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 KCSC Beginnings:

 

On January 5, 1955, eleven avid skiers gathered to found a club to promote their favorite sport, snow skiing.  Their foresight, planning, and dedication laid the groundwork for a successful organization that continues today, 60 years later.   


Club Awards:

 

Continuous Outstanding Service Award

A member who has contributed at least 10 continuous years toward furthering the goals of the Club through leadership and service.  

This award is approved by 2/3 vote of the entire Board of Directors.


1982 Bill Gilges                     1998 Jerry Lopez                  2006 Patricia Coffman

1985 Bob Thompson            1999 Kathi Harden               2007 Craig Robinson

1987 Jim Hamilton                2000 Ann McElhenny          2009 Alice Cummings

1991 Ruthann Bean             2003 Linda Minson

1997 Emanuel Tidona          2005 Colleen Kirch

  

Presidents Citation

Given to the member who, in the Presidents opinion, made the most significant contribution to KCSC and the KCSC race program. 


1976 Cheryl Barnes           

1977 Ralph Hulse

1978 Dave Steen                                        

1979 Ellen Johnson

1980 Jan Lane                                            

1981 Jim Kirby

1982 John MacDonald                              

1983 Bob Miles

1984 Tim Caldwell                                      

1985 Jim Hamilton, Keith Jorgensen      

1986 Jerry Lopez                                        

1987 Joan Mullin Watanabe                    

1988 Mary Linda McDonnell                    

1989 Barbara Grigar

1990 Ruthann Bean, Janie Gilges                      

1991 John Seward

1992 Emanuel Tidona                               

1993 Jerry Lopez, Ron Ownby

1994 Cathy Gilson, Robin Gibbons        

1995 Jim Matteuzzi

1996 Loretta Rhodus

1997 Doug Kage     

1998 Carol Lopez                                       

1999 Tom Stahl

2000 Kathy DeGrande (posthumously)  

2001 Jonetta Mohler

2002 Cathy Nees                                        

2003 Sandy Kelly, Ann McElhenny

2004 Dee Grout                                           

2005 DJ Jeselnik

2006 Dawnelle Lorie, Debbie MacRae   

2007 Alice Cummings       

2008 Dawnelle Lorie                                  

2009 Barbara Ballenger    

2010 Matt Phipps                                  

2011 Nancy Cochran

2012 Roy Hopkins                                          

2013 Jim Standen

2014 Kathi Harden

2015 Kim Sincox
2016 Scott Wright
 
    

Outstanding Skier

Recognition of those who have made outstanding contributions to the KCSC race program.

1979 Chuck Madden, Linda Kurtz

1980 John Cassidy, Bob Allen, Jane Cassidy

1981 Wes Bolyard, Angela Bolyard

1982 Bruce Talley, Elaine Miller

1983 Harold Bert

1984 Jim Guignon, Mary Linda McDonnell

1985 Jude Nally

1986 Tim Shramek, Lisa Benlon, Mary Butcher

1987 Paul Ghilino, Barbara Huckstep

1988 Al Austin, Gina Ghilino Dryden

1990 Dick Sherbondy, Donna Nally

1991 Frank Moberg, Dianne Darby

1992 Doug Kage, Ann Welsh

1993 Mark Claar, Mary Herring

1994 Bill Nees, John Pickard, Diane Lowry

1995 Dan Crawford, Linda Minson

1996 Bob Thompson, Laura Meyerson
1997 David Schimanski, Colleen Kirch

1998 Richard Hall, Ann McElhenny

1999 Brian Christensen, Ruthann Bean

2000 Jim Lehfeldt, Joe Maggio

2001 Craig Robinson, S. Wendy Constans

2002 David White

2003 Kip Tevis, DJ Jeselnik

2004 Dwaine Hiland, Kathi Harden

2005 Ed Reitz, Kerri Vinyard

2006 Dan Dewitt, Kathy Peironnet

2007 Oleg Stolarsky, Nita Harmes, Debbie MacRae

2008 Thom Norbury

2009 Ron Woolford, Cindy Kmiec

2010 Eric Lynn

2011 Anne Kerber, Matt Knechtel

2012 Nancy Cochran, Bill Gilges

2013 Jerry Lopez, Ann Wilkinson

2014 Alan Hood, Gina Selinger
2015 Bill Nees, Carolyn Wasleski
2016 Greg London

  

Flatland Results

Years Kansas City Ski Club has won:

 

1965, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983,  

1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014



Kandahar Winners

             MALE                  FEMALE                    JUNIOR MALE               JUNIOR FEMALE

1960. . Jim Tierney

1961. . Jerry Shadowen . Stevie Fletcher

1962. . Jerry Shadowen . Lois Kuchenbecker

1963. . Jerry Shadowen . Stevie Fletcher

1964. . Harold Sampson . Janie Gilges

1965. . Russ Bartlett . . . . Carie Burkhardt

1966. . Russ Bartlett . . . . Carie Burkhardt

1967. . Emil Gehrig* . . . Bea Lucas*

1968. . Emil Gehrig . . . . Angie Grass

1969. . Ted Scheske . . . . Sharon Zimmerman

1970. . Russ Bartlett . . . . Jinny Dean

1971. . Dick Jasinsky . . . Laura Williams

1972. . Ted Scheske . . . . Arlene Schumann

1973. . Frank Moberg . . . Arlene Schumann

1974. . Frank Moberg . . . Kathy Tatko

1975. . Frank Moberg . . . Shirley Melton

1976. . Dick Jasinsky . . . Kathy Tatko

1977. . Dick Jasinsky . . . Linda Kurtz. . . . . . . . .Greg Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . Nora Grasis

1978. . Frank Moberg . . . Linda Kurtz. . . . . . . . .Chris Followell  . . . . . . . . . Brooke Slezak

1980. . Augie Grassis III  Jane Cassidy . . . . . . . .Chris Kaminski . . . . . . . . . Christel Torneden

1981. . Augie Grassis III  Jane Cassidy

1982. . Wes Bolyard . . . . Connie Clancy

1983. . Frank Moberg . . . Angela Bolyard

1984. . Frank Moberg . . . Jane Cassidy . . . . . . . .Gordon Gilges . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Nally

1985. . Don Blaylock . . . Mary Butcher . . . . . . .Gordon Gilges . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Snow

1986. . Dave Earl . . . . . . Lisa Benlon. . . . . . . . .Gordon Gilges . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Litman

1987. . Frank Moberg . . . Barbara Huckstep . . . .Brett Zinger . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Vande Haar

1988. . Jude Nally . . . . . . Karen Loe . . . . . . . . . .Shaun Swartz . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Vande Haar

1989. . Paul Ghilino . . . . Karen Loe . . . . . . . . . .Brian Harty. . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Taylor

1990. . Frank Moberg . . . Dianne Darby . . . . . . .Chad Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Taylor

1991. . Paul Ghilino . . . . Gina Ghilino Dryden .Mark Kanter . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristin Tomc

1992. . Paul Ghilino . . . . Gina Ghilino Dryden .Jason Swinger . . . . . . . . . . Amy Dunn

1993. . Paul Ghilino . . . . Gina Ghilino Dryden .Jay Pickard . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Moberg

1994. . Paul Ghilino . . . . Dianne Darby . . . . . . .Adam Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Moberg

1995. . Frank Moberg . . . Ann Welsh . . . . . . . . .Erik Moberg . . . . . . . . . . . . Darah Brown

1996. . Gordon Gilges . . Laura Meyerson . . . . .Michael Wall . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Moberg

1997. . Jude Nally . . . . . . Dianne Darby . . . . . . .Michael Wall . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Moberg

1998. . Brent McCoy . . . Kathy Tacke . . . . . . . .Erik Moberg . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Moberg

1999. . Gordon Gilges . . Dianne Darby . . . . . . .Erik Moberg . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Darby

2000. . Joe Maggio . . . . . Laura Meyerson . . . . .Chris Goddard . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Darby

2001. . Paul Ghilino . . . . Gina Ghilino . . . . . . . .David Halstead. . . . . . . . . . Shannon Darby

2002. . David White . . . . Gina Ghilino . . . . . . . .David Halstead. . . . . . . . . . Devin Airey

2003. . David White . . . . Gina Ghilino . . . . . . . .Chris Goddard . . . . . . . . . . Spenser Airey

2004. . David White . . . . Linda Minson . . . . . . .Austin Roberts . . . . . . . . . . Devin Airey

2005. . David White . . . . Linda Minson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily White

2006. . Oleg Stolarsky…  Linda Minson . . . . . . .Clayton Welsh . . . . . . . . . . Katie Jones

2007. . Oleg Stolarsky…  Linda Minson . . . . . . .Clayton Welsh . . . . . . . . . . Emily White

2008. . Oleg Stolarsky…  Linda Minson . . . . . . .James Stetson . . . . . . . . . . . Kaitlin Goddard

2009. . Oleg Stolarsky…  Linda Minson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaitlin Goddard

2010. . Oleg Stolarsky . . Ashley Brinkman . . . .Nick Burtchell . . . . . . . . . . Abby Kerber

2011. . Oleg Stolarsky . . Linda Minson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abby Kerber

2012. . Oleg Stolarsky . . Linda Minson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abby Kerber

2013..  Oleg Stolarsky…..Anne Kerber               

2014..  Oleg Stolarsky ….Gina Selinger           

 

Collegiate Winners

1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Shana Cole

1990 . . Mark Kanter . . . .Kristin Tomc

1994 . . Jason Swinger . . . Katie Swarts

1995 . . Jason Swinger . . . Michelle Nally

1997 . . Brad Cunningham. Beth Moberg

1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Lucke

1999 . . Allen Lucke . . . . Sarah Alliman

2000 . . Michael Wall

2001 . . Michael Wall

2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lauren Airey

2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lauren Airey

2003 . . Nathan Hagan . . . .Lauren Airey

2008 . . Ian Howell

2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brittany Burtchell


*  1967: Bill and Jane Gilges had the fastest times, but Emil Gehrig and Bea Lucas won because of a 5-county residency rule.


Designated Trophies

The following have been designated as memorial trophies. In order to maintain Club history, the Board of Directors has determined that the wording of the trophies (including retired trophies) should be published  on the club website. 


Bruce E. Norman Male Outstanding Skier Award

Bruce joined our Club in 1979. He was a popular and active member, serving on at least seven different committees, captaining softball and volleyball teams several times and acting as league manager. He founded and led the Clubs MS-150 Hilltamers bike team. Bruce went on over 35 ski trips with the Club and was a trip captain four times. An intermediate racer, he vowed he would get better and we knew he would.

Life never offered too much for Bruce. Liked by all, he treated everyone as if he had known them forever. He was asked to run for the board and was elected a director. Eleven days before he was to assume that position, Bruce went boating. When his boat was stuck by another, Bruces life was lost.

This Outstanding Skier award embodies the principles of a quest for excellence in performance, a spirit of friendly competition, and a desire to give back so that our Club can remain strong. That was Bruce. Bruce E. Norman, 1950–1992.

 

Jude Nally Memorial Trophy—Male Kandahar Champion

Jude Nally joined the KC Ski Club in 1976. He was active in several areas of the Club, but is best known for his contributions to and participation in the Race Committee. Jude was the Kandahar Champion in 1988 and 1997. His contributions were recognized in 1985 when he was named KCSCs Outstanding Skier.

Jude made a lasting impression on the KCSC race program. He strove to make the Kansas City Ski Clubs race program the best. He was a mentor to many aspiring racers. He will be a lasting example to all of us about how to win and lose with grace. Future races will never be the same without him, but his pres- ence will be felt and remembered.

 

 

Jerry Shadowen Memorial Trophy—Male Kandahar Champion

(retired trophy)

At 22, he climbed the Matterhorn, not “because it was there,” but because he hadnt done it yet. At 27, he entered a rodeo and rode a Brahma bull. At Monday night fitness sessions he attacked the last few laps around the gym as if an Olympic medal was at stake. To be first down through the powder at Winter Park he climbed the hill after the tow closed and spent a long, cold night huddled in a snowbank. In the morning as the patrol went up, he came down. The look on their faces was his reward. On his first ski trip, to Sun Valley in 1957, his awkward early efforts and snow-covered appearance led trip mates to tag him affectionately as “the abominable snowman.” Yet three years later he was Club champion. The original Kandahar trophy, which he retired after three straight victories, was his proudest possession. For the races he laced his long thongs so tight that his boots would come off before his skis. In 1964 he fell down twice, and still won.  Smoother, more polished skiers said, “beat Shadowen, it’ll be a cinch. But somehow they never could.

The sky offered a new challenge, and he took it up. On December 9, 1964, flying low and fast just as he had always skied, he missed a turn. His gold Kandahar medals were loose in his pocket when he died.

The life was one of total commitment to the things he loved.

 

Shirley Melton Memorial Trophy—Female Kandahar Champion

Shirley Melton joined the Ski Club in 1969. She was extremely active, working on numerous committees, serving as trip captain 4 times, as well as being Club Historian and a member of the Board of Directors. Her love of skiing and her dedication to tasks ultimately lead her to the Board of Directors for both the USSA and later the USRSA. Shirley had a real passion for racing. In 1975 she was the Club's female Kandahar Champion. She was extremely competitive and had a strong desire to win, but never put those desires ahead of being a compassionate and caring person. Whether she won or lost, she was gracious and upbeat, the mark of a true champion. Her bubbly personality, love of life, and her passion for racing resulted in her being the first woman inducted into the “Polish Ski Team.” Although weak and frail from chemotherapy, she returned to racing. Unfortunately, her race with cancer was one she could not win. In the hearts of the KCSC she will always be a winner and champion.

 

FSA Judy Cup Award

The Judy Cup has been awarded at FSA Ski Week every year since 1990. It is presented to the person who has made exemplary contributions to FSA, demonstrating service and/osportsmanship in the Flatlands' tradition. The recipient is selected by the FSA board. A member of the St. Louis Ski Club, Judy Nania was a true Flatlander, full of the racing spirit. She was a behind-the-scenes worker and race promoter. Judy passed away in 1989 from cancer. Her memory is preserved by a loving cup awarded each year to an outstanding individual who exhibits Judys drive and dedication. Emanuel Tidona in 2002 is the only KCSC member to receive this high honor.


FSA Dave Vannett - Race Director's Cup

In November 2006, the FSA community lost a very dear friend and long time FSA participant, David L Vannett.  Dave was an expert skier and avid promoter of NASTAR and FSA race events.  He was always interested in not only trying to better himself, but also instruct others that wanted to learn or just become better skiers.  The 2006-2007 Board of Directors honored Dave by creating the Dave Vannett - Race Director's Cup to honor Vannett.  The Race Directors each year award the cup to someone, group, or FSA Club that had a significant achievement at that year's FSA Race Week.  The first annual recipient of the Dave Vannett - Race Director's Cup was KCSC member David White.  Like Dave Vannett, David White is always promoting racing events and sharing his knowledge and love of racing to anyone that wants to learn or just become a better skier or racer. 

 Club Policies:

Policy Manual
•Trip Regulations 

    

 Club Management Forms:

Past Presidents: 

1955–56......... Boyd Miller

1956–57......... Bud Muller

1957–58......... Gay Wetherill

1958–59......... Ted Fletcher

1959–60......... Perry Johnson

1960–61......... Ben Sharp

1961............... John Brynstad

1962............... Tom McGee

1962–63......... Ron Pfost

1963–64......... Bill Gilges

1964–65......... Russ Bartlett

1965–66......... Bud Kahn

1966–67......... Charlie Wren

1967–68......... Ted Ruhling

1968–69......... Ben Guenther

1969–70......... Amir Pambechy

1970–71......... Dick Moseley

1971............... Dick Zamjahn

1972............... Roger Miller

1972–73......... Ken Moody

1973–74......... Ed Gund

1974–75......... Bob White

1975–76......... Dean Lawrence

1976–77......... Dick Selensky

1977–78......... Larry Ross

1978–79......... William ‘Frosty’ Thomas

1979–80......... Dana Schroeder

1980–81......... Tom Hall

1981–82......... Allen Carl

1982–83......... Jim Kirby

1983–84......... John Cassidy

1984–85......... Larry Allen

1985–86......... Rich Brown

1986–87......... Sharon Schrick

1987–88......... John Seward

1988–89......... Ruthann Bean

1989–90......... Joan Watanabe

1990–91......... Roy Hopkins

1991–92......... Ann McElhenny

1992–93......... Emanuel Tidona

1993–94......... Bill Johnson

1994–95......... Linda Minson

1995–96......... Jerry Lopez

1996–97......... Mary Herring

1997–98......... Doug Kage

1998–99......... Colleen Kirch

1999–2000..... Jonetta Mohler

2000–2001..... Craig Robinson

2001–2002..... Bill Nees

2002–2003..... Darrell Looney

2003-2004 ..... Pat Coffman

2004-2005 ..... Loretta Rhodus

2005-2006 ..... Dee Grout

2006-2007 ..... DJ Jeselnik

2007-2008 ..... Dennis Evans

2008-2009 ..... Matt Phipps

2009-2010 ..... Eric Lynn

2010-2011 ..... Barb Ballenger

2011-2012 ..... Jerry Lopez

2012-2013 ..... Jerry Lopez

2013-2014 ..... Nancy Cochran

2014-2015 ..... Jerry Lopez
2015-2016.......Rich Parish
 

Honorary Members:

 

Allen Cox, Crested Butte, CO

Billy Kidd, Steamboat Springs, CO

Hans Reiger, Aspen, CO

Joe Spinello, Kansas City, MO

Aileen Chellis, Kansas City, MO

Jane Brace, Shawnee Mission, KS

Rodney Robinson, Shawnee Mission, KS

Bill & Janie Gilges, Leawood, KS

John McDonald, Kansas City, MO