Competing in two different agility venues – AKC and USDAA – can sometimes be a challenge when you’re trying to qualify for the annual National event for each venue. I began this year (2016) competing in AKC agility and then realized I needed to get going if I wanted to get Braedan qualified for USDAA Nationals (Cynosport) in Scottsdale, Arizona, in November. I started my quest for the necessary qualifications in March and completed them in June.
USDAA ranks Masters-level competitors in each class by jump height. Through the end of August – in just 6 months of competition for the year – Braedan is ranked:
- #1 in Masters Challenge Standard
- #1 in Masters Challenge Jumpers
- #1 in Tournament (consisting of Grand Prix, Steeplechase, and Team)
- #1 in Masters Standard
- #1 in Masters Gamblers
- #2 in Masters Jumpers
- #3 in Masters Snooker
Also in August, Braedan completed his qualifications for the 2017 AKC Nationals. On that day in Wichita Falls, we had 6 runs, and Braedan qualified and took 1st Place in all of them.
Braedan is definitely on a roll!