like to nominate Axl Rose for Region 19 MVP. Axl, who is sadly retiring this
year, has been a force in our region for many years. She is a flyball machine
who can be run by anyone, with anyone, and in any position. She never missed a
step- never even so much as bobbled a ball- in all they years I have known her.
She has been thrown in as emergency backup and has been the consistent,
experienced dog on too many green teams to count, sometimes even running full
time on 2 teams. She has been used to teach many new dogs, as well, outside of
Westside Woofers (809)
started racing in 2010 at 2 years old. He has competed in the 3 states of
Region 19 plus others. He was one of the original woofers and provided speed
for the team. We nicknamed him "Obi-Wan Kenobi" due to he was
"our only hope". Boogie loves the sport so much that he can run with
any handler, and has even traveled to a few tournaments with others when Scott
could not attend, (so that the Woofers could make time). When we recruit new
students, Scott would allow them to run Boogie, and they became hooked.
Sometimes a new handler would get frustrated and feel like dropping out, they
would run Boogie, get excited and hang in there and finish training their dog.
Boogie even got Scott's wife sold on the sport! Boogie received his Onyx June
2018, and will receive his Iron Dog at the next tournament. He is a great
example of the "passion & joy of flyball".