2018 Grand National Callmaking Competition Results

Competition is always intense among the hundreds of craftsmen who submit their work in the Grand National Callmaking Competition. The rewards, however, are worth the time, energy and expense. Generally, winners receive trophies, medallians, ribbons, cash prizes and championship rings, but it's the pride and publicity of earning top honors that most callmakers strive to achieve. We would like to congratulate the following winners from the Callmaking Competition. 

Grand National Decorative Turkey Calls

2018 Best of Show - The Earl Mickel Purchase Award
Timothy Oldham Jr. - Newburgh, IN

2018 Grand National Champion of Champions Winner
Timothy Oldham Jr. - Newburgh, IN

2018 Amature Grand National Decorative Call Maker of the Year
Chris Rice - Lincoln, NE

Best of Class I
Timothy Oldham Jr. - Newburgh, IN

Best of Class II
Timothy Oldham Jr. - Newburgh, IN

Best of Class III
Donald Bald - Lebanon, IL

Best of Class IV
Andy Cobb - Harvest, AL

2nd Best of Class I
Clayborn Dotson - Williamson, WV

2nd Best of Class II
Donald Bald - Lebanon, IL

2nd Best of Class III
Donald Bald - Lebanon, IL

2nd Best of Class IV
Chris Rice - Lincoln, NE

3rd Best of Class I
Andy Cobb - Harvest, AL

3rd Best of Class II
Ralph Permar - Old Zionsville, PA

3rd Best of Class III
Andy Cobb - Harvest, AL

3rd Best of Class IV
Nicholas Metcalf - London, KY

Grand National Hunting Turkey Calls

Champion of Champions Winner
Jeff McKamey - Ooltewah , TN

National Champion
Riley Corder - Belvidere, TN

Best of Class I - Gibson Award
Neal Impson - Hope , AR

Best of Class II - D.D. Adams Award
Riley Corder - Belvidere, TN

Best of Class III - Tom Turpin Award
Brian Lawter - Rutherfordton, NC

Best of Class IV - Charles L. Jordan Award
Michael Pauley - Buchanan , VA

Best of Class V - Jeremiah Stevens
Jake Naessen - Shell Lake , WI

Don Chancey Award
Scott Witter - Lockport, NY

Amateur Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year
Brad Roberts - Knoxville, TN

Outstanding Youth Hunting Turkey Call Maker of the Year
Riley Corder - Belvidere, TN

Decorative Duck and Goose Calls

2018 Champion of Champions Winner
Pat Walsh - Nashville, TN

2018 Grand National Champion
Brad Samples - Fountain Inn, SC

Second Best of Show
Pat Walsh - Nashville, TN

Third Best of Show
Kevin DePeel - Pickford, MI

Youth National Champion
Bryan Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

Rookie National Champion
Kevin Rathjen - Jacob, IL

Favorite Decorative Entry
Brad Samples, Fountain Inn, SC

Hunting Duck and Goose Calls

2018 Champion of Champions Winner
Mike Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

2018 Grand National Champion
Mike Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

Second Best of Show
Mike Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

Third Best of Show
Mike Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

Youth National Champion
Bryan Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

Best Presentation
Shane Gillard - Arab, AL

Dennis C. Poeschel Design Award
Kevin Rathjen - Jacob, IL

Favorite Hunting Entry
Rusty Heron - Lasalle, ON

Rookie National Champion
Bryan Stelzner - Zumbrota, MN

For more information about the Callmaking Competition for the 2019 NWTF Convention and Sport Show, please contact Karen Cavender at kcavender@nwtf.net.