The AKC World Final Four
9/30/2006 8:14:26 AM
Warsaw, IN - The 2006 AKC World Championship entry of 220 hounds has been reduced to four as we enter night number six here in Warsaw.
On a night that saw intermittent rain that dampened the landscape but not the spirits of the competitors, we saw four Treeing Walkers, two males and two females emerging as the Final Four hounds that will hunt tonight for the $25,000.00 first place award.
Here are the hounds that have climbed to the top of the hill and will hunt for a place in coonhound histroy tonight:
With a cast win of 525 plus:
Schlemmer's Trimble Creek Ghost
TW, 6, M
Tim Shultz, Etna Green, IN O
Rick Hendrickson Jr. H
Winning her cast with 450 plus:
TW, 3, F
Vannie Griggs or Kevin Self, Morgantown,, IN O
Vannie Griggs H
A cast winner with 200 plus:
Hardwood Maniac, Jr. No. 3
TW, 2, M
Clarence Whitaker, Kansas City, KS O
Jay Hyde, Rochester, IN H
And rounding out the Final Four with 200 plus:
TW, 4, F
Russ Bellar, Peru, IN O
Scott Engle H
Congratulations to Rick, Vannie, Jay, and Scott. We'll see you at the head table at the Top 16 awards banquet today at 5:00 PM.
More to come as we have the World Show Championship, the National Youth Championship show, the Top 16 banquet, the Play by Play, the Clinton Collins concert, and the awarding of the World Championship and National Youth Championship titles today at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds in Warsaw. Come join the fun!