U.S. Nationals Glider Awards

Les Horvath Trophy

Conceived and donated by Bob Kupps, of California (a member of the 1989 US glider team),
in honor of Les Horvath. Les Horvath of Arizona was a former member of the U. S. Glider Aerobatic Team and a pioneer in glider aerobatics in the United States. The trophy was first presented by the Sailplane Aerobatics Association and was donated to IAC when the SAA merged with IAC. Up until 1992, the trophy was presented to the winner of the Unknown program (of any category in terms of percentage of possible points achieved) at the U. S. National Glider Aerobatic Championships. In that year, the Board of Directors elected to present the trophy to the winner of the Unlimited category
at the U. S. National Glider Aerobatic Championships and the holder of the title of U. S.
National Glider Aerobatic Champion.
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John Serafin Trophy

The trophy is presented to the winner of the Free program (of any category in terms of
percentage of possible points achieved) at the U.S. National Glider Aerobatic Championships. The trophy was conceived and donated by members John Serafin and George Kulesza in 1992. The award was first presented in 1997. details