The 2023 finalists for the prestigious Tom Waddell Award were announced on 15 September. They were chosen from a larger field of nominees who were considered by the Award Sub-Committee.
The six individuals are:
Roger Brigham, Oakland USA
Shamey Cramer, Los Angeles USA
Kurt Dahl, Ft. Lauderdale USA
Laura Moore, New York City USA
Emy Ritt, Paris France
Annette Wachter, Cologne Germany
Congratulations to all these finalists!
The Tom Waddell Award Sub-Committee will make its final selection of the two Award recipients on 26 September. That decision will be confirmed at the FGG Board meeting on 8 October. At that time, all finalists will be informed of the results and the FGG will issue a press release. The results will also be posted here.
The awards will be presented at Gay Games XI in November 2023 in both Guadalajara and Hong Kong.
This is the second time Roger Brigham has been nominated. On the occasion of his 2018 nomination, he wrote an article in his sports column in the Bay Area Reporter newspaper. It profiles the other finalists and provides important background on the award. Read that article HERE.
More information about the Tom Waddell Award may be found HERE.