Highlights from the WAS 2018 Congress & Banquet

September 7-9, 2018 – Tuscany Suites & Casino, Las Vegas

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The Saturday afternoon presentations were filled with insight, entertainment, and shared creativity.
Meet and Greet the Athletes was truly enlightening, as each honoree spoke of the successes and challenges they experienced prior to reaching the national and world stage.

Next was a special comedy performance by Bobby Dickson (2018 inductee; Lifetime Achievement) and his talented wife Anoushka. Audience participation, sight gags and hilarious costumes kept us laughing and wanting more!

To close the afternoon the audience participated in a Cirque du Soleil brainstorming session led by Boris Verkhovsky (2016 Lifetime Achievement) and Rob Bollinger (2003 Diving) along with several members of their Cirque team.
Who knows? What seemed like wild and crazy ideas and suggestions from the audience might actually be used in future Cirque shows!
The grand finale of the day was the Gallery of Legends Hall of Fame banquet. With over 160 persons attending and representing acrobatics from around the world, we welcomed and honored this year’s fine group of inductees.
CLICK to view group photos of all WAS Legends and Awards recipients years: 2000 - 2019
CLICK to search for individual WAS Legends and Awards recipients years: 2000 - 2019
CLICK to read the WAS Fall 2019 newsletter - highlighting the 2019 Congress
CLICK to go to WAS 2021 Congress information page
Our event sponsors were once again invaluable and appreciated for their support with the honoree expenses, awards, videos, program booklets, and a well-stocked hospitality room - - which was a tremendous success! Many thanks go to the Raymond C. Rude Foundation, Bruno Klaus (2002 Artistic gymnastics; 2017 Golden Achievement), Larry Snyder, Darlene Ziemba Hicks, Nel Filliger, John Deary, and Stacie Hansen.
WAS Board Members taking a break during the Congress
WAS Board Members taking a break during the Congress

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2021 WAS Congress & Banquet

September 10-12, 2021
Tuscany Suites & Casino, Las Vegas