2023 AWMA IGP
Helper Tryouts on October 26 approx. 4 PM
Shortly After Stadium Practice is Complete
My name is Derrike Lacross, I was born and raised in Rhode Island. My mentor in trial helper work is Scott Carlson. I got into the sport because I had a boxer who needed to constantly be challenged mentally and physically. I still own two Boxers and work them in the sport.
Farmed and bred an endangered heritage breed of pig, growing their numbers by 50 over 6 years.
My name is James Metz, and I'm from Dayton, OH. I have always had a love for dogs and a passion for helper work since I first put a sleeve on. I am fortunate to have been mentored by several great people in the sport, most notably Joeri Veth . Currently, I am a certified helper for the GSDCA (Teaching Helper) and USCA (Club level). I'm looking forward to a nice competition and I wish all of the competitors and the dogs the best of luck!
1) BS in City and Regional Planning from OSU
2) US Army Airborne Infantryman in Afghanistan
Hiking and Kayaking
Hey everyone! My name is Keith Bendixen, and I am from the Bay Area, CA. I have been involved in IGP for approximately 3 years, where I started my journey mentoring under David Deleissegues. I am very honored to be pre-selected at the 2023 AWMA Nationals. Good luck to all competitors!
Time with wife and dogs
Socializing with friends
1) Police SWAT team member
2) Police K9 handler
3) Starting a dog business with his wife