Skier Recognition Pattersons
This week, we're shining the spotlight on IWSA's MVPs, (Most Valuable Pattersons). I'm referring, of course, to Mike and Patty Patterson, IWSA's version of a "power couple!" If you attend almost any IWSA tournament, you've undoubtedly seen these two working hard and making sure things run smoothly.
Well, you've seen Mike at least, Patty may be in an "undisclosed location" doing her thing as chief scorer, but you've heard her voice over the radios confirming scores and the next pass. Mike and Patty have devoted most of their summer weekends working IWSA ski tournaments for decades. I truly don't know what we'd do without them!
Let's highlight their credentials: Mike is a Senior Judge and Senior Driver for all three events. He is also a PanAm Slalom Judge. He often serves as Chief Judge or Chief Driver for our tournaments. Patty's list of credentials include Senior Scorer for all three events, Senior Slalom Judge, Regular Judge for tricks and jump, as well as a Trained Driver. She serves as Chief Scorer at most Indiana tournaments. They both are past recipients of the prestigious Rollie Williams Award, presented to outstanding members of IWSA. They are also co-developers of one of our great tournament sites.....Silent Shores near Thorntown, Indiana.
Mike and Patty also find time to break away from their duties during tournaments to strap on their skis and compete, Mike in slalom and Patty as a trick specialist, breaking the state record in Women 7 tricks at this year's Indiana State Championships! Mike and Patty, IWSA thanks you for your dedication to our organization, and our sport. You have certainly earned the title of MVPs!
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