This was a very Special win for Sharon and Dan as it was their very First Grand Champion trophy. I have watched
these two and am very proud of the tremendous work they have accomplished in keeping and selecting koi in a relatively short
time. They and the Anderson's both would be my choice for people to turn to to learn the ropes about keeping koi.
The PNKCA trophy was awarded to Phil and Patti Ricigliano of Puget Sound Koi. Phil by the way used his considerable
skill as a bonsai artist to create living trophies for the top three prizes.
I would be remiss in my duties as a reporter if I failed to mention our PNKCA leader (Jerry Tyler and his wife
Jo Ann) took a few prizes themselves including first with a Kumonryu that also garnered the Inland Empire's friendship award.
Congratulations to Puget Sound for providing a unique young fish show