4th Annual Greatmats National Award Series to Accept Nominations In October

Greatmats Annual National Award Series

Specialty flooring retailer Greatmats is awarding a series of national awards for athletic instructors as well as animal trainers who have made a positive impact in their respective communities. The national awards are designed to honor those positive leaders in the United States that have made a favorable impact on the lives of their students, clients and community through service, integrity and quality.

Click on the contest below to learn how to nominate or vote for someone and see the past winners and nominees for the national awards. In 2018 Greatmats will be accepting nominations in the following categories, starting in October.

Award Categories: (Click category of choice to learn more)
4th Annual National Dance Instructor of the Year
4th Annual National Dog Trainer of the Year
4th Annual National Horse Trainer of the Year
3rd Annual National Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
3rd Annual National Cheerleading Coach of the Year
National Fitness Trainer of the Year (3rd Year)
National Gymnastics Coach of the Year (2nd Year)

Sara Carson, The Super Collies

Sara Carson – 2017 National Dog Trainer of the Year

The first of its kind to recognize such a diverse group of individuals for both their positive professional and community influence, the Greatmats National Award Series began in 2015. Starting with Dance Instructors, Dog Trainers and Horse Trainers the award series has expanded to include Martial Arts Instructors, Cheer Coaches, Fitness Trainers and Gymnastics Coaches. More than 31,700 votes have been cast to honor these great instructors over the first 3 years of the National Awards Series.

Winners will receive:
– $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for the winner’s related business
– Profile story
– Greatmats national award certificate

Past Greatmats National Award Series Winners

 

Kelly Murphy-Alley - Striking KMA Performance Horses

Kelly Murphy-Alley – 2017 Greatmats National Horse Trainer of the Year

National Fitness Trainer of the Year
2015 – Jeanette Raichle – Owatonna Tennis and Fitness Center – Owatonna, MN
2017 – Thea Jorgensen – Thea Ward Fitness – Bismarck, ND

National Cheerleading Coach of the Year
2016 – Amy Beth Klopf – Coleman Junior Senior High School – Coleman, MI
2017 – Sherri Andrzejewski – Wilkes-Barre Bears – Wilkes-Barre, PA

National Dance Instructors of the Year
2015 – Rosanne Vavasis – Gotta Dance – Hudson, FL
2016 – John Culbertson – Dance Attack Dance Studio – Miami, FL
2017 – Heidi Sulminski & Heather Gerard – H&H Dance Academy – Millbury, MA

National Dog Trainers of the Year
2015 – Jeremy Joseph Brown – The Complete Canine – Tucson, AZ
2016 – Jeremy Joseph Brown – The Complete Canine – Tucson, AZ
2017 – Sara Carson – The Super Collies – Palmdale, CA

 

Rilee Sauer, Gold Medal Gymnastics

Rilee Sauer – 2016 Greatmats National Gymnastics Coach of the Year

National Gymnastics Coach of the Year
2016 – Rilee Sauer – Gold Medal Gymnastics – Chandler, AZ

National Horse Trainer of the Year
2016 – Jessica Moctezuma – Moctezuma Stables – Woodstock, IL
2017 – Kelly Murphy-Alley – Striking KMA Performance Horses – Wilmore, KY

National Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
2016 – Grandmaster Bryant Harrell – Real World Combat Academy, High Point Neighborhood Family Center – Clearwater, FL
2017 – Master Ron Poholik – Pride Martial Arts – New Lenox, IL

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