Wahl

GroomOlympics

This premier grooming event will take place on Friday and Saturday, when the nation’s best groomers vie for the top positions. Beginner to expert skills will be tested in this world class event.

Huge prize money is being offered in all levels of competition at Groom Expo. Contest sponsors are DaySmart Pet, Earthbath, Geib, Wahl, Whitman's, Nature's Specialties, EZ Groom, iGroom, MoeGo, Aaronco, AKC and Hello-Groom by Kennel Connection. Each tournament features combined classes and levels of skill. Classes offered are Poodle; All Other Purebreds; Wire Coated Breed; and Sporting & Salon Freestyle. Sunday will feature the Frank Rowe & Son Rescue Round-Up Invitational followed by the Andis Creative Styling Tournament.

The contest will be broken into five tournaments, each offering prize money and trophies. Three levels of competition skills will be offered in each tournament. You can watch the contests live on the GroomerTV facebook page.

2021 Best In Show Winner

Dog Bathing and Drying

The dog bathing and drying area is located in the parking garage next to the dog holding area.

Contest Schedule

Thursday
6:30pm Judges Meeting
7:00pm Contestant Meeting

*Attendee contest viewing begins when tradeshow opens at 10am.

Friday Morning
8:00am Nature's Specialties Wire Coated Breed Tournament Check In
9:00am Nature's Specialties Wire Coated Breed Tournament Start
12:00pm Nature's Specialties Wire Coated Breed Tournament Awards
Friday Afternoon
1:00pm DaySmart Pet All Other Purebreds Tournament Check In
2:00pm DaySmart Pet All Other Purebreds Tournament Start
Frank Rowe & Son Friday Rescue Clip-In Check In
2:30pm Frank Rowe & Son Friday Rescue Clip-In Start
5:00pm DaySmart Pet All Other Purebreds Tournament Awards
Whitman's Best Bichon Award
Frank Rowe & Son Friday Rescue Clip-In Ends with Awards to Follow

*Attendee contest viewing begins when tradeshow opens at 10am.

Saturday Morning
8:00am Earthbath Sporting and Salon Freestyle Tournament Check In
9:00am Earthbath Sporting and Salon Freestyle Tournament Start
12:00pm Earthbath Sporting and Salon Freestyle Tournament Awards
Saturday Afternoon
1:00pm Geib Poodle Tournament Check In
2:00pm Geib Poodle Tournament Start
Frank Rowe & Son Saturday Rescue Clip-In Check In
2:30pm Frank Rowe & Son Saturday Rescue Clip-In Start
5:00pm Geib Poodle Tournament Awards
Frank Rowe & Son Saturday Rescue Clip-In Ends with Awards to Follow
5:30pm Wahl Best In Show Judging
7:00pm Foxy Roxy's Best First Timer Award, MoeGo Best Transformation Award, Hello-Groom by Kennel Connection Best All Around Award and Wahl Best In Show following honors dinner (Must Have Dinner Ticket)
EZ Groom Abstract Creative Runway

*Attendee contest viewing begins when tradeshow opens at 10am.

Sunday Morning
7:30am Frank Rowe & Son Rescue Round-Up Invitational Check In
8:00am Frank Rowe & Son Rescue Round-Up Invitational Start
11:30am Frank Rowe & Son Rescue Round-Up Invitational Awards
Sunday Afternoon
12:30pm Andis Creative Styling Check In
1:00pm Andis Creative Styling Start
4:00pm Andis Creative Styling Presentations and Awards

Contestant Prize List

Best In Show Champion

$5,000

Best All Around Groomer

$2,000

Best In Group

Place Prize
1st Place $400
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Breed Classes

Level Place Prize
Open 1st Place $350
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $150
Intermediate 1st Place $250
2nd Place $125
3rd Place $75
Entry 1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $50

Friday and Saturday Rescue Clip-In

Place Prize
1st Place Trophy and 1 Free Barkleigh Contest Entry
2nd Place Trophy and 1 Free Barkleigh Contest Entry
3rd Place Trophy and 1 Free Barkleigh Contest Entry

Rescue Round-Up Invitational

Place Prize
1st Place $2,500
2nd Place $1,500
3rd Place $1,000

Creative Styling Contest

Place Prize
1st Place $2,500
2nd Place $1,500
3rd Place $1,000
People's Choice Award $500