Loews Surf Dog comp crowns Ricochet top dog...
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Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 June, 2012 : - Surf dog Ricochet took 1st place in the large dog category at the 7th Annual Loews Surf dog Competition in Imperial Beach Saturday. She also won 2nd place in the tandem division with actor, Cameron Mathison, and participated in one of the Guiness World Records Scott Chandler set… "17 dogs surfing on one board." Ricochet was able to accomplish these feats with the help of her water handlers, David King, Austin King, and Jennifer Arave Volz.
Fans from her popular Facebook page of over 100K fans facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet traveled from around the country to cheer her on, and watch the 3 world records Scott Chandler attempted, and ultimately set: Most dogs surfing on one board at one time, most dogs surfing on one board at one time with a human, and most dogs surfing on one board at one time with two humans
There were 50 dogs competing in the contest, including small, large and tandem categories. Ricochet typically wins 2nd or 3rd place in surf dog contests, but this was the first time she won 1st place! Judges said it was due to her surfing backwards all the way to shore on a couple waves. She donated her dog food prize to Star Paws Rescue in Los Angeles.
She entered the tandem category with actor, Cameron Mathison known for his role on All My Children, and Dancing With The Stars. He's currently a correspondent for Good Morning America. Cameron had only surfed three other times, but hopped up on his first try! Ricochet's background of surfing with a myriad of people, kids, surf pros & other dogs gave her the confidence to ride the waves with Cameron… making them a winning team! Ricochet also surfed tandem in another heat with Gigi, Nani, Louie & Mookie.
This event was extra special to Ricochet because more than $10,000 was raised for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The ASPCA is the first Humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation's leading voice for animal welfare. Ricochet is the ASPCA's current Dog of the Year, and was awarded this title for raising more than $163,000 for human/animal causes, and surfing with people with disabilities, kids with special needs, and wounded warriors as an assistive aid. So winning two categories, and being part of a world record was just icing on the pupcake!
Source: Paws Inspired
Author: Judy Fridono
Tags: Surifng Dogs, Paws Inspired, Ricochet, Loews Surf Dog Competition