ABC Awards History

Jennifer Odom Spirit Award
Candidates, either male or female, must be junior barefoot Skiers (16 years and under) who
display a spirit of helpfulness, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, the ability to get along well with
other skiers and officials, good sportsmanship, and a willingness to share positive
experiences with peers. Candidates do not necessarily have to be champion skiers. Jennifer
Odom Spirit Award candidates will be nominated by the appointed officials at each of the five
Regional Championships and submitted in writing with a skier’s biography to the ABC Awards
Chairman. The recipient of the ward will be announced and honored at the
ABC Awards banquet on Saturday evening. This memorial award is in honor of Jennifer Odom,
a former junior girls National Barefoot Competitor, who was abducted in Pasco Country Florida
in February of 1993 and later found murdered.
Jennifer Odom 
Youth Spirit Award
 1993Jennifer Harris
1994PJ Nassar
1995Rachel George
1996
1997Derek Koch
1998Toby George
1999Matt Wright
2000Jared Lee
2001Mark Williamson
2002Royal Wiseman
2003Nolan Lough
2004Andrew Martin
2005Haley Thomas
2006Wilson Schkade
2007Shannon Heller
2008Allie Jameson
2009John Pressendo
2010 Taylor True
2011 Kailey Koehler
2012 Lisa Pressendo
2013 Chandler Cargile
 
Banana George Blair Barefooter of the Year
This award is given annually to a person or organization in recognition of accomplishments,
contributions and service to the sport of barefoot-waterskiing both on and or off the water over
the past year. The award recipient represents a true ambassador to our sport – someone who
has distinguished himself/herself above and beyond all others in serving the sport. Nominee
must be a current ABC member, with preference given to US citizenship.
Nominations should convey specific examples of how the nominee personifies the criteria and
spirit of the award such as: How has the nominee contributed time, resources, and abilities to
the sport of barefooting consistent with the title “Barefooter of the Year.” (Inception 1992)
 
Banana George Blair 
Barefooter of the Year
1992George Blair
1993Sam Spano
1994Oscar Foot Mann
1995Jennifer Calleri
1996Keith St. Onge
1997Dawn Farrell
1998Brent Benoist
1999Brian Heeney
2000John Kretchman
2001Tad Honsinger
2002Tim Pellaton
2003Derek Koch
2004Rachel George
2005Mike Salber
2006Doug Jordan
2007Joe Lovato
2008Kevin Towers
2009Judy Meyers
2010 Brad Pegg
2011 Stuart Parsons
2012 Cody Ebbert
2013 Mike Holt
 
 
Stew McDonald Long Time Service Award
This award is given annually to recognize the person(s) who has contributed to the sport of
barefooting for at least ten years. The award recipient is someone who has distinguished
himself/herself above and beyond all other individuals in serving the sport. Nominee should be a
current ABC member, with preference given to US citizenship.
Nominations should convey specific examples of how the nominee personifies the criteria and
spirit of the award such as: How has the nominee contributed time, resources, and abilities to
the sport of barefooting consistent with the title “Long Time Service Award.” How has the
nominee avidly supported ABC tournaments and other programs as a participant, administrator,
official, or fund-raiser? (Inception1994)
 
Stew MacDonald 
Long Term Service
1994Stew MacDonald
1995Mike Seipel
1996Sam Spano
1997Ed Finley
1998Don Mixon Sr.
1999Joel Brookshire
2000Jim Boyette
2001Joe Knapp
2002Oscar ‘Foot’ Mann
2003Doug and Pat Koch
2004Andrea Eggert
2005Banana George Blair
2006Brian Heeney
2007Jan Cummings
2008Dale Stevens
2009Dan Cummings
2010 Jimmy Taurus
2011 Lee Stone
2012 Jerry Kanawyer
2013 Gary “Swampy” Bouchard
ABC Female Athlete of the YearABC Male Athlete of the Year
1999 Lorraine Piskura             1999 Keith St. Onge
2000 Rachel George2000 Ron Scarpa
2001 Rachel George2001 Keith St. Onge
2002 Andrea Eggert2002 William Farrell
2003 Dawn Farrel2003 Al Morrison
2004 Theresa Hoffman2004 Keith St. Onge
2005 Rachel George-Normand2005 Ron Scarpa
2006 Jody Sherwood2006 Keith St. Onge
2007 Elaine Heller        2007 Kevin Towers
2009 Elaine Heller2009 Keith St. Onge
2010 Elaine Heller2010 Adin Daneker
2011 Elaine Heller 2011 Broderick Meskers
2012 Teri Larson-Jones2012 Johnathan Martines
2013 Lauren St.Onge2013Keith St. Onge
Award of Distiction
2010 Brian Heeney
2013 Keith St. Onge
Barefoot Community Award
2013  Morris Lovelady
 (Note not all awards are awarded each year)
Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 February 2014 )

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