Volunteers Make It Happen

Each year the Simplot Games Board recognizes volunteers who have offered distinguished service to the meet for many years. We thank these dedicated men and women for their contributions and sacrifice.

Distinguished Service Volunteer Honorees By Year

2018
Paul Chase – Announcer (22 Year Volunteer)
Brian Bieda – Announcer (10 Year Volunteer)
Brian Blad – Umpire (13 Year Volunteer)
Peter Herdt – Throws (12 Year Volunteer)

2017
H. Michael Roberts – Photographer (14 Year Volunteer)
Carol Steinmetz – Athlete Check-in (16 Year Volunteer)

2016
Brent Faure – Medical (6 Year Volunteer)
Caroline “Smitty” Faure – Medical (6 Year Volunteer)
Kyle Kinghorn – Media (11 Year Volunteer)
David Mitchell – Announcer (11 Year Volunteer)

2015
Don Carling – High Jump (15 Year Volunteer)
Sherrie Christensen – Finish Line (10 Year Volunteer)
Dave Knoff – Computers (7 Year Volunteer)

2014
Rachel Fowler – Computers/Timing (8 Year Volunteer)
Trisha Willie – Computers / Timing (13 Year Volunteer)

2013
Bill Davis – Finish Line (12 Year Volunteer)
Renee Davis – Finish Line (9 Year Volunteer)
Randy Harris – Transportation (10 Year Volunteer)

2012
Douglas Hopster – Track Official and Starter (27 Year Volunteer)|
Jim Spier – Announcer (21 Year Volunteer)

2011
Howard Hunt – Registration Official (22 Year Volunteer)
Kim Ray – Computers and Timing (18 Year Volunteer)
Rahman – High Jump, Security, Track Camp (15 Year Volunteer)

2010
Dave Mills – Starter, Umpire, Jury of Appeals (24 Year Volunteer)
Jerry Gibson – Long/Triple Jump (19 Year Volunteer)

2009
George Chandler – Security and Transportation (26 Year Volunteer)
Amanda Meixel – Media Team (8 Year Volunteer)

2008
Jay Powell – Board Member, Meet Official (30 Year Volunteer)
Ross Ruchti – Board Member, Meet Referee (30 Year Volunteer)
Scott Waldram – Board Member, Meet Official (30 Year Volunteer)

2007
Kristi Samuelson – Administrative Assistant
George Casper – Director of Events, Idaho State University
Syd Sharp – Meet Official

2006
Barbra Nash – Meet Official
Talal Liftwai – Maintenance Supervisor, J.R. Simplot Co.
Eugene Setka – Partner, France Financial Consulting

2005
Shannon Whitmer – Assistant Meet Director
Mitch Radford – Senior Maintenance Craftsman, ISU, Holt Arena
Rex Shaffer – J.R. Simplot Co.

2004
Boyd Roberts – Meet Official
Nancy Graziano – Assoc. Athletic Director, ISU
Steve and Lorrie Sternberg – Food Directors, Simplot Games

2003
Jason Bohne – Media Coordinator
JoLeene Harrison – Administrative Assistant
Sherry VanOrden – Starter

2002
Brent Hyldahl – Computers and Timing (13 Year Volunteer)
Carla Koritnik – Computers and Timing (7 Year Volunteer)
Jim Butterfield – Computers and Timing (8 Year Volunteer)
Jerry Viner – Computers and Timing (8 Year Volunteer)

2001
Steve Teeples – Starter
Dave Nielsen – Head Track & Field Coach, ISU
David Hawk – J.R. Simplot Co.

2000
Vince Weston – Web Page Administrator
Bill Trease – Head Pole Vault Official
Karen Meiners – Computer Group

1999
Mike Knoff – J.R. Simplot Co.
Phil Luckey – Head Athletic Trainer, ISU
George Ragan – Officials Group, Starter

1998
Beverly Daniel – Computer Team
David Young – Asst. Meet Director
Marvin Frandsen – Media Coordinator

1997
Jay Powell – Meet Administration
Ed Li – Official / Lead Umpire
Dave Mattson – Timer / Finish Judge

1996
Kevin Robbins – Computers and Timing
Dale Reavis – Transportation Coordinator

1995
Randy Butler – Starter
Carol Butler – Clerk of the Course

1994
George Kom – Chief Referree, Shot Put
Bob Jackson – Head Finish Judge

1993
Barbara Minor – Lead Operator, Computer Team
Sherrie Rathjen – Lead Operator, Computer Team

1992
Spencer Stucki- Head Timer
Wayne Hale – Long Jump / Triple Jump Official

1991
Byron “Robbie” Robinson – Holt Arena Maintenance
Lyle Romriell – Holt Arena Maintenance

1990
Glen Alford – ISU Sports Information Director

1989
Charlie Jensen – Wall Timer
Scott Waldram – Officials Group