In representing Stuttgart-based RNT, Allen’s victory marked the call company's seventh world championship in the past 10 years. RNT calls count 16 men's world titles overall among its 98 calling contest championships.
"The tradition that RNT has is mind blowing," Allen said. "I am just thankful to be a part of it and honored to be able to bring it back to the RNT shop and celebrate the win. It's humbling, I promise you."
The road to becoming a world duck calling champion began back in 1988, when Allen's father took him to Stuttgart's Wings Over the Prairie Festival for the first time. Allen said that he had no intention of ever competing. Rather, it just became a family tradition to attend.
"Back in 1998 I tried to qualify and didn't make it," Allen said. "After that, I only missed one year and really focused on my calling. My duck season doesn't last just 60 days--it lasts all year because I am practicing and competing."
By rule, Allen has one more title to win before he is no longer eligible to compete. He said he understands that becoming a three-time champion is a lofty goal, but will continue pushing for that rare trifecta. He said he knows the caliber of callers is improving and this year's competitors will refine their routines and be even better in 2013. While he plans to compete again next year, for the moment, Allen is relishing in this year's victory.
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