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Jim Crouse

Mazie and I are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Jim Crouse in an ATV accident on Thursday, August 9.

Mazie and Colvin had just visited with Jim the day before while stopping at Mike’s Crouse’s on their way to Broomhill.

The entire field trial community has suffered a huge loss of a man of great knowledge, generosity, integrity and a love of our sport.

We send our heartfelt condolences to Mike, Mary Sue Schalk and Jim’s entire family.

Rest in Peace Jim, you will be missed.

Mazie Davis, Chris Mathan



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