USA Roller Sports

 

Athletes Hall of Fame - The USARS Amateur Athletes Hall of Fame was instituted in 1983 to honor those individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to the sport of roller skating.  Only those who, through their skating performances, have materially influenced and enriched the sport shall be considered for election to the Hall.  Election to the Amateur Athletes Hall of Fame will be considered annually by the USARS Hall of Fame Committee for those persons who have transformed competitive roller skating through their athletic achievements in their chosen event or discipline.  Such contributions must be of a lasting nature. See below criteria.

 

 

THE USARS AMATEUR ATHLETES ROLLER SKATING HALL OF FAME - 2/3/02

 

Purpose:

The USARS Amateur Athletes Hall of Fame was instituted in 1983 to honor those individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to the sport of roller skating.  Only those who, through their skating performances, have materially influenced and enriched the sport shall be considered for election to the Hall of Fame.  Election to the Amateur Athletes Hall of Fame will be considered annually by the USARS Hall of Fame Committee for those persons who have transformed competitive roller skating through their athletic achievements in their chosen event or discipline.  Such contributions must be of a lasting nature.

 

Criteria: 

1.         The person/team must have influenced all other competitors in his or her discipline through one or more of the following: innovations in movement or style; high performance standards; training or competitive techniques; or persistent and inspirational leadership.

 

2.         The numbers of skating titles won by an individual or team, or the length of their amateur career is not an automatic qualification for election to the Hall.  However, these factors may be taken into account in considering the individual's high performance standards or their persistent and inspirational leadership.

 

3.         The individual's contribution to the sport of roller skating must have been made during the time he or she was competing as an amateur athlete.

 

4.         Eligibility for election to the Hall of Fame shall not be limited to skaters from one or more specific amateur roller skating bodies.  Specifically, not only skaters affiliated with USARS shall be considered, but also those individuals who competed under the auspices of other roller skating sports organizations.  These include, but are not limited to:  United States Federation of Amateur Roller Skaters, United States Amateur Roller Skating Association, Roller Skating Rink Operators Association, and other, pre-1937 federations such as the Western Skating Association, International Skating Union of America, and the Amateur Roller Skating Association of America.

 

5.         Regardless of which organization the individual skated under, or how great his or her accomplishments are said to be, proof of the individual's contributions to the sport of roller skating must exist for the individual to be eligible for election to the Hall.  Such documentary proof shall consist of published archival and library items, and reports of interviews conducted with the individual's contemporaries.  If possible, all of the individual's contributions should be confirmed in at least three different sources.

 

6.         Although the selection of individuals to the Hall of Fame shall not be limited to American citizens, only those skaters who have made significant contributions of a lasting nature to the sport of roller skating in the United States shall be eligible.

 

7.         Individuals must be retired from official national or world competitions and must not have competed at the elite level of that discipline for cash prizes for a minimum of five (5) competitive seasons to be eligible for election to the Hall of Fame.

 

8.         In the case of the death of an outstanding amateur skater who meets all of the requirements, other than #7 listed above, the USARS Board of Directors, by unanimous secret ballot, may waive the time requirement listed under #7.

 

9.         The annual number of individuals or teams that may be inducted in the Amateur Athletes Hall of Fame is limited to three or less nominees in the Current category (five years or more retired from competition) and one additional nominee may be proposed in the Veteran category (retired at least 15 years).  Any number in excess of this limitation must receive 2/3 approval from the USARS Board of Directors.

 

Past inductees are:

2012 (114 Total)
Joy Woog-Garvey, Phoenix, Arizona – Inline Hockey
Anne Camins, Chicago, Illinois – Inline Hockey
Julie Brandt Glass, Olympia, Washington – Speed
David DeMotte, Sacramento, California – Artistic


2011 (110 Total)
Keith Turner, Kernersville, North Carolina – Speed
Roland Cioni, Norristown, Pennsylvania - Speed


2010 (None Inducted)


2009 (109 Total)
Chad Hedrick, Spring, Texas – Speed
Theresa Cliff, Cedar Springs, Michigan – Speed Skating


 

2008 (None inducted in 2008)

 

2007 (107 Total):

     Eric Anderson, El Cajon, California - Artistic

     Vicci King, Puyallup, Washington - Speed

     Terry Shook, Grosse Pointe, Michigan - Inline Hockey

     Dorothy Cochrane, Levittown, New York - Artistic

 

2006 (104 Total)

     April Dayney (Jacobson), Midlothian, Virginia - Artistic

     Derek Downing, Roswell, Georgia - Speed

     Boyd Sutton, Huntington Beach, California - Inline Hockey

 

2005 (101 Total)

     Gypsy Lucas-Tidwell, Waco, Texas- Speed

     Cheryl Ezzell, Spring Texas - Speed

     Dieter Kochan, Madison, Wisconsin - Inline Hockey

 

2004 (98 Total)

     Scott Rupp, St. Charles, Missouri - Puck/Inline Hockey

     Daryn Goodwin, Carlsbad, California - Inline Hockey

     Darlene Kessinger, Louisville, Kentucky - Speed

 

2003 (95 Total)

     Dub Graham, Port Neches, Texas - Hardball Hockey

     Plim Howard, Round Hill, Virginia - Hardball Hockey

     Michael Duffey, San Diego, California - Inline Hockey

     Dante Muse, West Des Moines, Iowa - Speed

 

2002 (92 Total)

     Jennifer Rodriguez, Miami, Florida - Artistic and Speed

     Derek Parra, Dover, Delaware - Speed

     Heath Medeiros, East Warwick, Rhode Island - Artistic

     Steven Findlay, Waterford, Michigan - Artistic

 

2001 (88 Total)

       Roy Huckaby, Port Neches Texas - Hockey

       Curt Craton and Teresa Tilson Santoscoy, Fountain Valley, California - Artistic

 

2000 (85 Total)

       Richard Chado, II, Rancho Cucamonga, California - Hardball Hockey

 

1999 (84 Total)

Deanna Parker, Des Moines, Iowa - Speed

Doug Wait and Deanna Monahan, San Jose, California - Artistic

Virgil Dooley, Livonia, Michigan - Speed

 

 

1998 (80)

John Arishita & Tammy Jerue - Artistic

June Henrich - Artistic

 

 

1997 (77)

Larry McGrew & Tina Jerue - Artistic

Greg Goody & Jodee Viola - Artistic

Scott Cohen - Artistic

Fred Ludwig - Artistic

 

1996 (71)

Skip Clinton - Artistic

Lynn Suwinski - Artistic

Ken Benson & Robyn Young - Artistic

Robbie Coleman - Artistic

 

1995 (67)

Scott Myers & Anna Marie Danks - Artistic

Debra Palm - Artistic

Peggy Wallace & Norman Latin - Artistic

Edgar Watrous - Artistic

 

1994 (63)

Kevin Carroll - Artistic

Gregg  Smith - Artistic

Beth Tucker Kuettel - Speed

 

1993 (60)

Walter Bickmever - Artistic

Ron Sabo & Darlene Waters - Artistic Pairs

Debbie Erdmann - Artistic

 

1992 (56)

Tina Kneisley DuLong & Paul Price - Artistic Pairs

Mary Merrell - Speed

Dickie Sisson - Ball Hockey

Margaret Williams Walker - Artistic Singles & Pairs

 

1991 (52)

Bobby Kaiser - Speed

Kathleen O'Brien-Di Felice - Artistic

 

1990 (50)

David Golub and Angela Famiano - Artistic Pairs

Tony St. Jacques - Artistic

Tom Peterson - Speed

 

1989 (47)

Mark Howard and Cindy Smith - Artistic Dance

Marcia Yager - Speed

Robb Dunn - Speed

 

1988 (44)

Tim McGuire - Artistic

Tim Small - Speed

 

1987 (42)

John LaBriola and Debra Coyne-LaBriola - Artistic Dance

Carolyn Sliger - Artistic

John Matejec - Artistic

 

1996 (39)

Dan Littel and Fleurette Arseneault - Artistic

Randy Dayney  - Artistic

Arthur "Buzz" Kerwin - Artistic and Speed

 

1985 (36)

April Allen - Artistic

Jane Puracchio Wojnarowsky - Artistic

Natalie Dunn Fries - Artistic

Pat Bergin - Speed

Ronald and Gail Robovitsky - Artistic Pairs

Linda Jo Baker - Artistic

Edward Perales - Speed

Richard Gustafson - Artistic and Speed

Dickey Thibodeaux - Hockev

Ray Chappatta and Karen Meiia - Artistic Pairs

Richard Horne and Jane Pankey - Artistic Dance

Michael Jacques - Artistic

 

1984 (24)

Jack Courtney - Artistic

Patricia Ann Caroll - Artistic

William Ferraro - Artistic

George Grudza - Speed

Nancy Lee Parker - Artistic

Johnny "Preacher" Black - Ball Hockey

Gail Locke and William Pate, Jr. - Artistic

H.J.T. and Joan Lidstone - Artistic

Sylvia Haffke - Artistic

David Tassinari - Artistic

Adolph Wacker and Linda Mottice - Artistic

Leon Kimm - Speed

 

1983 (12)

Laurene Anselmi - Artistic

Cecil Davis and Phyllis Bulleigh - Artistic

Bettie Jennings and Clifford Shattenkirk - Artistic

Nancy Kromis - Artistic

Joan and Robert LaBriola - Artistic

Rick Mulligan - Artistic

J.W. Norcross,  Jr. - Artistic

Evelyn Olsen - Speed

Marilyn Roberts and Gary Castro - Artistic

Shirley Snyder Weaver - Artistic

Walter Stakosa - Artistic

Charles Wahlig - Artistic and Speed