Minutes before the contest began, Jones, who is a Rich-N-Tone (RNT) pro-staffer, reached for a call he had never blown before. He was handed the new DC Diablo by RNT President John Stephens, who was manning the company's booth during the contest. A few hours later, Jones held his new favorite call in one hand and an oversized check for $10,000 in the other.
"This is just great, man," Jones said, with tears of joy streaming down his face. He shook hands with other callers and received a hug from Jim Ronquest, producer of RNT-V and a past world's champion duck caller. "You work so hard for something for so long, and the other callers here are excellent. It's a good feeling to get a win."