US Nationals Category Winners

U.S. National Category Winners

 

In 1968, when the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships was sponsored by the Aerobatic Club of America, multiple categories were introduced in the rules.  Primary, Advanced and Unlimited categories were the names used then.  In 1970, IAC introduced the category system we know today including Sportsman, Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited.  From 1970 onward, ACA used the IAC categories for most years until IAC took over the sponsorship of the National Championships in 1982.  The following are the category winners to date.

 

 

Category

Primary

Advanced

Unlimited

1968

Allen Cross

Gene Soucy

Harold Krier

1969

Gayle Bishop

Frank Christensen

Bob Herendeen

1970

J.F. Carter

Tom Poberezny

Gene Soucy

1971

Bob Carmichael

Casey Kay

Gene Soucy



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1972

Gene Olson

Bud Judy

Bob Carmichael

Gene Soucy



1973

Craig Shaw

John Nyquist

Verne Jobst

Tom Poberezny



1974

John Keplinger

Greer Parramore

Chuck Carothers

Art Scholl



1975

Bill McCollough

Tom Adams

Chipper Melton

Leo Loudenslager



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1976

John Morrissey

Dana Vihlen

Jerry Thomas

Leo Loudenslager



1977

John Morrissey

Ken Larson

Ron Cadby

Leo Loudenschlager



1978

Verlyn Hagen

Gene Beggs

Bill Sandusky

Leo Loudenschlager



1979

Nettie Sanchez

Ken Larson

Gene Beggs

Henry Haigh



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1980

Mike Sharp

Sam Maxwell

Jack Gladish

Leo Loudenslager



1981

Lewis Woolery

Charlie Larkey

Skip Prest

Leo Loudenslager



1982

Perry Rhoades

Tom Bishop

Clint McHenry

Leo Loudenslager



1983

Arlyn Cook

Mike Anderson

Lonnie English

Kermit Weeks



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1984

Phil Sisson

Not Flown

Don Rhynalds

Not Flown



1985

Chip Corley

Phil Sisson

Jimmy Goggin

Kermit Weeks



1986

Wayne Fuller

Steve Van Eck

Tom Adams

Clint McHenry



1987

Dick Lewis

Mike Mays

Tom Adams

Clint McHenry



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1988

Jim Eiland

Randy Henderson

Sean Tucker

Tom Jones



1989

Rich White

Jill Butterworth

Robert Armstrong

Clint McHenry



1990

Michele Thonney

Bill Larson

Mike Goulian

Peter Anderson



1991

Matt Morrissey

Bill Williamson

Don Johnson

Patty Wagstaff



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1992

Jan Jones

Stratton Gillis

Tom Adams

Patty Wagstaff



1993

Joe Dobranskyh

Gerry Molidor

Marta Meyer

Patty Wagstaff



1994

Karen McCullough

Bradley Vidrine

John Morrissey

Phillip Knight



1995

Patrick Clyne

Suzanne Owen

Gerry Molidor

Michael Goulian



Category

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



1996

Tom Womack

Not Flown

Gerry Molidor

Not Flown



1997

Tibor Farkas

Fred DeLacerda

Gerry Molidor

Diane Hakala



1998

Vicki Cruse

John Handly

Gary Henry

Kirby Chambliss



1999

Jeffrey Poehlmann

Clyde Cable

Bubba Vidrine

Robert Armstrong



Category

Power


Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited

Glider

Sportsman

Intermediate

Unlimited



2000

Mike Torbett

Hector Ramirez

Paul Donner

Steve Andelin


 

 

 



2001



Scott Poehlmann

Justin Andersen

Paul Donner

David Martin



Mike Criste

Tom Hankinson

John Lumley



2002



Louis (Bud) Judy

Michael Wiskus

Patrick McGarry

Kirby Chambliss



Mark Spencer

Phillip Beaudon

John Lumley



2003



Gregory Bruyn

Larry Reynolds

Jeff Boerboon

Kirby Chambliss



Jeffrey Newkirk

Hank Moon

Charles Kalko



Category

Power


Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited

Glider

Sportsman

Intermediate

Unlimited



2004



Joe Haycraft

Todd Whitmer

Robert Stark

Kirby Chambliss



Lisa Nield

Clay Quinby

Not Flown



2005



Jason Dusel

Doug Bartlett

Hector Ramirez

Kirby Chambliss



Michael Fitzsimmons

Bennett Merrimon

Not Flown



2006



Jenner Knight

Louis (Bud) Judy

Todd Whitmer

Debby Rihn-Harvey



Brian Brown Dymkoski

Travis Ahrens

Jason Stephens



2007



Joe Haycraft

Kevin Campbell

Jeff Boerboon

Vicki Cruse



Jacob Allen

Mark Matticola

Jason Stephens



Category

Power


Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited

Glider

Sportsman

Intermediate

Unlimited



2008



Steve Packer

Michael Montgomery

Hector Ramirez

Debby Rihn-Harvey



Brandon Burfiend

Phil Wilson

Jason Stephens



2009



Wayne Roberts

Bill Denton

Malcolm Pond

Debby Rihn-Harvey



Andrew Lamb

Michael Albert

Paul Jennings



2010



Paul Thomson

Scott Dierolf

Michael Montgomery

Jeff Boerboon



Charlie Meier

Justin Lennon

Not Flown



2011



Chet Kuhn

Tom Adams

Nick Timofeev

Rob Holland



Nicholas Dona

Charlie Meier

Not Flown

Category



Power

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited

Glider

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited

2012





Paul Thomson

Stan Moye

Patrick Clark

Rob Holland




Eric Stubblefield

James Bloch

Connor Deebel


Jason Stephens

2013





Paul Thomson

Aaron McCartan

Mark Nowosielski

Rob Holland



Henry Leeuwenburg

Edwin Kingman

Eric Stubblefield

Jason Stephens

2014





Paul Thomson

Curt Richmond

Foster Bachschmidt

Rob Holland



Steel Shoaf

Joshua Wilson

Henry Leeuwenburg

Not Flown



2015



Erick McDaniel

Thomas Braymer

Foster Bachschmidt

Rob Holland



Trevor Rogers


Joseph Gould

Guy Acheson

Eric Lentz-Gauthier


 

Category

2016

 

 

 

Power

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited



Cory Johnson

David Taylor

Aaron McCartan

Rob Holland

 

 

 

Glider

Sportsman

Intermediate

Advanced

Unlimited


 



Merrick Isley

Trevor Rogers

Guy Acheson

Eric Lentz-Gauthier