Owen Westbrook was awarded The Farricker Spirit Award. Owen is everything you look for in a Farricker Award nominee: consummate representative of Spirit of the Game, fierce competitor and talented player. His play as a central handler over the last 6 years was invaluable in the team’s run from 11th in 2011 to a national championship in 2014. However, his voice is truly what sets him apart. After finishing dead last in spirit in 2011, Owen played an influential role in reshaping the culture of the team and in turn how the team was perceived by the community. Though never a captain, Owen has stepped into a number of leadership roles within the team over the years, including coordinating fields, workouts and play calling on the offensive line. Owen is intelligent, witty and kind and a great friend and teammate. He would be a very worthy recipient of Bravo’s first Farricker Spirit Award.
The Farricker Spirit Award is given to the player in the men’s division of the USA Ultimate’s National Championship Series adjudged to have exhibited personal responsibility, integrity, and fairness combined with a high standard of playing ability. Each Nationals-qualifying men’s team nominates one player from their own team as the person who best represents Spirit of the Game.