing

Handler City Region Total
Thor Kain Carbondale 2 442
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 258
Gunner Boyer Chambersburg 2 187
David McKay Perkasie 2 163
Dean Avillion White Haven 1 161
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 141
Jameson Crandall Kilmarnock 3 106
Doug McMillen DuBois 2 104
James Nee Quincy 1 99
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 98
George Mamounis Newfield 2 98
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 91
Roger Dvorak Elkton 2 90
Ernie Saniga Nottingham 2 90
Lee Flanders Elberon 3 86
Larry Wade Dunn 3 86
Gary S. Winall Powhatan 3 84
Lloyd Murray Stark 1 84
Larry Loftin Grinnell 5 83
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill 2 78
Laura Miller Maxwell 17 75
Verlene Stephenson Seaboard 3 72
Tim Cavanaugh East Hampton 1 72
Bobby Phillips Jonesborough 6 68
Les Bressler Irvona 2 65
Tim Penn Edina 5 64
Grayson Francis Nathalie 3 63
Martin Zukovich Tamaqua 2 60
Buck Neil Fort Worth 7 60
Stanley McCain Bremen 16 57
Marty Robinson Carrollton 16 57
Alex Smith Nazareth 2 54
Duncan bukovich SAUK RAPIDS 19 54
John Capocci Katonah 2 50
Todd Babbel Dunbar 17 50
David Creagan Swarthmore 2 50
Michael Spotts Bloomsburg 2 50
Ian MacTavish Afton 19 50
Kerri Elfvin Jacksonville Beach 16 48
Jeff Walter Oregon City 10 48
tom tracy lebanon 1 45
Kenric DeLong Greenville 4 42
Aidan Malone Bolton   42
Sean Derrig Norridge 5 42
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 42
Andrew Bogar Berwick 2 40
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 40
MARY ANN GUSTAFSON DEL VALLE 7 40
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 39
Ken Sauer Alvord 7 39
Shawn Rowan Cypress 7 39
Kim Harrell Norman Park 16 38
Paul Roederer Haven 17 36
Buck Barley Washington   36
Jarrett Bell Troy 14 36
james graddy rochester 19 36
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 34
Kirk Loftin Azle   33
bruce mueller everett   33
Kevin Joyce East North Port 2 32
Edwin Cooley Arab 16 32
Jeff Hainline Bellevue 5 32
ashby morgan hudgins 3 30
John Markham Manhattan 17 30
Kelsey Hajek Goodrich 4 30
Gene Casale marlborough 1 30
George Najor Southfield 2 29
Mike Lareau Dimondale 4 28
Aaron McAfee Edinburg 5 28
james cipponeri new hudson 4 28
James Crandall Kilmarnock 3 28
William Darr Grand Lodge 4 27
Weldon Gardner Arcadia 8 27
Bruce Conover Union Level 3 27
Garvin Collins LIBERTY 5 25
Chris Catanzarite Scenery Hill 2 24
Brent Hoehns Knoxville 17 24
Colby Tackett Alva 8 24
Clay Tomlinson Homerville   24
Jeffrey hale Russellville 6 24
Deborah Kennedy Hanover 1 24
Darrell Wells Folkston 16 24
Pat Mcinteer Falls City 17 24
Greg Blair Menomonee Falls 19 24
Chad Chadwell Springfield 5 22
Robbie Thompson Spring Creek 11 22
Jim Crook Sylacauga 16 18
William Graham Plainfield 5 18
Charles Phillips Greenville 7 18
Steve Donovan Janesville 19 18
George Doyle, III Union Level 3 18
Steve Mills Mayodan 3 18
Chase Cochran Corvallis 10 18
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 18
ben MCKEAN minnetrista 19 18
John McKellop III Guys Mills 2 16
Donnie DuBose Wing 16 16
Danny Draffen Bunceton 5 16
junior sims Milton 16 16
Brad Bonnetti Pittstown 1 15
Peter Del Collo Pamplin 3 15
Shane Baxter Boyne City 4 14
Brian Sheehan Carol Stream 5 14
Douglas j dix Whitingham 1 14
Luke Tewes Bennet 17 14
Edward Liermann Palmyra 19 14
Andrea Cerofolini Ridge Spring 3 12
Anthony Leone Waltham 1 12
Mike Roper Brooklyn 19 12
mike griffin stillwel 8 12
Earl Drew,jr Hoffmam 3 12
Kellie Short BUXTON 1 12
Randy Marsh Statesboro 16 12
Trisha Babbel Dunbar 17 12
Tim Ruff Irmo 3 12
Gerry Gresham North fork 11 11
Taydem Boyer Glennville York 2 11
Steve Auxier Lincoln 17 10
Steven G Gibson TULSA 17 9
Darrell Miller Center cross 3 9
Bryan Keith Adams West Linn 10 9
Austin Turley Sonoma 11 8
Larry Carpenter CLARKSBURG 5 8
Danny White Heflin 16 8
Jim Reece Osage City 17 6
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