Maurice Swihart The Dennis Snead Roller Speed Skating Award

July 18, 2016, 5:16 p.m. (ET)

THE DENNIS SNEAD ROLLER SPEED SKATING AWARD is given to individuals who have shown exceptional dedication and effort over extended time in service to speed skating as referees, scorers and significant competition support officials.  This year the award goes to Maurice Swihart of Wichita, Kansas, who began as an official in 1972 and advanced to serving as a National Referee who officiated 22 consecutive Indoor National Championships, 15 consecutive Outdoor National Championships, 8 World Championships and other international events and competitions.