Salem, IL -
Saturday October 24, 2015
What an awesome PKC Youth World Championship weekend we had. It all started with a well-attended Youth Banquet with South Georgia’s Willie Thrift headlining as our guest speaker. The turnout for the Youth World Championship was up, we hunted 93 kids. On Saturday, three experienced Show Judges; Chris Waller, Paul Frederick and Stephanie Frank presided over a great group of youth showing off their hounds. In the afternoon, volunteers, sponsors and enthusiastic bidders raised $10,000 in the Annual Youth World Auction.
Saturday night’s $1,000 Added Purse Youth Open Event saw 52 youngsters trying to get a jump on the 2016 PKC Youth Standings. All of this fun and excitement was capped off with an action packed Final Cast with two raccoons being scored in the one-hour contest. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, hauled kids, donated, bid, bought, judged, guided, hunted or participated in any way. We appreciate every one of you!
Congratulations to 2015 PKC Youth World Champion, Alex Postle of Newark, Ohio. Alex hunted "Bogalos Big Silas", a Treeing Walker male, owned by Neil A. Walpole, also of Newark, Ohio. Alex cashed in on $6,000 in awards and scholarships. His prior PKC Lifetime Earnings before this weekend were $225.
The 2015 PKC Reserve Youth World Champion is Brandon Whitley of Union, Missouri. Brandon handled “Mister Jack's A J", a Treeing Walker male, owned by Brian Weirich of Gerald, Missouri. Brandon won $3,500 in cash awards and scholarships. His prior PKC Lifetime Earnings before this weekend were $2,381.
Third place finisher was David Ellsworth of Patoka, Illinois. David hunted "WTF Cutter Jim", a Treeing Walker male, owned by WTF Kennels of Sprakers, New York. David, earned $2,000 in cash awards and scholarships. His prior PKC Lifetime Earnings before this weekend were $2,319.
The PKC Youth World Championship Final Cast
Judge; Layne Leverette
Guide; Marlin Hanks
Backup Judge; Bruce Sommer
Panel going to the woods; Tom Wilson, Willie Thrift, Tom Froese
Play By Play Announcer; Jarvis Umphers
Play By Play Reporter: PKC National Youth Director; Amy Thomas
Alex Postle hunting "Bogalos Big Silas", a Treeing Walker male, owned by Neil A. Walpole.
Brandon Whitley hunting "Mister Jack's A J", a Treeing Walker male, owned by Brian Weirich.
David Ellsworth hunting "WTF Cutter Jim", a Treeing Walker male, owned by WTF Kennels.