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1996-2009 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

Athlete of the Year Selection Criteria

 

Past Over-All Winners... '90 Daryl Johnson-AR, '91 Barbara Miller-NY, '92 Marice Smith-WV, '93 Dave Kennedy-KS, '94 Shelby Jones-TX, '95 Jim Duree-KS, '96 Donnie Cole-TX, '97 None, '98 Terry Perkins-OH, '99 Mike Ewoldsen-KS, 2000 Mary Hetzel-CO, 2001 Micki Scheffler-TX, 2002 Terry Hedrick-TX, 2003 Mike Adelmann-NM, 2004 Gary Green-MD, 2005 David Oyler-IL, 2006 Mark Woodworth-OH, 2007 Earl Evatt-AZ, 2008 Jim McDermott-CO, 2009 Rich Kahle-NM, 2010 Tyson Meters-KS, Gary Clock-ND, Chuck Cookson-KS, 2011 ???

 

 

 

 

Some of the Past Winner Over-All Athlete of the Year Winners

Daryl Johnson, AR 1990 Winner

Dave Kennedy, KS 1993 Winner

Shelby Jones, TX 1994 Winner

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Donnie Cole, TX 1996 Winner

Terry Perkins, OH 1998 Winner

Mike Ewoldson, KS, 1999 Winner

Mary Hetzel, CO 2000 Winner

Terry Hedrick, TX - 2002 Winner

Mike Adelmann, NM 2003 Winner

Gary Green, MD  2004 Winner

David Oyler, IL  2005 Winner

Mark Woodworth, OH 2006 Winner

Earl Evatt, AZ  2007 Winner

Jim McDermott, CO  2008 Winner

 

Rich Kahle, NM 2009 Winner

  

 

 

1990- Dr. Daryl Johnson, AR. 2000- Mary Hetzel, CO.
1991- Barbara Miller, NY. 2001- Micki Scheffler, TX
1992- Maurice Smith, WV. 2002- Terry Hedrick, TX
1993- Dave Kennedy, KS. 2003- Mike Adelmann, NM
1994- Shelby Jones, TX. 2004- Gary Green, MD
1995- Jim Duree, KS. 2005-David Oyler, IL  
1996- Donnie Cole, TX. 2006- Mark Woodworth, OH
1997-  None 2007- Earl Evatt, AZ
1998- Terry Perkins, OH. 2008- Jim McDermott, CO
1999- Mike Ewoldsen, KS. 2009- Rich Kahle, NM

 

 

Past Winners

1997|1999|2000|2001|2002|2003|2004|2005|2006|2007|2008|2009|

2010

 

 

Past Pictures

| 2003 Winners | Pictures from the Past - 1998 Natural Nationals and 1997 Winners |

 

 

View All Hall of Fame Winners

2010 - Lifters 2010 - Administrators
Gary Schuster, NM 2010 John McIntyre, CO
James Hodges, AR 2010 Bob Cook, TX
Marty Einstein, AZ 2010 Larry Prince, TX  2010
Steve Korff, WI  2010  
Casey Brown, CO  2010  

 

 

 

Top Winners 2010

Male Powerlifter of the Year -  Steve Korff, WI
Female Powerlifter of the Year -  Alicia Riley, KS
Male Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Fred Ashford, CA
Female Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Ana Donohue, NM
Male Bench Press Only of the Year -  Marty Einstein, AZ
Female Bench Press Only of the Year -  Diane Manno, AZ

 

 

1996-2010 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

NASA Special Recognition Awards - Past Winners

 

 

Specialty Awards - 2010 Winners

2010 Terry McGowan Memorial Referee of the Year for Excellence

Mike Fowler- TX

 

2010 Web Master of the Year

Lisa Siddell-NM

 

2010 Co-Managers of the Year

Laura Anderson-MO

Cindy Wells-TX

Robbin Hedrick-TX

 

"2010 Chris Wren Memorial Award"

Awarded to the Top Lifter in the High School, Teenage & Youth

Alicia Riley - Kansas

 

2010 Eddie Payne "Mr Excitement" Award

TIE

Rich Baker, IA

Jeff Blaine, IA

 

2010 Jim Ayers Memorial Meet Director of the Year Award

Walt Sword, AZ

 

2010 Neil Miller Bench Press of Excellence Award

John McIntyre - CO, Male Winner

Teri Ishimatsu - AZ, Female Winner

 

 

2010 Powerlifting Early Nominee's

F- Finalist

W- Winner

R- Runner Up

Men's PL'ing Women's PL'ing
High School High School
Quinton Thomas- TX F- Brianna Willis - TX
F- Cooper Jones- TX W -Alicia Riley- KS
F- Alex Kizirian- CO  
W- Matt Cookson- KS  
   
   
Teenage Teenage
W- Paul Robinson- MO W -Kelsey Ishimatsu-AZ
Frankie Brown- AR  
F- C.M. Fowler- TX  
   
   
   
Intermediate/ Junior  
F- Vashan Perryman- KS  
Letroy Higgins- KY  
F- Jay Carlile- WA  
F- Jesse Ellerby- TX  
   
   
Masters 1 Masters 1
F- Richard Byars- CO W- Diane Manno-AZ
F- Neil Eddins-TX Margie Burke- AZ
F- Chris Beck- KS F- Kristi Hughes- CO
Brian Ammerman-NM  
W- Chuck Cookson - KS  
F- Marty Ross- OH  
Fred Ashford- CA  
Rod Tavanello- OK  
   
   
Masters 2 Masters 2
F- Jim Moody-TX F- Willa Rae Rader-AZ
Crusher Kennedy-KS W - Mary Hetzel- CO
F- David Anderson-WI  
F- John McKay- OK  
John Bissen- AZ  
W- Steve Korff- WI  
Wayne Hammes- IA  
   
   
Masters 3 Masters 3
W - Gary Clock-ND W - Elaine Waugh-NM
George McGuire-OK F- Pat Kroken- NM
F- Fred Milan-AZ Hope Ozer- AZ
F- Keith Berger- ND  
   
   
   
   
Masters 4 Masters 4
W - Lance Jan Hunen-AZ  
F- Peter Jensen-WI  
   
   
   
   
Masters Pure Masters Pure
W - Brian Ammerman-NM  
F- Chris Truoccolo- OK W- Mary Hetzel-CO
Gene Carlson-WI  
F- Phil Cook- AZ  
F- Bobby Wilson- NC  
   
   
Open Open
W - Rich Kahle-NM W- Heena Patel- CO
F- Charlie Harris- CA  
   
   
   
   
Novice Junior
W- Robert Armstrong- TX W- Tiffany Fibela- TX
  F- Nicole Bielecki, WI
   
   
   
Pure Pure
W - Tyson Meyers-KS F- Angela McDermott- OH
F- Brian Ammerman-NM W - Heidi Coffman- TX
Adam Suedel- ND  
   
   
   
   
   
Submasters Submasters
F- David Torrez-NM W - Deborah James-TX
Jason Freeman-OK F- Danielle Carmickle-AZ
F- Robin James- TX  
W - John Marshall- AZ  
F- Scott Tully- KS  
   
   

 

 

2010 Referee, Coach, Youth, etc.

Nominee's

F- Finalist

W- Winner

R- Runner Up

 

Coach of the Year     Female Referee
Jim McDermott- CO     F- Sabrina Bagby- MO
Asher Sharon- WI     Darla Ewoldsen- KS
Rich Kahle- NM     W - Alicia Riley- KS
F- Marty Einstein- AZ     Krysti Hughes- CO
W - Job Hou-seye- WI      
       
       
Male Referee     Meet Director / Assistant of the Year
W - Larry Donahue- OH     Walt Sword- AZ
F- George Wells- TX     W - Larry & Hazel Donahue- OH
F- Chris Riley- KS     F- Tom Bagby - MO
Danny Harris- OK     F- George & Cindy Wells- TX
F- Marty Einstein- AZ     Doug & Amy Holland- LA
Jim McDermott- CO     F- Richard Byars- CO
Mike Fowler- TX     F- Earl Evatt- TX
F- Rich Baker- IA     F- Rich Baker- IA
Bo Casto - WV     F- Jeff Blaine- IA
Job Hou-seye - WI     Job Hou-seye - WI
F- Fred Milan- AZ     F- Marty Einstein- AZ
      Dennis Peterson- CO
      F- Gary Schuster- NM
       
       
Family of the Year     State Chairman of the Year
W - The Riley's- KS     F- Jim McDermott - CO
F- The Anderson's- MO     W - Job Hou-seye- WI
F- The Cookson's- KS     F- Lisa Siddell- NM
F- The Robinsons- KS     F- J.T. Hall- KY
F- The Wells - TX      
       
       
       
Male Youth Lifter of Year     Female Youth Lifter of the Year
F- Samson Hou-seye- WI     W - Ashton Ewoldsen- CA
Heath Davidson- KS     W - Erika Ewoldsen- CA
W - Will Van Hoose- WV     W - Rebecca Van Hoose- WV
      W - Sarah Van Hoose- WV
       

 

 

 

Past Power Sports Over-All Winners...2001 David Anguish-KY & Beth Book-KY... 2002 Jeff Lovelien-WI & Micki Scheffler-TX ..... 2003 Neil Eddins-TX & Candice Artym-MO, 2004 Bret Boyer-AL & Laura Anderson-MO, 2005 Robbin Hedrick-TX, 2006 Laura Anderson-MO, 2007  Teri Ishimatsu-AZ, 2008 Cyrus Ford-CO & Laura Anderson-MO, 2009 Gary Clock-ND & Heena Patel-CO, 2010??? ???

 

2010 Power Sports

F- Finalist

W- Winner

R- Runner Up

 

Men's Power Sports     Women's Power Sports
Men 40- 49     Women 40-49
F- Bill Anderson- MO     F- Laura Anderson- MO
F- Desmond Phillips- OH     W - Ana Donahue- NM
F- Mark Mitchell- KS     F- Robbin Hedrick- TX
W - Fred Ashford- CA     Shelly Antle- KS
Jon Riggs- WI      
Chris Spirrison- TX      
Charlie Harris- CA      
       
       
Men 50-59     Women 50-59
F- Terry Hedrick-TX     W - Teri Ishimatsu- AZ
Ron Harris- TX     F- Pat Kroken- NM
W - Jim Moody- TX      
F- Gary Schuster- NM      
Ken Kaiser- CO      
F- Phil Cook- AZ      
Eugene Martin- OH      
       
       
Men 60-69     Women 60+
F- Gerald Donohue- NM     F- Gayle Clawson-AZ
W - Keith Berger-ND     W - Elaine Waugh-NM
George McGuire- OK      
Pete Miller- VA      
       
     
Men 70+      
W - Peter Jensen- WI      
Donald Judd- AZ      
James Koch- NM      
     
     
Men Teenage     Women High School
F- Cole Anderson- MO     W - Kellsie Ruiz-TX
Nate Canha- MO     F- Kelsey Ishimatsu- AZ
W - Cody Anderson- MO Korinn Gubbels- WY
     
Men High School      
W - Paul Robinson- MO      
F- Tommy Manno- AZ      
       
     
       
       
Men Jr./ Intermediate     Women Sub Masters
Brad Mc Clure- KY     W- Jennifer Amann- TX
F- Cole Anderson- MO      
F- Jason Smith- AR      
W - Vashan Perryman- KS      
Valentino Harris- WI      
     
     
Sub Masters     Women Open
F- George Vigil- TX     F- Teale Adelmann-NM
F- Richard Baker- IA     W - Kristi Hughes- CO
W - Jeff Blaine- IA      
F- Chris Porter- CO      
       
     
     
     
Men All Other Divisions     Women Masters Pure
Desmond Phillips-OH     W - Robbin Hedrick-TX
W- Chuck Cookson- KS     F- Teri Ishimatsu- AZ
F- Gary Clock - ND     Wendy Hou-seye- WI
Ryan Irwin- IA      
       

 

 

Past Bench Only Over-All Winners- 2002 Tom Manno-AZ & Micki Scheffler-TX,  2003 J.T. Hall-KY & Teale Magierek- NM, 2004 J.T. Hall-KY & Robbin Hedrick-TX, 2005 Joe Thompson-IA & Teale Adelmann-NM, 2006 Lee Elliff-TX & Heena Patel-CO, 2007 Tom Manno-AZ & Heena Patel-CO, 2008 Henry Thomason-TX & Heena Patel-CO, 2009 Richard Byars-CO & Diane Manno-AZ, 2010 ??? ???

 

 

 

2010 Bench Only (equipment & Unequipped) Early Nominee's

F - Finalist

W- Winner

R- Runner Up

Men's Bench Only     Women's Bench Only
Men High School - Intermed BP     Women HS - Intermediate BP
F- Quinton Thomas- TX     F- Brianna Willis- TX
W - Ray Cook- OK     W - Tiffany Fabela- TX
      Felicia Lara- NM
       
     
Men 40+ Bench Only     Women Over 40
W - Richard Byars- CO     W - Diane Manno- AZ
Neil Eddins- TX     F- Krysti Hughes- CO
F- Matt Cussins- CO      
Grant Garner- TX      
F- Chris Beck- KS      
Nick Arguello- CO      
James Whitbread- CO      
Joe Rocker- TX      
       
       
       
Men 50-59 Bench Only     Women 50-59
Gene Carlson- WI     W- Alannah McTighe- CO
W - Marty Einstein- AZ      
F- Walt Sword- AZ      
F- Shannon Patton- TX      
F- Lee Elliff- TX      
F- Larry Dennis- CO      
     
       
       
Men 60+ Bench Only      
W - Larry Donahue- OH      
Mel Shuffett- KY      
Joe McDermott- FL      
F- Gary Clock- ND      
F- Mike Simpson- AZ      
F- Keith Berger- ND      
       
       
       
     
Men Sub Masters Bench Only     Women Sub Masters
F- Roger Johnson- OK     W- Deborah James- TX
W - Rich Kahle- NM      
Armando Soto- TX      
F- Buck Wadley- OK      
Dave Ridlen- MO      
     
     
     
     
Men - All Divisions Bench Only     Women - All Other Divisions
W - JT Hall- OH     W- Teale Adelmann- NM
F- Jimmy Mahan Sr- TX      
       
     
     

 

1996-2009 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

 

What Does NASA's "Athlete of the Year" Represent?

     

    Start with 2000+ Lifters
    You get 130+ Nominees
    You then end up with about 60-70 Runners-up
    You then have about 45 Winners
    You then have a Male and a Female Athlete of the Year in PL, PS and BP Only (6 winners)
    You then have ONE (1) Over-All NASA Athlete of the Year.

    The thing that makes these award so good for the Lifter is that it doesn't take a World Champion lifter to win the Over-All Lifter Award, although at times have a winner that meets that criteria.

    The things that stick out when you look at the long list of NASA Athlete's of the Year
    are:

    * This is a NASA Award for NASA lifters who place NASA first and foremost in their lifting career.

    * Sportsmanship and respect of his/her fellow lifters


    * Skill as an Athlete, a Winner!

    * A lifter who would never bring disrespect to this organization or it's members.

    * Loyalty to the principals of the Organization which is bestowing these awards.

    * Dedication to an Organization that Promotes and Maintains a Truly drug tested organization.

    * An Athlete that consistently puts other's welfare ahead of their own.

    * A lifter that is a promoter of NASA's principles as a lifter, referee, person or meet director.

    * A lifter that has the Respect and Admiration of NASA's athlete's and leadership.

    * A lifter that will put his fellow lifter's needs above his own.

    The easiest part of these Awards is finding the great lifters. Finding the lifters with all the other attributes starts years before the winner actually wins this award.

    NASA is full of great lifters and that can be easily documented on paper. When looking for the really "stand up" people, our Nominating committee must search their memory and do some research on each and every lifter that is nominated.

    As an example, I will use Mike Ewoldsen. He was a fantastic lifter, still is. But when it came to the other attributes he stuck out in everyone's mind. He was always there to help, he was loyal to NASA, he supported NASA's Leadership (while not always agreeing, he still supported our decisions), he was always there for the lifters and supported them in any way he could. He was/is a Referee, Meet Assistant, a leader, a friend. He also set an example for others to follow. He won easily!!! And he continues to win as does NASA and it's lifters.

    There have been many, many fine athlete's in NASA over the years. But many were satisfied with coming to the meets, doing their thing and leaving immediately afterwards. Mike was at the meet before the meet started, worked while there, lifted very well and was there after the meet was over. No-one ever asked him to do any of this. I can remember loading and unloading the meet trailer several times when it was only myself and Mike. That sticks in a person's mind. Especially when many lifters head to the door as soon as they get their awards. Sometimes it looks like a herd of Sea Turtles heading out to sea...but not Mike. This went on for years. Mike had some very lean years also. I remember one year at the Natural Nationals Mike actually bombed out in a National Meet. As soon as he did, he didn't throw a fit, put on a show or have a tantrum. He simply put on his sweats and started loading the bar for his fellow lifters and proceeded to make the meet the best he could for the other lifters. And he was there the next day to do the same thing and he even stayed  and help load out the trailer. Talk about Class!!! Talk about a leader! Talk about a Role Model! And he still helps tremendously with the meets, years after he won this Award. He doesn't expect special treatment, but he gives to others and his giving is Special to others.

     

    By being active in the organization a lifter developes a relationship with other lifters, administrators and Referees. Above all they start to feel that they are truly a part of the organization and not merely at the meet to get THEIR award and leave.

    To be NASA's Over All Athlete of the Year or any NASA Atlete of the Year Award is a great Honor. It is truly an honor to simply be nominated.  An Athlete's nomination is an Honor for the Organization as well as the Lifter!