A. F. Gartz Jr. Memorial Trophy

Gloria Etzbach, Gail Gaylord, and Frederick C. Gartz donated the A. F. Gartz Jr. Memorial Trophy to Lake Geneva Yacht Club in memory of their father A. F. “Bud” Gartz Jr. (1893 – 1944), who served as commodore in 1937 and 1938. The trophy is a delicate shallow sterling silver bowl with a decorative fan trim and two handles. In 1965, Robert E. Pegel won the trophy for permanent possession after winning it twice, and in 1970 he redonated it as a perpetual trophy. The A. F. Gartz Jr. Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of a regularly scheduled championship series race. The trophy itself now remains at the Yacht Club, and the winner receives an engraved plaque to retain for the following year.

  • 1950 William C. Grunow Jr.
  • 1951 Not awarded
  • 1952 S. P. Beers
  • 1953 D. C. Harring
  • 1954 Harry Melges
  • 1955 Tom Ferris
  • 1956 Chuck Lind
  • 1957 William H. Freytag Jr. and John R. Perrigo
  • 1958 H. T. Moore
  • 1959 Buddy Melges
  • 1960 William H. Freytag Jr. and John R. Perrigo
  • 1961 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1962 Buddy Melges
  • 1963 C. B. Goes
  • 1964 Harry Melges
  • 1965 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1971 Robert E. Pegel
  • 1972 Louis Loenneke Jr.
  • 1973 Susan Pegel
  • 1974 Bill Allen
  • 1975 Bob and Jane Pegel
  • 1976 Clayton Gaylord
  • 1977 Jim Smith
  • 1978 John Gluek
  • 1979 Jeff Perrigo
  • 1980 Jim Smith
  • 1981 Jim Smith
  • 1982 Laura Melges
  • 1983 Brian Porter
  • 1984 Buddy Melges
  • 1985 Not awarded
  • 1986 Buddy Melges
  • 1987 Jim McGinley
  • 1988 Brian Porter
  • 1989 Harry Melges III
  • 1990 Not awarded
  • 1991 Brian Porter
  • 1992 Brian Porter
  • 1993 Jim Smith
  • 1994 Brian Porter
  • 1995 Brian Porter
  • 1996 Brian Porter
  • 1997 Not awarded
  • 1998 Brian Porter
  • 1999 Not awarded
  • 2000 Brian Porter
  • 2001 Brian Porter
  • 2002 Bob Harring and Jim Smith
  • 2003 Buddy Melges
  • 2004 Robert R. Youngquist
  • 2005 Robert R. Youngquist
  • 2006 Brian Porter
  • 2007 Steve Schalk
  • 2008 Frank A. Davenport
  • 2009 Frank A. Davenport
  • 2010 Brian Porter
  • 2011 David and Frank T. Davenport
  • 2012 Brian Porter
  • 2013 Brian Porter
  • 2014 Brian Porter
  • 2015 Ken Wruk