GWPCA National Amateur Field Champions

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The first GWPCA sanctioned field trial was held in Ingleside Illinois in 1963 and continued to be held in the mid west until 1976 when the events began to rotate around the country. In the early 1980’s the club approached AKC to grant our National Field trial official Championship status. While the club members always referred to this event as the Nationals, no official title was bestowed upon the winners. In 1982 we were granted permission to consider our event as our National Championship and allowed to give the title GWPCA National Champion to the winner. Today all dogs that win either our National Championship or National Amateur Championship carry the title NFC or NAFC on their AKC pedigrees.

In order to enter either Championship a GWP must have placed in an Open or Amateur Gun Dog stake at a licensed AKC field trial prior to entering. The Championships are judged on a “Best Dog Of The Day” standard, both Championships are retrieving stakes.

As the years have flown by, the event has grown in size and prestige. Today, our National field events include a Puppy Classic, a Derby Classic, the Futurity, a water test and the two Championships. What used to be run in a 3-day period, now typically takes a week to complete! As the  National Championships have grown, they have never lost their original purpose. To bring together the best our breed has to offer both in dogs and in people. It’s a week where old friends and competitors come together to celebrate their devotion to our breed.

2019 – Payette, Idaho

NAFC Cascade First Law

Breeder : Ray & Lynn Calkins
Owner/Handler : Jeff Calkins

2018 – Pennsylvania

NFC NAFC DC AFC Tumalo Teddy

Owner/Handler : John Williams

2017 – Solon Springs, Wisconsin

NFC NAFC DC AFC Tumalo Teddy

Owner/Handler : John Williams

2016 – Condon, Oregon

NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack

Breeder : Brady Shannon
Owner/Handler : John & Sandy Williams

2015 – Fort Robinson, Nebraska

NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack

Breeder : Brady Shannon
Owner/Handler : John & Sandy Williams

2014 – Whittington, Illinois

NAFC FC AFC Big Oaks Sweet Thing

Breeder : Rhonda Haukoos
Owner : Vern Grimslid

2013 – Nebraska

NAFC FC AFC Big Oaks Sweet Thing

Breeder : Rhonda Haukoos
Owner : Vern Grimslid

2012 – Jamestown, California

NFC NAFC FC AFC Tumalo Timberjack

Breeder : Brady Shannon
Owner/Handler : John & Sandy Williams
Sixth time NFC & NAFC won by same dog

2011 – Michigan

NFC NAFC FC AFC Overbaron’s Chix Dig Me MH

Breeder : John & Ruth Schoonover, Gary Wickwire & Sandi Statter
Owner/Handler : Tony McGrane
Fifth time NFC & NAFC were won by same dog

2010 – Sunnyside, Washington

NAFC DC Cascade Tumola Tess 

Breeder : Ray & Lynn Calkins
Owner/Handler : John & Sandy Williams

2009 – Pickneyville, Illinois

NAFC DC Griffits Willy Be Mind?

Breeder : Amber & Fred Daggett
Owner/Handler : Carolyn & Doug Griffith

2008 – Nebraska

NAFC DC AFC GCH Ariels Justa Gotta Go Now

Breeder/Owner : Bernee Brawn, Dr. Mary Pat Ezzo, & Francis Sakiey
Handler : Bernee Brawn

2007 – Pickneyville, Illinois

NAFC NFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin

Breeder : Duffin
Owner/Handler : John & Sandy Williams

2006 – California

NFC NAFC DC AFC Rudolph’s Blitzen Von Duffin 

Breeder : Duffin
Owner/Handler : John & Sandy Williams
Fourth time NFC & NAFC were won by same dog

2005 – Solon Springs, Wisconsin

NAFC DC AFC Cascade Jagd Freund

Breeder : Ray Calkins
Owner/Handler : Gary Wickwire

2004 – Michigan

NAFC DC AFC Jay-Mar’s Cina Runaway Train MH

Owner: Collins, Litwin, Kosman, & Litwin
Handler : Guy Rezzardi

2003 – Nevada

Dog Name

Breeder/Owner/Handler

2002 – Nebraska

NAFC DC AFC Cascade Jagd Freund

Breeder : Ray Calkins
Owner/Handler : Gary Wickwire

2001 – Michigan

NAFC FC Okk Ivory Bo Laveau

Breeder/Owner/Handler : John Schoonover

2000 – Oregon

NAFC FC AFC St. Croix’s Rawhide Ruby

Breeder : Don Paltani
Owner/Handler : Sue & Bruce Mueller

1999 – Wisconsin

NAFC FC AFC St. Croix’s Rawhide Ruby

Breeder : Don Paltani
Owner/Handler : Sue & Bruce Mueller

1998 –

NAFC DC AFC TnT’s Hot Rod Todd

Breeder : Walt & Maureen Tait
Owner/Handler : Bill Koeber

1997 –

NAFC FC Flintlock’s Hawkeye

Breeder : Pam Lewis
Owner/Handler : Shawn Humphrey

1996 –

NAFC FC AFC Breezin Britta von Kinni

Breeder : Homer
Owner/Handler : Todd & Ellen Manns

1995 – Ionia, Michigan

NAFC FC AFC St. Croix’s Rawhide Ruby

Breeder : Don Paltani
Owner/Handler : Sue & Bruce Mueller

1994 –

NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH

Breeder : Lewis
Owner/Handler : Ray Calkins
NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike MH
Third time NFC & NAFC were won by same dog

1993 –

NAFC AFC CH Justa Tequila Sunset SH

Breeder/Owner: Bernee Brawn & Francis Sakiey
Handler : Francis Sakiey

1992 – Lincoln, Nebraska

NAFC NFC FC AFC Marie Laveau von Steuben

Breeder : Randy Berry
Owner/Handler : John Schoonover

1991 – Sunnyside, Washington

NAFC NFC FC AFC Marie Laveau von Steuben

Breeder : Randy Berry
Owner/Handler : John Schoonover

1990 –

NFC NAFC DC AFC Selkirks Bounty Hunter

Breeder : D. Pearson
Owner/Handler: Francis Sakiey
Second time the NFC & NAFC were won by the same dog

1989 – Albert Lea, Minnesota

NAFC NFC DC AFC Sure Shot’s Point Blank MH CD

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Doug & Penny Ljungren

1988 – Assunpink, New Jersey

NAFC NFC DC AFC Sure Shot’s Point Blank MH CD

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Doug & Penny Ljungren

1987 –

 NAFC DC Cascade Rogue

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Ray & Lynn Calkins

1986 – Phoenix, Arizona

NAFC FC AFC Cascade Steamer

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Ray Calkins

1985 – Lincoln, Nebraska

NAFC FC AFC Cascade Steamer

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Ray Calkins

1984 – Harpster, Ohio

NFC NAFC Halb’s Sure Shot

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Doug Ljungren
First time NFC & NAFC were won by same dog

1983 – Selah, Washington

NAFC FC AFC Halb’s Miss Chief

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Doug & Penny Ljungren

1982 – Amboy, Illinois

NAFC FC AFC Halb’s Miss Chief

Breeder/Owner/Handler : Doug & Penny Ljungren

Prior to 1982, GWPCA National Field Trials were held annually since 1963 however there were no GWPCA official NFC or NAFC titles. To include these dogs and history of the club, class winners prior to 1982 are listed below.

1981 (Fall) – Ottsville, Pennsylvania : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : DC Nordwest’s Griff VD Feld
1981 (Spring) – Sun City, California : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Fredrick’s Figure It Out
1980 (Summer) – Kansasville, Wisconsin : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Walker’s Blue Movie
1980 (Spring) – Kansasville, Wisconsin : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Walker’s Blue Movie
1979 – Rio Vista, California : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : DC AFC Lutz zur Cadenburg
1978 – Ionia, Michigan : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Ahlin’s Syke Ann
1977 – Green River Wildlife Area, Illinois : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Draufganger Sinta
1976 – Rochester, Washington : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Aras von Graferberg
1975 – Des Plaines, Illinois : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Asta vom Schyrental
1974 – Des Plaines, Illinois : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Asta vom Schyrental
1973 – Kansasville, Wisconsin : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Withheld
1972 – Kansasville, Wisconsin : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Withheld
1971 – Kansasville, Wisconsin : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Haar Baron’s Goldarn Gus
1970 – Kansasville, Wisconsin :
1969 – Volo, Illinois : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Withheld
1968 – Volo, Illinois : Amateur Gun Dog class winner : Haar Baron’s Mike II
1967 – Volo, Illinois : Amateur Gun Dog: CH Haar Baron’s Gretchen

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