Posted on 10 November 2011.
Frank Berris, of Sparta (R), with the trophy and his horse, Obviously OT. On the left is Charlie Hemphill, AQHA Sr. Director of Shows. Photo courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Journal.
Frank Berris of Sparta, Michigan, captured the world championship title in 2-year-old geldings at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association Bank of America Amateur Championship Show on November 6 in Oklahoma City.
Berris showed his American Quarter Horse, Obviously OT, who is a 2009 sorrel gelding. Obviously OT is sired by Obviously The One and out of Steel Roses, bred by Donald and Gwen Rice of Sumiton, Alabama.
In the 2-year-old geldings class, 17 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $5,046.11. Berris and Obviously OT received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, a pair of smooth ostrich Techno Crepe boots, 100 pounds of feed, neck wreath, medallion and other products.
The AQHA Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show and the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the 94 classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. The 3,572 entries at this year’s event represent competitors from 42 of the United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. The show is being held November 5-19 at the Oklahoma City State Fair Park.
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Posted on 10 February 2011.
It just wasn’t in the cards for the Red Hawks to earn a wrestling team title, with a fourth-place finish overall at the OK Blue Conference on Saturday, February 5. Individually, the Hawks wrestled tough and sent over half the team into the final rounds of the conference meet.
It just wasn’t in the cards for the Red Hawks to earn a wrestling team title, with a fourth-place finish overall at the OK Blue Conference on Saturday, February 5. Individually, the Hawks wrestled tough and sent over half the team into the final rounds of the conference meet. Eight Cedar Springs wrestlers placed at the OK Blue Conference meet and three wrestlers earned first place championship titles.
Senior Joe Simon pinned Wade Schipper of Sparta in 2:00 in the 285-pound title; freshman Jared Vodry beat Kyle Hurley of Sparta in a 9-7 decision in the 125-pound championship bout; and Junior Austin Wamser (160 lb) earned a win by decision over his Belding opponent.
The consolation rounds earned third place wins by fall for Senior Nic Baird (119 lb) and freshman Baron Lenardson (103 lb) by a 7-6 decsion. Three other Hawk wrestlers medaled fourth, Cody Oehme (130 lb), Corey Wozniak (189 lb) and Conner Ackerman (215 lb).
The Red Hawks move into team districts on Wednesday at Sparta and then they travel to Gaylord for individual districts Valentine’s weekend.
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