IUSA SPEARFISHING
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR


1952-Present
Year Name Home State
1952 Dr. Nelson Mathison California
1953 Art Pinder Florida
1954 Pat O’Malley California
1955 Ted Lavchenko, Frank Hops New York, California
1956 Howard Patton California
1957 Jim Christiansen California
1958 Del Wren California
1959 Terry Lentz California
1960 Robert Manicki California
1961 James Baldwin California
1962 No Selection
1963 John Ernst California
1964 Vern Thompson Washington
1965 Dale Sanders, Rich Hosking Calif., Wash.
1966 Jon Bergren Connecticut
1967 Roy Katin California
1968 Duke Pawlowicz California
1969 Bill Howard California
1970 Bob Donnell California
1971 Richard Polidori Connecticut
1972 Larry Kimble California
1973 Jim Zumwalt Florida
1974 Ted Warnock Connecticut
1975 Terry Maas California
1976 George Boss California
1977 John Below California
1978 Gary Thompson California
1979 Don Barthman California
1980 Ralph Teiman California
1981 Gary Zumwalt Florida
1982 Bill Ernst California
1983 Ray Lang Florida
1984 Phil Wisnewski Connecticut
1985 Mike Dodson California
1986 Brian Donnell California
1987 Gary Maugh Missouri
1988 Jon Cooper Florida
1989 Terrence Takahata Hawaii
1990 Mike McGuire California
1991 Mike Malvasio Florida
1992 Carl Krupanski California
1993 Allen Spehar California
1994 John Plikus Connecticut
1995 No Selection
1996 John Ernst California
1997 Gerald Lim California
1998 Rene Rojas California
1999 Wade Hayashi Hawaii
2000 Dennis Haussler California
2001 Andrew Geist Massachusetts
2002 Bob Humphrey III California
2003 John Murphy Road Island
2004 Lance Otsubo Hawaii
2005 Dave Edlund California
2006 Mike Pinder California
2007 TBA
2008 Justin Allen TBA
2009 TBA