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THE ROBERT RINEHART MEMORIAL AWARD

In the spring of 1979, the Executive Committee decided to create an award in the honor of Robert L. Rinehart, who died tragically in June 1972. 

 

This trophy is awarded to the person who best exemplifies the true rugby spirit in the manner of Robert Rinehart and is worded as follows:

 

“Kansas City Rugby Football Club Robert Rinehart Memorial Award in recognition of exemplary service, dedication and encouragement of the true spirit of rugby.”

THIS TROPHY HAS BEEN AWARDED TO:

1979  - Gerard B. A. Seymour*

1980  - Richard A. Houghtlin

1981  - Daniel J. Farrell*

1982  - Robert L. Ridenhour

1983  - John A. Maichel*

1984  - Richard D. Hartke

1985  - James R. Jeffers

1986  - David D. “Scoop” Thornton

1987  - Lee R. Sanford

1988  - Curt Straub

1989  - Randy L. Lionberger*

1990  - Joseph B. Hallauer                    

1991  - John L. “Lew” Alderman

1996  - Allen R. Gross

1997  - Donald G. Elliott

1998  - Patrick L. Hughes*

2002  - Andrew J. Dujakovich

2003  - T. Charles Usher

2004  - Gene Roberts*

2006  - Thomas Lueckenhoff

2008  - Barbara Grimes*

2009  - Paul C. Scruggs

2012  - Brian D. Cichello

2013  - Michael A. Haase

2014  - Denny Richard

2015  - Mark L. Dunning

2016  - Jason Luzar

2017  - Sean W. Pickett

2018  - Brad Hocker

2019  - S. Lee Walter

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