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Tournament of Champions Qualifiers - By The Numbers

February 5, 2022

Source: Trevor Wade
Job Title: Coonhound Program Manager
Email: twade@ukcdogs.com

The figures are in and these are the 1,333 qualifiers for the 2022 UKC Tournament of Champions! Qualifiers may now submit their entries online and start getting ready for regional competition in early April!

The top 96 hounds from regionals will advance to the Tournament of Champions finals on April 22 & 23 in Greencastle, Indiana, where they will compete for a share of our $250,000 purse, with $50,000 going to the first place winner!

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All told, the hounds represent 35 states and all seven UKC Coonhound breeds, as well as more than two-dozen X-Bred hounds. Below, check out the breakdowns of our qualifiers who have worked hard all through 2021 to get here!

TOC Qualifiers 2022 by breed and sex TOC 2022 Qualifiers by State

You can find our top cast winners in the table below. Congratulations to all our qualifiers and we can't wait for regional competition to get underway!

DOG BREED SEX OWNER(S) STATE CAST WINS
DOG

Updated as of 2/4/22

DOG

GRCH GRNITECHHOF 'PR' Mtn Top All Rat's Need D-Con HTX

BREED

TW

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Bill Lester

STATE

VA

CAST WINS

41

DOG

GRNTIECH(4) 'PR' Heatseeker Unleash the Kraken

BREED

ENG

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Grant Whitmer, Trevor Hack

STATE

UT

CAST WINS

27

DOG

GRCH(2) GRNITECH(4) 'PR' Caldwells Southern Belle HTX

BREED

TW

SEX

F

OWNER(S)

J. Laith Reagin, Phil Roberts

STATE

GA

CAST WINS

26

DOG

GRCH GRNITECH(3) "PR' Bond Swamp Slammin Gus

BREED

ENG

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Carl M. Brown, Steve Reeves

STATE

GA

CAST WINS

22

DOG

GRNITECH(5) GRCH 'PR' Patricks Cold Water Creek Chief

BREED

TW

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Randal Patrick

STATE

KY

CAST WINS

17

DOG

GRNITECH 'PR' Briar Creek Steel Drum

BREED

ENG

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Chris Gerth, Jim Ridge

STATE

IN

CAST WINS

16

DOG

GRNITECH(4) 'PR' Bennett Springs Joe

BREED

TW

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Douglas Carver, Carol Carver

STATE

NC

CAST WINS

16

DOG

GRNITECH(2) Bad Habits Preacher Man

BREED

XB

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Caleb Griffin

STATE

SC

CAST WINS

16

DOG

GRNITECH 'PR' Briar Creek Shady Lady

BREED

ENG

SEX

F

OWNER(S)

Jim Ridge, Chris Gerth

STATE

IN

CAST WINS

15

DOG

GRNITECH 'PR' Little Bit of Money

BREED

TW

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Kevin Cable Jr., Fred Thoennes

STATE

IN

CAST WINS

15

DOG

GRNITECH HOF 'PR' Wichita Tree Slobern Stubby

BREED

TW

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Paul E. Nichols

STATE

KS

CAST WINS

15

DOG

GRNITECH 'PR' Rock Em Willy

BREED

TW

SEX

M

OWNER(S)

Ellis Keen

STATE

KY

CAST WINS

15

DOG

GRNITECH 'PR' Collins Annie

BREED

TW

SEX

F

OWNER(S)

Tim Collins

STATE

MO

CAST WINS

15

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