CureSearch Ultimate Hike Hall of Fame

Ultimate Hike is the incredible program it is today because of our outstanding hikers, volunteers, coaches, and heroes. Special thanks to our Hall of Fame members 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.

2018 Summit Club

Individuals

  • Meaghan Welch - $5,050 (Canaan Backcountry)
  • Bradley Glassel - $5,223 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Candice Tucker - $5,298 (Foothills Trail)
  • Jodi Wegge - $5,455 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Frank Breitman - $5.651(Canaan Backcountry)
  • Pat Wrucke - $5,737 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Gretchen Tegethoff - $5,757 (Pacific Crest Trail)
  • Jane Reise - $6,086 (Tecumseh Trail)
  • Scott Krein - $6,700 (Foothills Trail)
  • Paul Klenowski - $6,765 (Canaan Backcountry)
  • Mike Owen - $7,000 (Canaan Backcountry)
  • Nikki Zablocki - $7,390 (Canaan Backcountry)
  • Bill Carter* - $7,440 (Foothills Trail)
  • Amy McKelvey - $7,720 (Pacific Crest Trail)
  • Jerrold Meissner - $8,100 (Pacific Crest Trail)
  • Amy McKelvey - $11,845 (Foothills Trail)
  • Andrea Massari - $19,195 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Frank Gioscia - $17,620 (Tecumseh Trail)


Individuals

  • Zoe Zablockiv - $5,000 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Caitlin Moss - $5,000 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Cortney Carter - $5,010 (Foothills Trail)
  • Frank Brietman - $5,205 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Amber Kozik - $5,292 (Dolly Sods Wilderness)
  • Donna Gossett - $5,630 (Foothills Trail)
  • Jerrold Meissner - $6,575 (Southeast)
  • Daniel Griffith - $8,288 (Foothills Trail)
  • Liz Sabbath - $8,790 (Southeast)
  • Amy McKelvey - $15,625 (Foothills Trail)
  • Andrea Massari - $18,386 (Superior Hiking Trail)
  • Frank Giscia - $18,545 (Tecumseh Trail)
  • Matt Kelly - $22,453 (Superior Hiking Trail)

Teams

  • Team Drew (Southeast) - $21,204
    Jenny Schaefgen, Jerrold Meissner, Ashley Welter, Tiffany Halan
  • Team Shepbee (Superior Hiking Trail) - $70,581
    Matt Kelly, Andrea Massari, Caleb Burton, Marie Bergen, Michelle Karch, Allan Salmi, Tyrelle Schweitzer

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)
  • 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)

Honorary Members

  • Shepard and Beela Kelly

Individuals

  • Frank Gioscia - $5,048 (Knoxville)
  • Kevin Ratliff - $5,050 (Charlotte)
  • Jayant Khadilkar - $5,150 (Charlotte)
  • Larry Lascody - $5,175 (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)

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 five traditional Ultimate Hikes.

5 Hike Trailblazers

  • Barbara Loechl (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Colin Lennox (Hiker, Coach, Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Daniel Griffith (Hiker, Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Eve Griffith (Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Heather Sprouse (Hiker, Volunteer 5 Hikes
  • James Frazier (Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Jane Riese (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Jennifer Bawcom (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Joe Miller (Coach) 5 Hikes
  • Kacy Harker (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Marianne Salsberg (Hiker, Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Melissa Koukkari (Hiker, Coach) 5 Hikes
  • Michele Chouinard (Hiker, Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Natalie Griffith (Hiker, Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Nicholas Stolp (Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Sally Erickson (Hiker, Volunteer) 5 Hikes
  • Terry Gannon (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • Andrea Massari (Hiker) 5 Hikes
  • James Brannock (Hiker, Volunteer, Coach) 6 Hikes
  • Jayant Khadikar (Hiker) 6 Hikes
  • Joyce Saunders (Hiker, Volunteer) 6 Hikes
  • Kyra Walters (Volunteer) 6 Hikes
  • Nikki Zablocki (Hiker) 6 Hikes
  • Paula Joseph (Hiker) 6 Hikes
  • Ruth Frazier (Hiker) 6 Hikes
  • Sarah Steiner (Hiker, Coach) 6 Hikes
  • Frank Breitman (Hiker, Coach) 7 Hikes
  • Geralyn Kaufmann (Hiker, Coach) 7 Hikes
  • Matthew Griffith (Hiker, Volunteer) 7 Hikes
  • Steve Dickes (Hiker, Coach) 7 Hikes
  • Frank Gioscia (Hiker) 8 Hikes
  • Heather Bunich (Hiker, Volunteer, Ambassador) 8 Hikes
  • Jason Carden (Hiker, Coach, Volunteer) 8 Hikes
  • Michele Woldman (Hiker, Coach) 8 Hikes
  • Toni Petrillo (Hiker) 8 Hikes
  • Holly Frazier (Hiker, Coach) 9 Hikes
  • Jeff Busby (Hiker, Coach, Ambassador) 9 Hikes

10 Hike Trailblazers

  • Mike Owen (Hiker, Ambassador) 10 Hikes
  • Robin Waddell (Hiker, Coach, Volunteer) 10 Hikes
  • Summer Jothen (Hiker, Volunteer) 10 Hikes
  • Amy McKelvey (Hiker, Volunteer) 11 Hikes
  • Candi Morton (Hiker, Volunteer) 11 Hikes
  • Joshua Hastings (Hiker, Coach, Ambassador) 11 Hikes
  • Shawn Pauley (Volunteer, Hiker, Coach, Ambassador) 11 Hikes
  • Mel Blackwell (Hiker, Coach, Ambassador) 12 Hikes
  • Michael Brautigan (Hiker, Coach, Ambassador (12 Hikes)

15 Hike Trailblazers

  • Alicia Sayed (Hiker, Volunteer, Staff) 15 Hikes
  • Chris Morton (Hiker, Coach, Ambassador) 15 Hikes
  • Christy Griffith (Hiker, Volunteer, Ambassador) 17 Hikes
  • Kathleen Gauthier (Staff, Volunteer) 19 Hikes
  • Steven Adams (Volunteer) 19 Hikes

20 Hike Trailblazers

  • Keith Wilbanks (Volunteer) 23 Hikes
  • Scott Krein (Volunteer, Hiker) 24 Hikes

Everest Lifetime Achievement Award

Everest (Ev-er-est) noun 1. a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)

The Ultimate Hike Everest Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to those hikers who have individually raised $50,000 or more.

Everest Achievement Award Recipients*

Nikki Zablocki $51,575
Andrea Massari $67,082
Jennnifer Bawcom $88,897
Frank Gioscia $88,918
Amy McKelvey $93,479.60

Double Everest Achievement Award Recipients

Coming Soon!

*Funds raised through April 17, 2019


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