Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament
Jon Davis Spirit of Guts Award
Established in 2009
Two Hall of Fame Inductees, late 1970s IFT: Jon Davis (right),
with George “Thor” Anderson of the Foul Five.
The Jon Davis Spirit of Guts Award is given to someone who participates in the tournament with the “proper mixture of competitiveness, sportsmanship, and fun.”
Jon Davis died in 2008 and is fondly remembered as bringing Guts Frisbee into international prominence and helping the sport grow in popularity.
2010: Dan Thornton, Ridin’ High
2011: Pete Rilei, Red Carpet Baggers
2012: Bruce Richardson, Disc Connected
2013: Bill Gagnon, Monte Carlo
2014: Paul Liu, Breakers, Taiwan, ROC
2015: Kevin Bickler, Blood ‘n’ Guts
2016: Bill “Igloo” Watt, Ridin’ High
2017: Takayoshi Suda, Samurai Spirit, Japan
2018: Joe Essman, Air Aces