Winners Announced!!!

Double K Industries in concert with is pleased and proud that Rags to Riches 2 was the largest grooming contest in history. With over 400 entries from throughout the United States along with many international entries the contest showcased some of the profession's most challenging work and beautiful results. We are grateful to judges Jodi Murphy, Melissa Verplank and Lisa Leady for their great effort and thoughtful professionalism in judging this contest with so many great contestants. We also thank the many grooming contestants in Rags to Riches 2 for their fabulous work and present the photographic results of their entries below.

Below are the winners from the 2010 Rags To Riches 2 Ultimate Groomer Photo Grooming Contest. The contest ran from February 1st, 2010 to April 30th, 2010. (Click here to see all the contest entries at

Denali before grooming. Denali after grooming.
1st Place Winner

"Denali" by Jeanette Genthner, South Dayton, NY


Chloe before grooming. Chloe after grooming.
2nd Place Winner

"Chloe" by Lee Duffy, Port St Lucie, Florida


Jessie before groomng. Jessie after grooming.
3rd Place Winner

"Jessie" by Eugene Mamoshuk, Markham, Ontario, Canada


Hero before grooming. Hero after grooming.
International Winner

"Hero" by Clayton Muniz of Sao Paolo, Brazil


Double K Industries and are grateful and proud to have three extraordinary professionals judging the second annual Rags to Riches Ultimate Groomer Contest. Their involvement and judgments will ensure fairness and enhance the credibility of deserving winners.

Melissa VerplankJudge - Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist with over 30 years experience in the professional pet grooming industry.

She operates three pet related companies, a luxury boarding facility called Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa and two companies that are involved with educating the professional pet groomer and stylist; The Paragon School, Inc. and White Dog Enterprises, Inc as well as her products and services web site More...

Jodi MurphyJudge - 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. More...



Lisa LeadyJudge- Lisa Leady is a certified master groomer by two organizations, the National Dog Groomers Assn. of America and International Pet Groomers Inc. She is a third generation groomer having been raised in the industry. Currently she is the owner of Primp My Pooch Mobile Dog and Cat Salon. More...




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