TRI-STATE CONTEST WEEKEND 2016
Tri-State Contest Weekend 2016 was a resounding success with sold out hotel rooms and standing room only crowds at the contest venue. The energy in the room was electric as the three contestants brought their passion, humor and heart to the stage to become one of the next Tri-State Title Holders.
Our judges did not have any easy job since the contestants brought their A-Game to the stage. However, the tough call was made and we’d like to congratulate Tyler Fig, Mr. Tristate Leather 2016 and Cameron Thompson ( Pup Skorpios ), Tri-State Pup 2016 on their win. We look forward to their upcoming year and watching their ideas and goals come to fruition.
When asked of their hopes for their respective title years, here is what the winners had to say :
Tyler: ” The vision I have of my title is one of Service, service not only to my local community but also to my brothers and sisters across the nation. I want to revisit the roots of try-States’ origins and help to continue to provide those spaces where we can truly be ourselves. I want to show that inclusivity is the only way we are going to make it, and living in love is the only way we are going to heal. Leather was the fire that forged my brokenness into steel and I want to help find that fire in others.”
Cameron: “With the Pup community vastly growing, it’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of what’s going on. From new pup gear up for sale to the top events to be at, it is very easy and common to become so focused on trying to fit in, ourselves, that we miss that one pup sitting in the corner, new to the pup scene, too shy or broken to make the first move to fit in. My vision as the Tri-State Pup is to help pups everywhere realize that just as how they were new to being a pup once, there are other new pups every day wanting to become involved. Sometimes they need encouragement and a helping hand to build them up and bring them into the community where they are welcomed for who they are and help them discover that side of them that wants to come out and be accepted and loved. The community is a home for so many pups. Let’s reach out and do what we can to bring more brother and sister puppies into this home and prove that they too have a loving family to be a part of.”
Congratulations to Tyler and Cameron. Look for Tyler, Cameron and Tri-State in your cities and regions.