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10th Annual Rags to Riches Photo Contest (2018)

Page 1 of USA Only and Access to Page 1 of International Division

Produced and Sponsored by Double K Industries

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Jodi Murphy Melissa Verplank
Jodi Murphy

Jodi Murphy is a two-time Master Pet Stylist, a NCMG (National Certified Master Groomer) through the National Dog Groomers Association of America, as well as MPS Meritus (Master Pet Stylist Meritus) through the International Society of Canine Cosmetology. She is a multiple Best All Around and Best in Show
competitor. These titles allow Jodi to certify groomers to their master pet stylist status throughout the USA. She was a GroomTeam USA team member for four years and ranked within the top four pet stylists of the United States. Her popular web site offers competitively priced Instructional Grooming DVDs, Home Study DVD packages, Mobile Grooming Success Seminar DVDs, grooming apparel for every pet groomer looking for fashionable style, function, and long-lasting quality,
and select grooming tools and equipment.

Melissa Verplank

Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist with over 30 years experience in the professional pet grooming industry. In 2009, she operated three pet-related companies, a luxury boarding facility called
hiskers Resort & Pet Spa and two companies that are involved with educating the professional pet groomer and stylist; The Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Inc. and White Dog Enterprises, Inc as well as her products and services web site, In 2010 Melissa expanded her product line, with training to help business owners to “grow your own groomers” and she premiered an extensive, unique streaming video web site for groomers,, as well as her other two sites: and,

Sue Zecco

Susan Zecco is a Certified Master Groomer with both the National Dog Groomers Association (NDGAA) and the International Professional Groomers (IPG). She has been grooming for over 30 years, starting her business the Pampered Pet in Paxton MA in 1977. She began grooming competitions in 1985 and since then has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at Intergroom, multiple Best in Show, Best All Around Groomer, Best Scissored Dog, Best Groomed Poodle, and her biggest show accomplishments, International Groomer of the Year 1998, and 1999’s Oster Invitational Tournaments Grand Champion. Sue is also the very proud recipient of the 1998 and 2000 Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for Groomer of the Year, and the 2002 Cardinal Award for Grooming Contest Judge of the year, along with the 2004 & 2005 Cardinal Award for Congeniality. Sue has been a
member of GroomTeam USA since 1997, and broke all records in 1999 earning more points than anyone in past years at 113.

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Groomers voted the winners from the Finalists selected by the Judges.


1st Place- Erika Topete w/ Mona Bella (#70)

2nd Place- Elsebeth Debiase w/ Flip (#64)

3rd Place- Ashley Kramer W/ Cocoa- (#15)


Alfredo Vasquez w/ Karlita (#5)


Entries Start Here

This is Page 1 of USA DIVISION ONLY Entries 1 to 50

Go to Page 2 of USA DIVISION ONLY Entries 51 to END

Go to International Division Entries

Groomer Names Shown After Winners Are Announced

USA Contest Entries 1 to 50





1 Pico, Kansas
Prior RtoR Contest Winner
Not Eligible to Place
2 Roscoe, Texas View
3 Jack, Texas View
4 Hollie, Pennsylvania View
5 Auggie, New York View
6 Henry Bear, Ohio View
7 Bohr, Kansas View
8 Walter, Kansas View
9 Willow, Ohio View
10 Smokey, Maine View
11 Duffy, Maine View
12 Klieo, New York View
13 Roscoe, Texas View
14 Glory, Texas View

Cocoa, Oregon

16 Abbey, New York View
17 Chewbaca, New York View
18 Annie, New York View
19 Robert, Oregon View
20 Penny, Kansas View


Murphy, Miniature Goldendoodle View
22 Teddy, Miniature Poodle View
23 Ozzie, New York View
24 Ozzie, Florida View
25 Ita Bit, Texas View
26 Oliver, Kansas View
27 Daisy, California View
28 Marley, Kansas View
29 Marshmallow, Illinois View
30 Maya, Illinois View
31 Sydney, Florida View
32 Brady, Florida View
33 Ollie, New York View
34 Jax, California
Prior RtoR Contest Winner
Not Eligible to Place
35 Ollie, New York View
36 Ruby Rose, Utah View
37 Dexter, Utah View
38 Leonard, New York View
39 Lola, Texas View
40 Gracie, Texas View
41 Theo, Texas View
42 Timmy, Texas View
43 Dixie, Arkansas  View
44 Taz, Arkansas View
45 Rascal, Arkansas View
46 Oreo, Arkansas View
47 Dodger, Washington View
48 Schnitzel, Washington View
49 Mitzi, Washington View
50 Miki, Washington View

This is Page 1 of USA DIVISION ONLY Entries 1 to 50

Go to Page 2 of USA DIVISION ONLY Entries 51 to END

Go to International Division Entries

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