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These Groomers Earned Honors on Days 2 & 3 of SuperZoo 2019


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SuperZoo grooming contestants took to the stage to put their skills to the test on Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22, competition at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

Nadia Bongelli of Canada won the Best All Around and the Best International in Show awards, Philip Schafmayer of Connecticut was awarded the Best Pet Stylist in Show and Kris Connor of Utah was named the Best First Time Competitor.

Super Jackpot 

Sponsor: World Pet Association 
Judges: Jonathan David, Kitty Ponnet, Barbara Prueckel & Tammy Colbert

1st: Azareth Cantu of Mexico 

2nd: Christie Henriksen of Colorado 

3rd: Clayton Muniz of Brazil 

4th: Allison Hardie of Canada 

​5th: Gabriel Feitosa of California 

6th: Ashley Waters of Canada 

7th: Jackie Boulton of Canada 

8th: Macie Pisa of New York 

9th: Catherine Opson of California 

​10th: Mackensie Murphy of New Jersey 

Rescue Rodeo

Sponsor: Wahl Clipper & Ryan’s Pet Supplies 
Judge: Christine Speerin, Teri DiMarino, Joey Villani 

1st Place: Wynne Wong of Fluffy’ Spa in Canada

2nd Place:  Jessica Cabello of Soggy Paws Pet Grooming in California 

3rd Place Pompeya Hernandez of Asociación Mexicana de Estilistas Caninos Profesionales in Mexico 

4th Place: Stephanie Stempfer of Pampered Paws-N-Claws in Pennsylvania 

5th Place: Suzanne Rampy of High Point Grooming in Utah

Compassionate Award: Elizabeth Byers of God’s Creatures Grooming in California

Large Poodle - Entry

Sponsor: Andis 
Judge: Teri DiMarino 

1st Place: Michelle Wanner of Lotus Dog Spa in Oregon

2nd Place: Kristen Wiles of Kristens Pet Grooming in Canada 

3rd Place: Rachelle Russo of Rachelle’s Doggie Hairdos in California

1st Timer: Chelsea Waddell of Catty Canines Inc. in Canada 

Large Poodle - Intermediate 

Sponsor: Andis 
Judge: Shannon Moore
 

1st Place: Jenni Rauch of Canine Concepts in Oregon

2nd Place: Stephanie Stempfer of Pampered Paws-N-Claws in Pennsylvania

3rd Place: Mairin Hershik of Canine & Company in Arizona

Large Poodle - Open 

Sponsor: Andis 
Judge: Barbara Prueckel 

1st Place: Philip Schafmayer of Dogs By Design Grooming Salon in Connecticut

2nd Place: Macie Pisa in New York

3rd Place: Nadia Bongelli of Doggieland in Canada 

Best International : Nadia Bongelli of Doggieland in Canada 

Large Poodle - GROUP

Sponsor: Andis 
Judge: Kitty Ponnet 

1st Place: Philip Schafmayer of Dogs By Design Grooming Salon in Connecticut

2nd Place: Macie Pisa in New York

3rd Place: Nadia Bongelli of Doggieland in Canada 

Small Poodle - Entry

Sponsor: Bio-Groom 
Judge: Kitty Dekeersgieter 

1st Place: Kris Conner of Dogs by Design in Utah 

2nd Place: Dana Peck of Petsmart Phoenix in Arizona 

3rd Place: Yutaka Koyama of Inuno-Wagokoro in Japan 

1st Timer: Kris Conner of Dogs by Design in Utah

Small Poodle - Intermediate

Sponsor: Bio-Groom 
Judge: Christine Speerin

1st Place: Maki Ishigure of Petsalon Cinnamon in Japan 

2nd Place: Beth Wells of Sirius Pet Styling in Nevada 

3rd Place: Jaime Battaglia of Petsmart in Arizona

Small Poodle - Open

Sponsor: Bio-Groom 
Judge: Kitty Ponnet 

1st Place: Catherine Opson of Cat Opson Grooming in California 

2nd Place: Jackie Boulton of Jackies Animal Services Ltd. in Canada 

3rd PlaceMackensie Murphy of Groomington in New Jersey 

Best International: Jackie Boulton of Jackies Animal Services Ltd. in Canada 

Small Poodle - Group

Sponsor: Bio-Groom 
Judge: Barbara Prueckel 

1st Place: Catherine Opson of Cat Opson Grooming in California 

2nd Place: Jackie Boulton of Jackies Animal Services Ltd. in Canada 

3rd Place: Mackensie Murphy of Groomington in New Jersey 

Large Poodle - Entry 

Sponsor: Andis & Bio-Groom 
Judge: Barbara Pruckel & Kitty Ponnet 

1st Place: Philip Schafmayer of Dogs by Design in Connecticut 

2nd Place: Catherine Opson of Cat Opson Grooming in California 

3rd Place: Jackie Boulton of Jackies Animal Services Ltd. in Canada

Sporting - Entry

Sponsor: Fresh’n Clean 
Judge: Barbara Prueckel 

1st Place: Chris Zepeda of California 

2nd Place: Maria Gonzalez of Asociación Mexicana de Estilistas Caninos Profesionales in Mexico 

Sporting - Intermediate

Sponsor: Fresh’n Clean 
Judge: Linda Easton 

1st Place: Jose Aguilar of Jose Portillo Handling & Grooming in California

2nd Place: Michele Zinser of Sudz N Style Mobile Dog Grooming in Arizona

3rd Place: Jaime Battaglia of Petsmart in Arizona

Sporting - Open 

Sponsor: Fresh’n Clean 
Judge: Kitty Dekeersgieter 

1st Place: Nadia Bongelli of Doggieland in Canada 

2nd Place: Susan Hatch of Fancy Paws Pet Salon in Minnesota 

3rd Place: Michelle Breen of Best in Show Grooming in Ohio 

Best International: Nadia Bongelli of Doggieland in Canada  

Sporting - Group

Sponsor: Fresh’n Clean 
Judge: Jay Scruggs 

1st Place: Nadia Bongelli of Doggieland in Canada 

2nd Place: Susan Hatch of Fancy Paws Pet Salon in Minnesota

3rd Place: Jose Aguilar of Jose Portillo Handling & Grooming in California 

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