CureSearch Ultimate Hike Hall of Fame

Ultimate Hike would not be the program it is today without the support of our outstanding hikers, volunteers, coaches, and heroes. Special thanks to the hikers and supporters on this page for going the extra mile for Ultimate Hike.

Summit Club

Summit (sum-mit) noun 1. the highest point of a hill or mountain

The Ultimate Hike Summit Club is made up of individuals who have raised a total of $5,000 or more for a single hike, and teams who average $5,000 per hiker.

2016 Summit Club

Individuals

  • Frank Brietman - $5,205 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Daniel Griffith - $5,250 (Foothills Trail)
  • Anne Gould - $5,333 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Jerrold Meissner - $5,480 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Natalie Griffith - $5,643 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Jennifer Schaefgen - $5,996 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Michele Woldman - $6,150 (Foothills Trail)
  • Mike Owen - $6,300 (Foothills Trail)
  • Zoe Zablocki - $6,660 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Georgia Furlong - $8,025 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Melanie Crawford - $8,071 (Foothills Trail)
  • Toni Petrillo - $9,130 (Foothills Trail)
  • Tom Reiter - $8,650 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Nikki Zablocki - $10,875 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Amy McKelvey - $11,845 (Foothills Trail)
  • Frank Gioscia - $13,315 (Tecumseh Trail)
  • Andrea Massari - $19,195 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Jennifer Bawcom - $24,400 (Superior Hiking Trail)

Teams

  • Team Torie Costa (Foothills Trail) - $22,799
    Michele Woldman, Toni Petrillo, Alex Werden, Dana Lebo
  • Wesley's Warriors (Dolly Sods Wilderness) - $40,945
    Nikki Zablocki, Ted Zablocki, Zoe Zablocki, Athena Wintruba, Pam Swierczewski, Vicki Kuczynski, Georgia Furlong
  • Team ShepBee (Superior Hiking Trail) - $70,816
    Jennifer Bawcom, Matt Kelly, Andrea Massari, Kim Lightner, Tom Reiter, Michelle Karch, Jill Dotseth


Individuals

  • Kevin Stitt - $5,025 (Foothills Trail)
  • Frank Brietman - $5,056 (Dolly Sods)
  • Jim Baar - $5,069 (Foothills Trail)
  • Scott Hauswirth - $5,111 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Seth Ruff - $5,276 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Jennifer Lambermont $5,437 (Dolly Sods)
  • Cooper Wright - $5,438 (Dolly Sods)
  • Jeff Anchell - $5,500 (Dolly Sods)
  • Jayant Khadikar - $5,541 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Mike Owen - $5,643 (Foothill Trail)
  • Christine Worthy - $5,645 (Foothills Trail)
  • Dan Farrow $5,780 (Dolly Sods)
  • William Robertson - $5,850 (Foothills Trail)
  • Meghan Lucas - $6,870 (Dolly Sods)
  • Ryan Schmidt - $7,400 (Tecumseh Trail)
  • Ted Zablocki - $7,743 (Dolly Sods)
  • Amy McKelvey - $8,432 (Foothills Trail)
  • Nikki Zablocki - $12,500 (Dolly Sods)
  • Marc Lauricella - $12,950 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Frank Gioscia - $15,015 (Tecumseh Trail)
  • Jennifer Bawcom - $20,209 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Andrea Massari - $20,835 (Superior Hiking Trail)

Teams

  • Wesley's Warriors (Dolly Sods) - $55,606
    Nikki Zablocki, Athena Birckbichler, Jacob Campbell, Josh Campbell, Mikey Davis, Amber Kozik, Courtney Kriley, Jennifer Lambermont, Meghan Lucas, Ted Zablocki
  • Team Shepbee (Superior Hiking Trail) - $61,969
    Jennifer Bawcom, Michelle Karch, Matt Kelly, Andrea Massari, Tom Reiter, Chris Wahman


***Congratulations to Frank Gioscia, Ultimate Hike's first FIVE TIME Summit Club Member!!!***

Individuals

  • Sally Ericksen - $5,050 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Frank Breitman - $5,101 (Dolly Sods)
  • Nikki Zabolocki - $5,316 (Dolly Sods)
  • Joyce Saunders - $5,342 (Dolly Sods)
  • Andrea Massari - $6,165 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Frank Gioscia - $6,435 (Tecumseh)
  • Amy McKelvey - $6,590 (Foothills)
  • Christy Griffith - $7,090 (Dolly Sods)
  • Jeff Busby - $14,260 (Dolly Sods)
  • Jennifer Bawcom - $27,132 (Superior Hiking Trail)

Teams

  • Wesley's Warriors (Dolly Sods) - $10,125
    Nikki Zablocki and Jennifer Lambermont
  • Team ShepBee (Superior Hiking Trail) - $37,937
    Jennifer Bawcom, Andrea Massari, Sharon Miyamoto, Thomas Reiter, Rachel Stoering, Chris Wahman

Individuals

  • Nancy Labiak - $5,150 (Tecumseh)
  • Susie Alpert - $5,152 (Foothills Spring)
  • Douang Athitang - $5,163 (Tecumseh)
  • Krista Woods - $5,208 (Dolly Sods)
  • Mel Blackwell - $5,331 (Foothills Fall)
  • Summer Jothen - $5,450 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Matthew Harker - $5,495 (Alumni Challenge)
  • Bart Wanders - $5,668 (Pacific Crest)
  • Megan Conway - $5,670 (Tecumseh)
  • Doug Goldberg - $5,775 (Create Your Adventure)
  • Gina Miller - $5,821 (Tecumseh)
  • Frank Gioscia - $5,835 (Tennessee)
  • Bob Pries - $5,881 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Amy McKelvey - $5,950 (Foothills Spring)
  • Victoria Sawma - $6,275 (Tecumseh)
  • Jennifer Bawcom - $7,193 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Andrea Massari - $7,425 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Jayant Khadilkar - $7,945 (Pacific Crest)
  • Christine Worthy - $12,677 (Foothills Spring)
  • Sarah Hoffmann - $12,751 (Pacific Crest)

Teams

  • The Reclaimers (Pacific Crest) - $10,025
    Tina Brownfield and Michele Maisey
  • My Three Sons (Superior Hiking Trail) - $20,082
    Steve Dickes, Tom Canan, Bob Pries, Logan Tjossem
  • Team ShepBee (Superior Hiking Trail) - $34,353
    Jennifer Bawcom, Andrea Massari, Sharon Miyamoto, Thomas Reiter, Chris Wahman
  • Trail Blazers (Pacific Crest) - $35,352
    Sarah Hoffmann, Bonnie Clark, Sloan Hoffmann, Jayant Khadikar, Andrea Lefkowitz, Sunny Oberto, Dana Saly

Individuals

  • Kelley-Marie Sierra - $5,002 (Chattanooga)
  • Lee Williams - $5,070 (Atlanta)
  • Larry Lascody - $5,175 (Charlotte)
  • Ann Haight - $5,400 (Atlanta)
  • Sue Johnson - $5,440 (Charlotte)
  • Deborah Biggane - $5,500 (Knoxville)
  • Amy McKelvey - $5,682 (Charlotte)
  • Nicole Pehl - $5,710 (Charlotte)
  • Kayla Pehl - $5,740 (Charlotte)
  • Bob Abernathy - $5,930 (Atlanta)
  • Michelle Benyo - $6,697 (Twin Cities)
  • Kevin Foley - $6,850 (Charlotte)
  • Chris Morton - $7,096 (Raleigh/Durham)
  • Frank Gioscia - $7,105 (Knoxville)
  • Sarah Ewald - $7,111 (Twin Cities)
  • John Fitzgerald - $7,225 (Atlanta)
  • Jayant Khadilkar - $7,995 (Knoxville)
  • Victoria Sawma - $8,175 (Chicago)
  • Jennifer Bawcom - $8,255 (Twin Cities)
  • Sarah Hoffman - $9,747 (Knoxville)

Individuals

  • Frank Gioscia - $5,048 (Knoxville)
  • Kevin Ratliff - $5,050 (Charlotte)
  • Jayant Khadilkar - $5,150 (Charlotte)
  • Jonathan Tait - $5,200 (Phoenix)
  • David Smith - $5,325 (Knoxville)
  • David Williams - $5,351 (San Diego)
  • Larry Atkinson - $5,380 (Charlotte)
  • Kitson Loerwald - $5,435 (Dallas)
  • Chris Morton - $6,110 (Raleigh/Durham)
  • Jodi Lenet - $6,150 (Washington, DC)
  • Ashley Bryant - $6,735 (Atlanta)
  • Diana Nixon - $7,529 (Knoxville)
  • Kerry Postillion - $8,255 (Phoenix)
  • Carol Basso - $9,918 (Dallas)
  • Jennifer Waters -$12,815 (Dallas)
  • Robert Cooper - $13,465 (Los Angeles)
  • Rosalind Grushkin - $14,950 (Los Angeles)

Honorary Members

  • Shepard and Beela Kelly

Trailblazer Club

Trailblazer (trail-blaz-er) noun 1. a person who makes a new track through wild country

The Ultimate Hike Trailblazer Club is made up of hikers who have participated in at least 5 Ultimate Hikes.

5 Hikes

  • Joe Miller (Coach) - 5 Hikes
  • Geralyn Kaufmann (Hiker, Coach) 5 Hikes
  • Sarah Steiner (Hiker, Coach) 5 Hikes
  • Andrea Massari (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Jennifer Bawcom (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Robin Waddell (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Jason Carden (Hiker, Coach, Volunteer) 6 Hikes
  • Amy McKelvey (Hiker) 6 Hikes
  • Frank Gioscia (Hiker) 6 Hikes
  • Holly Frazier (Hiker, Coach) 6 Hikes
  • Shawn Pauley (Hiker, Coach) 7 Hikes
  • Jeff Busby (Hiker, Volunteer, Coach) 7 Hikes
  • Mel Blackwell (Hiker, Coach) 7 Hikes
  • Josh Hastings (Hiker, Coach) - 8 Hikes
  • Candi Morton (Hiker, Volunteer) - 8 Hikes
  • Alicia Murphy (Hiker, Volunteer, Staff) 9 Hikes

10 Hikes

  • Chris Morton (Hiker, Volunteer, Coach) 10 Hikes
  • Michael Brautigan (Hiker, Ambassador, Coach) - 12 Hikes
  • Christy Griffith (Hiker, Volunteer, Ambassador) 13 Hikes
  • Kathleen Gauthier (Staff, Volunteer) 14 Hikes
  • Steven Adams (Volunteer) - 15 Hikes
  • Scott Krein (Volunteer) - 19 Hikes
  • Keith Wilbanks (Volunteer) - 19 Hikes

Do you belong in the Summit Club or the Trailblazer Club? All of our data was gathered from the 2013 season forward. If you reached the Summit Club or Trailblazer Club in 2012 or before, or if your name is missing, please reach out to us at ultimatehike@curesearch.org.


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