Quartet Champions

The Rocky Mountain District of the Barbershop Harmony Society (then SPEBSQSA) was formed in 1977. The District has crowned a quartet champion each year (except 2020 and 2021), and has had three quartets medal in the International Contest– including two quartet champions!

Past International Champions

Classic Collection

Classic Collection

1982

George Davidson, Br; Terry Heltne, Bs
Larry Wilson, Ld; Curt Hutchison, Tn

Classic Collection won the Central States District in 1975, and then after the formation of the Rocky Mountain District, won that District’s inaugural competition in 1977. They are the only quartet to have won two different Districts!

They placed 32nd at their first International Contest in 1976, and kept at it until winning in 1982.

International Placements:

  • 1976: 32nd
  • 1977: 24th
  • 1978: 10th
  • 1979: 6th
  • 1980: 5th
  • 1981: 2nd

They then toured until 2002, with the same personnel!

For more information, see https://www.barbershopwiki.com/wiki/Classic_Collection 

 

Storm Front

Storm Front

2010

Darin Drown, Br; Syd Libsack, Bs
Jim Clark, Ld; Jeff Selano, Tn

Storm Front won the Rocky Mountain District in 2002, also competing at International for the first time that year. They competed their first 5 years with tenor David Ellis before moving to the formation that would eventually win the International Contest.

International Placements:

  • 2002: 19th
  • 2003: 17th
  • 2004: 13th
  • 2005: 10th
  • 2006: 10th
  • 2007: 3rd
  • 2008: 6th
  • 2009: 3rd
  • 2010: 1st

Storm Front is beloved as one of the best comedy quartets of all time. They have released four albums and a DVD with their contest sets from their last three International Contests.

As of 2022, Storm Front is still performing with the same personnel!

For more information, see https://www.barbershopwiki.com/wiki/Storm_Front

 

Past International Medalists

Bank Street

1988 – 4th; 1989 – 2nd; 1990 – 5th
Tony Sparks, Tn; Dick Giese, Ld
Farris Collins, Bs; Toby Balsley, Br

1999 Bank Street

Bank Street

1997 – 4th; 1998 – 5th; 1999 – 5th
Tom Mullen, Tn; Toby Balsley, Ld
Farris Collins, Bs; Tony Sparks, Br

For those of you confused by this…. Your friendly RMD webmaster reached out to Tony Sparks for clarification. Here’s what he said:

“Yes, Bank Street existed for almost twenty years, with one personnel change about halfway through.  Each combination earned three International medals.  (’88, ’89, ’90, ’97, ’98, ’99).”  So, there you go!

Past District Champions

Sound Logic

Sound Logic

2019
Grant Goulding, Br; Adam Scott, Bs
Joel Gillespie, Ld; Dallin Cox, Tn

Average Joes

Average Joes

2018
Daniel Ryan, Br; Chaz Chesser, Bs; Adam Haggart, Ld; Joseph Hopkin, T

Average Joes

Maelstrom

2017
Wes Short, Br; Tyler Wigginton, Bs
Seth Fetzer, Ld; Kevin Meyer, Tn

Sound Logic

The Pine

2016
Keith Waldheim, Tn; John Treash, Ld
George Mammarella, Bs; Johnny Bugarin, Br

Average Joes

Blue Steele

2015
Jamie Arrington, Br; Greg Titus, Bs
Shawn Mondragon, Ld; Stew Bush, Tn

Average Joes

Highland Drive

2014
Adam Haggart, Br; Weston Smith, Bs
David McMullan Ld; Jimmy Schofield, Tn

Sound Logic

Surround Sound

2013
Paul Cochran, Tn; Kyle Ricks, Bs
Phil Garrot, Ld; Jay Dougherty, Br

Average Joes

Revolution

2012
Nate Zenk, Tn; Matt Swann, Ld
Travis Tabares, Bs; Wes Short, Br

Average Joes

The Crew

2011
Adam Reimnitz, Tn; Scott DeLude, Ld
Tyler Wigginton, Bs; Michael Troyer, Br

Sound Logic

The Elements

2010
Kenny Wiser, Tn; Joel Gillespie, Ld
Jake Butler, Bs; Penn Almoney, Br

Average Joes

Boiling Point

2009
Dave Ellis, Tn; Dan Testa, Ld
Chris Richards, Bs; Michael Troyer, Br

Average Joes

McPhly

2008
Ryan Wilson, Br; Curtis Terry, Ld
Travis Tabares, Bs; Brian Fox, Tn

Sound Logic

The Summit

2007
Tim MacAlpine, Tn; Shawn Mondragon, Ld
Marco Gonzalez, Bs; Matt Vaive, Br

Average Joes

Mojo

2006
Adam Reimnitz, Tn; Scott DeLude, Ld
Chris Richards, Bs; Matt Swann, Br

Average Joes

Ignition

2005
Curtis Terry, Ld; Dan Testa, Tn
Denny Malone, Bs; James Taylor, Br

Sound Logic

Nexus

2004
Nate Zenk, Tn; Ryan Wilson, Ld
Mark Zenk, Bs; Mike Davidson, Br

Average Joes

Quadrovox

2003
Ryan Kemp, Tn; Jerry Duggar, Ld
Ari Hunsaker, Bs; Kevin Price, Br

Average Joes

Storm Front

2002
Dave Ellis, Tn; Jim Clark, Ld
Syd Libsack, Bs; Darin Drown, Br

Sound Logic

Reprise

2001
Tad Harris, Bs; Tim Workman, Tn
Joel Gillespie, Ld; Rex Kocherhans, Br

Average Joes

Distinction

2000
Darren Praetzel, Tn; Shawn Mondragon, Ld
Farris Collins, Bs, Matt Vaive, Br

Average Joes

Crazy Rhythm

1999
Dave Ellis, Tn; Ryan Wilson, Ld
Darin Drown, Bs; Doug Kastman, Br

Sound Logic

Saturday Evening Post

1998
Bobby Gray, Br; Allen Gasper, Ld
Scott DeLude, Tn; Chris Richards, Bs

Average Joes

Anybody’s Guess

1997
Jerry Lentz, Tn; Ryan Wilson, Ld
Scot Cinnamon, Bs; John McCord, Br

Average Joes

Spellbound

1996
Bruce Gunderson, Tn; Mark Crapo, Br
Lon Szymanski, Bs; Scott Hoffman, Ld

Sound Logic

Kings of the Road

1995
Jerry Lentz, Tn; Ryan Wilson, Ld
Cliff Pape, Bs; Dennis Cook, Br

Average Joes

Syncopation

1994
Brad Bertram, Br; Rand Clawson, Bs
Randy Haslam, Ld; Gordon Weisman, Tn

Average Joes

US Male

1993
Curt Kimball, Br; Jim Peters, Bs
Brad Anderson, Ld; Tracy Lockhart, Tn

Sound Logic

Boys Next Door

1992
Pete Donohue III, Tn; Chip Smith, Ld
Jim Muller, Bs; Eddie Martinez, Br

Average Joes

Denver City Limits

1991
Scott DeLude, Tn; Rob Baltensberger, Ld
Scot Cinnamon, Bs; Doug Kastman, Br

Average Joes

Sound Syndicate

1990
Jerry Smith, Br; Ken Potter, Tn
Doug Porrey, Bs; Jeff Click, Ld

Sound Logic

Boys Next Door

1992
Pete Donohue III, Tn; Chip Smith, Ld
Jim Muller, Bs; Eddie Martinez, Br

Average Joes

Denver City Limits

1991
Scott DeLude, Tn; Rob Baltensberger, Ld
Scot Cinnamon, Bs; Doug Kastman, Br

Average Joes

Sound Syndicate

1990
Jerry Smith, Br; Ken Potter, Tn
Doug Porrey, Bs; Jeff Click, Ld

Sound Logic

Route 66

1989
Steve Stevens, Tn: Jim Law, Ld
Cliff Pape, Bs; Mike Finnegan, Br

Average Joes

Quincy Avenue

1988
Dave Ellis, Tn; Allen Gasper, Ld
Scot Cinnamon, Bs; John McCord, Br

Average Joes

First Edition

1987
Bob Erickson, Tn; Mike Robards, Ld
Cliff Pape, Bs; Mike Finnegan, Br

Sound Logic

It’s About Time

1986
Curt Kimball, Tn; Brad Anderson, Ld
Scot Cinnamon, Bs; Jerry Smith, Br

Average Joes

Reunion Square

1985
Jerry Jacobs, Bs; Bill Biffle, Br
Dave Van Pelt, Tn; Mike Robards, Ld

Average Joes

Bank Street

1984
Dick Giese, Ld; Tony Sparks, Br
Farris Collins, Bs; Toby Balsley, Ld

Sound Logic

Duke City Quartet

1983
Dave Van Pelt, Tn; Dick Giese, Ld
Farris Collins, Bs; Bill Biffle, Br

Average Joes

Manhattan West

1982
Steve Shannon, Br; Doug Porrey, Bs
Allen Gasper, Ld; Dave Evans, Tn

Average Joes

One More Time

1981
Jimmy Wheeler, Tn; Milt Christensen, Ld
Bob Evans, Br; Ron Rumel, Bs

Sound Logic

Tempo Squires

1980
Gordon Weisman, Tn; Dave Thorell, Ld
Marlin Miller, Br; Ron Rumel, Bs

Average Joes

Colorado Gold

1979
John McCord, Br; Larry Williams, Tn
Len Metallo, Bs; Ron Kientz, Ld

Average Joes

Heritage West

1978
Brad Anderson, Ld; Curt Kimball, Tn
Albert Luft, Br; Dave Mann, Bs

Sound Logic

Classic Collection

1977
George Davidson, Br; Terry Heltne, Bs
Curt Hutchison, Tn; Larry Wilson, Ld