The 2015 Joshby Awards – Friends Nominees

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What started eight years ago as a fun way to acknowledge family and close friends in my life, the Joshby Awards have kind of blossomed into something entirely different. Well on a different scope and focus.

It still continues to acknowledge those close to me, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the other people I’ve befriended over social media and my blog — and then of course running.

In fact there’s a whole different segment of Joshby Awards just dedicated to my running experience during the year. That includes my favorite races, race organizations, local runners and the like.

Really, The Joshby Awards are not to be taken entirely too serious. They’re just a fun way for me to celebrate the past year. If I could I would give everyone a Joshby Award, because I really am thankful for everyone in my life.

But, what fun is that if everyone gets an award? The Joshby Awards don’t give out “Participant Trophies” — it’s pretty much against the award’s founding charter.

Anyways — since I am celebrating friends, family and my running family, the week will look somewhat like this —

TODAY – Friend Nominees
WEDNESDAY – Family Winners
THURSDAY – Friend and Running Winners

If you haven’t voted yet for the running category — you can do so here. This year those winners will be up to my friends and the running community. So make sure to vote early and often — like a good politician.

While you’re voting for the running category, please make sure to check out the nominees for the friend categories. As noted above — these winners will be announced on Thursday.

Also, make sure to checkout the Joshby Awards Facebook page throughout the week for additional Joshby Awards — who knows — you could win one!


FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one friend from the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year. This is the highest honor one can receive in the yearly Joshby Awards.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jorge Garcia
  • Jill Gabica
  • Timothy Gill
  • Dave Stewart
  • Brad Newsome

MALE FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one male friend from the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Brad Newsome
  • Timothy Gill
  • Jordan Jay Thomas
  • Luke Freedom Hansen
  • Josh Twelves

FEMALE FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one female friend from the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jill Gabica
  • Shaylee Hurst
  • Dulci Kennedy
  • Ashley Horrocks
  • Emily-Anne Willey

NEW FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to a friend who’s friendship began or flourished during the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Tricia Paxton Warnock
  • Jason Henry
  • Robert Merkley
  • JessicaSue Hicks
  • Stephanie Stevenson

INSPIRATIONAL FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to one friend from the 2015 calendar year that was the biggest inspiration to Joshua.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Timothy Gill
  • Jill Gabica
  • Curtis Beckstrom
  • Elsha Stockseth
  • JessicaSue Hicks

COUPLE OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the couple — married or dating — from the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jason & Tammy Henry
  • Mark & Jill Gabica
  • Carl & Kate Webb
  • Scott & Jessica Stallings
  • Jorge & Holly Garcia

FATHER OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to one male friend for the 2015 calendar year that is an example of exemplar fatherhood to Joshua.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jesse Holt
  • Jon McNaughtan
  • Jorge Garcia
  • Ryan Copeland
  • Vince Massa

MOTHER OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to one male friend for the 2015 calendar year that is an example of exemplar motherhood to Joshua.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Lola Copeland
  • Jill Gabica
  • Jessica Stallings
  • Shaylee Hurst
  • Becca Wood

KID OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to one kid of a friend for the 2015 calendar year that is an example of exemplar kidhood to Joshua.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Landon Hurst
  • Maya Hansen
  • Ethan Copeland
  • Addison Gabica
  • Fran Wood

BABY OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to one baby of a friend for the 2015 calendar year that is an example of exemplar babyhood to Joshua.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Henry Gabica
  • Sienna Lloyd
  • Divina Stallings

BIRTHER OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to mother for the 2015 calendar year that is an example of exemplar pregnancy and birthing to Joshua.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jill Gabica
  • Megan Spiva Lloyd
  • Liz McNaughtan
  • Kiersten Holt
  • Jenny Minson

FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one friend from the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year on Facebook.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Timothy Gill
  • Shaylee Hurst
  • Jill Gabica
  • Carl J. Webb
  • Tricia Paxton Warnock

INSTAGRAM FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one friend from the 2015 calendar year that had the biggest impact on Joshua’s year on Instagram.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Becca J. Wood
  • Catherine Farnsworth
  • Meridith Ethington
  • Holly Garcia
  • Brooke Russell

FUNNIEST FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the funniest friend from the 2015 calendar year that was the biggest impact to Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Carl J. Webb
  • Scott Seal
  • Timothy Gill
  • Emily-Grace Holmgren
  • David Britt

GAY FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one gay friend from the 2015 calendar year that was the biggest impact to Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Dennis Effing Busch
  • Kyle Mantas
  • Isaac Holyoak

McNAUGHTAN OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one McNaughtan from the 2015 calendar year that was the biggest impact to Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jon McNaughtan
  • Liz McNaughtan
  • Luke McNaughtan
  • Shad McNaughtan
  • Micah McNaughtan
  • Joshua Snow McNaughtan

RUNNING FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one running friend from the 2015 calendar year that was the biggest impact to Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Jill Gabica
  • Jorge Garcia
  • Shaylee Hurst
  • Susette Fisher
  • Cevan Skinner

WALMART FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the friend from the 2015 calendar year that was spent the most time with Joshua at Walmart during the year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Brad Newsome
  • Dave Stewart
  • Luke Freedom Hansen

OUT OF STATE FRIEND OF THE YEAR

This Joshby is given to the one friend who lives outside the state of Utah from the 2015 calendar year that was the biggest impact to Joshua’s year.

The 2015 nominees are —

  • Angie Smith
  • Emily-Grace Holmgren
  • Chelsea Dorn
  • Steve Kelly
  • David Britt

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