Special Recognition Awards
These awards were named after individuals who supported the Rocky Mountain Games and either gave so much to the success of the Games and or competed at such a high level both at the Games and at World and National level that we chose to recognize them.
Herb Anderson Pentathlon Award
This award is given to the highest point scorer in the pentathlon, using individual age factored performances. These factored performances are scored using the multi-event scoring tables. Herb Anderson's accomplishments include:
- o Member of the USAT&F masters Hall of Fame
- o Competed in six World Veterans' Championships from the age of 73 through age 88, winning 32 gold medals
- o Set numerous age group World records, many of which are still standing
- o Won over 50 National Championships including decathlons and pentathlons
- o Never missed a chance to compete at the Rocky Mountain Masters Games
Jack Greenwood Multi-Sprint Award
This award is given to the top point scorer in the combined 200m and 400m sprints using individual age factored times. These factored performances are scored using the multi-event scoring tables. Jack Greenwood's accomplishments include:
- o Member of the USAT&F Masters Hall of Fame
- o Voted National Masters Athlete of the year 5 times
- o 24 golds in the World Championships to date
- o Set 21 World Records in the long and short hurdles
- o First ran his age in the 400m at age 52 (has run his age in the 400m every year since!)
Jerry Donley Pole Vault Award
This award is given to the highest individual age factored vault Jerry Donley's contributions to Masters Track & Field come from every facet of the sport.
- o Jerry was elected to the USA T&F Masters Hall of Fame at the 1999 Convention.
o As a competitor, Jerry has 7 golds, a silver, and 1 fifth place in his 10 World meets to date.
o He has won 40 golds at Nationals including one Decathlon title and has set American and World Records.
o As an official, Jerry has been the head pole vault official at several National level open meets as well as our own RMMG meets.
As meet director, Jerry has been the long time meet director of the Colorado Indoor championships for youth, open and masters. In addition, from 1982 through 1989 he served as the USAT&F National Masters Chairman where he was the key factor in getting the World Masters Games to come to the US. Those of us who have known Jerry over the years are proud of his contributions to the Rocky Mountain Masters Games, and are grateful to know a man of such outstanding character.
- Tom and Jan Wesselowski Weight Pentathion Award
This award is given to the highest point scorer in the Weight Pentathlon using individual age factored performances. These factored performances are scored using the multi-event scoring tables.
Tom and Jan have been the Weight Pentathion organizers, promoters, and head officials from the very first meet in 1980. Working as a team, they have promoted the Weight Pentathion in the Rocky Mountain Masters Games to where it is currently one of the largest and highest quality weight events in the USA.
In spite of his tireless efforts at organizing and officiating, Tom also has often won his age group in addition to setting several meet records. What an outstanding example Tom and Jan are of keeping the spirit and success of the Weight Pentathlon going.
RMMG Women's Multi-Sprint Award
This award is given to the woman placing the highest in the combined 200m and 400m sprints. Individual age factored times will be used to determine places in each event. The lowest combined places total will determine the winner.