Wintergreen Max, son of Pennstar, was Runner-Up Champion at the inaugural running of the Northern Michigan Cover Dog Championship which began October 24, 2010. The 86 dog draw is one of the largest fields ever to compete in a coverdog stake. Max put forth a thrilling effort on the ground and near time point was called. The one judge said he saw a grouse run from the cover. “Mickey” Fancher of Hubertus, Wisconsin, Max’s owner and handler, showed confidence in his dog when he tapped him to relocate. Mickey held his breath as Max ripped forward and then jammed up on point. The grouse was put to wing with Max standing tall and steady. This win adds to Max’s record that includes having won the Wisconsin Grouse Championship.