Bob Schnuerle Trophy

Origin
The trophy was conceived and donated by Mrs. Florence Schnuerle, Bob's mother. Bob was a pilot on the 1970 U. S. Aerobatic Team, coached the Team in 1972, and lost his life in an accident in a Pitts Special in September 1973, practicing for the U. S. Nationals. He was extremely popular with his fellow pilots. One of his favorite programs was the Four Minute Free.

Criteria
Presented to the winner of the Four Minute Free Program at the U. S. National Aerobatic Championships annually.

Procedures
The name of the recipient is provided the Contest Director by the Scoring Director after the contest is completed. The recipient's plaque is ordered by the Executive Director along with the other trophies for the Nationals. No name is inscribed.

Presentation
Recipient trophies consist of a laser cut plaque with a photograph of the permanent trophy set in the plaque. The master trophy remains on display at the IAC Pavilion in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The plaque is presented at the U. S. National Aerobatic Championships annual awards banquet each year.

 

 

     

THE BOB SCHNUERLE TROPHY - CHRONOLOGY OF RECIPIENTS

1985 - Gene Beggs
1986 - Harold Chappell
1987 - Kermit Weeks
1988 - Tom Jones
1989 - Clint McHenry
1990 - Nikolai Nikitiuk
1991 - Kermit Weeks
1992 - Rick Massegee
1993 - Phillip Knight
1994 - Rick Massagee
1995 - Not Flown
1996 - Not Flown
1997 - Not Flown
1998 - Not Flown
1999 - David Martin
2000 - Kirby Chambliss

 

2001 - Mike Mangold
2002 - Kirby Chambliss
2003 - David Martin
2004 - David Martin
2005 – Zach Heffley
2006 – Debby Rihn-Harvey
2007 – David Martin
2008 – Rob Holland
2009 – Zach Heffley
2010 – Not Flown
2011 - Rob Holland
2012 - Rob Holland
2013 - Rob Holland
2014 - Rob Holland
2015 - Rob Holland
2016 - Rob Holland