Gianna, here is what the Gabe Award is per Urs:
2009 Gabe Sportsmanship Award:The handler (and his/her dog) who showed the best sportsmanship and was an ambassador for the sport all year. Todd Bobula and Gabe were a team that have been a part of dock jumping since the beginning. Todd and the sport were saddened to lose Gabe last year, so we decided to remember him through this award.
How did you do hunting??
Jeff and Kathy Vanatta
Team "Noodle Nuts"
Teva PB-17' 0", SV-5' 6", Gold Frequent Flyer (1/2 mi.)
Bailey- PB-14' 9", SV-5' 0"
Madison- PB- 6' 11"
Laddie- At the Rainbow Bridge watching the other dogs jump from the Rainbow Dock.