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Mettle Award Winners

Current Mettle Award Winner: Willie Lambert

Willie Lambert

Mettle Award Winners

2008: Willie Lambert
2007: Frank Weinhold
2006: Cheryl Haefele
2005: Ed Keller
2004: Norma Weiser
2003: Brad Rhoden
2002: Tony Estes
2001: Fred Clark & Wes Nicholson
2000: Dave Halferty
1999: Marla Rhoden
1998: Jim Edwards
1997: Karen Yokley
1996: Pete Ross-Gotta
1995: Bob Sample
1994: Angela (Ayala) McDaniel

The Mettle Award was first presented to Angela (Ayala) McDaniel in recognition of her courage to face the incredible challenge of training for and competing in the Leadville 100 (mile) Ultra-marathon. In doing so she undertook a challenge that few if any of the members of the Sunflower Striders would even dare to consider. Each year since then the Mettle Award has been used to honor someone who has either sought out such a new and uncommon challenge on their own or faced down incredible adversity.

The award is intended to recognize those that embody this definition and the spirit that Angela demonstrated: That no challenge is too great. Generally the award is given to one individual although multiple individuals have been honored some years. Only current Sunflower Striders members that have been active (paid dues) for at least two years are eligible for the award. Nominations should be typed or written and must be submitted to a Sunflower Striders’ board member before December 15. Each nomination should include the individual’s name and an explanation of how they have reflected the spirit of the Mettle Award through their perseverance in facing new and uncommon challenges. The past Mettle Award winners will be charged with selecting the next Mettle Award winner from the nominations, and will not be eligible to win the Mettle Award again. The previous winners will meet prior to January 15 with each previous winner eligible to cast one vote. The highest ranking club officer that has not won the Mettle Award and is not among the current year’s nominees, shall schedule this meeting, and distribute copies of nominations to previous Mettle winners. This officer will also preside over the meeting but will not have voting rights. The voters may discuss the nominees among themselves prior to voting, but only one vote shall be taken by secret ballot. Previous winners that are unable to attend the scheduled meeting may vote absentee prior to the selection meeting by submitting a sealed envelope to the officer that will preside over the meeting. The Mettle Award winner will be the nominee that receives the greatest number of votes. Only individuals nominated by another Sunflower Strider will be eligible for the award.

The award winner will be recognized at the Sunflower Striders’ banquet with a plaque and a copy of the nomination submitted on their behalf.

2016 Members

Stacie Baquero
John & Lila Bartel
George Bernheimer
Lana & Bob Best
Nick Buek
Dale Channel
Rudy Chavez
Scott & Rebecca Cole
Kathleen Deeter
Heiko Detlefsen
Jim & Ethel Edwards
Mark Elliott
Neal & Karen Farron
Larry & Elaine Gill
James & Linda Griffin
Cheryl Haefele
Karla Huffman
Sarah Hunter
Jeff HussSteve Ingersoll
Matthew Ledell
Jan W Leuenberger
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Candi Meerpohl
Justin and Vanessa Moss
Dave Newbery
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Claire Phillips
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson
Tanya & Dave Scott
Robert, Nici, Angelica Soria
Lon Stanton
Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Joe Wagenblast
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
Israel Wasserstein
Les Watson
Jane Weiler
Frank Weinhold
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger

 

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