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 ???

Official 2003

Athlete of the Year Winners

(Banquet held February 2004)

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2003 Over-All Athlete of the Year

Mike Adelmann - NM


2004 Banquet Pictures


Terry McGowan Memorial Referee of the Year for Excellence

Tobey & Daryl Johnson

Web Masters of the Year

Jon Orr, WV

Manager of the Year

Robbin Hedrick, TX


2003 Winners

2003 Powerlifting Winners

Men's Nominee's

Women's Nominee's

Male Powerlifter of the Year-

Casey Brown, CO

Female Powerlifter of the Year-

Stephanie Gibson-OH

Pure- Pure-
Winner- Mike Adelmann, NM Winner-Stephanie Gibson, OH
*Gary Green, MD *Melinda Reese, TX
Natural- Natural-
Winner- David Oyler, IL Winner- Diane Manno, AZ
*William Flickinger, KS  
Novice- Novice-
Gary Clock, ND Winner- Teri Ishimatsu, AZ
Cory Smith, IA *Yvete Breden, NM
High School- High School-
Co-Winner- Marcus Mucheck, WV Winner- Mandy Hughes, TX
Co- Winner- David Douglas, OH *Bethany Schwaninger, IL
*Christopher Anderson, NM *April Smith, IL
Teenage- Teenage-
Winner- Jordan Crawford, KS Winner- Taralyn Galligan, AZ
*Mitch Gill, IL *Clara Queen, OH
Junior- Junior-
Winner- Justin Cantwell, KS Winner- Mindy Vega, TX
*Tyson Meyers, KS  
Intermediate- Intermediate-
Winner- Justin Ransbottom, OK Winner- Erin Maxwell, IL
*Jon Orr, WV  
Sub Masters- Sub Masters-
Winner- Greg Olsen, ND Winner- Teale Magierek, NM
*Mike Romero, OK  
*Shawn Wingert, MO  
Sub Masters Pure- Sub Masters Pure-
Winner- Garrett Taylor, TX Winner- Heather Hughes, TX
*Joe Thompson, IA * Robbin Hedrick, TX
*Charles Cookson, KS  
*Steve Goldberg, AZ  
Masters-1 Masters-1
Winner- Casey Brown, CO  
* Steve Cyranoski, TX  
Masters-2 Masters-2
Winner- Dale Rhoades, IA Winner- Kay Lamb, IL
* Ray Harper, PA *Storm Sermay, NM
* Jack Thomas, NM  
* James Hodges, AR  
* Brad Weber, ND  
Masters-3 Masters-3
Winner- Willie Helmich, NM NONE
* Bill Shackelford, FL  
* Don Taylor, TX  
Masters-4 Masters-4
Winner- Daryl Johnson, AR NONE
Masters Pure- Masters Pure-
Winner- Terry Hedrick, TX Winner- Mary Hetzel, CO
* Bobby Wilson, NC  
* Norm Judd, ND  
Male Youth- Female Youth-
Co-Winner- Michael Oyler, IL Winner- Rhianna Peters, OK
Co-Winner- Steve Ellefsen, MO * Carly Wingert, MO
* Tommy Manno, AZ * Kaylea Kimble, OH
* Quinton Wingert, MO  
* Cole Anderson, MO  
* Shawn Bruders, MO  
* Scott Hughes, TX  
* Will Van Hoose, WV  
* Devin Peters, OK  
Coach of the Year  
Winner- Rich Peters, OK  
* Art Capstick, MO  
* Bo Casto, WV  
* Mike Bruders, MO  
Male Referee Female Referee
Winner- Bo Casto, WV Winner- Sabrina Bagby, MO
* Jon Orr, WV * Teale Magierek, NM
* David Oyler, IL * Darla Ewoldsen, KS
* Eddie Payne, NC * Tobey Johnson, AR
  * Melissa Payne, NC
  * Mable Smith, IL
Family of the Year  
Winner- The Anderson's- MO  
The Payne's- NC  
The Manno's- AZ  
The Bruders- MO  
The Hughes- TX  
The Wingerts, MO  
The Oylers, IL  

2004 Banquet Pictures


Past Power Sports Over-All Winners...2001 David Anguish,KY & Beth Book, KY... 2002 Jeff Lovelien,WI, 2003 Neil Eddins,TX & Candice Artym,MO, 2004???

2003 Power Sports Winners

Over-All Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Neil Eddins, TX

Men 40+ Women 40+
Winner- Bill Anderson, MO Winner- Elaine Waugh, NM
* Bret Boyer, AL  
Men Over-All Women Over-All
Winner- Neil Eddins, TX Winner- Candice Artym, MO
* Kevin Ewoldsen, IA * Robbin Hedrick, TX
* Mike Bruders, MO * Laura Anderson, MO
  * Marcie Bruders, MO

2004 Banquet Pictures



Past Bench Only Over-All Winners- 2002 Tom Manno-AZ, 2003 J.T. Hall-KY & Teale Magierek-NM, 2004 J.T. Hall-KY & Robbin Hedrick-TX, 2005???

2003 Bench Press Only Winners (equipment allowed)

2003 Over-All Bench Presser of the Year - J.T. Hall, KY

Men 40+ Women 40+
  Winner- Lisa Siddell, NM
Winner- Mike Stumbo, TX  
* William Flickinger, KS  
* Sam Stewart, OH  
Men 60+  
Winner- Bill Lumpkin, OK  
* John McIntyre, CO  
* Earl Evatt, AZ  
Men Over-All Women Over-All
Winner- J.T. Hall, KY Winner- Teale Magierek, NM
* Tom Manno, AZ  
*Carlos Siddell, NM  


    What is "Athlete of the Year"?

    Start with 2000+ Lifters
    You have 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
    * Skill as an Athlete, a Winner!

    * Loyalty to the Organization that is bestowing this award.

    * 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 or meet director or both.

    * 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 many, many 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 those 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. As soon as he did, he didn't throw a fit, put on a show or have a tantrum. He simply got 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 and even stay and help load 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 and his giving is Special to others.

    To be NASA's Over All Athlete of the Year is a great Honor. An Honor for the Organization and the Athlete!