The Standard Class Trophy


Awarded each year to the U.S. National Standard Class Soaring Champion, as determined at the annual U.S. National Standard Class Soaring Championships.

The original trophy was retired in 2000 and the new one (shown here) created by Ruth Gimmey and Tom Huffstutler.

( photo courtesy of Richard Hall )

Past U.S. National Standard Class Soaring Champions are:
2019 - Tom Holloran: Caesar Creek, OH
2018 - Phil Gaisford: Midlothian, TX
2017 - Rich Owen: Cordele GA
2016 - Biff Huss: Nephi, UT
2015 - Phil Gaisford: Harris Hill, NY
2014 - No Contest
2013 - Robert Fletcher: Benton, TN
2012 - Phil Gaisford: Mifflin, NV
2011 - Phil Gaisford: Cordele, GA
2010 - No contest: Hobbs, NM
2009 - David J. Greenhill: Montague, CA
2008 - Michael F. Smith: Cordele, GA
2007 - Gary Ittner: Hobbs, NM
2006 - James K. (Chip) Garner: Uvalde, TX
2005 - James K. (Chip) Garner: Caesar Creek, OH
2004 - Mark Keene: Hobbs, NM
2003 - Doug Jacobs: Montague, CA
2002 - Tom Beltz: Hobbs, NM
2001 - Richard Hall: Reedsville, PA
2000 - Sam Giltner: Littlefield, TX
1999 - James K. (Chip) Garner: Minden, NV
1998 - Doug Jacobs: Uvalde, TX
1997 - Clarendon Bowman: Cordele, GA
1996 - Karl Striedieck: Moriarty, NM
1995 - John Byrd: Montague, CA
1994 - Doug Jacobs: Warren-Sugarbush, VT
1993 - Richard Walters: Uvalde, TX
1993 - Eric Mozer: Uvalde, TX
1992 - Karl Striedieck: Littlefield, TX
1991 - Tom Beltz: Reedsville, PA
1990 - Bruce Dyson: Hobbs, NM
1989 - No contest
1988 - Ray Gimmey: Minden, NV
1987 - Tom Beltz: Uvalde, TX
1986 - Michael Opitz: Cordele, GA
1985 - Tom Beltz: Hobbs, NM
1984 - Eric H. Mozer: Hutchinson, KS
1983 - John Byrd: Cordele, GA
1982 - Eric H. Mozer: El Mirage, CA
1981 - Karl Striedieck: Hobbs, NM
1980 - Karl Striedieck: Elmira, NY
1979 - Dave Culpepper: Hutchinson, KS
1978 - Laszlo Horvath: Marana, AZ
1977 - Eric H. Mozer: Ionia, MI
1976 - Ray Gimmey: Hutchinson, KS
1975 - Ross Briegleb: Minden, NV
1974 - Richard H. Johnson: Hobbs, NM
1973 - Karl Striedieck: Chester, SC
1972 - Tom Beltz: Marfa, TX
1971 - Rudy Allemann: Ephrata, WA
1970 - George B. Moffat, Jr.: Elmira, NY


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