Heber Yachtsman Merit Trophy

The Heber Trophy is awarded annually based upon seamanship, sportsmanship, and character. The Trophy was named for former Governor Reg Heber who died as a result of his tireless efforts to find a friend who had capsized and gone missing on the lake. The recipient is selected by a secret committee appointed by the Commodore.

1942 Clark Beverly 1980 P/C Chris Lambrecht
1943 Ted J. Eaton 1981 P/C Gale Roshon
1944 P/C George Doyle 1982 P/C Ed Ballenger
1945 George Crites 1983 P/C Frank H. Foster III
1946 Bruce Crompton 1984 Lloyd Ballenger
1947 Harry Nation 1985 Matt Fisher
1948 F.B. Sproat 1986 John Doneff
1949 Everett Wood 1987 P/C Richard Wolf
1950 Clifford Dum 1988 Jud Ortman  
1951 Roy Lovell 1989 P/C Bob Boehm
1952 P/C R.W. McAllister 1990 Tom Eisert
1953 Norman Yoerger 1991 William Hoermle
1954 P/C Newton Davis 1992 P/C Eddie Gaiser
1955 George V. Fisher 1993 Eugene Kenney  
1956 Arthur Schwoerer 1994 George Conrad
1957 Jack Schwartz 1995 George “Mac” Wood
1958 W. Jay Limbaugh 1996 P/C Jim McBride
1959 Charles Daugherty 1997 Emil Klein
1960 P/C Melvin Dressel 1998 P/C John Sproat  
1961 Ernest Wilson 1999 Girard Besanceney
1962 P/C Lowell Frost 2000 P/C Mike Jacobs
1963 P/C Gustav Schell 2001 Don Best
1964 P/C Claude McGinnis 2002 Ed Levison  
1965 P/C Dwight Haggard 2003 P/C Howard Clark  
1966 Max J. Slaughter 2004 P/C Tim Maite  
1967 P/C George Offenberg 2005 John Watson
1968 Edward C. Metzgar 2006 P/C Nick Desantis
1969 Marty Headlee 2007 P/C George Fisher
1970 Paul Holstein 2008 P/C Jim Thompson
1971 P/C Murray Headlee 2009 Bob Snow
1972 P/C David Cox 2010 P/C Steve Harris
1973 Charles Greiner 2011 Don Day
1974 Michael J. Hein 2012 P/C Frank Foster IV
1975 James Dressel 2013 David Luttenberger
 1976 P/C Howard W Limes  2014  Bill Reynolds
 1977 P/C Robert Preston  †  2015 Michael McVey
 1978 Dr. Carl Petersilge 2016 Donald Dick
1979 P/C Wilbur Wuellner  2017 Tom Greiner

† – deceased