ACLI Capital Challenge Hall of Fame

Welcome to the ACLI Capital Challenge Hall of Fame, reserved for those who have run the race 10 times or more. 

Below is the complete list of 151 Hall-of-Famers.

25 Races or More

Senator Richard Lugar

31 Races

Senator Richard Lugar

He was a U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1977 to 2013. He participated in the inaugural Capital Challenge in 1981 and in every race through 2012.

Race Years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

David Sands

26 Races

David Sands

In his most recent race, he competed with a Washington Times team.

Race Years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987

Marc Silver

25 Races

Marc Silver

In his most recent race, he competed with an NPR team.

Race Years: 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990

20 to 24 Races

Darlene Superville

24 Races

Darlene Superville

In her most recent race, she competed with an Associated Press team.

Race Years: 2022, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

Senator Jeff Bingaman

23 Races

Senator Jeff Bingaman

He was a U.S. Senator from New Mexico from 1983-2013.

Race Years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986

Bruce Becker

22 Races

Bruce Becker

In his most recent race, he competed with a Fox News team.

Race Years: 2022, 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1991

Tim Appenzeller

21 Races

Tim Appenzeller

In his most recent race, he competed with a Science magazine team.

Race Years: 2022, 2021, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1991

Mitchell Tropin

20 Races

Mitchell Tropin

In his most recent race, he competed with a Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) team.

Race Years: 2005, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

15 to 19 Races

Brent Ayer (19 Races) 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Phyllis Diamond (19 Races) 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
Rep. Bart Gordon (19 Races) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Barbara Lazirko (18 Races) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Ellie Thayer (18 Races) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
Peter Blank (18 Races) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (18 Races) 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
Bonnie Berkowitz (17 Races) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021
Brian Manion (17 Races) 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003
Frank Perley (17 Races) 1984, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
James Stevenson (17 Races) 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022
Jeanne O’Toole (17 Races) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Jim Hage (17 Races) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Rep. Jim Cooper (17 Races) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Shawna Orzechowski (17 Races) 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Steve Nearman (17 Races) 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Tom Carter (17 Races) 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
John Higgins (16 Races) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Barry Goldmeier (16 Races) 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2018, 2019, 2021
Denny Gainer (16 Races) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
Karen Hosler (16 Races) 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Larry Margasak (16 Races) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008
Malcolm Drewery (16 Races) 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
Sara Hebel (16 Races) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Sen. Jack Reed (16 Races) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (16 Races) 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Sen. Thad Cochran (16 Races) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
Tom Bowman (16 Races) 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (16 Races) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Art Silverman (15 Races) 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
David Montgomery (15 Races) 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
David Muhlbaum (15 Races) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Jon Hamilton (15 Races) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Mark Sherman (15 Races) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Paul Durbin (15 Races) 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Rick Dunham (15 Races) 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
Sonya Curcio (15 Races) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2022

10 to 14 Races

Danielle Newman (14 Races) Doug Clift (14 Races) Holly Horner (14 Races)
Jackie Burks (14 Races) Jim Rubin (14 Races) John Holland (14 Races)
Kate Dowling (14 Races) Mike Causey (14 Races) Rep. Earl Pomeroy (14 Races)
Ron Coddington (14 Races) Sen. Charles Grassley (14 Races) Vicki Lang (14 Races)
Brian Klippenstein (13 Races) Colin Norman (13 Races) David Skillman (13 Races)
Fred Pagan (13 Races) Oliver Payne (13 Races) Randy Kubetin (13 Races)
Robert Hager (13 Races) Robert Morse (13 Races) Alan Peterson (12 Races)
Amanda Hicks (12 Races) Anne Wiebe (12 Races) Bill Plante (12 Races)
Courtenay Mullen (12 Races) David Waddington (12 Races) Gary Schaible (12 Races)
Graham Anderson (12 Races) Jason Devine (12 Races) Jeffrey Mervis (12 Races)
John Haydon (12 Races) Rep. Peter Defazio (12 Races) Robert Colby (12 Races)
Sam Hananel (12 Races) Scott Williams (12 Races) Sen. Don Nickles (12 Races)
Sen. Slade Gorton (12 Races) Steve Hendrix (12 Races) Tracy Dahl (12 Races)
Anne Carey (11 Races) Bill Horne (11 Races) Brock Read (11 Races)
Colleen Williams (11 Races) Daniel Pearson (11 Races) David Nielsen (11 Races)
Ellen Weiss (11 Races) Erin Dahlin (11 Races) Fred Frommer (11 Races)
Glen Mayers (11 Races) Howard Hogan (11 Races) Judge John Ferren (11 Races)
Judge Rufus King (11 Races) Justice Brett Kavanaugh (11 Races) Kelly Field (11 Races)
Ken Shipp (11 Races) Lafe Solomon (11 Races) Larry Shainman (11 Races)
Les Cook (11 Races) Lorraine Ross (11 Races) Martin Weil (11 Races)
Pam Fessler (11 Races) Peter Feltman (11 Races) Rep. Ray Lahood (11 Races)
Sen. Max Baucus (11 Races) Stephen Mack (11 Races) Tim Arnade (11 Races)
Alan Elsner (10 Races) Athelia Knight (10 Races) Barbara Marcus (10 Races)
Barbara Noe (10 Races) Barton Hosley (10 Races) Carolyn Presutti (10 Races)
Craig Windham (10 Races) David Strauss (10 Races) Gerry Ives (10 Races)
Greg Stohr (10 Races) James Koski (10 Races) Jay Eagen (10 Races)
Jim Abrams (10 Races) Joan McGee (10 Races) John Lawton (10 Races)
Judge Russell Canan (10 Races) Judge Stephen Swift (10 Races) Justine Kenin (10 Races)
Justin Fishel (10 Races) Karin Fischer (10 Races) Kent Allen (10 Races)
Kim McDonald (10 Races) Kirk Baird (10 Races) Lyle Rosbotham (10 Races)
Mark Drajem (10 Races) Mark Faris (10 Races) Melissa Merson (10 Races)
Paul Basken (10 Races) Paul Fain (10 Races) Phil Kilkus (10 Races)
Rep. Zach Wamp (10 Races) Roger Hirschland (10 Races) Sara Lipka (10 Races)
Scott Celley (10 Races) Sean Regan (10 Races) Sen. John Cornyn (10 Races)
Tamara Keith (10 Races) Vice President Al Gore (10 Races) William Miller (10 Races)
John Higgins (10 Races)
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