Excellence in Craft Award winners

The Excellence in Craft Award was initiated in 1971 to honor an OWAA member “for outstanding effort in upholding the OWAA Creed and continued excellence in craft.” Recipients are selected by past Excellence in Craft Award recipients. Before making a final selection, the selection committee consults with both the Awards Committee chair and the immediate past president.

An Excellence in Craft award winner holds their plaque
An Excellence in Craft award winner holds their plaque

Previous EIC award winners pose with their plaques

PAST WINNERS

1972 – C.B. “Bill” Colby 
1973 – L.A. Wilke 
1974 – Frank Woolner 
1975 – Homer Circle 
1976 – C. Herb Williams
1977 – Charles F. Waterman 
1978 – John B. Madson 
1979 – Roger Latham 
1980 – Joel M. Vance
1981 – Erwin A. Bauer 
1982 – Charley Dickey 
1983 – George Laycock 
1984 – Maynard Reece
1985 – Bill McRae
1986 – Patrick McManus
1987 – Leonard Lee Rue III
1988 – Charles N. Elliott 
1989 – Norman M. Strung 
1990 – George Reiger
1991 – Mark J. Sosin
1992 – Edward G. Zern 
1993 – Gene Hill 
1994 – Nick Lyons
1995 – Bob Brister
1996 – John A. Barsness 

1997 – Curt Gowdy 
1998 – Grits Gresham 
1999 – M.R. James
2000 – Joan Salvato Wulff
2001 – Jack Samson 
2002 – Nash Buckingham 
2003 – David J. Richey 
2004 – C. Boyd Pfeiffer
2005 – Tom Huggler
2006 – Chris Madson
2007 – D.E. “Babe” Winkelman
2008 – Jerry Gibbs
2009 – Jay Cassell
2010 – Glen Lau
2011 – Ron Schara
2012 – Thayne Smith
2013 – Glenn Sapir
2014 – Brent Frazee
2015 – Tim Christie
2016 – W. Glenn Titus
2017 – Bruce Cochran
2018 – Ben Moyer
2019 – Dan Small
2020  Guy Coheleach

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