Hello everyone!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you competing at the UKI US Open! We are excited to see you try out for Team USA. I hope that you have a wonderful time running awesome courses!

The coaching staff is always available to answer any questions you might have. Myself, Mike Padgett, or Jan Padgett are available to help make this a fun experience for you! Please do not be a stranger!

As I look down the list of applicants, I am very excited to see your runs. Please familiarize yourself with the team selection process if you have not. Points will be posted for all to see, and we will be deciding on alternates etc within the week after the Open.

As always, sportsmanship is a huge thing, please be nice, to each other, to your dogs, to the ring crew and the judges.

As far as motivation for the coaching staff, we accept beer, wine and hard liquor, this is in no particular order.


Loretta Mueller

Coach, WAO Team USA