High School Football Stadium was the site of the latest competition. The
night before the contest was fairly ugly, wind, rain, and lightning. In
the morning it started out not looking very good, but then things began to
improve. Mother nature gave us a smile and let us have a nice time.
Heat (1) was a strikeout for
Kerry Samet & SUP and it gave Linda Lack & KAZI an easy ride to the
Finals. Heat (2) was almost a strikeout for Dale Avick & XENA, but
their 34-yd catch was not enough to stop Ann Farmer & RUSTY from going to the
Finals. Heat (3) was also a strikeout for Carol Lane Tresan & SKEETER, it
gave Ruth West & TIGGER an easy ride to the Finals. The Last Chance Heat
saw Dale Avick & XENA grab the last spot in the Finals on a 50.5-yd catch.
Round (1) began with yet another much feared strikeout. Linda Lack & KAZI
watched the remaining teams not waste much time in scoring a catch and
moving on. Round (2) was a good battle. After getting eliminated in Heat
(2), Dale Avick & XENA returned the favor and ended the day for Ann Farmer
& RUSTY. The Final Round was Team TIGGER against Team XENA. Ruth West &
TIGGER took the lead on their first throw. Dale Avick & XENA then seized
control of the lead on a 46.5-yd catch. Ruth West & TIGGER gave it a
fantastic effort with throws of 51 and 55 yards, yet they were both
misses. The result was Dale Avick & XENA taking the win at their very
first QUAD event.
WOMENíS OPEN DIVISION.
Heat (1) saw Lorrie Mills & AUSSOME take a spot in the Finals from Christi
Goodman & RIDER by half a yard. Heat (2) saw the strongest arm in the
Womenís Open get toasted by the much-feared strikeout, Michelle Chenoweth
& STORM. Donna Schoech & DYLAN saved themselves from a strikeout on their
last throw and took a spot in the Finals on a 56.5-yd catch. In Heat (3)
Brittney Mattison & JOULES gave Colleen Heygi & HAZE the business. Team
JOULES went to the Finals on a 53.5-yd catch. In the Last Chance Heat
Christi Goodman & RIDER took the lead from Jane Brunton & RINGO by half a
yard (49.5). Once again the strongest arm in the division got burned by
the much feared strikeout, Michelle Chenoweth & STORM went out with a
60-yd miss that send Christi Goodman & RIDER to the Finals.
WOMENíS OPEN FINALS.
In Round (1) Lorrie Mills & AUSSOME felt the sting of the much-feared
strikeout. The remaining teams did not make safe easy throws, they all
went long and quickly ended the day for Team AUSSOME. Round (2) was again
nearly a strikeout by Donna Schoech & DYLAN, but their last throw, a 50-yd
catch, ended the day for Christi Goodman & RIDER. It was then time for
14-year-old Brittney Mattison to face one of the best women in the entire
history of the disc dog sport, Donna Schoech. On their first throw in the
Final Round, Brittney Mattison & JOULES did the unbelievable and seized
control on a huge 57.3-yd catch. It was too much for Donna Schoech & DYLAN
to overcome. Team DYLAN had a 57-yd throw that made it ever so close, but
it was a miss. After not even being sure she should step up from the lower
womenís division, Brittney Mattison & JOULES score an impressive win over
the Womenís Open Division.
Heat (1) was a sight to see. There was a very small Border Collie/Corgii
mix by the name a KRASH DOGG. His thrower Eric Torres proved those short
little legs were no handicap. Team KRASH DOGG kicked butt and took names
as they grabbed a spot in the Finals. Heat (2) was strikeout city. When
the dust settled it was Travis Arnold & KAZIís 53-yd catch that sent them
to the Finals. In Heat (3) Mark McConnell & DALTON took control with the
first throw of the Final Round and never looked back on the way to the
Finals. The Last Chance Heat was up for grabs with plenty of more
strikeouts. It was Denverís Matt DiAno & MAGGIE who took that last spot in
the Finals with a 59.5-yd catch.
Round (1) left Travis Arnold & KAZI exposed with a 38.3-yd catch. The
other teams showed Team KAZI the axe of elimination with multiple catches
in the 50ís. Round (2) was almost a strikeout for Mark McConnell & DALTON,
yet the 41-yd catch they scored was not enough to stop their elimination.
Matt DiAno & MAGGIE make the bold choice of throwing first in the Final
Round. It proved successful as Team MAGGIE took the lead on a 51-yd catch.
The short legs of KRASH DOGG & Eric Torresís throwing made it close, yet
the 48-yd catch they scored was not enough to take the win from Matt DiAno
MENíS OPEN DIVISION.
Heat (1) went down to John Arnett & ASTRO and Andy Busby & LC. On an 82-yd
catch Andy Busby & LC move onto the Finals. Heat (2) was a weak one for
John Troelstrup & RILEY as they could not produce a catch higher than the
upper 60ís. Chris Sexton & LAIKA closed the door on them with multiple
catches in the mid 70ís. Heat (3) was a step up for Joe RYAN and a
borrowed dog named XENA. Itís hard to do well with a borrowed dog, but Joe
Ryan & XENA scored for 70.5 yards. Darren Barrus & THE MOO had the answer
though, their 75.5 yard catch moved them onto the Finals. The Last Chance
Heat was big, very big. Catches in the mid to upper 70ís made things hard
on John Troelstrup & RILEY. Team RILEY answered with just one throw, a new
team record for 86.6-yds, and onto the Finals for Team RILEY.
MENíS OPEN FINALS.
Round (1) was the most difficult to advance out of in QUAD history. The
last team to step up to the throwing line, John Troelstup & RILEY, needed
more than 81 yards to avoid that ice cold axe of elimination. Catches in
the mid 70ís failed to get the job done, and Team RILEY was gone. Round
(2) left Chris Sexton & LAIKA exposed on a 68-yd catch. Team MOO and Team
LC only used one throw each to end the day for Chris Sexton & LAIKA.
Throwing first in the Final Round Darren Barrus & THE MOO grab the lead at
68-yds. A miss by Busby & LC allowed Team MOO to extend their lead to
73.3-yds. As Andy Busby spoke some words of encouragement to LC at the
throwing line, a choir of angels began to sing in the background. The
throw seemed like it was never going to come down, and LC had to wait on
itís arrival. LC nailed it at 95 yards and sent everyone on that field
into an eruption. Darren Barrus later said at that moment, he knew it was
over. Team MOO still had one throw left, but it came up 21-yds short. Andy
Busby & LC win, and are now the only team to have ever scored a catch in
the 90ís at The QUADRUPED.
Jeff Hoot, Director
1 Dale Avick XENA
2 Ruth West
3 Ann Farmer
4 Linda Lack KAZI
5 Kerry Samet SUP
6 Carol Lane Tresan
Longest Catch Womenís Div.
51.5-yds Dale Avick -
Womenís Open Div.
1 Brittney Mattison
2 Donna Schoech
3 Christi Goodman
4 Lorrie Mills
5 Jane Brunton
6 Colleen Hegyi
7 Janice Hensley
8 Michelle Chenoweth
Longest Catch Womenís Open
Div. 57.3-yds Brittney Mattison -
1 Matt DiAno
2 Eric Torres
KRASH DOGG (59)
3 Mark McConnell
4 Travis Arnold
5 Michael Pastrana
6 Bob Hegyi
7 Tracy Farmer
8 Chuck Hensley
9 Robert Berris
9 Mario Matute
9 Darin Williams
Longest Catch Menís Div.
65-yds Matt DiAno -
Menís Open Div.
1 Andy Busby LC
2 Darron Barrus
THE MOO (81)
3 Chris Sexton
4 John Troelstrup
5 Greg Tresan
6 John Arnett
7 Joe Ryan XENA
Longest Catch Menís Open Div. 95-yds
Andy Busby - LC