Trnkas Make History With American Farriers Team Selection

Each year, six American farriers are selected to repre­sent their country in forging competitions around the world. The 2016 team will have an element that it never has had before.

History was made in March during the 2016 American Farrier’s Assn. (AFA) Convention in Mobile, Ala., when Craig and Bodie Trnka became the first father and son to be named to the same American Farriers Team.

The Edgewood, N.M., farriers are joined by Tim Mc­Phee of Epping, N.H.; Jeremy Scudder of Maryland, N.Y.; Chad Chance of Pilot Point, Texas; and Andrew Wells of Auburn, Ala.

From The 2016 AFA Annual Convention …

The following people were elected or assumed offices during the convention, held in early March in Mobile, Ala.:

  • Jon Johnson of Winchester, Kan., is the AFA president.
  • Donnie Perkinson of Grafton, Ill., is president-elect.
  • Mike DeLeonardo of Greenfield, Calif., is vice president.
  • Tom Dubois of Wallkill, N.Y., is immediate past president.
  • Eric Gilleland of Social Circle, Ga., is treasurer.
  • Thomas Trosin of Oklahoma City, Okla., is secretary.
  • Joe Jordahl of Eagle Point, Ore., is a Region 1 director.
  • Jacob Manning of Roosevelt, Utah, is a Region 2 director.
  • Nikki Smith of Wichita Falls, Texas, is a Region 2 director.
  • Tim Koelin of LaSalle, Ontario, is a Region 3 director.
  • Bryan Osborne of Paris, Ky., is a Region 4 director.
  • Jeremy Scudder of Maryland, N.Y., is a Region 5 director.

The Farrier Industry Assn. (FIA) held its annual election at the AFA Convention:

  • Dan Bradley of GE Forge…
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KEYWORDS Ada Gates Patton Alice Johnson Allen Smith Award for Excellence in Administration American Farriers Journal American Farriers Team American Farrier’s Association 45th annual Convention Andrew DeVisser Andrew Wells Audrie Salsbury bodie trnka Bruce Worman Bryan Osborne Capewell North American Challenge Cup Chad Chance Christine Meader Cody Gregory Craig Trnka Dan Bradley Dave Johnson Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center Delta Mustad Specialty Forging Class Diego Almeida Doe Wieland Don Gustafson Donnie Perkinson Edward Martin Humanitarian Award Eric Gilleland Erin Baayen Farrier Industry Association Farrier Product Distribution GE Forge and Tool General Interest Award J. Scott Simpson Outstanding Educator Award Jacob Manning Jake Engler Jeremy Scudder Jim Linzy Outstanding Clinician Award Joe Jordahl Jon Johnson Josh Stanley Joshua Eggink Joshua Tompkins Journalism Award Journeyman Shoe Class Kerckhaert-Liberty Intermediate Division Margie Gustafson Meader Supply Corp. Midwest Horseshoeing School Mike DeLeonardo National Forging and Horseshoeing Competition National High Point Award Nikki Smith Overall High Point Award Paul Papadatos Reserve National High Point Award Robbie Hunziker Russell Stevens Stonewell Bodies Technical Writing Award Texas Professional Farriers Association The Shoein' Shop Thomas Trosin Tim Koelin Tim McPhee Tom DuBois Travis Burns Two-Person Draft Class Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Walt Taylor Award Western States Farriers Association World Championship Blacksmiths Association

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