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AOA Centennial Program

1917 2017
AOA Logos Through the Years
AOA Logo Circa 1928
The AOA Triangle inscribed in a
football, that is inscribed in a
basketball. This design was made
into a pin that all members were to
wear when officiating. They were to
return the pin when they resigned
from AOA.
1977
1993
2010
AOA Centennial Keynote Speaker
Jim Lapetina
Mr. Lapetina started officiating in 1971 and was a member of the AOA from 1971 through 1985. He is a
3 sport official and worked high school football through 1984. Jim was an Officer of the Football
Division and was inducted into the Inaugural AOA Hall of Fame in 2008.
Mr. Lapetina worked the IHSA Football Championships in 1983 and 1984. He worked the IHSA
Baseball State Finals in 1987 and 1988 and also worked the IHSA State Basketball Finals in 1989,
1990, and 1991.
Jim continued to pursue his football officiating career and worked Division III and Junior College
football from 1983 to 1986. In 1986 Mr. Lapetina was selected to work Back Judge for the Gateway
Conference (now the Missouri Valley Conference), and worked in this capacity through 1991. He was
selected to work the Division 1-AA NCAA National Championship in 1989.
In 1991 Mr. Lapetina was selected to the Big 10 Conference where he worked for 15 years. He started
as a Back Judge and became a Referee in 1999. During his Big 10 career he worked 10 Bowl game
including:
Division I National Championship Orange Bowl in 1995 as Back Judge,
BCS National Championship Orange Bowl in 2001 as Alternate Referee
BCS National Championship Rose Bowl in 2005 as Alternate Referee
In 2006 Mr. Lapetina was selected to his current NFL position working as a Replay Official. He has
worked 6 playoff games in this position including Super Bowl XLIV.
Mr. Lapetina was also selected to work on the Arena Football Officiating Staff from 1987 to 2001. Jim
worked 4 Arena Bowls; 1989, 1990, 1995 and 2000.
Mr. Lapetina has served in the following roles:
DuPage Valley Conference Football Assignment Chairman 1981 1986
Arena Football Supervisor of Officials 2001-2011
Asst. Supervisor of Officials for Midwest Football Alliance Div. III 2011 2016
Evaluator of Official for Big 10 / MAC / Missouri Valley 2008 2011
Football Officiating Instructor for College Students in China 2013
Mr. Lapetina received the All American College Football Official of the year award in 2002.
He is currently a member of the COA and a COA Hall of Fame inductee.
AOA 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
Reserved HOF awards
Reserved Glick Awards
AOA MULTISPORT IHSA STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
* = Officiated State Championship Game
THREE SPORTS
Paul Frerking
Girls Basketball 1998 AA, *1999 AA
Boys Football 2001 6A, 2007 8A
Boys Basketball 2004 AA
Daniel Krueger
Girls Soccer - 2003 A, 2006 AA
Boys Soccer - 2003 AA, *2005 A
Girls Softball 2001 A, *2005 AA (1B), *2007
AA (1B), 2008 (UIC), *2009 3A (1B), 2010
3A,4A (UIC), 2011, 1A,2A (UIC), *2013 3A
(HP)
Jeffrey Rutledge
Boys Baseball *2009 1A (3B)
Boys Basketball 2015 3A/4A, *2016 3A
Boys Football 2008 4A, 2011 7A
TWO SPORTS
Raymond Brooks
Boys Football 1974 4A, 1980 5A, 1982 5A
Boys Basketball 1967, 1968, *1973 AA
John W. Dacey
Boys Basketball 1996 AA, *1997 AA, 2000 AA
Boys Football 2005 5A, 2012 7A
Charles R. Graber
Boys Baseball *1994 AA (LF), *1995 AA (1B),
*1997 AA( HP)
Boys Football 2001 5A, 2002 6A, 2006 8A, 2009
7A, 2012 6A
Darnell Jones
Girls Basketball 2009 3A/4A, *2010 4A, 2013
Boys Volleyball 2011
Hershel L. King
Girls Basketball 1994, 1995, 1996
Boys Football 2001 8A, 2004 3A
Dylan Kramer
Boys Soccer *2015 3A (4th)
Girls Soccer *2016 3A
Scott Sobeski
Girls Softball 2007 AA, *2008 4A (HP)
Girls Basketball *2015 3A/4A
AOA BOYS BASEBALL STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
Bill Mushrush 1993 A (LF), 1994 AA (3B), 2003 A (HP)
Chuck Graber 1994 AA (LF), 1995 AA (1B), 1997 AA (HP)
Bob Copas 1999 A (LF), 2004 AA (1B), 2012 4A (3B)
Dave Alstadt 2004 A (1B), 2005 AA (1B), 2008 4A (HP)
Bob Jenkins 2007 AA (LF), 2008 3A (HP), 2012 4A (HP)
Jeff Rutledge 2009 1A (3B)
Craig Davelis 2013 3A (3B), 2016 4A (1B)
AOA BOYS BASKETBALL STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
J.B. Travenicek 1935*, 1936*
Bill Downes 1945, 1946*
Tom Kouzmanoff 1953, 1954, 1955*
Ray Brooks 1967, 1968, 1973 AA*
Otho Kortz 1970, 1971, 1972 AA*
Dick Leiber 1972 AA, 1973 AA, 1974 AA
Justin Fortuna 1981 AA, 1982 AA, 1984 AA
Tom Kleinschmidt 1984 AA, 1985 AA, 1986 AA
Ron Olesiak 1987 AA
John Hornacek 1989 AA, 1990 AA, 1991 AA*
Jim Lapetina 1989 AA, 1990 AA*, 1991AA
John Dacey 1996 AA, 1997 AA*
Paul Frerking 2004 AA
Ed Monaghan 2006 AA, 2009 3A-4A
Mark Cladis 2009 3A-4A, 2010 4A*
Nick Cladis 2012 3A-4A, 2013 4A*
Tracey Carothers 2013 3A-4A, 2014 3A-4A*, 2016 3A-4A
Rich Parsons 2014 3A-4A, 2015 3A-4A*,
Jeff Rutledge 2015 3A-4A, 2016 3A*
AOA GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
Herschel King 1994 A-AA*, 1995 A-AA, 1996 A-AA
Ron Feign 1997 AA*
Larry Caponigri 1998 AA, 1999 AA*
Paul Frerking 1998 AA, 1999 AA*
Randy Liveris 2001 AA, 2002 AA, 2005 AA*, 2006 AA*
Sal Vasta 2004 AA, 2005 AA, 2006 AA, 2007 AA*
Joe Fritsch 2004 AA, 2005 AA*, 2006 AA*, 2007 AA
John Shalanko 2013 3A-4A, 2014 3A-4A*
Don Taylor 2014 3A-4A, 2015 3A-4A*, 2017 3A-4A
Joe Madison 2015 3A-4A, 2016 3A*
Dave Trewartha 2016 2A*
Ron Ritter 2016 3A-4A, 2017 3A-4A
AOA FOOTBALL STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
6 Classes from 1974 -2000; 8 Classes 2001 to Presen
Ray Brooks 1974 4A, 1980 5A, 1982 5A
Bill Matheson 1977 4A, 1978 1A, 1980 3A
Ken Trainor 1977 4A, 1978 1A, 1983 5A
Jim Lapetina 1983 3A, 1984 6A
Wayne Endicott 1988 1A, 1989 5A, 1993 4A
Joe Hall 1988 1A, 1989 5A, 1993 4A
Bob Foster 1988 1A, 1989 5A, 1993 4A
Ed Stanley 1988 1A, 1989 5A, 1993 4A
Greg Williams 1988 1A, 1989 5A, 1993 4A
George Hidaka 1991 4A
Dave McIntyre 1991 4A, 1992 3A, 1994 5A
Frank Moscardini 1991 4A, 1992 3A, 2001 6A, 2004 4A
Ted Seaberg 1991 4A, 1992 3A, 1994 5A
Bill Charles 1994 4A
Kurt Kuebler 1999 2A, 2011 1A, 2015 6A
Tom Buchner 2000 6A, 2003 3A
Chuck Graber 2001 5A, 2002 6A, 2006 8A, 2009 7A, 2012 6A
Jeff Curran 2001 5A, 2002 6A
Bob Jozwiak 2001 5A, 2002 6A
AOA FOOTBALL STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
(cont.)
6 Classes from 1974 -2000; 8 Classes 2001 to Present
Gerry Panfil 2001 5A, 2002 6A
Rich Klein 2004 4A, 2007 8A
Tony Gurdak 2005 1A, 2007 6A
Larry Caponigri 2005 1A, 2007 6A
Bill Lang 2006 5A, 2010 8A
Gerry Feeney 2006 5A, 2010 8A, 2014 5A
Octavio Herrera 2006 8A, 2009 7A, 2012 6A
Jeff Conrad 2006 8A, 2009 7A, 2012 6A
Jim Ask 2006 8A, 2009 7A
Brian Stady 2006 8A, 2009 7A
Tim Kiefer 2008 4A, 2009 8A, 2014 8A
Jeff Rutledge 2008 4A, 2011 7A
Jerome Watkins 2008 5A
Ted Lepucki 2010 7A, 2013 5A
John Long 2010 7A, 2013 5A
Tom Pence 2010 7A, 2013 5A
Tom Zelek 2010 7A, 2013 5A
Sal Vasta 2012 6A
AOA GIRLS SOFTBALL STATE FINAL OFFICIALS
Lee Lupi 1990 AA, 1991 AA, 1993 AA (3B)
Dan Krueger 2001 A, 2005 AA (1B), 2007 AA (1B), 2008 3A-4A (UiC), 2010 3A-
4A (UiC), 2011 1A-2A (UiC), 2014 3A (HP),
Willie Smith 2002 A (1B), 2003 AA (1B), 2005 A, 2006 AA (HP), 2010 4A (3B)
Joe Fritsch 2001 AA, 2003 A (1B)
Robert Hawkins 2005 AA
Jerry Davis 2008 4A (3B),
Chris Schaefer 2013 2A (3B), 2016 4A (3B)
Scott Stemple 2014 4A (1B)
Chris Terpstra 2015 4A (1B)
AOA Members 2016 -2017
James Adamski, BSB
Jeffrey Carson, BSB
Michael Faciana, SB
Alan Alexander, FB
Gerald Cassioppi, BSB
Zachary Fichter, FB
Clyde Allred, FB
Lee Catalano, SB
John Foston, FB
David Alstadt, BSB
Frank J. Cataudella, SB
John Freidheim, SB
Brian Andera, BSK
Frank M. Cataudella, BSK
James French, BSK
Frederick Anderson, BSK
Patrick Cerney, SB
Paul Frerking, BSK
Darius Ardelean, BSK FB
James Chmill, FB
Paul Frerking Jr., BSK
Donald Arnold, BSB
Darrin Chuboff, FB
Harold Frey, SB
Gary Bachar, BSK FB
Mark Cladis, BSK
Ashley Frey, SB
Scott Baker, FB
Nick Cladis, BSK
Joseph Fritsch, BSK
Michael Balogh, FB
Earl Clement, BSK
John Frye, BSK FB
Antonio Banks, BSK
Jeffrey Conrad, FB
Simon Ganet, BSB
Tony Belville, SB
Jim Cook, BSK FB
Ruben Garcia, SB
Craig Berger, FB
Bob Copas, BSB BSK
Edward Gatson, FB
Steven Biancalana, BSB
Luis Correa, BSK
Steve Gaulin, BSB
James Biggio, FB
Richard Costa, BSB
Nick Gavrila, BSK
Jeffrey Bilotti, BSK
Eli Costner, SB
John Glaser, SB
Keith Bitner, BSB
Kevin Coulter, BSK
Raymond Goblet, BSB
Peter Blair, SB
John Cournane, SB
Charles Graber, BSB FB
Michael Blalock, BSK
Carl Cousino, SB
William Grady, SB
James Blasius, SB
James Cozzi, SB
John Graf, BSK FB
Jakob Borgman, FB
Ronnie Creggett, BSK
Jared Graham, BSK
Gerald Borkowicz, SB
Michael Cummings, SB
Ron Graziano, BSK
Jack Brey, SB
Edward Cunningham, SB
Daniel Green, BSK
Jeffrey Brogan, BSB
John Cyr, BSB
Allen Grember, BSK
Allan Bruno, FB
James Danielson, BSK
Brian Guimon, FB
Diane Bryniarski, SB
Craig Davelis, BSB BSK
Tony Gurdak, SB
Michael Buckingham, BSB
Marc Davilo, BSK
Steven Halberg, BSK FB
Margaret Burau, SB
Jerry Davis, FB SB
Steven Harms, BSB
Thomas Calabrese, BSK
Robert Deacon, BSB
Charles Harper, BSK
Bryce Cann, BSK
James Delmastro, BSK
Gregory Hartzheim, BSK
Mark Caposieno, SB
Whitney Demin, SB
Wayne Hatch, SB
Michael Capuder, SB
Mark Deresinski, BSK
Robert Hawkins, SB
Bradley Carey, BSK
David Domino, FB
Edward Hayes, BSB
Jon Carls, SB
Gerald Donlon, BSB
John Haynes, BSB BSK
Richard Carmichael, BSK SB
Wayne Dotson, SB
Gordon Heinemann, BSK FB
Tracey Carothers, BSK
Quinton Dudley, BSK
Joe Hernandez, SB
Bernard Carroll, BSK
Patrick Durkin, BSK
Octavio Herrera, BSK FB SB
Denis Carroll, BSK
Steven Ellingson, BSK
Connor Hiltenbrand, BSB
AOA Members 2016 -2017
(cont.)
John Hobscheid, BSK FB
Lou Leuzzi, BSK
Charles Murphy, BSK
Daniel Hock, BSB FB
Jeff Lobono, FB
Michael Murphy, BSB
Byron Hoekstra, BSK
McLane Lomax, FB
Donald Murray, FB SB
Gary Hoger, FB
Timothy Loughnane, BSK FB
William Mushrush, BSB BSK
Eddie Holman, SB
Robert Lucansky, SB
Chad Myers, FB
Phillip Horwitz, FB
LeRoy Lumzy, BSB
Mark Neff, BSB
Samuel Houseworth, FB
Lee Lupi, SB
Charles Nelson, FB
Michael Howell, BSB
Michael Machalinski, FB
Denis Nemmers, BSK
Robert Issel, BSK
Kevin Mackey, FB
Larry Newberry, BSB
Stephen Jakes, BSB
Jay Madalon, SB
Colton Ngumoha, BSK
Don Jarosz, FB
Joe Madison, BSK SB
Daniel Niemiec, BSK
Derek Jarosz, FB
Joseph Maestro, SB
Michael Niemiec, BSB BSK
Robert Jenkins, BSB BSK
Julian Magdaleno, FB
John Norder, BSB SB
Steven Johnsen, FB
Stacy Majchrowski, BSK
Lino Novielli, BSB
Gregory Johnson, BSB BSK
Joseph Makowski, FB
Kenneth Ochala, SB
James Jones, SB
Richard Manherz, BSB SB
Rick Ochenkowski, SB
Darnell Jones, BSK
Charles Marabanian, FB
Craig Ochoa, BSK
Laurie Jordan, FB
Steven Marchese, BSB BSK FB SB
Les O'Connor, BSK
Arthur Kasak, BSK
Gary Marinier, BSK
Timothy Ohrn, BSK
George Kasper, BSK
John Marino, BSK
Kevin O'Keeffe, BSK
Douglas Kelly, BSB
Joseph Marks, BSB BSK SB
Larry Opiela, BSB
John Kelm, FB
Hythaniel Marks, FB
Ronald Owens, BSK
Stephen Kevil, BSK
Chris Marks, FB
Eddie Palmer, BSK
Douglas Kidd, SB
Marrvel Martin, BSK
Richard Parsons, BSK
Timothy Kiefer, FB
Gilberto Martinez, BSB
Vic Partha, BSB
Stanley King, BSK
Frank Martino, FB
James Pater, BSK
Brian Kingsley, BSB
Vincent Mastandrea, BSB
Robert Pauls, BSB
Daniel Knapp, SB
John McGuinnis, SB
James Pazik, SB
Russell Kolkay, BSB
Jason McKinney, BSK FB
Mark Pedersen, BSK
Michael Kopina, BSB
Joseph McNamara, BSB
Michael Peipert, BSK
Dylan Kramer, BSK
Warren Meredith, BSK
Karen Peisker, SB
Ralph Kubek, FB
John Meszaros, BSK
Thomas Pelletier, BSB
Kurt Kuebler, FB
James Meurer, BSB
Thomas Pence, FB
Chuck Landeros, BSK FB
Larhone Miles, FB
Robert Peppers, BSK
Christopher Landers, FB
Richard Minardi, SB
Ernie Perone, FB
Anthony Lane, FB
Corey Morley, BSK
Travis Perry, BSK
Thomas LaRocca, FB
Bruce Morrick, BSB SB
John Pfeiffer, BSK
Brent Larson, FB
Kurt Mueller, SB
Russell Piagentini, SB
Ted Lepucki, FB
Ryan Mulcahy, BSB
James Piazza, BSB
AOA Members 2016 -2017
(cont.)
Ralph Pierre, BSK
Russell Schroeder, BSK
John Trifone, BSK
Andre Poellinetz, SB
Curt Schubert, BSB
Ramon Tudela, BSK
Steve Poltun, SB
John Shalanko, BSK
Len Turnbull, BSK FB SB
Eric Porter, BSK
Dennis Shamblin, BSB
John Vall, BSK FB
Jeffrey Powell, SB
Ron Shell, BSB
Lester Van Zandt, SB
Craig Pryde, BSK
William Sherlock, FB
Frank Vanek, FB
John Przekota, BSK
Mark Siekierski, BSK
Mark Varner, FB
Mark Pulikowski, BSB
Kenneth Sitkowski, BSK
Sal Vasta, BSK FB SB
Steven Ramel, BSK
Ernest Skiles, BSB
Robert Vaughn, BSK
Daniel Raymond, SB
Paul Skrzypczynski, BSB
Gregory Vesta, BSB
Frank Rees, SB
Willie Smith, SB
William Vincent, BSB
Barry Rees, SB
Christopher Smith, FB
Frank Visconti, BSK
Craig Reges, FB SB
Gary Smith, FB SB
Harry Voulgaris, BSK
Karen Reges, SB
Donald Smolinski, BSK
Mark Voyda, SB
Andrew Ricchio, BSK
Brad Snyder, BSB
Joseph Vruno, BSK
Arrie Richardson, BSK
Scott Sobeski, SB
Jim Wachel, SB
Steve Riley, FB
Joe Spagnolo, BSK
Jermaine Walker, BSK
Ronald Ritter, BSK
William Spies, SB
Jervon Wall, BSK
John Rodgers, SB
Paul Sprovieri, SB
Jerome Watkins, FB
Thomas Rogers, BSK FB
James Stegner, SB
Patrick Weber, BSB FB
Mark Rooney, SB
Simon Steiner, BSK FB
William Weckstein, SB
Howard Root, SB
Scott Stemple, FB SB
John West, SB
Richard Rosenthal, SB
Michael Stenson, BSB BSK FB
Louis White, BSK
Valerie Russell, BSK
Mark Storck, SB
David White, BSB
Jeffrey Rutledge, BSK
Gary Stratton, BSB
James Whitmer, BSK FB SB
Robert Ryan, BSB
Thomas Strong, BSB
Donald Williams, BSK
Jason Sabala, BSK
Terry Strong, SB
Prince Williams, BSK
Daniel Sadowski, FB
John Strupeck, BSK FB
L. A. Williams, BSK
John Salat, FB
Robert Sudd, BSB
Randy Wilson, BSK
Steven Sawicki, BSK SB
Scot Sutherland, BSK SB
Frank Wiltse, BSB
Larry Saxton, BSB
Anthony Swat, SB
Kirk Winkler, SB
Christopher Schaefer, SB
Donald Taylor, FB SB
Jeremy Woodle, BSK
William Schaefer, FB
Shawn Taylor, SB
Mark Woodsum, FB
Jeffrey Schanks, BSB
Cameron Termunde, BSB
Richard Yelton, FB
Patrick Schenck, BSB
Christopher Terpstra, SB
Gary Zahara, BSK
William Schiferl, FB SB
James Terry, BSK
Charles Zanders, FB
James Schindler, SB
Albert Thomas, FB SB
Thomas Zelek, FB
Roger Schnorr, BSB
Wilfredo Torres, SB
Craig Zimmerman, BSB
Ken Schrock, SB
David Trewartha, BSK
Congratulations AOA on 100 Years of Success
Tom Rogers, Dave Butts, Ted Lepucki, Tom Pence, Tom Zelek
Playoffs 2015
John Long, Tom Pence, Ted Lepucki, Dave Butts, Tom Zelek
5A Finals 2013
CONGRATULATONS
AOA on your 100th Year
Of Officiating Excellence
“FERK”
Paul Frerking AOA HOF 2016
IHSA State Finals Girls Basketball / Boys Basketball / Football
We all Love Officiating!
Blessed is the Official, Indeed, Who in this life can find;
A purpose that can fill our days, And goals to fill our mind!
The World is filled with little officials Content with here they are;
Not knowing joys success can bring, No will to go that far!
Yet, in this world there is a need, For officials to lead the rest
To rise above the “average’ life, By giving of their best !
Would you be one, who dares to try, When challenged by the task;
To rise to heights you’ve never seen, Or is that too much to ask?
This is your daya world to win. Great purpose to achieve;
Accept the challenge of your goals and in yourself, believe!
You will be proud of what you’ve done, When at the close of day;
You look back on your battles won, Content, you came this way!
“FERK”
CONGRATULATIONS AOA
On your 100
th
Year of officiating
excellence !
SAL VASTA
AOA Member Since 1991
Basketball / Football / Softball
INTER ATHLETIC COUNCIL OF OFFICIALS (IACO)
Commend
AOA
on a century of service
Member LOA’s
AOS BOAC COA DOA FVFO FWSBOA
JFO JBO MOA NOA RVOA-LAX SBO
SSOA WBOA WPOA GCACOA
Congratulations to AOA on 100 years!
In Honor of Edward J. Monaghan 2015 HOF inductee.
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In Memory of
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In perpetuity
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Congratulate
AOA
On the first 100 years!!
CONGRATULATIONS AOA
On 100 Years of Officiating Excellence
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