August 11th 2002
DIVISION In the
1st Heat, Christi Goodman & Rider just managed to keep Collen Hegyi &
Maggie out of the Finals by 1/2 a yard. In the 2nd Heat, Brittany Fulle &
Harley stopped a hard charging Lynn Hoot & Superconductor by 1 yard. In
the 3rd Heat, Sierra Lyman & Achoo held off Sherry Gacke & Ding. In the
Last Chance Heat, Emile Hale & Scooby joined the Finals with a 47-yd
INTERMEDIATE DIVISION In the 1st Heat, Shane Hartson & Outback held off Mike Carr & Mcleod. In the 2nd Heat, Darrel Earle & Wonka were strong enough to stop Bob Hegyi & Buster, but only by 1.5-yds. In the 3rd Heat, Jerry Westergard & Hala came out ahead of Jeff Mueller & Bandit. In the Last Chance Heat, Brent Broadstone & Gus had a very strong round and advanced to the Finals with a 47.5-yd catch.
In the 1st Round of the Intermediate Finals, a strike out by both TeamWONKA & Team HALA brought on the tiebreaker. It was Team HALA that managed to move on with a 57-yd catch. In the 2nd Round, Team GUS had 3 throws in the mid 50's and higher, but it was the last much feared strike out of the day, and Team GUS was gone. In the Final Round, Team OUTBACK came up with only one catch, good for 53-yds. Team HALA on the other hand went 3 for 3, and their last throw was good for 64-yds, the longest catch, and 1st place n the Intermediate Division.
OPEN DIVISION In the 1st Heat, Chris Sexton & Laika came up with some timely catches to advance past Dave Hale & Shep. In the 2nd Heat, Bill Keller & Biggs fought off Mark Jennings & Skyler (who had a perfect round of 3 for 3 and a long catch of 69.5-yds). In the 3rd Heat, Tom Clements & Taylor used their very last throw to advance with a 61-yarder past Alan Thibodo & Jasper. In the Last Chance Heat, the last position of the Finals was ripped from the hands of Tom Wehrli & Twister by none other than Alan Thibodo & Jasper by 2-yards.
In the 1st Round of the Open Finals, we had 3 California teams against 1 Denver team. First on the chopping block was Team JASPER, they had a fine round with 2 catches, but 59-yds was not enough to avoid the axe. In the 2nd Round, Team BIGGS needed something more than 60-yds after 2 misses. On their final throw, Team BIGGS scored for 66-yds, and that gave the ice cold axe of elimination to Team TAYLOR. It was a carbon copy of last year's two teams in the Final Round. Team LAIKA took the bold move of deciding to throw first, yet it resulted in a 76-yd miss. Team BIGGS also delivered a miss, 68-yds. The 2nd throw from Team LAIKA left them in very bad shape, as they once again had a miss, 71-yds. The 2nd throw from Team BIGGS was good for 66-yds, not real long, but good enough to put all the pressure on Team LAIKA. They were up for the challenge though, Team LAIKA, the hometown team, scored for a 72-yd leading catch with their last throw. The ice cold axe of elimination then fell on Team BIGGS as their last throw fell for a 66-yd miss.
Women's Longest catch 47-yds E. Hale - SCOOBY
Int. Longest catch 64-yds J Westergard - HALA
Open Longest catch 80-yds C Sexton - LAIKA