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2011 World Show Major Award Winners

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Larry Blomquist, May 25, 2011.

  1. Larry Blomquist

    Larry Blomquist New Member

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    Explanation about the Winners List

    By World Show Chairman Larry Blomquist

    Only in a perfect world would miscues be nonexistent.

    This year’s World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® was as smooth as any I have ever run, but in the end, a couple of issues were brought to my attention Saturday, with less than one hour remaining before all entries were released. Both, inadvertent procedural errors, were simple to rectify after the World Show regulatory committee took into consideration how they happened and the ultimate importance of this competition’s long-time creditability. (The World Show Regulatory Committee consists of Larry Blomquist, Skip Skidmore and Ken Edwards.)

    I should note that this matter was first brought to our attention by one of the World Show judges, not by the competitors. Furthermore all of the judges were called into a special meeting and once the regulatory committee made its decision, it received a unanimous vote by the World Show judges as the best way to correct a procedural mistake during judging and balloting for World Title positions.

    The decision did not remove any winners; rather, it elevated four winners and added three others.

    It is important for me to point out that this procedural mistake in no way had anything to do with the worthiness of an entry or the honesty of a competitor. It was simply an incorrect procedure in how World Title judging and balloting were carried out, and the entries that this mistake affected were given due credit by bringing their positions up one place in the World Title awarding. (New rules have been put into place to prevent this problem from ever occurring again.)

    The result of this decision affected and involved the following changes in the initial World Title list and this decision is reflected in the World Show final results.

    1. Medium-Small Mammals.
    Ashley Barrett moved up to win a 3rd in World with his bobcat, resulting in two 3rd in World titles in this category.

    2. Large Mammals
    Ashley Barrett moved up from a 3rd in World to win a 2nd in World and Jeff Elliot moved up to win a 3rd in World. This resulted in two 2nd in World titles in this category.

    3. Non-Game Birds.
    Jan Fredriksson moved up from a 2nd in World to win a Best in World. Mike Orthober moved up from a 3rd in World to a Second in World and Dirk Grundler moved up to a 3rd in World. This resulted in two Best in World titles in this category.

    4. Mixed Group
    Rodney Schreurs moved up from a 2nd in World to a Best in World giving this Category two Best in World titles.
     
  2. Ken Edwards

    Ken Edwards Taxidermy.Net Administrator Staff Member

    2011 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships®
    Major Awards Report

    TAXIdata WTC 6.3 © 1994-2011, Tom McNeal • Naperville, IL

    Taxidermy Competition

    [​IMG] The Simon T. Blackshaw Award for the Judges' Choice Best of Show
    LOWELL SHAPLEY
    PORTER, TX
    455 Keel Billed Toucan

    Competitor's Award, Master Division, First Place
    MATT ZIMMERMAN
    DENVER, PA
    202 Prairie Rattlesnake, 200 Iguana, 192 Gabon Viper, 196 Gaboon Viper

    Competitor's Award, Master Division, Second Place
    JEAN ROLL
    PERRY, MI
    403 Aoudad Lamb, 399 Red Fox, 401 Coyote, 397 Barbary Lamb

    Competitor's Award, Master Division, Third Place
    FRED GONZALEZ
    LEBANON, PA
    156 Wolf Pup (Standing), 161 Cougar, 159 Bobcat, 157 Wolf Pup (Laying)

    Competitor's Award, Master Division, Fourth Place
    MIKE ORTHOBER
    EGG HARBOR, WI
    102 Mallard Drake, 96 Bluegill, 94 Bobwhite (Hen), 103 Great Egret

    Competitor's Award, Master Division, Fifth Place
    JERRY FROELICH
    ST. CLOUD, MN
    307 Redhead, Redhead/Can Cross/Canvasback, 306 Pintail/Shoveler Cross, 303 Canvasback/Woodduck Cross, 301 Emperor Goose

    Competitor's Award, Professional Division, First Place
    JACK EMERY
    CARMI, IL
    317 Whitetail, 318 Elk, 316 Whitetail, 319 Caribou

    Competitor's Award, Professional Division, Second Place
    JONATHAN WRIGHT
    MESICK, MI
    45 Pheasant, 37 Grouse, 40 Pheasant, 43 Pheasant

    Competitor's Award, Professional Division, Third Place
    CASEY WATTERSON
    MOUNT GILEAD, OH
    295 Impala, 290 Cichlid, 289 Pumpkinseed Bream, 287 Squirrel

    Competitor's Award, Professional Division, Fourth Place
    DANIEL MENG
    WESTLAKE, OH
    271 Large Spotted Genet, 275 Bobcat, 280 Serval (adult), 274 Lynx

    Competitor's Award, Professional Division, Fifth Place
    KOREY ALLEMAN
    BREAUX BRIDGE, LA
    236 Bufflehead Duck, 237 Green-winged Teal, 234 Wood Duck, 238 Blue-winged Teal

    The Chairman's Award
    THE ARTISTRY OF WILDLIFE
    SANDUSKY, MI
    110 Moose and 8 Wolves

    [​IMG] Carl E. Akeley Award, First Place
    LOWELL SHAPLEY
    PORTER, TX
    455 Keel Billed Toucan

    Carl E. Akeley Award, Second Place
    PHIL SOUCY
    LIBBY, MT
    42 Cougar

    Carl E. Akeley Award, Third Place
    KENT & VALERIE REEDY
    DIXON, IA
    335 Blue Wing Teal

    [​IMG] Master of Masters, First Place
    DAWAYNE DEWEY
    CODY, WY
    19 Stone's Sheep

    Master of Masters, Second Place
    JEFF MOURNING
    LITTLETON, CO
    205 Colorado River Cutthroat

    Master of Masters, Third Place
    KENT REEDY
    DIXON, IA
    338 Ruffed Grouse

    MASTER DIVISION WORLD TITLES

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    Best In World, Whitetail
    VINCENT FLEMING
    EAST BEND, NC
    131 Whitetail

    [​IMG] Second In World, Whitetail
    KEITH BOWMAN
    WALNUT COVE, NC
    468 Whitetail Deer

    [​IMG] Third In World, Whitetail
    MARK GONNERING
    NEW LONDON, WI
    437 Whitetail Deer

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    Best In World, Large Mammal
    PHIL SOUCY
    LIBBY, MT
    42 Cougar

    [​IMG] Second In World, Large Mammal
    DOUG SINNIGER
    STODDARD, WI
    464 Lion

    [​IMG] Second In World, Large Mammal
    ASHLEY BARRETT
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
    57 Cougar

    [​IMG] Third In World, Large Mammal
    JEFF ELLIOTT
    NEWPORT, PA
    217 Whitetail Deer

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    Best In World, Medium-Small Mammal
    LANCE VAN DUSEN
    LAWSON, MO
    186 Corsican lamb

    [​IMG] Second In World, Medium-Small Mammal
    LOUIS J. GAGLIANO
    GREEN LANE, PA
    394 Whitetail Deer Fawn

    [​IMG] Third In World, Medium-Small Mammal
    FRED GONZALEZ
    LEBANON, PA
    157 Wolf Pup (Laying)

    [​IMG] Third In World, Medium-Small Mammal
    ASHLEY BARRETT
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA
    59 Bobcat

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    Best In World, Large Gamehead
    MIKE OLSZANOWSKI
    DOUGLASVILLE, PA
    46 Cape Buffalo

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    Best In World, Medium-Small Gamehead
    JEAN ROLL
    PERRY, MI
    399 Red Fox

    [​IMG] Second In World, Medium-Small Gamehead
    LOUISE BIRKSOE PEARSON
    TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND
    453 Chamois

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    Best In World, Waterfowl
    JERRY FROELICH
    ST. CLOUD, MN
    301 Emperor Goose

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    Best In World, Turkey
    BRETT DEFREITAS
    BOAZ, KY
    376 Turkey

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    Best In World, Non-Game Bird
    LOWELL SHAPLEY
    PORTER, TX
    455 Keel Billed Toucan

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    Best In World, Non-Game Bird
    JAN FREDRIKSSON
    BYURHOLM, SWEDEN
    162 Green Woodpecker

    [​IMG] Second In World, Non-Game Bird
    MIKE ORTHOBER
    EGG HARBOR, WI
    103 Great Egret

    [​IMG] Third In World, Non-Game Bird
    DIRK GRUNDLER
    MAGDEBURG, GERMANY
    24 Carmine Bee Eater

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    Best In World, Coldwater Fish Skin Mount
    PETE HARUM
    GRAHAM, WA
    364 Chum Salmon

    [​IMG] Second In World, Coldwater Fish Skin Mount
    FRANK KOTULA
    WILKES BARRE, PA
    255 Brown Trout

    [​IMG] Third In World, Coldwater Fish Skin Mount
    KEVIN BIRZNIEKS
    HOT SULPHER SPRINGS, CO
    239 Brook Trout

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    Best In World, Warmwater Fish Skin Mount
    MIKE ORTHOBER
    EGG HARBOR, WI
    96 Bluegill

    [​IMG] Second In World, Warmwater Fish Skin Mount
    PAUL BORKOWSKI
    FRANKLIN PARK, IL
    441 Round Goby

    [​IMG] Third In World, Warmwater Fish Skin Mount
    BRIAN CLAAR
    EAST FREEDOM, PA
    385 Rock Bass

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    Best In World, Mixed Group
    TERRY WEICK
    HOPKINS, MI
    391 Alligator Gar and Nutria

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    Best In World, Mixed Group
    RODNEY SCHREURS
    CEDAR GROVE, WI
    426 Frog (Repro) & Toad (Skin Mount)

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    Best In World, Reptile/Amphibian/Other Skin Mount
    RODNEY SCHREURS
    CEDAR GROVE, WI
    425 Toad (Skin Mount)

    [​IMG] Second In World, Reptile/Amphib/Other Skin Mount
    MATT ZIMMERMAN
    DENVER, PA
    200 Iguana

    [​IMG] Third In World, Reptile/Amphib/Other Skin Mount
    AL BAKEN
    OROFINO, ID
    16 Desert Iguana

    Competitors' Choice Award
    PHIL SOUCY
    LIBBY, MT
    42 Cougar

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    Best In World, Collective Artists
    ZIMMERMAN WILDLIFE
    MARTINSBURG, PA
    413 Gobi Argali

    Best of Category, Collective Artists, Mixed Group
    JEAN ROLL, GLEN BROWNING and CHARLIE FANTA
    EAST LANSING, MI
    431 Rooster & Fox Pup

    Best of Category, Collective Artists, Fish
    BRETT WINGFIELD and TOM MATUSKA
    SPIRIT LAKE, IA
    300 Northern Pike

    Best of Category, Collective Artists, Bird
    FRANK NEWMYER and BRETT DEFREITAS
    GLADWIN, MI
    229 Turkey

    Best of Category, Collective Artists, Gamehead
    FRANK NEWMYER, RANDY MITCHELL, DAN KAPLAN, JAY BERGER and OWEN ELDRED
    GLADWIN, MI
    230 Whitetail Deer

    Best of Category, Collective Artists, Lifesize Mammal
    ZIMMERMAN WILDLIFE
    MARTINSBURG, PA
    413 Gobi Argali


    World Fish Challenge, Grand Champion
    PAUL BORKOWSKI
    FRANKLIN PARK, IL
    444 Large Mouth Bass

    World Fish Challenge, Second Place
    TOM MATUSKA
    SPIRIT LAKE, IA
    304 Largemouth Bass

    World Fish Challenge, Third Place
    JIM HESS
    BYRON, IL
    284 Large Mouth Bass


    World Avian Challenge, Grand Champion
    ROBERT STEIN
    WERDER, EUROPE
    30 Starling

    World Avian Challenge, Second Place
    DOMINIK SPELEMAN
    SABRO, DENMARK
    1 Starling

    World Avian Challenge, Third Place
    CHARLIE FANTA
    EAST LANSING, MI
    430 Starling


    [​IMG] Best In World, Live Taxidermy Sculpture
    JOHN SCHMIDT
    WOONSOCKET, SD
    64 Bobcat


    Best of Category, Taxidermy Sculpture, Mammals
    AARON CONNELLY
    CODY, WY
    22 Mountain Lion

    Best of Category, Taxidermy Sculpture, Gameheads
    BRYAN EPPLEY
    MILLERSBURG, OH
    449 Whitetail


    PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

    Best Professional Entry
    DAVID DUNN
    WASILLA, AK
    31 Grizzly Bear


    Best of Category, Lifesize Mammal
    DAVID DUNN
    WASILLA, AK
    31 Grizzly Bear

    Best of Category, Whitetail Deer Head
    JACK EMERY
    CARMI, IL
    317 Whitetail

    Best of Category, Gamehead
    REBECCA WILCHER
    ASHDOWN, AR
    233 Mule Deer

    Best of Category, Bird
    JOSH LENGACHER
    WASHINGTON, IN
    210 Turkey

    Best of Category, Fish
    ROGER VOGEL
    BONNOTS MILL, MO
    3 Hybrid Bass

    Best of Category, Reproduction
    CASEY WATTERSON
    MOUNT GILEAD, OH
    289 Pumpkinseed Breem

    Best of Category, Re-creation
    PETER CUA
    ST. CRUZ, PHILIPPINES
    247 Gemsbok

    Best of Category, Skeleton
    GUUS WELLESEN
    BYURHOLM, SWEDEN
    185 Green Wood Pecker

    Best Freeze-Dry Entry
    GARY REPASKY
    MOSHANNON, PA
    108 Black Squirrel

    Best Novice Entry
    NANCY HANO
    PELAHATCHIE, MS
    201 Bobcat

    Best Youth Entry
    CHEYANNE WILLIAMS
    ST. ANNE, IL
    242 Raccoon

    Fish Carving Competition

    FISH CARVING OPEN LEVEL


    Judges Choice, Best of Show, Fish Carving
    JOSH GUGE
    GILBERTS, IL
    495 Queen Trigger Fish

    Best In World, Open Level, Decorative Lifesize
    JOSH GUGE
    GILBERTS, IL
    495 Queen Trigger Fish

    Second In World, Open Level, Decorative Lifesize
    BOB BERRY
    EL CAJON, CA
    482 Japanese Char

    Third In World, Open Level, Decorative Lifesize
    MICHAEL BUELNA
    ORLAND, CA
    463 Leopard Shark

    Best In World, Open Level, Decorative Miniature
    BOB BERRY
    EL CAJON, CA
    480 Flag Rock Fish

    Best In World, Open Level, Natural Finish
    GENE BREMMER
    PARKERS PRAIRIE, MN
    346 Brown Trout

    Best of Division, Open Level, Fish Carvers Invitational
    MICHAEL BUELNA
    ORLAND, CA
    462 Brook Trout

    FISH CARVING INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

    Best of Show, Intermediate Level, Fish Carving
    TIMOTHY JONES
    NEELYTON, PA
    466 Trout

    Best of Division, Intermediate Level, Fish Carvers Invitational
    AL GAGNE
    SUPERIOR, WI
    361 Red Drum

    Best of Division, Intermediate Level, Natural Finish
    TIMOTHY JONES
    NEELYTON, PA
    466 Trout

    Best of Division, Intermediate Level, Decorative Miniature
    LENNART PETTERSSON
    BALINGE, SWEDEN
    8 Burbot

    Best of Division, Intermediate Level, Decorative Lifesize
    LENNART PETTERSSON
    BALINGE, SWEDEN
    13 Cucko Wrasse


    Best of Show, Novice Level, Fish Carving
    TRAVIS WICK
    CHEBOYGAN, WI
    475 Copperband Butterfly Fish


    Best of Show, Youth Division, Fish Carving
    RANDI FOWLER
    ST CHARLES, IL
    497 Clownfish

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  3. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Thanks for posting Larry and Ken!
     
  4. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    Yes THANKS! nothing in game birds,,, :'( :'(
     
  5. Thanks for posting,
     
  6. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    Thanks for posting. With enough hard work you will see my name in that list some day. Congratulations to all who have made the elite list.

    Bob
     
  7. Kyle Lakey

    Kyle Lakey Active Member

    Great. Thanks. Lol I was wondering how Orthobers bluegill did. I guess I had a best in the world riding between my legs in my packed truck to the Iowa show. Thats awesome. Congrats to all the winners!!
     
  8. Brian Claar

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    Great work and Congrats to everyone.

    Mistakes happen and it looks like Larry and Ken figured it out and made things right. Thumbs UP !!
     
  9. KAMoHunter

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    definitely congrats to both the competitors and the commitee for correcting the problems. its always nice to see people/ organizations take action and fix things before they become huge issues.
     
  10. li

    li New Member

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    This is in response to Larry Bloomquist's post.

    The world show is a pestigious event. The awards given are highly prized. It is the pinacle of acheivement to win best in the world.

    I commend Larry, Skip and Ken for righting a wrong. But I will ask the question many people would like to know.

    Futher clarification is needed. What procedure was done wrongly and what new rule will be in place to correct it?

    The utmost honesty and integrity of the world show is at stake.
     
  11. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    You know, you could have kept this private and sent it to Mr. Blomquist instead of hiding behind a new member post. What are your real intentions to hit and run in a public forum? Other than to show us your poor spelling techniques.
     
  12. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    ??? I would be curious to know what rule was added as well. I'm not hiding, nor is this a hit and run. I just feel that not much has been cleared up here.
     
  13. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    Well, I did not attend and barely competed at this years show. Not knowing what happened, I can only compare it to a couple of state show mishaps in the past.

    With that in mind, I personally would rather not have two champions if I were involved. If I were truely the runnerup and given a champion title, I would rather not have it just because of a innocent mistake. It really would not mean I accomplished what I was after. If I were the one that truely earned the title, it would tarnish what I worked so hard to accomplish.

    By no means am I implying they did not do the right thing for the situation. This is only my opinion and feeling!
     
  14. Loyal E

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    This was my third world show I have attended and without a doubt the art of taxidermy has been elevated to a very high level. It is because of shows like state, national, and truelly the best of all the world championships it will continue. My thanks to Larry Bloumquist and all who put in so much work to put together a shareing of ideas from like minded people from around the world! Jeff Elliott
     
  15. li

    li New Member

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    There has been no explanation about the rule change and the multiple world titles.

    Jeff since you benefited from moving up to 3rd best in the world large mammals maybe you can explain what happened?
     
  16. psycho

    psycho 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    I can't say for sure but it doesn't take rocket science to figure out something got screwed up and the board did what they had to, to fix the problem. Again another guess but I bet the just applied rules to help when there was a mistake made on score tallies and people not recognizing the multiple categories that some of these mounts may be eligible for as well. Be happy that they correct mistakes and recognize when they are made and they don't try to BS anyone with trying to cover crap up. They are upfront and can admit when a mistake is made. After all we are all human. I don't know about some of you, but I know it's not a job that I want trying to sort out all of the winners. :eek: ;)

    I say great show as usual and I'll be at the next one too if it's in the midwest. ;D
     
  17. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Bitch you're going no matter where it's held in 2 years!
     
  18. The owners dont have to explain. esp. to someone who hides without a name and has 2 post. It is what it is.
     
  19. li

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    Then It should not be called the world taxidermy championships.....it should then be called the larry blomquist taxidermy show, where Larry can pick who He wants to win!

    When you post the rules they should be followed, If not followed then an explanation as to why not, is of outmost importance as it is a "world show" .

    HONESTY AND INTEGRITY SHOULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA IN RUNNING A WORLD SHOW. DO THEY RUN THE OLYMPICS THE SAME WAY?
    I really hope this was an honest mistake , but things rreally need to be cleared up. If not, why attend a rigged show? I know this sounds harsh, but I think He really needs to reassure us. Many of us just spend to many hours putting together a piece for the show for it to be judged recklessly or under false pretenses.
     
  20. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    I have no dog in this fight, do not know the circumstances and hell I do not even compete so what I say could be way off on this one................but do you think that he's maybe not giving an internet explanation of what happened as to not now or further embarass the competitor(s)??? Just asking, not making an excuse.

    Also li, have you called Larry on the phone and asked him yourself??