Award Nominations For Dead Geocachers


Categories: Geocache Spoilers Geocaching News Sven. TXoilgas


In the wake of losing Geocache Spoilers vlogger Steve Love and Texas caching legend Alan Stricklin, an American geocacher is calling for the creation of a Geocacher Of The Year award to honour to duo.

Late last week, Ryan Rokey (GC handle: Rynee) nominated Love (GC handle: Sven.) and Stricklin (GC handle: TXoilgas) for a post-humous Geocacher Of The Year award, starting a thread on the GC forums to garner support for his idea.

The Illinois player wrote: “RIP Sven. I, too, have watched many of his videos on YouTube and when I came across (GC329G6) Trojan Horse 2, I was determined to solve it and solve it i did after staring at it for two days. He will be a greatly missed member of our community and for that reason I started a thread to nominate him for Geocacher Of The Year – along with TXoilgas from Texas, who also passed away recently.”

Rokey’s thread has since been deleted by forum moderators.

Currently, Groundspeak does not offer such a title, instead honouring outstanding players with its Geocacher Of The Month award.

*Do you think Steve Love and Alan Stricklin should both be awarded post-humous Geocacher of The Year titles by Groundspeak? Tell us below …


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  1. kjwx says:

    March 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    UPDATE: Ryan Rokey has since advised It’s Not About The Numbers that Groundspeak moderator BruceS contacted him after the removal of his forum thread.
    BruceS wrote: “Though you had good intentions in nominating the two recently deceased geocachers as geocacher of the year, there really is not a geocacher of the year.
    “It is a long-running joke that briansnat [New Jersey geocacher Brian Sniatkowski] is the geocacher of the year every year.
    “The concern is that the thread will get viewed as a joke thread and become disrespectful to the recently deceased. Thank you for understanding.”

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