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Next Generation Spotlight Series

Tentative Schedule | Standings | Rules

Tentative Schedule

State Youth Championships and Youth Nationals are Double Point Events

Event Month Date City State
Event

2024

Event

Louisiana State Youth Championship

Month

March

Date

2

City

Provencal

State

LA

Event

Texas State Youth Championship

Month

March

Date

23

City

TBD

State

TX

Event

Virginia State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

13

City

TBD

State

VA

Event

North Carolina State Youth Championship

Month

April

Date

27

City

Albemarle

State

NC

Event

American Black & Tan Association Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

3,4

City

Flora

State

IL

Event

National Plott Hound Association Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

4

City

Glouster

State

OH

Event

Maryland State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

18

City

Chesapeake City

State

MD

Event

West Virginia State Youth Championship

Month

May

Date

18

City

Renick

State

WV

Event

National Redbone CHA Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

1

City

Jefferson

State

OH

Event

Missouri CF State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

1

City

TBD

State

MO

Event

United English Breeders & Fanciers Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

8

City

Flora

State

IL

Event

Treeing Walker Breeders & Fanciers Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

8

City

Parker

State

PA

Event

Wisconsin State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

15

City

Brooklyn

State

WI

Event

Pennsylvania State Youth Championship

Month

June

Date

22

City

TBD

State

PA

Event

Illinois State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

6

City

Pocahontas

State

IL

Event

Michigan State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

6

City

TBD

State

MI

Event

New Hampshire State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

6

City

TBD

State

NH

Event

New York State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

6

City

TBD

State

NY

Event

Indiana State Youth Championship

Month

July

Date

13

City

Peru

State

IN

Event

UKC Youth Nationals

Month

July

Date

19,20

City

Troy

State

IA

Event

Georgia State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

3

City

TBD

State

GA

Event

Ohio State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

10

City

Medina

State

OH

Event

Iowa State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

24

City

TBD

State

IA

Event

Minnesota State Youth Championship

Month

August

Date

24

City

TBD

State

MN

Event

Kentucky State Youth Championship

Month

September

Date

7

City

TBD

State

KY

Event

Arkansas State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

5

City

TBD

State

AL

Event

Kansas State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

12

City

TBD

State

KS

Event

Tennessee State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

12

City

TBD

State

TN

Event

Bluetick Breeders & Coonhunters Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

17,18,19

City

TBD

Event

Nebraska State Youth Championship

Month

October

Date

19

City

TBD

State

NE

Event

Southeastern Treeing Walker Youth Championship

Month

November

Date

9

City

Union

State

SC

Event

Florida State Youth Championship

Month

November

Date

30

City

TBD

State

FL

Event

Mississippi State Youth Championship

Month

November

Date

30

City

TBD

State

MS

Event

Alabama State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

7

City

TBD

State

AL

Event

Oklahoma State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

14

City

TBD

State

OK

Event

South Carolina State Youth Championship

Month

December

Date

14

City

Georgetown

State

SC

Event

Standings

Nite Hunt & Bench Show

Name State Points
Name

NITE HUNT SENIOR DIVISION

Name

NAME

State

STATE

Points

POINTS

Name

Dixi Manns

State

WV

Points

70

Name

Brooke Sneed

State

NC

Points

60

Name

Logan Dillon

State

WV

Points

40

Name

Jacob Black

State

PA

Points

30

Name

Keagen Somers

State

MI

Points

30

Name

Klaydrick Proctor

State

IA

Points

30

Name

Libby Ann Lancaster

State

NE

Points

30

Name

Sydney Davis

State

MO

Points

30

Name

Alexa Fessman

State

NJ

Points

20

Name

Chase Chesser

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Clayton Sims

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Daniel Kastner

State

GA

Points

20

Name

Dylan Hurst

State

WV

Points

20

Name

Gage Corum

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Isaiah Cain

State

KS

Points

20

Name

Jacob Miller

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Leo Bauman

State

MI

Points

20

Name

Logan Kuhn

State

WV

Points

20

Name

Luke Peeples

State

GA

Points

20

Name

Ruthie Bunting

State

IL

Points

20

Name

Rylee Cundiff

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Spade Stanfield

State

OH

Points

20

Name

Alleigh Durbin

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Ashlynn Hillis

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Ayden Mitchell

State

KY

Points

10

Name

Brandon Slone

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Dane Blessing

State

MO

Points

10

Name

Gavin Schaffner

State

IA

Points

10

Name

Hailey Bedillion

State

PA

Points

10

Name

Hunter Rock

State

KY

Points

10

Name

Jenny Carmack

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Jeremiah Sender

State

KS

Points

10

Name

Joshua T Allums

State

AL

Points

10

Name

Layne Rohde

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Patrick Burton

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Robert Shaw

State

WI

Points

10

Name

Ryan Long

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Seth Dove

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Skyler Cawvey

State

MO

Points

10

Name

Trenton Roark

State

VA

Points

10

Name

Tristan Fultz

State

PA

Points

10

Name

NITE HUNT JUNIOR DIVISION

Name

Alice Russell

State

KY

Points

40

Name

Brady Clark

State

PA

Points

40

Name

Josh Ashley

State

KY

Points

40

Name

Bryson Rhodes

State

WV

Points

30

Name

Jerdyn Ammons

State

KY

Points

30

Name

Remi Eason

State

OH

Points

30

Name

Aubree Chesser

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Caleb Black

State

PA

Points

20

Name

Case Earl

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Colton Rorvik

State

IN

Points

20

Name

Easton Michael Kisamore

State

WV

Points

20

Name

Emma Jacoby

State

IA

Points

20

Name

Kaden Molina

State

IN

Points

20

Name

Kason Appel

State

IA

Points

20

Name

Kolton L Shockley

State

OH

Points

20

Name

Mason Ammons

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Maybre Falkenhain

State

IL

Points

20

Name

Richard Barnes

State

IA

Points

20

Name

Skylar Crocker

State

MI

Points

20

Name

William Nance

State

OK

Points

20

Name

Abby Burdue

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Ambreanna Wyer

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Anna Davis

State

SC

Points

10

Name

Avery Roller

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Bryson Lambert

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Calab Leak

State

AL

Points

10

Name

Christian Green

State

MI

Points

10

Name

Christopher Hand

Points

10

Name

Colt Thomas

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Dominic Hall

State

MI

Points

10

Name

Elijah Isch

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Emma Fogus

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Ethan Faith

State

MI

Points

10

Name

Hildey Shaw

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Hunter Earles

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Jace Gordon

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Karson Barrett

State

WI

Points

10

Name

Leeyla Pio

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Leland Montgomery

State

PA

Points

10

Name

Macy Dunlap

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Rebecca Sanderson Hayden

State

VT

Points

10

Name

Rylee Puckett

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Sawyer Perry

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Steven "isaac" White

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Tristyn Arrington

State

WV

Points

10

Name

William Hanneken

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Wyatt Callahan

Points

10

Name

Wyatt Smith

State

PA

Points

10

Name

Wyatt Smith

State

IL

Points

10

Name

BENCH SHOW SENIOR DIVISION

Name

Jordyn Brooks

State

VA

Points

370

Name

Hannah Cable

State

OH

Points

200

Name

Halee Lewis

State

TN

Points

190

Name

Chloe Gipson

State

MO

Points

120

Name

Brody Bailey

State

NC

Points

100

Name

Libby Ann Lancaster

State

NE

Points

100

Name

Alleigh Durbin

State

TN

Points

70

Name

Jacqui Crum

State

OH

Points

70

Name

Jenny Carmack

State

IN

Points

70

Name

Aubrey Servello

State

MI

Points

60

Name

Abby Weber

State

OH

Points

50

Name

Ayden Mitchell

State

KY

Points

50

Name

Jakob Whitelock

State

IN

Points

50

Name

Ethan Hodge

State

KS

Points

40

Name

Kolton Foster

State

WI

Points

40

Name

Alexis Paine

State

MI

Points

30

Name

Abigail Wyer

State

WV

Points

20

Name

Alexa Fessman

State

NJ

Points

20

Name

Anna Durbin

State

TN

Points

20

Name

Audrianna Beckwith

State

ME

Points

20

Name

Cameron Warner

State

WV

Points

20

Name

Cheyanne Smith

State

IL

Points

20

Name

Damaris Kember

State

ON

Points

20

Name

Emma Saver

State

MI

Points

20

Name

Gage Corum

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Hunter Shifflett

State

VA

Points

20

Name

Jacob Brooks

State

VA

Points

20

Name

Joshlyn Renfroe

State

AR

Points

20

Name

Joshua T Allums

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Kaydence Butcher

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Klementyne Slattery

State

TN

Points

20

Name

Rebecca Pearson

State

WI

Points

20

Name

Ruthie Bunting

State

IL

Points

20

Name

Alexis Mc Cane

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Amanda Conaway

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Chase Chesser

State

KY

Points

10

Name

Cooper Evans

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Elijah Perry

State

ME

Points

10

Name

Ethn Crane

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Evan Keller

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Jacob Black

State

PA

Points

10

Name

Jeremiah Sender

State

KS

Points

10

Name

Lloyd Smart Jr

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Luke Parks

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Robert Shaw

State

WI

Points

10

Name

Rylee Cook

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Skyler Cawvey

State

MO

Points

10

Name

BENCH SHOW JUNIOR DIVISION

Name

Brooke Bally

State

WI

Points

270

Name

Eva Lancaster

State

NE

Points

80

Name

Jaxon Cable

State

IN

Points

60

Name

Katee Lewis

State

TN

Points

60

Name

Kennedy King

State

IN

Points

60

Name

Lane Bally

State

WI

Points

60

Name

Leah Penny

State

NC

Points

50

Name

Bryson Rhodes

State

WV

Points

40

Name

Ethan Faith

State

MI

Points

40

Name

Nathan Eberle

State

IN

Points

40

Name

Paisley Warner

State

WV

Points

40

Name

Caleb Black

State

PA

Points

30

Name

Emilie Olinger

State

OH

Points

30

Name

Fallon Mc Candless

State

PA

Points

30

Name

Korwin Norton

State

MO

Points

30

Name

Mathias Hoover

State

SC

Points

30

Name

Parker David Robbins

State

NC

Points

30

Name

Payton Emory

State

NC

Points

30

Name

Rylee Puckett

State

OH

Points

30

Name

William Nance

State

OK

Points

30

Name

Anna Davis

State

SC

Points

20

Name

Arrow Lindley

State

MN

Points

20

Name

Aubrie Olinger

State

OH

Points

20

Name

Autumn Ryleigh Garner

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Autumn Servello

State

MI

Points

20

Name

Braelynn Hamilton

State

TN

Points

20

Name

Case Earl

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Cody Mc Pherson

State

AR

Points

20

Name

Colten Frederick

State

AL

Points

20

Name

Darby Walther

State

IL

Points

20

Name

Dominic Hall

State

MI

Points

20

Name

Emma Fogus

State

OH

Points

20

Name

Gracie Bigley

State

MO

Points

20

Name

Jason Bigley Jr

State

MO

Points

20

Name

Jorgia Stalberger

State

MN

Points

20

Name

Josslyn Nicole Hunt

State

KY

Points

20

Name

Lily Canouse

State

PA

Points

20

Name

Maybre Falkenhain

State

IL

Points

20

Name

Owen Rorvik

State

IN

Points

20

Name

Page Seip

State

VT

Points

20

Name

Rowan Williston

State

MI

Points

20

Name

Steven "isaac" White

State

WV

Points

20

Name

Tucker Dunlap

State

NC

Points

20

Name

Abigail Kember

State

ON

Points

10

Name

Addison Satterfield

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Addisyn La Plant

State

VT

Points

10

Name

Ambreanna Wyer

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Aubree Chesser

State

KY

Points

10

Name

Aubrey Neher

State

MO

Points

10

Name

Audra Maxine Blackburn

State

TX

Points

10

Name

Avery Roller

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Aylah Phillips

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Baylie Smith

State

VT

Points

10

Name

Calab Leak

State

AL

Points

10

Name

Carabeth Grossman

State

IN

Points

10

Name

Christopher Hand

Points

10

Name

Clayton Davenport

State

OH

Points

10

Name

Dakota Blanchett

State

VA

Points

10

Name

Eason Griffin

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Edward S Adkins

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Emmelee Mc Candless

State

PA

Points

10

Name

Gavin Mitchell

State

WV

Points

10

Name

Gracey Ruth Tolley

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Hampton Brafford

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Hildey Shaw

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Kailee J Morrison

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Kason Appel

State

IA

Points

10

Name

Lincoln Batty

State

ON

Points

10

Name

Macy Dunlap

State

NC

Points

10

Name

Manny Le Blanc

State

VT

Points

10

Name

Naomi Bunting

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Nathan Caruthers

State

TN

Points

10

Name

Rebecca Sanderson Hayden

State

VT

Points

10

Name

Ryleigh Loveland

State

OK

Points

10

Name

Scotty Garrison

State

VT

Points

10

Name

William Hanneken

State

IL

Points

10

Name

Wyatt Callahan

Points

10

Name

MISSING JUNIOR HANDLER ENROLLMENT FORM

Name

NAME

Name

Adam Owens

Name

Adam Cruz

Name

Adam Rain

Name

Amy Vernon

Name

Asher Arnett

Name

Ashlynn Millwood

Name

Ashton Willson

Name

Audrilyn Parnell

Name

Autry Anderson

Name

Ava Stevens

Name

Ayden Carter

Name

Bentley Betts

Name

Bentley Trivette

Name

Billy Nettleton

Name

Brandon Bonnie

Name

Brandon Eltringham

Name

Brandon Lyons

Name

Brayden Cesal

Name

Brayden Stephens

Name

Brayden Stepp

Name

Brayton Engelhardt

Name

Brentley Steel

Name

Bristol Mitchell

Name

Bryan Cash

Name

Brylan Sommer

Name

Brystol Harris

Name

Cadan Shorter

Name

Caden Bunting

Name

Cale Andrews

Name

Caleb Fields

Name

Cameron Lambert

Name

Chloe Renfro

Name

Cody McPherson

Name

Colton Hess

Name

Colton McMurray

Name

Cooper Cordray

Name

Cruz Crawford

Name

Dakota Hamilton

Name

Dee Carter

Name

Delaney Hotson

Name

Denver Ritenour

Name

Easton Ramey

Name

Eli Fox

Name

Eli Harrell

Name

Eli Scott

Name

Elijah Simmons

Name

Emmie Earl

Name

Emmy Dow

Name

Garrett Feugate

Name

Garrett Wakefield

Name

Gauge Murray

Name

Gracie Bowers

Name

Hailey Schuneman

Name

Hayden Bartram

Name

Hayden Dick

Name

Hayes Heffington

Name

Helaynah Barry

Name

Hunter Brown

Name

Hunter Shrum

Name

Hunter Smithson

Name

Hunter Vernon

Name

Isaac Gass

Name

Isaac Hariluk

Name

Isabella Dowdy

Name

Isaih Witt

Name

Isiah Cain

Name

Jace Cooper

Name

Jacobsen Melin

Name

Jada Hunt

Name

Jase Messenger

Name

Jax Geunther

Name

Jaxon Tuchalski

Name

Jenna Parsons

Name

Jessa Knight

Name

John McNeely Jr

Name

Jossi Hunt

Name

Kailee Morrison

Name

Karlee Akers

Name

Katelyn Baldwin

Name

Katelyn Titus

Name

Kendyl Akers

Name

Kennedy Ann Treash

Name

Kevin Hansel

Name

Keygan Harvey

Name

Kinley Minick

Name

Kirston Buckwalter

Name

Kohen Branat

Name

Kyle Rain

Name

Kyleigh Killington

Name

Kyler Bourke

Name

Lance Reuter

Name

Landon Hunt

Name

Lane Caudlen

Name

Lane Kuebli

Name

Lane Rimel

Name

Laney Howard

Name

Leah Parsons

Name

Leland Owens

Name

Lenard Lane

Name

Logan Johnson

Name

Logan Kimbler

Name

Loretta Brown

Name

Luke Brown

Name

Luke Meier

Name

Lydia Stevens

Name

Mark Gonzales

Name

Marysa Stroud

Name

Mason Bedwell

Name

Mason Padgett

Name

Max River

Name

Megan Fredrick

Name

Michael Graham

Name

Michelle Fiscus

Name

Miley Jourdan

Name

Montana Edwards

Name

Montana Wood

Name

Morgan Robinson

Name

Nate French

Name

Oakley Wadkins

Name

Owen Hiatt

Name

Owen Parker

Name

Paisley Colson

Name

Rachel Graham

Name

Regan Middlesworth

Name

Renata Menchaca

Name

Reuben Hadden

Name

Ricky Barnes

Name

Ruby McCubbins

Name

Ryder Powell

Name

Ryker West

Name

Sam Moss

Name

Sawyer Wilson

Name

Scarlett Singer

Name

Stryker Lettington

Name

Tillman Norris

Name

Todd Gonzales

Name

Trey Beauchamp

Name

Tristan Strowbridge

Name

Ty Perkins

Name

Ty Voss

Name

William Prouley

Name

Wyatt Embrich

Name

Wyatt Heffington

Name

Wyatt Larson

Name

Wyatt Noll

Name

Zac Bentley

Name

Zach Fackler

Name

Zach Murphy

Name

Zander Cook

Name

Zane Meier

Name

Zarek Poe

Name

Zayden Rathbone

Name

Zoey Fackler

Name
Name

compiled 2.1.24

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The United Kennel Club is pleased to announce the Next Generation Spotlight Series. This series has been established to ensure, promote, highlight, and recognize the future of the sport. With several hundred UKC licensed youth events around the country each year, the opportunities for youth today are endless. The Spotlight Series has been a long time coming and will now shed a light on the Next Generation of our sport.

A special thanks to Ray Conrad, owner of Bright Eyes Light Company and presenting sponsor of the Next Generation Spotlight Series, for his continued support of UKCs youth programs.

How to Participate

Any interested youth competitor can fill out the Junior Participant Enrollment Form (PDF) to get started.

Eligibility

Any youth between the ages of 5 and 17 years of age may compete and earn Spotlight Points. Any youth less than 5 years of age or any youth who has reached his or her 18th birthday is not eligible to participate in a UKC Licensed Youth Event and will not be eligible to earn Spotlight Points.

Junior and Senior Divisions

Youth from the age of 5 to 12 will have their points tabulated in the Junior Division. Youth from the age of 13 to 17 will have their points tabulated in the Senior Division. The age of the youth on June 1 of the series year will determine the division the youth will accrue points for during that entire year. This means that any youth reaching their 13th birthday AFTER June 1 will still have their points applied for the Junior Division standings, even though they will be competing in Senior Division casts on and after their 13th birthday. Any youth reaching their 18th birthday, although no longer eligible to compete and earn points, will retain any points earned previously and be eligible for year-end honors.

Points Awarded

Points will be calculated starting on June 1 of each year, and end on May 31 of the following year. Ten points will be awarded to each youth handler who picks up a plus-point cast win at any UKC Licensed Youth Only Nite Hunt.

Ten points will be awarded to each youth handler winning one of the six categories at any UKC Licensed Youth Only Bench Show. Those categories include Best of Show Male, Best of Show Female, Champion Male, Champion Female, Grand Champion Male, and Grand Champion Female. Points are not awarded for Class or Best of Breed wins, except for UKC Youth Nationals where points are awarded in each age class. Effective June 1, 2018, a youth may be credited Spotlight Series points for no more than two category wins at the same show; however, there is no limit to the number of dogs that may be entered and shown by a youth in the same show. A youth may earn Spotlight Points in any UKC Licensed Youth Only event and in any state.

Bonus Points Events

Points will be doubled (20) at any UKC Licensed State Youth Championship. There will not be more than one Youth State Championship per state that is a Double Points Event. In the event there is more than one event in any given state advertised as a Youth State Championship, the Upcoming Event listing will denote the State Youth Championship that is approved as a Double Points Event.

Additionally, the UKC Youth Nationals, held in July each year, will be a Double Points Event. No other events such as Breed Association, YEP Events, or otherwise will be Double Points Events. Bonus Points Events were established to encourage youth to support their state youth program. A tentative list of Double Points Events are listed on the UKC website.

Recording Spotlight Series Points

There will be a separate form included in each Youth Event Packet. Club officials shall record the name and age of each youth that earned points at the event. That form will include information for both the Bench Show and Nite Hunt winners.

Notice to Youth Handlers - Any youth that earned points at the event shall make it their responsibility to give the Bench Show Judge or the Master of Hounds their information before they leave the club that day. Otherwise, UKC or the club is not responsible, and any points earned may not be awarded. This is part of being a responsible youth if you want your points to count in the standings.

Spotlight Series Standings

A list of the current standings will be posted monthly on the UKC website and Coonhound Bloodlines. Monthly standings are based on event reports processed on or before the date of the update. Points will be tabulated separately for Nite Hunts and Bench Shows and by Junior and Senior Divisions.

Spotlight Series Winners

Each year the winners of each division will be recognized on Saturday at the UKC Youth Nationals. In addition to the recognition, award, and prestige of being a winner in the Spotlight Series, Bright Eyes will present the winner with a special signature Spotlight Series hunting light denoting the winner's honorable achievement.

Tie-Breakers

Any ties will be broken as follows:

  1. Most First Place Nite Hunt Event Wins. / Most Category Wins.
  2. Most events where points were earned.
  3. The youth who earned their total amount of points first.
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