US Pilot Categories for the 2014 Contest Year

[ Last updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 at 05:19 GMT ]

From the SSA WWW Server: Updated December 28, 1999

"Each year the SSA compiles a Pilot Ranking List from results achieved in SSA-sanctioned competitions during the previous three years. Using this list, pilots are placed into one of four Categories, according to the following scheme:


These listings are based on the SSA membership number of the pilot, and their attribution is not always unambiguous.   The score sheets frequently just say "Smith", or "Leonard", and there may well be errors in identifying the correct member of the clan.   The McX and MacX names may be mutilated as well.

Please help straighten things out, and send along any corrections.


Last updated Tuesday, 20 January 2015 at 05:19 GMT

Category I [ 68 pilots ]
Arnold, Sarah Kelly Ashcraft, Luke Berry, Wallace D., Jr. Butler, Richard W. Clark, Robin Cochrane, John H. Deane, Peter Echeverry, Gonzalo, Jr. Fidler, Sean Fletcher, Robert W. Franke, Sean Robert Gaisford, Phillip Anthony Garner, James K. 'Chip' Gawthrop, Bill Gimmey, Ray Greenhill, David John Huss, Marvin C. Indrebo, Rick Ittner, Gary N. Jacobs, Douglas L. Jaeger, Barry E. Keene, Mark Kelley, Thomas E. Kerns, William G. Kozlik, Wiktor Krolikowski, Ryszard Leonard, David Litt, Baudouin Mann, Erik H. Martin, David V. McAllister, Timothy S. Mertins, Enrique Mockler, David R. Murphy, Sean P. Nelson, Erik Nels Nixon, Henry M., Jr. Northcraft, Stephen A. Owen, Richard P. Paynter, G. Frank Pin, François G. Retting, Henry P. Ridenour, Ronald N. Robison, Michael R. Rogers, Walter A. Ruehle, William R. Sazhin, Daniel Seaborn, Walter John, III Seymour, John C. Smith, Michael F. Sorenson, Danny Kenneth Sorenson, Kenneth G. Springford, David Striedieck, Karl H. Szemplinski, Jerzy Tabery, Ronald S. Taylor, Timothy A. Tyler, Allison H., Jr. Wade, Noel Walker, Jack A., Jr. Walters, Richard F. Weissenbuehler, Heinz, Jr. Welles, Gillette 'Tim' Westbrook, Michael S. Wichman, Todd Willat, Boyd Jason Willat, Garret I. Zieba, Jerry Zimmerman, Sam R., III
Category II [ 110 pilots ]
Acee, Moses J. Acree, Randy Adams, Aland B. Alexander, Peter T. Arndt, Steve Athuil, Phillip Barnes, Allan Blackburn, Andy Bonniere, D. Boone, Jerry Brayer, Andrew Briggs, Paul Caldwell, Robert Cannon, Walter B. Coggins, David L. Coggins, Steven Colacevich, Sergio Cole, William W. Condon, Tony Cramer, Warren Culbertson, Rick Culpepper, Mark Cumiford, James H., Jr. Dennis, Martin Deutsch, Mitchell Dunning, Robert Elliott, William P. Faris, Bob Fosha, Kathryn M. Franke, Manfred W. Funston, Craig Funston, Nelson E. Gardner, Tim Giltner, Samuel C. Gough, Andy F. Gradinski, Nikola Grant, Martin Green, George D. Hanke, George Herron, Matt Allison Hill, William G., III Hilty, Grant C. Hollenberg, Randall W. Hudson, Mitchell C. Huffstutler, Mark Hughes, Jonathan Kellerman, Richard Koerner, Steve Kroesch, Donald F. Krueger, Wilfried Ladd, Daniel M. Larimore, Stuart B. Lee, Jim Leonard, Steven Leslie, Gregg T. Lewis, Curtis L., Jr. Linnekin, Dennis Lubon, John Ludeman, Evan M. Lynch, Mallory B. Mackie, Derek Martin, James D. Martin, Tim McGowin, Tim McIntire, Louis McMaster, Justin McMaster, Leonard R. Mecklenburg, Greg Mercier, Robert J., Jr. Monroe, Clay Moran, Ryan Morozov, Sergei Murray, John McLean Nadler, David R. Newgard, Peter Mike Payne, James M. Purves, Keith Reinholt, Craig J. Richards, Kerry T. Roberts, Sheridan Russell, Jeffrey R. Ryan, Charles Salvo, Robert A. Sandercock, Morgan Scarpelli, Peter Schmidt, Mark Schwartz, Ronald Roy Seifried, Paul Seymour, Matthew Shugg, Greg Silva, Fernando B. Sinclair, John S. Smolder, Clement A., II Snead, William B. Spitz, Robert W. Steele, Joe Steiber, Joerg Stewart, James P. Sullivan, Monty Claus Szczepaniak, Luke Taylor, Stephen Thompson, Mike Van Grunsven, Richard Vihlen, Steven C. Volkmann, David R. Wasness, Donald S. Wasserbauer, Mark Wyman, Lynn Edward Young, Christopher C. Zapolski, Arkady

Category III [ 219 pilots ]
Akerley, Mark Anderson, Kevin R. Andrews, Richard John Arnold, Jason A. Baird, Jeff G. Baldwin, J. Rand Banarhall, John Banks, Howard A. Bearden, Chip Bell, Kenneth F. Bennet, Nico Betzoldt, Glenn Bird, Brian A. Birecki, Henryk Blanchi, Christophe Boerner, Raul D. Bojack, John G., Jr. Bourgeois, Roy A. Brack, Joseph J. Brooks, Michael Buchanan, Roger N. Burgess, David Burns, Andrew Burton, A. W. Bush, Lane Byrne, Ronald Cannon, Woodward Carter, Gary E. Case, Brian F. Chouinard, Lou Ciesielski, Tomasz Clarke, Ronald William Cluxton, Robert J., III Cook, Daniel Cook, Robert E. Cotter, John J., III Coucke, David Crawford, Alasdair Cserfoi, Gyula Darke, Jim de Baghy, Andre DeLeon, Robert Dezzutti, John P. Dismukes, Robert K. Dixon, Thomas F. Drury, Bill John Dudley, John Earlywine, John K. Eatman, Douglas P. Eisenbeiss, Duane Evans, Gary Falbaum, Hartley L. Fidler, Robert G. Finke, Kevin Fleming, Robin G. Fletcher, Scott C. Fotheringham, Alexander Fowler, Roger Frantz, James S. Friesen, Bruce C. Frost, Charles Fuss, Peter S. Gadowski, Boguslaw R. Gaechter, Tony Gagen, William T. Garrison, James C. Gonitzke, Matt Good, John F. Goshorn, Kenneth Graves, Michael T. Gray, Douglas G. Gurnett, Donald A. Hanke, Tim P. Harms, Samuel R. Harte, John G. Harvey, Bob (Robert) Hawkins, Mark Herron, Matt Higgins, Michael Higginson, Bob Hill, Steve Hollestelle, Ed Holliday, Robert Holtz, Russell Huenl, Fred Hurni, Robert L. Iacobucci, John J., Dr. Ichikawa, Makoto Iturregui, Miguel Iuliano, Robert E. Jackson, Joe M. Jackson, Robert D. Jones, Philip D. Kaleta, Richard R. Kalinsky, Omri Kelley, Glen A. Kelly, Peter J., Jr. Kennedy, Nicholas Kilian, Herbert Kirby, Kerry Knauff, Thomas L. Knuths, Kristian Kobus, Andrzej Kochanski, Kenneth J. Kohler, Richard L. Kuhlke, Lee Lamb, Jim L. Lambert, Eric J. Langelaan, Willem Larsen, Tim Leonard, Ronald A. Liddell, Eric G. Lineberry, Wesley L. Maag, Andrew MacKenzie, David A. Macys, Robert Maleady, Richard M. Malosse, Jean J. Mandelbaum, Juan Marshall, Michael Mason, Steve Matticola, Mark F. Mayo, Michael J. McCarron, Michael E. McKnight, Thomas N. McKrell, Matthew McQuigg, Andrew R. Mead, Colin Michael, Matt Miller, Keith R. Milner, Brian J. Mittell, John E. Moore, Thomas V. Mulder, John Murray, Greg J. Murray, James L. Murry, Stefan J. Nasadowski, Martin W. Negro, Alberto Neilson, Randy Neitzey, Shane C. Neumann, Ulrich Nichols, Steve O'Leary, George Oliver, Michael Olson, Christopher J. Olson, Daniel E. Ossorio, Alfonso H. Paavola, Stephen H. Parker, Michael Noel Peters, Andrew A. Petersen, Charles Pfiffner, Richard H. Pfortner, Peter Pixton, David H. Pollock, Jordan E. Price, James L. Profota, Don L. Ramsey, A. Wharton Reagan, Daniel Redweik, Eric P. Reeves, Joe Reid, Jayne E. Reid, Michael R. Resor, Brian Richard, Robert H. Richardson, Bill Ringertz, Ulf Rise, James Rohde, Howard Rose, Philip N. Rose, Ronald Rubus, Gary M. Ruegger, Werner Ruf, Chris Schroth, Stefan Shakman, Michael L. Shepherd, Joseph M. Shore, James D. Shugg, Mark D. Smith, Leigh Smith, Michael S. Smith, Pendleton W. Stant, Kirk E. Stimac, Mike Stojkovic, Branko Stringfellow, Michael Stroud, Terry Sullivan, John Szafarczyk, Sylvia Takallu, M.A Taylor, Clyde E. Templin, Robert Teuber, Peter Thar, William E. Thomas, Clayton J. Tuckey, Patrick Luke Turiano, Anthony Udd, Thomas E. Ungermann, Chris Urbanczyk, Kirk Vakkur, George J. Van Der Linden, David Van Gastel, Paul Vassel, Bruno, IV Vickland, Clayton W. Von Hellens, C. Robert Vreeken, Dennis Wajda, Marian Waldo, Charles Jr. Ware, Rob Weber, John H. Wiederkehr, Anthony Wiercioch, Krzysztof Wille, Chad C. Williams, Catherine A. Wrobel, Dan Zelek, Daniel Zentner, York

Category IV [ 143 pilots ]
Abbott, David Abreu, Claudio Adams, Gary Aiken, Geoffrey Alley, Lynn Alton, Jim Anisman, David Armour, Michael Armour, Michael & Ashcroft, John P. Baker, Daniel L. Baldwin, Harry L. Bargainnier, David R. Barkow, Thomas A. Barkow, Thomas A. & Barnard, Bruce D. Barr, John Barry, Colin Bauder, F. S. Bell, Don J. Bilheux, Jean Bluedorn, C. Britton Bogdanovich, Pedja Bowman, Hal Bowshot, Robert Scott Brain, John Valentin Brockman, Steve Bruegmann, Malte Cameron, Stephen F. Campbell, Jay D. Carlyle, John M. Charchian, Loris (Lorry) J. Cleveland, David Cole, David M. Cramer, James Cripps, Nigel Deas, Jason Delp, Gregory E. Donahoo, Melvin Donie, Rol Dripps, Aaron Dunkel, Dave Edrei, Michael Eichendorf, Roy Fairbain, Jacob Farnsworth, Virginia Farra, Ralph Farry, Kristin Fisher, Glenn Fox, Harry Fuller, Richard G. Funk, Edwin Gaines, David D. Gasper, Rob Geiger, William Gillespie, Charles Gillis, Matt Godfrey, John D. Good, Patrick P. Gossfeld, Tim Grosso, Maurice Guerin, Marianne Gunther, Christian K. Gutgsell, Matthew Hansman, John Hanson, William D. Hayes, Brad Heaphy, David Herrmann, James J. Hill, Brad Hodgins, Greg Hudson, Robert Hull, William Hunter, Michael Iglesias, Hector E. Janney, Robert Jardini, Mark Johnson, Steven P. Jousma, Irwin J. Knoll, William C. Krautter, David L. Lackey, Curtis LaGrone, Travis Lemon, Bryant Leve, Robert M. Levy, Niv Lohre, Charles R. Loken, Halvar Y. Lombard, Jacobus G. McGinnis, Richard McLaughlin, Patrick Michalik, Stephen A. Michalowski, Roman Miller, Robert Mockler, Daniel Moos, Milton H. Neely, Timothy Nockles, William A. Norton, Robert E. Pagano, Benjamin Pate, E. G. Patterson, Charles R. Prigge, Uwe Rathbun, Steven Reilly, David Rezac, Lauren J. Riddlebarger, Jeffery W. Roberts, Larry L. Root, Leonard Rossignol, Greg Rutledge, Todd K. Salzwedel, Todd J. Saunders, George Shaw, Kevin L. Sill, Sarah Simpson, Gerald A. Slocum, James E. Smith, Keith I. Snyder, Doug Soldan, Rafael Stanley, David Sullivan, Brent Sutton, Ronald T. Swanson, John Swinchoski, Thomas Tate, Barton Thome, Jeffrey Townsend, Daniel Steve von Tresckow, Peter Vredenburg, Peter Wach, Lance Walker, Wayne Warner, Steven W. Watson, Darrel E. Weaver, David Wilcox, Kevin Wilkinson, Ephriam B. Williams, Henry S. Wuerth, Sebastian Yates, Daniel Zanze, David Zentner, York Zeug, Leon


¹ One year extension for having served as a contest official: Kelley, Thomas E.
"3.2 Extension of Entry Priority A non-entrant who acts as a contest official named in Rule 3.1 and who is listed in the SSA Pilot Ranking List is eligible for a one-year extension on that list. Such an extension must be requested of the SSA in writing and may not occur more often than once in three years."
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