Honoring the Voracious
Two months since we bid farewell to an amazing season, yet Trooper Nation is still in awe of our 2022 production, the dedicated staff, our supportive fans and especially our marching members. 2022 was a success thanks to the hard work of dedicated members who fought diligently to make DCI Finals within days of regathering after nearly 1/3 of the corps was out with Covid.
The contributions of each and every 2022 member is noteworthy. Selecting year-end award recipients is rarely easy, but the 2022 members made this year’s selections especially tough to choose.
Congratulations to the 2022 member award recipients.
Visual Rookie of the Year - Kat Motichek
Visual Most Improved - Gabe Warkentin
Visual MVP - Ember Hesse
Brass Rookie of the Year - Mitchell Summers
Brass Most Improved - Benjamin Groover
Brass MVP - Ember Hesse
Color Guard Rookie of the Year - Layla Spencer
Color Guard Most Improved - Alfonso Buenrositio
Color Guard MVP - Nicholas Pelaez
Battery Rookie of the Year - Kanato Iwai
Battery Most Improved - Omari Wiseman
Battery MVP - Caleb Brown
Front Ensemble Rookie of the Year - Matthew Estrada
Front Ensemble Most Improved - Ryan Hurford
Front Ensemble MVP - Dominic Willis
The Jon Coppinger "Trooper Spirit Award" - Moriah Elkin
Trooper of the Year - Genevieve Batman
Jim Jones Leadership Award - Jake Spinogatti
Director's Award - Gerald Klein
Volunteers and staff were honored as well. More will follow on those awards.We’ll also take a look at the meaning of some of our top honors and share a little more about some of these members.