The results of the 2011 Champion of Champions voting by the Associated Koi Clubs of America has been announced. Congratulations to Henry Culpepper on winning this years Champion of Champions with his beautiful Shining Rose Sanke! Receiving 28 of 31 votes she was declared the hands down top Koi in the country for 2011. Henry’s Sanke had won Grand Champion at Atlanta and Orlando earlier this year.
Henry also had a second Sanke in the running for Champion of Champions that was purchased from Pan Intercorp and had won Grand Champion at the Middle Georgia Koi Show. She was voted runner up by the AKCA Judges.
A one-two win for Henry and his Shining Rose Sankes provided by Pan Intercorp.
Ever wonder how some of the koi won on www.Nishikigoi.com turn out?
Check out this video submitted to us by an auction winner who purchased these koi just a few months ago. In a very short period of time these koi have grown several inches and put on a ton of weight… a testament to the koi husbandry skills of the customer and the quality of the koi put up for auction on www.Nishikigoi.com!
The photos below are how the koi looked the day that they were auctioned and the video shows how they look today. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Chris Charbonneau for winning Grand Champion at the 20th annual Washington Koi & Watergarden Society Koi Show! The competition was fierce in all size categories this year, with over 150 koi entered in the show. This Champion Taisho Sanke from Sakai of Hiroshima was purchased in 2006 as a Sakai Jumbo Tosai from Pan Intercorp. Truly a testament to both bloodlines and her Koi keeping abilities, Chris was able to raise this Sanke from a 13 inch Tosai to the 30 inch Grand Champion it is today. Excellent job Chris!
If you are interested in owning champion quality koi from Sakai of Hiroshima or another of the world’s greatest breeders, check out our Koi For Sale or give us a call toll-free at 1(800)827-5819.