Hi. Just back from the convention. I would post this on the main page, but a glitch in the site is preventing me from logging on.
Matt Van Cise, of Brookville, Pa., won the 2013 NWTF Grand Nationals Senior Division Finals by one point, with a score of 466. That topped runner-up Jesse Martin, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., who scored 465. Van Cise also won the contest, considered the Super Bowl of turkey calling, in 2012.
The win marks Van Cise's fourth Grand Nationals title, tying him with Jim Pollard for the second most victories of all time. Only Walter Parrott, with five, has more. Van Cise's victory further cements him as one of the greatest contest callers of all time. He also has four World titles and three U.S. Open victories.
Third through fifth places went to Missouri callers. J.R. Lanham, of Bunker, Mo., took third with a score of 461; two-time Grand Nationals champ Chris Parrish, of Centralia, Mo., was fourth with 459; and 2008 Grand Nationals winner Billy Yargus, of Ewing, Mo., took fifth with 455. The Grand Nationals audience voted Wayne Dozier, of Grove Hill, Ala., as the People's Choice winner.
Scott Ellis, of Mulberry, Fla, topped Martin to win the Head to Head title. Chris Jannakos, of Gray, Ga., was third, and Mike Longnecker, of Jersey Shore, Pa., was fourth.
Bobby Woods, of Dante, Va., won his fourth GNCC Friction championship, with a score of 370.5. Steve Morgenstern, of Kirksville, Mo., was second; Pat Strawser, of Millersburg, Pa., took third; Ellis was fourth; and Robbyn Day, of Uvalda, Ga., was fifth.
Mark Prudhomme, of Georgetown, S.C., won his fifth Champion of Champions competition. Prudhomme also won the Gobbling and Owl Hooting contests, and he and partner Kerry Terrell, of Brooklet, Ga., won the GNCC Team Challenge.