Highlights of this Award Program

Contest: All points earned in 30 minute Amateur All-Age, 30 minute Amateur Shooting Dog and 30 minute Amateur Derby 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. For points to be awarded The Essential Data Forms should be received in the AFTCA office no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the event except for late April trials which are required to be received in the AFTCA office on or before May 15th each year. Essential Data Forms received later than 45 days after the conclusion of the event or later than May 15th will not be counted.

Eligible Stakes: Amateur 30 minute All Age, Shooting Dog and Derby stakes, either Horseback or Walking. Dual amateur sanctioned events are also included (if 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.
  • Top Handler Award Season officially starts on May 1st and officially ends on April 30th.
  • 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.
  • In order to have Top Handler points awarded the handler’s dog in the stake must be solely owned by the competing amateur handler or an immediate family member or jointly owned by the amateur handler and immediate amateur family member.

Winner will be awarded at the Purina Awards Dinner Program as a guest of the AFTCA. The largest and most inclusive handler competition in the history of the sport!!

2024 Top Amateur Handler Points Standing

Handler City Region Total
Kenric DeLong Gladwin 13 433
Brian Peterson Cecil 16 224
Warren Parrott Scranton 3 215
Thor Kain Carbondale 2 187
Ross Penland Newton 3 182
Eric Munden Philipsburg 2 181
Mike Duvall Janesville 19 173
David Huffine Wilmington 3 171
Amy Snider-Spencer Bolivar 6 156
James Crandall Kilmarnock 3 153
Ashby Morgan Hudgins 3 153
Doug McMillen DuBois 2 148
Terry Boatright Richmond 4 144
Justin Mason North huntingdon 2 142
Roger Boser Seven Valleys 2 135
Tim Cavanaugh East Hampton 1 126
Craig Hiatt Edgerton 5 123
Ernie Saniga Nottingham 2 121
Fran Miller Barwick 16 120
Kerri Elfvin Jacksonville Beach 16 114
Christopher Kobs Cudahy 19 112
Mike Fox Patriot 4 106
Joe Rentz Brooks 16 105
Darrell Wells Folkston 16 104
gary mckibben hernando 6 104
Lee Flanders Elberon 3 102
Earl Drew,jr Hoffmam 3 100
Jesse Brown Tignall 16 99
Jim Crook Sylacauga 16 93
Jim Pendergest LEXINGTON 4 93
Douglas Dix Whitingham 1 92
Greg Isenberg Kingsport 6 89
George Mamounis Newfield 2 81
Larry J King Shepherdstown 3 80
David Theroux Manchester 1 78
David Cates Evansville 4 78
Luke Tewes Bennet 17 78
Bryan Rathbone Waynesville 3 77
Jack Glover Shelbyville 5 77
Mike Baker Franksville 19 77
John Hott Hoopeston 5 76
Joseph Lordi Atco 2 75
Marty Festa SUGARLOAF 2 75
Cathy Lewis Elkhorn 19 72
Mike Lemons Conway 6 71
Allen Fazenbaker Kingsville 4 70
Darrell Gunby Glenwood   70
Junior Sims Milton/Fl 16 68
Krysta Munden Philipsburg 2 68
Gary Winall Powhatan 3 66
Les Bressler Irvona 2 66
T Mason Ashburn Trenton 6 65
Cliff Monroe Mooresboro 3 62
Cecil Rester Angie 6 62
Harry Cook Darlington 3 61
John Landolina Lombard 5 61
Mike Small Evansville 4 60
Dennis Beauford Troy 3 60
Norman Meeder Rochester 2 60
Sean Anderson Alvord 7 60
John Van Horn Dardanelle 6 60
Blake Rizzo Ortonville 13 56
Darron Hendley Montgomery 16 55
Mary Sue Schalk Princeton 4 54
Chris Cagle Nori 13 54
Brad Macke Sandersville 16 53
Alan Atkins Phenix City 16 50
Fred Corder Corinth 6 50
Bob Wheelock Thompsonville 13 50
Ken Moss Mt. Pleasant 4 49
Don Knight New Franklin 2 48
Darrell Curtis High River 14 48
Ken Sauer Alvord 7 48
Lance Servais Cecil 16 48
Gene Casale Marlborough 1 46
Robert Warner Pittsfield 5 46
Bert Benshoof St Paul 19 45
Kellie Short Buxton 1 44
Pietro Leone Pittsburgh 2 44
Frank Vicari Hampshire 19 42
rick torres burlington   42
Earl Drew,jr Hoffmam 3 40
J. Gray Watson Pamplico 3 40
Michael Kindler Brownsville 19 39
Jeffrey Smith Chase City 3 39
James w Levesque jr Salem 1 39
Lanny Dellinger Saunderstown 1 38
Harold Holmes Flint 4 36
Dean Avillion White Haven 2 36
Jeff Haggis Glencoe 13 36
Gina Bosio Modesto 11 36
Tim McClurg Fowler 4 36
Steve Fuess Springfield 5 36
Madison McDonald Monroe 6 36
Matt Pendergest Lexington 4 34
Judy Balog Williamsburg 13 34
Ryan Jones Foothills 14 33
Sammy Giddens Faison 3 33
Steve Ferrell Clover 3 33
Joe Colglazier North Liberty 4 33
Jef Smith South Hill 3 32
Roger Key Opelika 16 30
Jeffrey Hale RUSSELLVILLE 6 30
Verlene Stephenson Seaboard 3 30
Eric Locher Johnstown 2 30
PHILLIP MCKINNEY Sand Springs 5 28
Andrea Ward BURLINGTON 19 28
Louis Qualtiere Saskatoon 14 28
Gary Vitali Versailles 4 27
Holly Hatfield Shelbyville 4 27
Joseph Hopkins London 4 26
Ronnie Rogers New Market 6 26
Kyle Whitfield Seven Springs 3 26
Adam Thomas Beaver 4 26
Brad Mccardle Lewistown 14 25
Richard Giuliano Greene 1 24
William Stapleton franksville 19 24
Patti Chelednik Apollo 2 24
Tom Tracy Lebanon 1 24
Joseph Hopkins London 4 24
Gary Miller Jackson Springs 3 24
Marc Cuneo Sonomma 11 24
Robert Verderlosa Robbinsville 2 24
Michael Brown Linden 13 24
Alex Smith Nazareth 2 24
Jim Wolthuis Sacramento 11 24
Will Herring Newton Grove 3 24
Carl Owens Awendaw 3 24
Ross Leonard Chatsworth 16 24
Larry Wade Dunn 3 24
Rodney(John) Raymond Estevan 14 22
Jeff Crouch Keysville 16 21
William R Babe Jr Silver Lake 19 21
Richard Jarosinski Sarver 2 20
Chip Shepherd Cave Spring 16 20
Brian Ralph Wilmot 1 20
John Moses Lake City 16 20
Will Dunn Lebanon 4 18
Tim Penn Edina 5 18
Anthony King Thompson 5 18
Kevin Stuart Schenectady 2 18
Brian Stockrahm LINTON 4 18
Eryn Pearson Elmwood 5 18
Woody Watson Leesburg 16 18
George Najor Southfield 2 17
Donald Marsh Statesboro 16 17
Adam DeLude Campbellsport 19 16
Tim Ruff Irmo 3 16
Sandy Maclean Grand blanc 4 16
Sean Kelly Loomis 11 16
Greg Strausbaugh Newport 2 16
Thom Brigman Rose Hill 16 16
Brad Hargis Salem 5 16
Adam Thomas TRUFANT 13 16
Donald Heisner Pinckneyville 5 16
Greg Blair Menomonee Falls 19 16
Russell Fazio Lower Burrell 2 16
george hetrick Kutztown 4 15
Charles Kenney Hillsboro 17 14
Magda Lear Louisville 4 14
Sharon Townley Richardsville 3 13
Alene Levasseur Franklin 2 12
Lindsey Wagner Maple Hill 17 12
Christian Ogle Jasper 5 12
Allen Dunbar Oconto 19 12
Marty Robinson Carrollton 16 12
Tom Vanecek ST Charles 4 12
John Clough Ypsilanti 4 12
Philip Webster Waxahachie 7 12
Matthew Null Shamokin Dam 2 12
Larron Copeland Bronwood 16 12
Tom Griffin Esparto 11 12
Mel Lueck Aloha 10 12
Marty moore Hornersville 6 12
Nicholas Mellon Jr. Murrysville 2 12
Giovanni Capocci Ridgefield 2 11
Jeremy Taylor Rienzi 6 10
Jamie Leitch Derby 1 10
Mark L Smith Newland 3 10
Joe Guzman Millersburg 13 9
Mark Hughes Grampian 2 9
Pat McInteer Falls City 17 9
Alisa Jungbluth Milwaukee 19 9
Mike Rosario Beloit 19 8
Kenton Bryant Nashville 6 8
Jarry Walton Reno 11 8
Richard Rogers Charlestown 1 8
Mike Moses Lake City 16 8
William Yant Murrysville 2 8
Stanley McCain Bremen 16 7
William Goodwin Prattville 16 7
John Olfson West Hartford 1 6
Joe Worsham Easton 5 6
Jim Womack Clermont 16 6
Felton Jekins White Salmon 5 6
Allen Dahl Buffalo Junction 3 6
Steven James Bauxite 6 6
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