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Announcing.... 2012 USHA Awards

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  • MJ Pohl
    Announcing - 2012 USHA Awards ... Announcing - 2012 USHA Awards The 2012 USHA Awards are ready to be announced. We had the results last week, and many of you
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      Announcing - 2012 USHA Awards


      The 2012 USHA Awards are ready to be announced. We had the results last week, and many of you have been waiting patiently as we track down the winners for notification.

      This year's award nominations for the 9 awards to honor up-and-coming athletes and dedicated individuals in the sport of hydrofoiling. 
      • You don't have to compete in order to be nominated, but you do need to be a USHA member.
      • Nominees are judged for their performance from 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2012. 
      • USHA awards winners for each category will be given to USA-WS as award nominees in similar categories.
      • USHA awards winners will be sent invitations to the USA-WS banquet in January 2013 where they will receive their award.

      This year, 2012 USHA Awards have been nominated by you, voted by you, and given out for these categories:

      Male Athlete of the Year : Tyler Narans
      A male winner will be recognized each year for his outstanding athletic achievement, and his work as an ambassador for the sport of hydrofoiling.

      Female Athlete of the Year : MJ Pohl
      A female winner will be recognized each year for her outstanding athletic achievement, and her work as an ambassador for the sport of hydrofoiling.

      Junior Athlete of the Year : Austin Pope
      Any junior athlete 17 years of age or younger on January 1 will be recognized each year. The award is for outstanding athletic achievement and work as an ambassador for the sport of hydrofoiling.

      Ambassadors of the Year : Jim Chismar and Rick Mason 

      Winners are recognized each year for their dedication and contributions as a representative, coach, or judge for the sport of hydrofoiling.

      Hydrofoil Club of the Year : Southeast Hydrofoil Club
      A club will be recognized each year for their contributions as representatives for the sport of hydrofoiling. The term "club" in this category refers to a group of individuals (with at least 2 members) registered as a USA-WS club with the club type of "Hydrofoil". 

      Most Improved Athlete of the Year : Shannon Pope
      A winner will be recognized this year for his/her outstanding athletic achievements during the year, and his/her work as an ambassador for the sport of hydrofoiling.

      Best Supporting Member of the Year : Nathan Southerland
      An individual (non-skier) will be recognized this year for their dedication and contributions to the sport of hydrofoiling in the areas of boat driving, media or other.

      That's Incredible Award : Torey Narans
      An individual (skier or non-skier) will be recognized this year for an amazing feat during the year, and the dedication to the sport of hydrofoiling. Torey was nominated for this award due to his amazing skills and innovation for the onside CIA and switch CIA. 



      Once again CONGRATULATIONS to all of the nominees, nominators, and all amazing individuals in this sport! We cannot do any of this without you!!
      MJ Pohl
      USHA Award Committee 
      (aka committee leader who is always looking for volunteers and individual to build us the VIRTUAL HALL OF FAME )
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