2005 NASA Athlete of the Year Nominations

 

Hit Counter Since 1.26.10

[ Home ]

1996-2008 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

 

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 ???

 

Rich Kahle-NM - 2009 NASA

Over-All Athlete of the Year

 

 

 

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

donnie cole.jpg

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

2010

?????  

 

 

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|

 

 

Past Pictures

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

 

 

 

2009 NASA Hall of Fame Inductees

2009- Lifters 2009- Administrators
Lisa & Carlos Siddell, NM 2009 Darla Ewoldsen, KS 2009
Dianne Manno, AZ 2009 Laura Anderson, MO 2009
Sam Stewart, OH  2009  
Dave Kennedy, KS  2009  
Bill Anderson, MO 2009  

Hall of Fame Page

 

 

Top Winners 2009

 

Male Powerlifter of the Year - Henry Thomason-TX
Female Powerlifter of the Year - Elaine Waugh-NM
Male Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Gary Clock-ND
Female Power Sports Lifter of the Year - Heena Patel-CO
Male Bench Press Only of the Year - Richard Byars-CO
Female Bench Press Only of the Year -  Diane Manno-AZ

 

 

1996-2008 Athlete of the Year Awards - Index

 

 

NASA Special Recognition Awards - Past Winners

 

 

Specialty Awards - 2009 Winners

2009 Terry McGowan Memorial Referee of the Year for Excellence

Larry Donahue-OH

 

2009 Web Master of the Year

Lisa Siddell-NM

Mike Bernardi-CO

Jon Orr-WV

 

2009 Co-Managers of the Year

Laura Anderson-MO

Cindy Wells-TX

Robbin Hedrick-TX

Windy Hou-seye-WI

 

"2009 Chris Wren Memorial Award"

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

Cole Anderson-MO

 

2009 Eddie Payne "Mr Excitement" Award

Henry Thomason-TX

 

2009 Jim Ayers Memorial Meet Director of the Year Award

Norm Judd-ND

 

2009 Neil Miller Bench Press of Excellence Award

Tom Manno-AZ, Diane Manno-AZ,Joe McDermott-FL, Elaine Waugh-NM

 

 

 

2009 Powerlifting Winners

Winner

Runner Up

Men's PL'ing Women's PL'ing
High School High School
Nate Canha-MO Brianna Willis-TX
CM Fowler-TX Tiffany Baker-TX
Justin Thacker-TX Francia Acosta-TX
Trent Stiles-TX Kora Whitaker-KY
Alexander Lapinski-TX  
Titus Russell-WV  
Tyler Cookson- KS  
Matthew Cookson- KS  
   
   
   
Teenage Teenage
Paul Robinson-MO Tiffany Baker-TX
Connor Estes-OK Ashley Anders-
Sean Burgraff-WV Kelsy Ishimatsu-AZ
Michael Baker-OH  
Dan Wick-WI  
Brad Aldag-WI  
Matthew Cookson- KS  
   
   
   
Intermediate/ Junior Intermediate
Tyson Meyers-KS Chara Barker-OH
James Hinson-TX Ashley Le Compte-TX
Jay Carlisle-WA Meredith Woodworth-OH
Brandon Cox-AZ Juanita Najera-NM
Henry Thomason-TX  
Justin Negrete-WI  
   
   
   
Masters 1 Masters 1
Darrin Turley-TX Mary Hetzel-CO
Neil Eddins-TX Diane Manno-AZ
Albert Caceres-NM Donna Nagel-WI
Palmo Aracri-OH  
Brian Ammerman-NM  
Scott Bromeisl-WI  
Danny Black-OK  
David Oyler- IL  
Chris Beck- KS  
Chris Truoccolo- OK  
Richard Byars- CO  
   
   
   
Masters 2 Masters 2
Jim Moody-TX Willa Rae Rader-AZ
Crusher Kennedy-KS Lauranne Weber-NM
Rick Chavez-FL Donna Zellmer-WI
Brian Pirlot-WI  
David Anderson-WI  
Marty Einstein-AZ  
John McKay- OK  
   
   
   
Masters 3 Masters 3
Gary Clock-ND Jani Wood-NM
George McGuire-OK Gayle Clawson-AZ
Fred Milan-AZ Elaine Waugh-NM
Bob Brodt-WI  
Pete Miller- VA  
   
   
   
Masters 4 Masters 4
Russ Dodson-OH  
Peter Jezyk-AZ  
Lance Jan Hunen-AZ  
Peter Jensen-WI  
   
   
Masters Pure Masters Pure
Mark Woodworth-OH Jani Wood-NM
Brian Ammerman-NM Heidi Bailey-NV
Albert Caceres-NM Mary Hetzel-CO
Gene Carlson-WI  
James Coates-NM  
Chris Truoccolo- OK  
   
   
   
Open Open
Henry Thomason-TX Jennifer Ebanks-WI
Jay Carlisle-WA Heena Patel-CO
Rich Kahle-NM Teale Adelmann-NM
Chris Droegemeier- KS  
   
   
   
Novice Junior
Fred Milan-AZ Ashley Lecompte-TX
Aaron Whitten-AZ Meredith Woodworth- OH
   
   
   
Pure Pure
Tyson Meyers-KS Stephany Gibson-OH
Brian Ammerman-NM Candace Bayer-TX
Albert Caceres-NM Danielle Carmickle-AZ
Alan Borden- TX Elaine Waugh-NM
  Melinda Pence-KS
   
   
   
Submasters Submasters
Rich Kahle-NM Heena Patel-CO
Jason Freeman-OK Candace Bayer-TX
Henry Thomason-TX Danielle Carmickle-AZ
David Torrez-NM Stepanie Gibson-OH
Robin James- TX Deborah James-TX
Chris Droegemeier- KS  
   

 

 

2009 Referee, Coach, Youth, etc.

Winners

Winner

Runner Up

Coach of the Year     Female Referee
Jim McDermott- CO     Sabrina Bagby- MO
Asher Sharon- WI     Sharon Orange- WI
Rich Kahle- NM     Darla Ewoldsen- KS
      Heena Patel- CO
      Tobey Johnson- AR
       
       
       
       
Male Referee     Meet Director / Assistant of the Year
Larry Donahue- OH     Walt Sword- AZ
George Wells- TX     Tom Manno- AZ
Larry Dennis- CO     Jim McDermott- CO
Todd Campbell- CO     David Olyler- IL
Marty Einstein-AZ     Doug & Amy Holland- LA
Jim McDermott- CO     Lindell & Mable Smith- IL
Bob Brodt- WI     George & Cindy Wells- TX
Danny Harris- OK     Earl Evatt- TX
Job Hou-seye- WI     Larry Donahue- OH
Daryl Johnson- AR     Richard Byars- CO
Mike Fowler- TX      
       
       
       
       
Family of the Year      
The Manno's- AZ      
The Anderson's- MO      
The Cookson's- KS      
The Fowler's- TX      
       
       
       
       
Male Youth Lifter of Year     Female Youth Lifter of the Year
Samson Hou-seye-WI     Payton Garner- TX
Heath Davidson-KS      
       
       
       

 

 

Final 2009 Winners

 

 

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??? ???

 

2009 Power Sports Winners

Winner

Runner Up

Men's Power Sports     Women's Power Sports
Men 40- 49     Women 40-49
Bill Anderson-MO     Laura Anderson-MO
Desmond Phillips-OH     Ana Donahue-NM
Tony Williams- WI     Kasey Demarest- OK
Chris Spirrison- TX     Robbin Hedrick- TX
Mark Mitchell- KS      
     
     
     
Men 50-59     Women 50-59
Terry Hedrick-TX     Teri Ishimatsu- AZ
Shawn Kivela-TX      
Jim Moody- TX      
Dave Aldag- WI      
Ron Harris- TX      
     
     
     
Men 60-69     Women 60+
Gary Clock- ND     Gayle Clawson-AZ
Keith Berger-ND     Elaine Waugh-NM
Pete Miller- VA      
Clyde Lynn- TX      
George McGuire- OK      
     
     
     
Men 70+      
Peter Jensen- WI      
Donald Judd-AZ      
     
     
     
Men Teen & HS     Women Teen, HS & Jr
Andrew King-KY     Kellsie Ruiz-TX
Nate Canha-MO     Kelsy Ishimatsu- AZ
Cody Anderson-MO      
Paul Robinson- MO      
     
     
     
Men Jr./ Intermediate     Women Sub Masters
Brad Mc Clure-KY     Teale Adelmann- NM
Michael Menear-WV     Heena Patel- CO
Cole Anderson-MO      
Jason Smith- AR      
     
     
     
Sub Masters     Women Open
Cyrus Ford-CO     Teale Adelmann-NM
Delaney Olstad-TX     Heena Patel-CO
JT Hall- KY     Kristi Hughes- CO
George Vigil, TX      
       
     
     
     
Men All Other Divisions     Women Masters Pure
JT Hall-KY     Robbin Hedrick-TX
Desmond Phillips-OH     Lisa Johnson- NV
Cyrus Ford-CO     Teri Ishimatsu- AZ
Jeff Rybak- OH      
Jay Koeper- AZ      
Brady Tanner- KS      
Richard Baker- 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 ??? ???

 

Final 2009 Winners

 

 

2009 Bench Only (equipment & Unequipped) Winners

Winner

Runner Up

Men's Bench Only     Women's Bench Only
Men High School - Intermediate BP     Women HS - Intermediate BP
Tom Emelander-TX     Brianna Willis-TX
Brandon Stewart-OK     Tiffany Fabela-TX
JC Mojzer- OH      
Henry Thomason- TX      
Jay Carlile- WA      
     
     
     
Men 40+ Bench Only     Women Over 40
Nico Feliciano-AZ     Diane Manno-AZ
Neil Eddins-TX     Cyndi Crossland-OK
Matt Cussins- CO     Krysti Hughes- CO
Grant Garner- TX      
Chris Beck- KS      
Lee Elliff- TX      
Richard Byars- CO      
     
     
Men 50-59 Bench Only     Women 50-59
Tom Manno-AZ     Alannah McTighe-CO
Marty Einstein-AZ      
Walt Sword- AZ      
Gene Carlson- WI      
     
     
     
     
     
Men 60+ Bench Only      
Win Smith-MO      
Mel Shuffett-KY      
Joe McDermott-FL      
Gary Clock- ND      
Larry Donahue- OH      
       
     
     
Men Sub Masters Bench Only     Women Sub Masters
Cyrus Ford-CO     Stephanie Gibson-OH
JT Hall-OH     Deborah James- TX
Rich Kahle-NM     Candace Bayer- TX
Chris Beck- KS     Heena Patel- CO
Roger Johnson- OK      
     
     
     
     
Men - All Divisions Bench Only     Women - All Other Divisions
Tom Manno-AZ     Teale Adelmann-NM
Henry Thomason- TX     Heena Patel-CO
    Deborah James- TX
     
     
     
     
     

 

1996-2008 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!