Barbershopper Of The Year

The Barbershopper Of The Year (BOTY) is an award given annually at our awards banquet to a 2016 BOTY-editedPaul Willis (2015) and Grant Warning (2016) Photo by Larry Dean

chapter member deemed most deserving by a vote of previous BOTY winners. The only requirements are that he must have been a chapter member for at least 5 years and he can't have previously been awarded the honor. This year's recipient is  ...

Grant Warning. Congratulations, Grant!


Grant has been a Barbershopper since joining the Grand Forks, ND chapter in 1999, and a member of the North Stars since moving to the Twin Cities in 2003. A veteran quartet man (3 quartets) and a member of Presto for 5 years, he's been enjoying his longest running quartet by singing tenor in Note'orious since 2008. He recently retired from a successful career at BNSF Railway.


 

Grant joins a long tradition of BOTYs. Here is a list of men the chapter has honored over the years:

2016 - Grant Warning

2015 - Paul Willis

2014 - Larry Dean

2013 - Steve Hardy

2012 - Ron Bullard

2011 - Jym Hubble

2010 - Gordon Everest

2009 - Steve Zorn

2008 - Ron Neujahr

2007 - Doug Klemz

2006 - Jim Kramer

2005 - Ricky Chaddock

2004 - Dennis Jacobson

2003 - John Barrett

2002 - Tom Heinke

2001 - Ed Jackson

2000 - Jim Lee

1999 -  Mike Brama

1998 - Jim Olson

1997 -  Dave Boyd

1996 - Ron Riley

1995 - Dennis Brown

1994 - Al Wachter

1993 - Don Nechodom

1992 - Ray Ensrud

1991 - Ron Young

1990 - Rick Anderson

1989 - Herb Schauer

1988 - Ralph Erickson

1987 - Max Parks

1986 - Darwin Jones

1985 - Bob DeLamartre

1984 - Duane Rygg

1983 - Loren Bentz

1982 - Gene Fisher

1981 - Ron Middlestaedt

1980 - Frank Goggins

1979 - Rod Jones

1978 - Dick Teeters

1977 - Bob Gabel

1976 - Bernie Adams

1975 - Dick Gilstad / Gene Glaser

1974 - Stan Arndt

1973 - Bill Westerhoff

1972 - Ron Glaeser

1971 - Harry Straw

1969 - Carol Johanson

1968 - Night Howls quartet

1967 - Harry Cedarholm

1966 - John Walker

1965 - Ed Johnson

1964 - Cal Garley

1963 - Jack Gauthier

1962 - Fred Street