Fastest Retriever Contest

The fastest dog retrieving races have become an annual Journal Sentinel Sports Show favorite with fans filling the bleachers at the Chevy Dealers Main Stage to watch dogs of all breeds compete for the fastest time. Come early to get your seat!

This year the Fastest Retriever Competition will award $500 in cash to the first place winner, $250 in cash for second place and $100 in cash for third place.

Dates: every day of show March 4-8

Wednesday 4th – 3:30 PM
Thursday 5th – 3:30 PM
Friday 6th – 3:30 PM
Saturday 7th – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8th – 1:00 PM

All breeds welcome, but no professionals please. This contest is just for family pets that want to show off! The two speediest dogs from each day will advance to the finals on Sunday, March 8th.

Registration opens Monday, January 6th and closes Friday, February 14th. It is a first come, first serve registration process. Those who have not participated in the Fastest Retriever Contest will be given first preference. Fastest Retriever alumni will be placed on a waitlist. Once all of those spots are filled, the remaining entries will also be put on a waitlist. The cost is FREE but pre-registration is required.

BEFORE ENTRY: Read Contest Rules

Please fill out the form below. You’re welcome to contact MicKayla Mages,, with questions.

You will only be contacted if selected as a contestant. No phone calls please.

Enter Your Retriever for a Chance to Participate