In March 2015, Crazy Train was created. We started out with just 6 members and within a year we grew to over 20 members.
At the beginning of the 2016 NAFA racing year we made 3 goals for our team:
- The first goal was to host our first tournament. Although many of our members come from other teams nearly none of them had hosted a tournament before. In March of 2016 Crazy Train Flyball hosted their first tournament “Flying High” in Peoria, AZ. The tournament turned out to be a success. The funds made helped buy a team minivan to carry equipment.
- Our Second goal was to compete for Regional Points for either Regular or Multibreed Divisions in NAFA. Little did we know then what we would be able to accomplish. Our Multibreed team went on to accomplish so much more.
2016 NAFA Multi-Breed Champions
This was a huge accomplishment that we didn’t plan on even attaining at the beginning of the year. About half way through the year we saw this was something we might actually be able to achieve if we continued to do well. To earn his we had the 6 fastest averaged runs per weekend in all of NAFA.
2016 Region 6 Multi-Breed Champions
And our final goal was to take at least one team to CanAm, the biggest Flyball tournament in the country. When we started this, CanAm seemed like it was a dream that may or may not actually come true. However, as the year progressed we knew we had to go. Not only did we end up going with the Multi-breed team but we also put together a second team. Although both teams performed well our Multibreed team went on win the 2016 Division One Multibreed Championship.
2016 Division One Multi-breed Champions @ CanAm
Although we worked to run with consistency and usually ran the same dogs in many of the tournaments we had many team dogs help out on the Multibreed team throughout the year. We also realize that we achieved these goals because of the commitment from all of our members. Everyone helped and it is because of that we exceeded our expectations.
Goals for 2017:
- Host Flying High Again Tournament in March
- Host Flyball Seminar with Julie Norman Jenkins
- Compete for Regional Points in both Regular and Multi-breed
Our year started out great again. Our tournament did well. Originally we were worried about moving the location but it turned out to be the best decision ever since were were able to avoid the sun in the parking garage.
Hosting the seminar with Julie Norman Jenkins turned out to be a huge success. We learned tons of information as did other teams that came out and participated.
We not only defended our title of Region 6 Multi-breed Champs but we went on to do well in Regular.
2017 Region 6 Regular Champions
2017 Region 6 Multi-breed Champions
This year we took 4 teams to Can-Am, with high hopes and lots of dreams we traveled to Indiana, Indianapolis. This year we tried really hard to have solid teams across the board. We were fierce competitors in each of our divisions but yet again it was the Multi-breed team that brought home the trophy.
2017 Division One Multi-breed Champions @ CanAm
This was an unexpected win since the only dog that was a repeat from 2016 was our faithful height dog Bullett. All the other dogs on the team had not run in the 2016 Multi-Breed Division One Team.
2018 Region 6 Regular Champions
2018 Region 6 Multi-breed Champions
2018 Division Two Multi-breed Champions @ CanAm
Unfortunately, we did not take take a team photo in 2018. People were missing and plans were made to have it taken later but then it never ended up happening.
Our team struggled with injuries which created new challenges for us in planning for tournaments and putting together line ups. Luckily because the team has grown we do have a lot of depth and we were able to find the dogs and put together the teams we needed for each of the tournaments. We made new friends that we loved running against and with on Open!
We once again achieved Regular and Multibreed Regional Champions for Region 6.
Jeff Wright began working towards his judge certification.
Our team thought about taking the year off CanAm but the desire to go back was just too great. Once again we had completely different dogs in our line ups. We experienced a last minute injury the week of CanAm and we had to once again juggle our line ups. Fortunately, we were able to pull together two teams. One Regular and one Multibreed.
2018 Multibreed Division 2 Champions and once again had a ton of fun!
Goals for 2019:
- Train our ever growing number of puppies
- Implement Weekday practices
- Run competitive teams that will compete for Regional Regular and Multibreed Champions.