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1. Bill Klebe Award for Good Sportsmanship

The Bill Klebe Award for Good Sportsmanship

The Bill Klebe Award, sponsored by the St Charles Canoe Club, St Charles, IL and approved January 10, 1999 by the USCA Board of Directors, was established to recognize "good sportsmanship."

Bill Klebe was an active member of the St Charles Canoe Club until his death from cancer in 1984. Bill and his wife Jean were avid canoe racers and good sportsmanship was one of his major characteristics. It is fitting therefore that an award which honors good sporting behavior during the week of USCA Nationals be named for Bill Klebe.

The traveling trophy was donated to the USCA, along with a fund for its maintenance, by the St Charles Canoe Club.

Articles about the Bill Klebe Award itself and about recipients of the Award will be uploaded here in due course.

Award Recipients

1999   None.
2000   Tom Yarosh (NY) & Jim Mallory (NY) at the Lafayette Nationals, IN.
2001   None.
2002   None.
2003   Don Stoneman (ON) & Craig Creighton (ON) at the Warren Nationals, PA.
2004   Teresa Stout (PA) & Ray Quick (MI) at the Oscoda Nationals, MI.
2005   John Edwards (FL) at the Warren Nationals, PA.
2006   Guy Gilman (IN), at the Peshtigo Nationals, WI.
2007   None.
2008   Tom Thomas (IN) at the Bristol Nationals, IN.

  Tom Thomas, Bill Klebe Award 2008
Tom Thomas wins Bill Klebe Award, 2008
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