The Ultimate Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2022 HoF Selection Process. Updated documents and details have been posted on the Selection Process section of the Hall of Fame website, as well as in the Hall of Fame Resources section of the USAU website.
An exciting announcement shared by the Ultimate Hall of Fame Board for this year is establishing the Mixed division as a new Hall category. The Mixed division task force led by Pam Kraus (HoF ’17), and members of the Mixed ultimate community, have been meeting over many months to craft a process that fits the division and is building a Mixed Peer Pool to help select candidates for this division. The first Mixed division inductees will be known as the Starting Class.
For 2022, the Vetting Committee includes Women’s division Peer Pool (PP) co-leaders Dom Fontenette (HoF ’18), Katharine Forth (HoF ’21), and Lori Parham Ewald (HoF ’19). Coordinating the Open PP is Jeff Cruickshank (HoF ‘17 ), Steve Dugan (HoF ‘17), and Jim Parinella (HoF ’14). Leading the Contributors is Nob Rauch (HoF ’06). Pam Kraus (HoF ’17) leads the Mixed division. The Vetting Committee is joined by HoF board members, Chris O’Cleary (HoF ’13), Dave Blau (HoF ’17), and HoF Administrator and committee chair, Suzanne Fields (HoF ‘04). A member of the USAU Board will be named as the USAU board representative to the committee.
The Peer Pool leaders are currently working to update the respective peer pools for the 2022 campaign and are focused on those who competed at the highest levels of the sport from 2002 to 2010. The updated lists will be posted when available later in July. Another key update to the selection process is that the eligibility age for Hall candidates was lowered to 42 for Open and male-matching Mixed competitors and to 39 for Women’s division and female-matching Mixed competitors.
Check out the Selection Process page on the Ultimate Hall of Fame website or the USAU Resources section for all the Hall of Fame updates and candidate forms. The Hall of Fame Selection Process + Timeline provides key information and time-sensitive details. We encourage you to read all the posted documents as we’ve made several important updates!
Please feel free to reach out to Suzanne Fields, the Peer Pool coordinators, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.