US Pilot Categories for the 2022 Contest Year


From the SSA WWW Server: Updated December 28, 1999

"Each year the SSA compiles a Pilot Ranking List from results achieved in SSA-sanctioned competitions during the previous three years. Using this list, pilots are placed into one of four Categories, according to the following scheme:


These listings are based on the names in the score sheets, which can say just "Smith", or "Leonard", or "JL", and there may well be errors in identifying the correct member of the clan or even the clan.   The McX and MacX names may be mutilated as well. Please help straighten things out, and send along any corrections.
Category I [ 55 pilots ]
Adams, Aland B. Alexander, Peter T. Arnold, Sarah Kelly Baugh, Keith Blackburn, Andy Bostik, Josef J. Butler, Richard W. Clark, Robin Cochrane, John H. Coggins, David L. Condon, Tony Deane, Peter Essex, Keith M. Faris, Bob Fidler, Sean Fletcher, Robert W. Gaisford, Phillip Anthony Gawthrop, Bill Greenhill, David John Greenhill, Thomas V. Holloran, Thomas W. Indrebo, Rick Ittner, Gary N. Krolikowski, Ryszard Lee, Jim Leonard, David Linnekin, Dennis Lubon, John Marshall, Michael Martin, David V. Mockler, Daniel Mockler, David R. Murphy, Sean P. Murray, John McLean Nelson, Erik Nels Nixon, Henry M., Jr. Reitter, Noah Retting, Henry P. Ridenour, Ronald N. Rogers, Walter A. Sazhin, Daniel Scarpelli, Peter Seaborn, Walter John, III Silva, Fernando B. Smith, Michael F. Smolder, Clement A., II Sorenson, Danny Kenneth Sorenson, Kenneth G. Tabery, Ronald S. Taylor, Timothy A. Vassel, Bruno, IV Walker, Jack A., Jr. Weissenbuehler, Heinz, Jr. Welles, Gillette 'Tim' Westbrook, Michael S.

Category II [ 81 pilots ]
Alspaugh, Jake Anderson, Kevin R. Arnold, Jason A. Ashcraft, Luke Bearden, Chip Betzoldt, Glenn Bourgeois, Roy A. Case, Brian F. Chidekel, Phil Cleveland, David Delaney, Timothy Dezzutti, John P. Finke, Kevin Frantz, James S., Jr. Funston, Craig Giltner, Samuel C. Good, John F. Grandstaff, Sylvia Grant, Martin Granzow, Jared Hall, Richard L. Hamilton, James L., III Hayes, Brad Hilty, Grant C. Hoffmann, Rick Hollestelle, Ed Huss, Marvin C. Jacobs, Douglas L. Kelley, Glen A. Kennedy, Nicholas Kerns, William G. Koerner, Steve Kroesch, Donald F. Kubrak, Boris Larimore, Stuart B. Litt, Baudouin Ludeman, Evan M. Mann, Erik H. Martin, Tim McEwen, Garrett McGowin, Tim Mecklenburg, Greg Mittell, John E. Nadler, David R. Neitzey, Shane C. Newgard, Peter Mike Nezgoda, Daniel Nichols, Steve Owen, Richard P. Pate, E. G. Pin, François G. Reagan, Daniel Reeves, Joe Reinholt, Craig J. Remde, Paul Richards, Kerry T. Ruf, Chris Rutledge, Todd K. Seymour, John C. Shakman, Michael L. Simmons, Al Skrabal, Pavel Slocum, James E. Solley, Michael Sorenson, Matthew Sorenson, Michael Stojkovic, Branko Striedieck, Karl H. Thompson, Mike Tyler, Allison H., Jr. Udd, Thomas E. Van Der Linden, David Van Grunsven, Richard Wade, Noel Williams, Deane G. Woodruff, Hal Yamauchi, Zachary Zelek, Daniel Zieba, Jerry Zimmerman, Sam R., III Zubovic, Dragan

Category III [ 183 pilots ]
Acee, Moses J. Ainslie, Andrew Akerley, Mark Alaggio, James Andrews, Richard John Appleby, Peter Arndt, Steve Ashcroft, John P. Bamberg, Michael Banks, Jeff Barber, Piet E. Barkow, Thomas A. Barnes, Jacob Bennet, Nico Berry, Wallace D., Jr. Bird, John Bluedorn, C. Britton Boerner, Raul D. Bohlmann, Stephen Bojack, John G., Jr. Boone, Jerry Brayer, Andrew Brooks, Michael Buchanan, Roger N. Butler, Randy Cannon, Walter B. Carlson, Richard A. Carter, Gary E. Ceipek, Clemens Chouinard, Lou Chtangeev, Maxim Clarke, Ronald William Cluxton, Robert J., III Coleman, Sandy Conklin, Rachel Daye, Jeff Dennis, Martin DeRosa, John H. Deutsch, Mitchell Di Stefano, Fabrizio D. Dittes, Paul Dixon, Thomas F. Drake, Taylor Easton, Douglas J. Eisenbeiss, Duane Esselstyn, Chris Fairbain, Jacob Falbaum, Hartley L. Farry, Kristin Fessenden, John Finger, Jim Fitch, Jonathan Flavall, Kelvyn Fletcher, Scott C. Fosha, Kathryn M. Franke, Sean Robert Friesen, Bruce C. Funston, Nelson E. Gadowski, Boguslaw R. Garrison, James C. Gillespie, Charles Gimmey, Ray Glover, Ryan Godfrey, John D. Goshorn, Kenneth Gough, Chris Green, George D. Gross, Scott Hahn, Todd Hanke, George Hanke, Tim P. Hansman, John Hanson, William D. Harrison, Lee Hart, David Haskell, Charles T, Jr Hegele, Rolf D. Herron, Matt Herron, Matt Allison Higgins, Michael Hirashima, Benjamin J. Hogrefe, Thomas Hogue, James H. Hollenberg, Randall W. Holliday, Robert Howe, Nelson Hudson, Mitchell C. Huffstutler, Mark Hurni, Robert L. Jackson, Joe M. Jaeger, Barry E. Jaeger, Dieter Johnson, Thomas J. Jousma, Irwin J. Kaewert, Bill Kellerman, Richard Kelley, Thomas E. Klix, Christian H. Kobus, Andrzej Krautter, David L. Krueger, Wilfried Kuhlke, Lee Lambert, Eric J. Larder, Lee R. Leonard, Steven Leslie, Gregg T. Lessnick, David Lewis, Curtis L., Jr. Loken, Halvar Y. Longley, Charles MacMonagle, Daniel Mandelbaum, Juan Martin, James D. May, Thomas G. Mayamsin, Valentin Mayo, Michael J. McIntire, Louis McKnight, Thomas N. McLaughlin, Patrick McMaster, David McMaster, J.T. McMaster, Leonard R. Mead, Colin Mertins, Enrique Metkowski, Leonard Michalowski, Roman Neigher, Alexander S. Northcraft, Stephen A. Orsini, Thomas Patterson, Charles R. Pfiffner, Richard H. Profota, Don L. Rakusan, Marian Rasmussen, David Rathbun, Steven Recchi, Alberto Redweik, Eric P. Rettig, Fred Richardson, Bill Rise, James Robison, Michael R. Rose, Ronald Ruegger, Werner Ryan, Charles Salvo, Robert A. Schaefer, Peter Schwartz, Ronald Roy Schwarzenbach, Pieter Sheppe, Rick Shore, James D. Shugg, Greg Simmons, Susan Sinclair, John S. Smith, Stephen C. Snead, William B. Stanfield, Mark Stewart, James P. Stimac, Mike Stroud, Terry Takallu, M.A Tarnoczy, Robert Taylor, Clyde E. Taylor, Stephen Thiemann, Roger Thirkill, Dan Turiano, Anthony Urbanczyk, Kirk Vaughn, Michael E. Venters, Stuart Vickland, Clayton W. Vihlen, Steven C. Vreeken, Dennis Waitekaitis, Steven Walker, Neiman Ware, Rob Wasness, Donald S. Weaver, David Williams, Catherine A. Wrobel, Dan Yokoyama, Caz Young, George Zentner, York Zeug, Leon

Category IV [ 147 pilots ]
Abell, Michael Agnew, Alfred Alley, Lynn Angelou, James R. Ballou, Gregg Bargainnier, David R. Bartschi, Dean Beer, Steve Bird, Brian A. Blankley, Raily Bowen, Stephen T. Braner, Moshe Caffey, David Carpenter, Daniel Castellanos, Enrique Cavallin, Austin Cavanaugh, Cate Ceruto, Patrick Chanthavane, Spence Charbonneau, Armand Cook, Charles T. Coucke, David Coughlin, Colten G. Daumas, Alain David, Jim Dean, Mason Dowell, Trace du Plessis, Philip Duke, John M. Dutch, Charles Eckel, Rob Eckels, Richard E. Ernst, Daniel D. Flagg, Charles N. Frost, Charles Gaechter, Tony Galbraith, Judith Galliano, Mario Geiger, William Gleason, Ronald Grace, Lance Graves, Michael T. Grellet-Aumont, Pierre-Alban Grillo, Don Grove, Robert L. Harte, John G. Healy, Richard Heffel, David Heneghan, Tim Hermann, Mark Hindman, Cliff Howard, Rus Iuliano, Robert E. Jackson, Brad M. Jackson, Jim Jakeman, Ben C. Joao, James Johnson, Daniel L. Johnson, Gustav M. Jones, Kyle M. Jones, Philip D. Jones, Thomas C. Joyce, David Kairys, Ben Kaiser, Charles Kaleta, Richard R. Larsen, Tim Leal, Jonathan Leonard, Ronald A. Lindberg, David Ling, William Lohre, Charles R. MacKenzie, David A. Maleady, Richard M. Marsh, Michael Matheus, Jose R. Mathrani, Nirmal Matticola, Mark F. Mawhinney, R. Steven Mayes, Benjamin R. McGinnis, Richard McMahon, Harry G., III Meacham, Bruce Mellon, David Monroe, Clay Moos, Milton H. Morehardt, Robert, Jr. Mozer, Eric H. Nesser, Stephen G. Nuckolls, R. Lance O'Brien, Thomas Olson, Daniel E. Palmer, Gregory B. Palmquist, Neal D. Patton, Bruce Payne, James M. Pendharkar, Akshay Perkins, Trever Petersen, Charles Pierson, Brandon Price, Michael Ray, Tim Rehmel, Carey Reinecke, Eugene J. Rezac, Lauren J. Rolley, David C. Rusinowski, Steve Schneider, Paul Seifried, Paul Shea, Collin Sherrill, David Shugg, Mark D. Silvasi, Joseph A., Jr. Simpson, Mark Smith, Alan Smith, James W. Smith, Leigh Smith, Michael S. Smith, Richard Smithson, William Soll, Wyll Spitz, Robert W. Statkus, Steve Stoyanov, Nikolay S. Sumner, John Suvak, Robert Swanson, John Szymak, Marek W Tarnanen, Erik Tax, Cal W. Thomas, Clayton J. Trojanowski, Jan Vakkur, George J. Vredenburg, Peter Waldorff, Michael M. Ward, Thomas B. Weck, Geoffrey Ebel Werninger, Charles F. Jr. Whiston, Grace Wilkinson, Ephriam B. Williams, Lawrence Wuerth, Sebastian Yeldezian, Glenn Yorston, John B. Zaboji, Christopher Zimmerman, Daniel Zombakis, James

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