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2015 Michigan State Calling Contest

Brent Sturtevant continues to dominate the Michigan State Turkey Calling Competition and was crowned the 2015 Michigan State Champion.  His name will be added to the "Champions" traveling trophy for 2015; congratulations Brent!  With this competition being a sanctioned calling contest, we're proud to qualify several other callers for the Grand Nationals in 2016, including our very own Grand National 2015 runner up in the Owl Hooting completion, Mike Ives.  The Friction Division also continues to be very popular with Michigan callers due to a limited number of opportunities for participants to qualify for the Nationals. The Grand Valley Chapter was a co-sponsor of this calling competition and supported the continuation and tradition of The Grand Rapids Open by attracting out of state callers, giving them the opportunity to qualify for the Nationals as well. This event would not be possible without the continued involvement of the Grand Valley Chapter and its great volunteers. A big "Thank You!" to our excellent judges. Prizes awarded were guns, cash, & trophies. Next year is sure to be bigger and better due to quotes like the following: "First and foremost, thank you!  Shawn and I have never had that much fun at a calling contest!  You and all involved put on an amazing contest.  We, with more of our friends, plan on coming back next year."

Grand Rapids Open
March 21, 2015
Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Open Champion

1st Place
*Shawn Kotchy, PA

2nd Place
*Brent Sturtevant

3rd Place
*Jason Powell, PA

Grand Rapids Open Friction Champion

1st Place
*Shawn Kotchy, PA

2nd Place
*Jason Powell, PA

3rd Place
*Vaughn Mayle

Michigan State Champion

1st Place
*Brent Sturtevant

2nd Place
*Chris Wellman

3rd Place
*Mike Ives

Michigan State Friction Champion

1st Place
*Vaughn Mayle

2nd Place
*Mike Ives

3rd Place
*Brent Sturtevant

JAKES Winners

1st Place
Caleb McCullough

2nd Place
Dawson Carpenter

3rd Place
Bethany McCullough

Grand Rapids Hunter's (Amateurs)

1st Place
Jason Powell, PA

2nd Place
Josh Keith

3rd Place
Brian Woodward

Owl Hooting Winners

1st Place
*Mike Ives  

2nd Place
*Dan Dumas

3rd Place
*Shawn Kotchy, PA

*Qualified for 2016 Nationals