Congratulations to 2014 National Champions Mark Ritter and Bob Hord

Nov 26, 2014 by

Congratulations to Mark Ritter from Minnesota and Region 4A on winning this year’s 20 Bird Fly, and Bob Hord from Illinois and Region 3A on winning this year’s 11 Bird Fly.   Looks like the Great Lakes area was great this year in our National Championship Fly.   Congratulations to all the finalists, and special thanks to Hall of Famer Eldon “The Ambassador” Cheney for stepping in and Judging the finals again.  Special thanks to all the RD’s who organized their region flys. the Regional Judges,  and to all the others who supported with transportation, food, and housing of the Regional Judges and Eldon during his Finals trek across the country.    Many of these folks go above and beyond in more ways then one to keep our costs down and help us have a successful fly.   We only had one flight change during the finals, and that was due to being snowed in at the Detroit airport.  Special thanks to 11 Bird Finalist Chris Grant for rearranging his schedule to pick up Eldon the day after his normally scheduled flight.    Our 2 new Champions will be featured on the Jan/Feb cover of our bulletin, as well as interviews published.   President Cliff Ball, Vice President Nick Siders, Secretary Treasurer Jay Alnimer, and Publishing Editor Bob Simpson thank you all for supporting the NBRC and our hobby.   I appreciate the support as well.   Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Don Macauley  National Fly Director/Director at Large

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