Award History The John A. Seitz Award is presented annually at the Dad Vail Regatta to an individual whose service to the Dad Vail is exemplary. This award is given in memory of Jack Seitz, a man whose commitment to the sport of rowing is legendary. PAST AWARD WINNERS 1990 - Jack Seitz 1991 - John Semanik 1992 - Ace O’Brien 1993 - Dick O’Brien 1994 - Jack Galloway 1995 - Murph Szymkowski 1996 - Bob Morro 1997 - Vince Dougherty 1998 - Henry Backe 1999 - Ken Shaw 2000 - Tony McCloskey 2001 - Matt Ledwith 2002 - Peggy Morro 2003 - John Dever 2004 - Joe Sweeney 2005 - Mike Ragan 2006 - Mark Valenti 2007 - Tom Dowd 2008 - Ed Clark 2009 - Paul Schugsta 2010 - John Leonard 2011 - Jim Hanna 2012 - Gerry Dudley 2013 - Harry Todd 2014 - Kate Goodwin 2015 - Patrick McCann 2016 - David McCormick 2017 - Kevin Backe 2018 - John Musial 2019 - Edward Morris Ledwith experience. Indeed, it takes an enduring community to do this for over eighty years. Tricia is one of those enduring community members. She is not one to seek the spotlight, instead appreciating the joy and success of the collective effort and with a smile so bright you are certain the enrichment is reciprocal. For her exemplary service, Tricia Winton is being honored as the year 2022 recipient of the John A. Seitz award.