Contest and Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award

-Tom Watson, CPO

Legislative Advocacy Awards

-James Young, Jr., CP, LP, FAAOP
-Scott Schneider
-Ralph Nobbe, CPO

Hamontree Award

The Sam E. Hamontree, CP(E), Business Education Award was created to recognize the best business education paper, idea and/or proposal submitted
for presentation.
-Molly McCoy, L/CPO, “Documentation Changes That Work! Proof that Better Documentation Leads to Overturn of Denials”

Thranhardt Award

Launched by a gift from J.E. Hanger in memory of Howard R. Thranhardt, CP, the series recognizes individuals committed to advancing O&P education and research.
-Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE, “Functional Assessment and Satisfaction in K2 Transfemoral Amputees Receiving MPK Knees–Initial Findings”
-Beatrice Janka, MPO, CPO, “The Effects of AFO Stiffness and Alignment on Lower Extremity Kinematics in Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis”

Technical Fabrication Contest

This year’s technical fabrication contest featured two separate timed competitions.

Articulating AFO joint winners:

1. Rich Federman, CO
2. Aaron Norell, BOCO, BOCP, CO
1. Michael Brandon
2. Tim Cunningham
1. Steve Daley
2. Todd Nakano

BK socket and foot winners:

1. Michael Stull, BOCP
2. Julianne Gupta, CPO
1. Darrin Snowden, CPA, CTP
2. Michael Brandon
1. Ashley Rinck
2. Allison Snooks

Student/Resident Poster Contest:

The Otto and Lucille Becker Award is presented for the best orthotic abstract submitted and the Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast Award for the best prosthetic abstract submitted by a qualifying student or resident.

Edwin and Kathryn Arbogast Award
-Tyler Klenow, A Metric to Quantify the “Dead Spot” Phenomenon in Prosthetic Gait: An Analysis of Sagittal Center of Pressure Progression and Its Velocity

Otto and Lucille Becker Award
-Morgan Oxenrider and Megan Kelly, The Capacity Foot Orthoses to Modulate Plantar Foot Tissue Stiffness