All Other Awards

Nomination and Election Procedures  All Other Awards

Effective May 22, 2010, there have been three additions to the awards bestowed by the Cauliflower Alley Club:
Mens and Ladies Awards for currently active wrestlers
The Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award,
As well, awards have been reorganized into Annual and Non-Annual categories, as shown below.

Who may be nominated:
The nominee:
must be a member in good standing of the Cauliflower Alley Club at the time of nomination
must have attended at least one CAC Reunion
Other criteria for nomination are listed under the individual awards below.

Who may submit nominations:
Nominations are accepted from all members in good standing of the Cauliflower Alley Club.

When are nominations due:
Deadline for nominations for all awards, except for Future Legend Award, is October 31 annually. Nominations made after this deadline WILL NOT be on the ballot.

What must be included with a nomination:
A brief biography detailing the nominees qualifications for the award for which he or she is nominated.
The nominees contact information (given name, address, phone number, e-mail address).
Confirmation that the nominee has been contacted and has agreed to attend the next Reunion if they are elected.

Where should nominations be sent:
Nominations should be made ONLY to Jason Sanderson, by e-mail at bpsanderson90@yahoo.com, or by postal mail to P.O. Box 87, Madison, New Hampshire, 03849.For postal nominations, please be sure to submit in sufficient time for delivery before October 31.

Nominations sent to other board members, or to the website or CAC’s postal address, WILL NOT be on the ballot.

What happens next:
By November 1 of each year, Jason Sanderson will forward a ballot to all active (non-emeritus) members of the Board of Directors (except the Clubs Executive Vice President who will only vote in the event of a tie).
All honorees are subject to ratification by the Executive Board.
The nominees receiving the highest number of votes for their nominated award will be selected as the next years honoree.
The next years honorees will be announced on this website shortly after November 1 of each year.
Qualifications and Criteria for Annual Awards

Iron Mike Award
The nominee must be immediately recognizeable both to those in wrestling and to many people outside wrestling
The nominee must be recognized as having achieved success in more than one field

Lou Thesz Lifetime Achievement Award (Art Abrams & Lou Thesz Award combined as of 2012 reunion)
The nominee must have had a widely-recognized professional wrestling career, and must have also  achieved success in more than one area of professional wrestling, which taken together have brought credit to the profession.  Areas meriting consideration would include fields outside of wrestling, wrestling, promotion, broadcasting, managing, refereeing, announcing, booking or other areas associated with the presentation and/or management of the wrestling industry.

Mens Wrestling – Retired
The nominee must have been an active professional wrestler, and now retired.
As it is impossible for us to know every person who has ever been a professional wrestler, in some cases, verification of ones career via pictures, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks or historian accounts may be required for placement on our ballot.

Mens Wrestling  Currently Active
The nominee must be a currently active professional wrestler, with a recognized promotion.
As it is impossible for us to know every person who is a professional wrestler, in some cases, verification of ones career via pictures, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks or historian accounts may be required for placement on our ballot.

Ladies Wrestling – Retired
The nominee must have been an active professional wrestler, referee, manager, announcer or other affiliated person, and now retired.
As it is impossible for us to know every person who has ever been a professional wrestler, in some cases, verification of ones career via pictures, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks or historian accounts may be required for placement on our ballot.

Ladies Wrestling  Currently Active
The nominee must be a currently active professional wrestler, with a recognized promotion.
As it is impossible for us to know every person who is a professional wrestler, in some cases, verification of ones career via pictures, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks or historian accounts may be required for placement on our ballot.

International Award
The nominee must be a retired or currently active professional wrestler, who has spent a major portion of his of her career competing internationally (that is, outside of the U.S. and Canada).
As it is impossible for us to know every person who is a professional wrestler, in some cases, verification of ones career via pictures, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks or historian accounts may be required for placement on our ballot.
 

 

Qualifications and Criteria for Non-Annual Awards

The following awards will not necessarily be given each year, as there may not be qualified nominees in any given year.  However, nominations may be made in any year and will be considered if they meet the established criteria.

Posthumous Award
The nominee must have been a well-recognized male or female professional wrestler, manager, referee, promoter, booker, announcer or other affiliate of the professional wrestling business
A relative of the nominee MUST be a current member of the Cauliflower Alley Club and the relative or the nominee must have attended at least one prior Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion

Jason Sanderson Humanitarian Award
This new award will recognize a CAC member in good standing who, through his or her efforts or resources, has endeavored to improve their community and the lives of others, thus elevating the perception of the professional wrestling industry and its participants.
The nominee must be a CAC member in good standing at the time of nomination, and have attended at least one reunion in the last 5 years.
A brief biography of the nominee, and a brief description of their activities for which they have been nominated, each no more than one paragraph, must be submitted with the nomination.
The recipient of this award will be announced on the Tuesday night festivities.

Red Bastien Friendship Award
The nominee should have never worked in any major capacity in the pro wrestling industry or been under contract to a major wrestling promotion, but should have demonstrated by deed and word over time a commitment to the people and the welfare of the industry.
The nominee must have attended at least three prior Cauliflower Alley Club Reunions
The recipient of this award will be announced on the Tuesday night festivities.
Special Awards
Special awards would be the Wrestling Family Award, Referee Award, Manager Award, Promoter Award, REEL Award, Exceptional Service to CAC, or other special category not covered by any other award.
The nominee must be recognized within the wrestling world as having contributed to the industry in a significant fashion.

Please see also separate listings for Future Legend Award and James C. Melby Historian Award, under Award Nominations on the home page.