On the weekend of June 1st and 2nd was the Great Lakes Pit Bull Club’s annual show. This year, the club was joined by the Southeastern APBT Club from North Carolina. With four shows and two weight pulls, it was a long and grueling weekend since we worked the club being members of the Great Lakes club but it was absolutely amazing.
In recent years, many clubs have seen a massive decline in entries due to a variety of reasons with the largest one being economic and financial setbacks. The ‘North Meets South’ event, however, didn’t seem to have much of that concern with well over 100 entries in conformation alone for each show. Weight pull was no different with record numbers coming to pull. We had some Class A pullers from all across the US who rocked it out on a less-than-favorable track and had two dogs finish their Ace titles as well! (Congratulations are in order to Clay of Team No Fear with Boogieman and Dave with Bende.)
Our own personal crew did pretty well despite the fact that my husband and I were both running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Ryker took three 3rd place ribbons and a 2nd which gave him the elusive 99 points – one point shy of finishing his ADBA Champion title. Mika was shut out all weekend and Lyric made her debut as an ADBA pull dog and landed a 2nd place (and first 5 points of 100) toward her Ace title.
All in all, the show was a huge success. Both hosting clubs did exceptionally well and the exhibitors all seemed to have a good time (I know we sure did!) and many said they can’t wait for our next one. Here’s to many more phenomenal shows and a fantastic rest of the show season.