The annual silver awards were announced last week in honor of the Oct. 24th and 38th anniversary of the PMA. Trophies are awarded for what is considered over the year the best in the category. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners who were selected by voting. Generally the nominees are from San Diego PMA. The awards have been an annual event in San Diego since 2002.
Trophies from left to right:
Grootenhuis Bushi (young person) Award
Ian DeGrood, Elias Malouf, Isaiah Brown, Eli Morris, Rohan Shinkre, and winner Sarah Brown.
McEuen Teacher Award
Peter Grootenhuis, Andrew Vaughn, Michael Brown, Heather Graves, Manuel Lacarra, and winner Becky Black
Linda Shishido Cultural Award is to be announced next January and will be decided upon by cultural entries open to all students.
Pine Tree Competitor of The Year for tournament attitude and performance
Manuel Lacarra, Yuri Gorokhov, and winner Margaret Izotov
Grandmaster Devine Award (a student of the year type award)
Manuel Lacarra, Becky Black, Ian DeGrood, Sarah Brown, and winner Peter Grootenhuis
James Conway Service Award (for service, organization, duty, etc. to the dojo)
Jeff Platt, Carol Sedlacek, Robert Graff, James White, Mark Adams, and winner Heather Graves.