I'm the youngest (29) of all they guys I train with. A couple of guys in our group are in there early to mid 30's so I guess you could still consider them part of the young crowd. I've wondered why there aren't more young people in this area involved in retriever training. I'm looking to join East Tn Retriever Club soon, maybe they've got a few youngsters running with them. My only regret is that I didn't get introduced to retrievers and retriever training at a younger age as I am just now training my first lab.