by Al Myers
First, I want to thank everyone who made nominations and showed support to the USAWA Awards Program. I was overwhelmed by the number of nominations made – and the many athletes that were nominated. One category had 7 athletes nominated – with EVERY ONE of them deserving of the award. Now we will have to make the hard decision of picking just ONE athlete per award by having a membership vote. I narrowed the candidates down to two per category, with the two being the ones that had the most nominations. I listed them in alphabetical order (according to last name) so the order is NOT associated with their number of nominations. I also want to point out that being the RUNNER-UP of these awards is quite an honor, and no one should feel disappointed even if they are not selected. As I have said earlier, these kind of awards are the ones that mean the most as they are selected by your peers. Anyone who is a current USAWA member is eligible to place a vote – so take the time and cast a vote. Votes are to be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for votes is May 26th – the same as the deadline for your National Championship Entry! These awards will be announced at the National Meeting.