The annual IWSA Fall Banquet and Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, November 8th at Dawson's Too Restaurant in Brownsburg, Indiana. Guests and awards recipients enjoyed the dinner, a brief business meeting highlighted by the Notre Dame game, and the awards presentations. MC John Kniesly spiced up the ceremony with his picturesque banter and was accompanied by Nate Smith handing out the actual awards. Of special interest were the two Hall of Fame inductees, Kim Contos and Steve Plummer. A poster display and memorabilia for each inductee added to the event.
Award winners were:
Grassroots Skiers of the Year - Chris Banquis and David Marbaugh
Comeback Skier of the Year - Dan Reed
Trick Skier of the Year - Molly Harrison
Male Skier of the Year - Nate Smith
Skier of the Year - Jared Sharkey
Female Skier of the Year - Philippa Shedd
Volunteer Club of the Year - Indy Skiers - Dave Clifford
Club of the Year - Silent Shores
Volunteer of the Year - Neal Smith
Most Improved SKier of the Year - Julie Mishler
Junior Skier of the Year - Alexis Mishler
Veteran Woman Skier of the Year - Prissy Edwards
Hall of Fame - Kim Contos and Steve Plummer
In addition to the awards, the announcement for next year's IWSA State Championships site will be Cindenway Shores. The slate of officers for the 2015 season were also announced and will be available at a later date.
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