Biesemeyer Award

The Biesemeyer Award was established in 1998 to recognize the most outstanding  LVVSA volunteer for the year. It was established to honor Ralph Biesemeyer,  one of the founding members of the club and exemplary volunteer, and to foster  the continued spirit of volunteerism that keeps the club alive. Nomination requests  for someone who has not previously won the award are sent with dues notices  in January and are reviewed by a committee of non-nominees. The nominee with  the most votes will be selected to receive the award at the annual club banquet.

Year

Recipient

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2019

"Your Name Here"

2018

Phil Leroy

2017

Dennis Ballew

2016

Matt Baker

2015

Mike Steinhour

2014

Greg Carlson

2013

Steve Payne

2012

Doug Bauer

2011

Belinda Morse

2010

Raz Blit

2009

George Caldwell

2008

Rob "Boomer" Brandt

2007

Marc Wohlwill

2006

Keith Williams

2005

Lex Thistlethwaite

2004

Robin McDaniel

2003

Jim Wynhoff

2002

Jay McDaniel

2001

Bill Tisdale

2000

Terry Van Noy

1999

Ralph Biesemeyer

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Mortenson Award

The Mortenson Award was established early in the club's history, before OLC, to recognize the longest flight originating from Jean, NV, by a club member. It was established to honor Phillip "Mort" Mortenson, one of the founding members of the club and a strong advocate of cross-country soaring.  The member with the longest flight for the preceding year will receive the award at the annual club banquet in March.

Year

Recipient

Distance

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2019

"Your Name Here"

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2018

Danny Sorenson

402 mi (647 km)

2017

Danny Sorenson

441 mi (710 km)

2016

Danny Sorenson

458 mi (737 km)

2015

Danny Sorenson

485 mi (780 km)

2014

Danny Sorenson

374 mi (602 km)

2013

Blake Seese

234 mi (377 km)

2012

Blake Seese

215 mi (346 km)

2011

Jim Wynhoff

373 mi (600 km)

2010

Jim Wynhoff

416 mi (669 km)

2009

Jim Archer

476 mi (766 km)

2008

Jim Archer

373 mi (600 km)

2007

Jim Wynhoff

428 mi (689 km)

2006

Jim Dingess

432 mi (695 km)

2005

Paul Seketa

162 mi (261 km)

2004

Shad Dvorchak

343 mi (552 km)

2003

Jay McDaniel

200 mi (322 km)

2002

Jim Dingess

409 mi (658 km)

2001

Jim Dingess

190 mi (306 km)

2000

Jim Dingess

270 mi (435 km)

1999

Al Gough

92 mi (148 km)

1998

Vince Felgar

188 mi (303 km)

1997

Jim Madson & Mike Payne

200 mi (322 km)

1996

Chuck Holden

166 mi (267 km)

1995

Al Gough

285 mi (459 km)

1994

Jim Madson

358 mi (576 km)

1993

Al Gough

381 mi (613 km)

1992

Al Gough

326 mi (525 km)

1991

Al Gough

345 mi (555 km)

1990

Mitch Hawkins

360 mi (579 km)

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