Mike Murphy Cup


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Origin
The Mike Murphy Cup was conceived and donated by Mike Murphy of Ohio. Mr. Murphy was an aerobatic pioneer and a leader in international aerobatics for many years. The trophy is given each year to the U. S. National Aerobatic Champion as he wished to honor that pilot.

Criteria
Winner of the powered Unlimited category at the United States National Aerobatic Championships who then becomes the reigning U. S. National Aerobatic Champion.

Procedures
A laser cut plaque is ordered by the Executive Director along with the other trophies for the U. S. Nationals. No name is inscribed.

Presentation
Recipient trophies are funded by IAC and 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.

 

U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1964 - 1973

The following is a list of U. S. National Aerobatic Champions prior to the years in which the Mike Murphy Cup was awarded:

1964 - Duane Cole
1965 - Harold Krier
1966 - Bob Herendeen
1967 - Charlie Hillard

1968 - Harold Krier
1969 - Bob Herendeen
1970 - Gene Soucy
1971 - Gene Soucy

1972 - Gene Soucy
1973 - Tom Poberezny

 

     

MIKE MURPHY CUP RECIPIENTS

1974 - Art Scholl

1992 - Patty Wagstaff

2010 – Jeff Boerboon

1975 - Leo Loudenslager

1993 - Patty Wagstaff

2011 - Rob Holland

1976 - Leo Loudenslager

1994 - Phil Knight

2012 - Rob Holland

1977 - Leo Loudenslager

1995 - Michael Goulian

2013 - Rob Holland

1978 - Leo Loudenslager

1996 - Not Flown

2014 - Rob Holland

1979 - Henry Haigh

1997 - Diane Hakala

2015 - Rob Holland

1980 - Leo Loudenslager

1998 - Kirby Chambliss

2016 - Rob Holland

1981 - Leo Loudenslager

1999 - Robert Armstrong

 

1982 - Leo Loudenslager

2000 - Steve Andelin

 

1983 - Kermit Weeks

2001 - David Martin

 

1984 - Not Awarded

2002 - Kirby Chambliss

 

1985 - Kermit Weeks

2003 - Kirby Chambliss

 

1986 - Clint McHenry

2004 - Kirby Chambliss

 

1987 - Clint McHenry 2005 – Kirby Chambliss  
1988 - Tom Jones 2006 – Debby Rihn-Harvey  
1989 - Clint McHenry 2007 – Vicki Cruse  
1990 - Peter Anderson 2008 – Debby Rihn-Harvey  
1991 - Patty Wagstaff 2009 – Debby Rihn-Harvey