1-26 Marion C. Cruce Trophy


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Awarded each year to the 1-26 Soaring Champion, as determined at the annual 1-26 Championships. This is an international event, pilots from any nation are invited to participate.

The Marion C. Cruce Trophy is a large sterling silver punch bowl (with tray and cups) which was donated to the 1-26 Association in 1966 by Mr. and Mrs. Cruce. This perpetual trophy is awarded each year to the 1-26 Champion, the highest scoring individual entry in the 1-26 Championships.

Past 1-26 Champions are:
2019 - Daniel Nezgoda: Moriarty, NM
2018 - JimBob Slocum: Caesar Creek, OH
2017 - JimBob Slocum: Moriarty, NM
2016 - Ron Schwartz: Moriarty, NM
2015 - C. Robert von Hellens: Minden, NV
2014 - No contest: Caesar Creek, OH
2013 - Daniel Sazhin: Moriarty, NM
2012 - Bob Hurni: Midlothian, TX
2010 - Key Dismukes: Lancaster, SC
2008 - Vern Hutchinson: Midlothian, TX
2006 - Ron Schwartz: Parowan, UT
2005 - Kevin Ford: Moriarty, NM
2004 - John Wrona: Midlothian, TX
2003 - Ron Schwartz: Caesar Creek, OH
2002 - Bob von Hellens: Bullseye, CO
2001 - Bob von Hellens: Hobbs, NM
2000 - Pat Tuckey: Midlothian, TX
1999 - Bob von Hellens: Hobbs, NM
1998 - Mark Keene: Elmira, NY
1997 - Pat Tuckey: Midlothian, TX
1996 - Pat Tuckey: Ionia, MI
1995 - Dan Mockler: Moriarty, NM
1994 - Dan Mockler: Littlefield, TX
1993 - Bob Gravance: Albert Lea, MI
1992 - Ron Schwartz: Midlothian, TX
1991 - Ron Schwartz: Caesar Creek, OH
1990 - Dave Mockler: Odessa, TX
1989 - Don Wemple: El Tiro, AZ
1988 - Dave Mockler: Midlothian, TX
1987 - Ron Schwartz: Caesar Creek, OH
1986 - Dave Mockler: Owl Canyon, CO
1985 - Charles Shaw: Sparks, NV
1984 - Harry L. Baldwin, Jr.: Hobbs, NM
1983 - Harry L. Baldwin, Jr.: Midlothian, TX
1982 - Ted Teach: Caesar Creek, OH
1981 - Dave Mockler: Air Force Academy, CO
1980 - Dave Mockler: Ionia, MI
1979 - Bob Gravance: El Mirage, CA
1978 - Scott Imlay: Hobbs, NM
1977 - Harry V. Senn: Black Forest, CO
1976 - no contest: Chester, SC
1975 - Harry L. Baldwin, Jr.: Caddo Mills, TX
1974 - Harry L. Baldwin, Jr.: Pearblossom, CA
1973 - Ted Teach: Black Forest, CO
1972 - no contest: Harris Hill, NY
1971 - William B. Cleary: Estrella, AZ
1970 - A. C. Williams: Hobbs, NM
1969 - no contest: Richmond, IN
1968 - John Brittingham: Pearblossom, CA
1967 - John Brittingham: Black Forest, CO
1966 - A. C. Williams: Guthrie, OK
1965 - Walter Briggs: Harris Hill, NY


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