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   2000-2001 IWPA
  Aky had another successful season with the IWPA.  He fell short of earning his Working Dog Superior or
   Working Dog Excellent Title on Snow. But he managed to pull his way to a regional gold medal on both wheels
   and snow securing an invitation to the championships for the second time.  In addition to these accomplishments
   he pulled a personal best of 3,080 pounds at the Springtime in the Rockies pull at PetSmart in Missoula, MT.
   Retiring in grand style; Aky is going to take a break from competitive weight pulling to pursue other sports.
   Check out this video clip of his winning pull at the last regular pull of the season.

Pumpkin Pull - Day 1
Missoula, Montana
Pull: 23 Organizer(s):Ingrid Rosenquist Wheels Region: 3
Carpet Track:Good. Handler's report comment from Donna Daymude: "All Ladies weekend - Just all ladies handling & officiating" Date:10/21/00
Weather: N/A -- inside warehouse
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Timber 2 1560 18.15 71 21.97 9.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky 
Aky 3 1400 7.43 72 19.44 6.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Max 3 1240 8.07 80 15.50 3.0 Gail Verworn Rhodesian Ridgeback
Summit 2 1080 49.82 76 14.21 1.0 Susie Malcolm Alaskan Malamute 
Nuka Tu 2 No Pull -- 75 -- 0.0 Donna Daymude Alaskan Malamute

Pumpkin Pull - Day 2
Missoula, Montana
Pull: 24 Organizer(s):Ingrid Rosenquist Wheels Region: 3
Carpet Track:Good. Handler's report comment from Donna Daymude: "All Ladies weekend - Just all ladies handling & officiating" Date:10/22/00
Weather: N/A -- inside warehouse
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 1520 7.97 72 21.11 9.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Nuka Tu 2 1360 18.41 75 18.13 6.0 Donna Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Max 3 1200 8.00 80 15.00 3.0 Gail Verworn Rhodesian Ridgeback
Summit 2 880 9.31 76 11.58 1.0 Susie Malcome Alaskan Malamute
Timber 2 No Pull -- 71 -- 0.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky 

Harvest Pull -- day 1
Ronan Street, Missoula, Montana
Pull: 32 Organizer(s):Ingrid Rosenquist Wheels Region: 3
Carpet Track:Good Date:11/11/00
Weather: Indoors
Dog's NAme Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 1440 6.85 72 20.00 5.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd

Harvest Pull -- day 2
Ronan Street, Missoula, Montana
Pull: 33 Organizer(s):Ingrid Rosenquist Wheels Region: 3
Carpet Track:Good Date:11/12/00
Weather: Indoors
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 1200 5.38 72 16.67 5.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd

Holiday Pull - Day 1
Missoula, Montana
Pull: 39 Organizer(s):Ingrid Rosenquist Wheels Region: 3
Carpet Track:Good Date:12/2/00
Weather: Indoors
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 1000 4.74 72 13.89 6.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Cito 3 680 10.06 73 9.32 3.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd

Holiday Pull - Day 2
Missoula, Montana
Pull: 40 Organizer(s):Ingrid Rosenquist Wheels Region: 3
Carpet Track:Good Date:12/3/00
Weather: Indoors
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 1800 10.06 72 25.00 6.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Cito 3 600 37.50 73 8.22 3.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd

Leavenworth Ice Fest - Day 1
Leavenworth, Washington
Pull: 55 ; Organizer(s):Jeff Parsons ; Snow Region: 2
Track:Very wet snow ;  Date:1/13/01
Weather:  Rain & snow mixed
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 550 6.57 71 7.75 11.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Nuka Tu 2 550 10.34 74 7.43 8.0 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Roxy 2 390 6.86 63 6.19 5.0 Ronald Overgaard Am. Staffordshire Terrier
Timber 2 230 4.76 73 3.15 3.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Woof 2 No Pull 0.00 68 0.00 0.00 Robin O'Hearn Alaskan Malamute
Kady 2 No Pull 0.00 80 0.00 0.00 Jaci Rodgers Labrador Retriever
Wylie 2 No Pull 0.00 62 0.00 0.00 Robert Reeff Rottweiler

    Leavenworth Ice Fest - Day 2
    Leavenworth, Washington
   Pull: 56 ;  Organizer(s):Jeff Parsons ; Snow Region: 2 ; Date:1/14/01
   Track:Icy & sticky both days
   Weather: Sunny & partly cloudy - 30F to 35F
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 550 7.08 71 7.75 11.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Nuka Tu 2 550 9.99 74 7.43 8.0 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Timber 2 390 4.25 73 5.34 5.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Kady 2 150 10.34 80 1.88 3.0 Jaci Rodgers  Labrador Retriever
Mica 2 No Pull 0.00 66 0.00 0.00 Robert Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Wylie 2 No Pull 0.00 62 0.00 0.00 Pamela Reeff Rottweiler
Woof 2 No Pull 0.00 68 0.00 0.00 Robin O'Hern Alaskan Malamute

  Deer Park Winterfest - Day 1
  Deer Park, Washington
  Pull: 57 ; Organizer(s):Bob Daymude ;  Snow Region: 2 ; Date 1/20/01
   Track:Good hard packed snow turned into ice
   Weather: Cold, high of 33F, slight breeze
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Aky 3 750 11.43 70 10.71 14.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Nuka Tu 2 670 15.14 72 9.31 11.00 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Timber 2 430 3.40 73 5.89 8.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Cito 3 350 5.01 71 4.93 6.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Kady 2 270 18.11 78 3.46 5.0 Jaci Rodgers Labrador Retriever
Bandit P 270 46.43 62 4.35 0.00 Stacy Wageman Siberian Husky
Payton 2 190 3.47 79 2.41 3.0 Pamela Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Scrappy 3 190 7.83 66 2.88 2.0 Kyle Paige Labrador Retriever
Patti 2 No Pull 0.00 71 0.00 0.00 Freddy Hawley Alaskan Malamute
Caper 2 No Pull 0.00 72 0.00 0.00 Robert Reeff Alaskan Malamute

  Deer Park Winterfest - Day 2
   Deer Park, Washington
  Pull: 58 ;  Organizer(s):Bob Daymude ;  Snow Region: 2 ;  Date:1/21/01
  Track:Hard packed snow with fresh wet snow on top made it sticky.
   Weather: Started with freezing rain then turned to snow during the whole match.
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
Timber 2 710 7.24 73 9.73 11.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
 Nuka Tu 2 710 12.07 72 9.86 8.0 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Payton 2 470 39.68 79 5.95 5.0 Pamela Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Kady 2 310 4.10 78 3.97 3.0 Jaci Rodgers   Labrador Retriever
Cito 3 310 8.33 71 4.37 2.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Scrappy 3 No Pull 0.00 66 0.00 0.00 Kyle Paige Labrador Retriever
Aky 3 No Pull (False Start) 0.00 70 0.00 0.00 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd

Springtime in the Rockies -- Day 1
 Missoula, Montana
Pull: 104;  Organizer(s):Vicki Correia;  Wheels Region: 3 ; Date 3/24/01
 Carpet Track:Null
 Weather: Warm & sunny
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
 Nuka Tu 2 3320 24.41 74 44.86 22.0 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Aky 3 3080  14.15 73 42.19 19 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Timber  2 2120 12.43 74 28.65 16.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Mica 2 1880 37.57 63 29.84 14.0 Robert Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Soapy  2 1640 10.43 69 23.77 13.0 Susie Malcolm Alaskan Malamute
Scrappy  3 1640 11.64 66 24.85 12.0 Dani Kay Paige Labrador Retriever
Summit 2 1400 14.69 70 20.00 11.0 Jim Malcolm Alaskan Manalute
Chena 2 1400 22.68 74 18.92 10.0 David LaFountaine Alaskan Malamute
Cito 3 1160 14.44 74 15.68 9.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Smokey 2 1160 19.73 66 17.58 8.0 Steven Duren Alaskan Malamute
Slip 2 1160 40.00 71 16.34 7.0 Robert Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Monty 2 920 7.42 75 12.27 6.0  Jim Malcolm Alaskan Malamute
Kianna P 920 13.52 61 15.08 0.00 Romona Locke Alaskan Husky
Kady 2 920 45.63 77 11.95 4.0 Jaci Rodgers Labrador Retriever
Venture 2 680 7.96 73 8.95 3.0 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Spirit P 680 8.07 63 10.79 0.00 Romona Locke Siberian Husky
Quest 2 680 20.81 75 9.07 1.0 Susie Malcolm Alaskan Malamute
Icy 2 No Pull 0.00 61 0.00 0.00 Judith McCauley Husky

Springtime in the Rockies -- Day 2
 Missoula, Montana
Pull: 104;  Organizer(s):Vicki Correia;  Wheels Region: 3 ; Date 3/24/01
 Track: Wet Carpet
 Weather: Rainy
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight % Score Handler Breed
 Aky 3 2360  8.34 73 32.33 22.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Nuka Tu 2 2360 9.95 74 31.89 19.00 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Timber  2 2120 37.32 74 28.65 16.0 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Soapy  2 1640 11.62 69 23.77 14.0 Susie Malcolm Alaskan Malamute
Summit 2 1640 14.08 70 23.43 13.0 Jim Malcolm Alaskan Manalute
Scrappy  3 1640 14.08 66 24.85 12.0 Dani Kay Paige Labrador Retriever
Smokey 2 1640 29.52 66 24.85 11.0 Steven Duren Alaskan Malamute
Monty 2 1400 13.50 75 18.67 10.0 Jim Malcolm Alaskan Malamute
Chena 2 1400 43.44 74 18.92 9.0 David LaFountaine Alaskan Malamute
Mica 2 1400 55.83 63 22.22 8.0 Robert Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Cito 3 920 6.96 74 12.43 7.0 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd
Venture 2 920 9.41 76 12.11 6.0 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Kianna P 680 14.97 61 11.15 0.0 Romona Locke Alaskan Husky
Spirit P 680 22.60 63 10.79 0.0 Romona Locke Siberian Husky
Kady 2 680 30.74 77 8.83 3.0 Jaci Rodgers Labrador Retriever
Quest 2 440 16.99 75 5387 3.0 Susie Malcolm Alaskan Malamute
Slip 2 No Pull 0.00 71 0.00 0.0 Robert Reeff Alaskan Malamute
Icy 2 No Pull 0.00 61 0.00 0.0 Judith McCauley Husky


 
   The 2000-2001 IWPA Championships were held in Cheyenne 
   Wyoming. As has been the pattern in the past this year the event 
   was even bigger than last year.  The competitors were wonderful 
   and the dogs were incredible.  While we didn't find ourselves on 
   the winners podium this year; I couldn't have been more proud of 
   my boy.  He pulled to his best ability and proved once again that 
   the versatile GSD can do more than just herd sheep.

 
 
Dog's Name Region Amt. Pulled Time Weight  % Handler  Breed
Talon  2 3460 14.13 77 44.94 Ronald Overgaard Rottweiler 
Nala  7 3460 15.37 76 45.53 Todd Pederson  Am. Bull Dog
Blood  6 3460 19363 79 43.80 Charlie Johnson Am. Bull Dog
Sitting Bull  6 3460 21.08 78 44.36 Charlie Johnson Am. Bull Dog
Xydako  9 2980 18.28 72 41.39 Nacho Alvarado Mixed
Chesty  7 2980 20.34 76 39.21 Donald Taylor Am. PitBull Terrier
VooDoo  9 2740 15.79 76 36.05 Tim Long Am. Bull Dog
Aky  3 2500 8.13 71 35.21 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd Dog
Chic  9 2500 10.48 66 37.88 Tim Long Am. Pit Bull Terrier
Loki  5 2500 16.49 78 32.05 Melanie Morehouse Alaskan mix
Nuka Tu  2 2260 15.77 74 30.54 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Timber  2 1300 9.39 74 17.57 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Scrappy  3 1300 42.61 76 17.11 Kyle Paige Labrador Retriever

Shoot-Out in Cheyenne, IWPA National Championships
Frontier Park -- Cheyenne, Wyoming
Pull: 120 Organizer(s):Larry & Cheryl McGee Snow Region: 3
Null Track:Hard Packed Snow Date:04/29/2001
Weather: Indoors
Dog's Name Region Amt Pulled Time Weight % Handler Breed

Barney 
6 830 29.13 67 12.39 Jim Fockler Malamute mix
Nala  7 670 5.17 76 8.82 Todd Pederson Am. Bull Dog
Prince Apollo  9 670 7.02 74 9.05 Terry Reed Boxer
Aky  3 670 7.31 71 9.44 Teressa Keenan German Shepherd Dog
Nuka Tu  2 670 9.44 74 9.05 Bob Daymude Alaskan Malamute
Xydako  9 510 9.43 72 7.08 Nacho Alvarado Mixed
Timber  2 510 45.75 74 6.89 Judith McCauley Siberian Husky
Crystal  6 350 6.80 80 4.38 Larry Brillhart Alaskan Malamute
Kady  2 No Pull 0.00 77 0.00 Jaci Rodgers Labrador Retriever

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