Tony Wells, coach of the Colorado Flyers Track Club, has been a dominant presence over the years at the Simplot Games. Tony has brought athletes to compete at every Simplot Games since the beginning. Tony’s accomplishments as a coach have resulted in many Simplot Champions and successful collegiate athletes. Coach Wells demonstrates the Spirit of the Games by his dedication to young athletes and his long commitment to the Simplot Games.
Dick Fosbury, Honorary Chairman of the Simplot Games, revolutionized the high jump event in Mexico City Olympics 1968 when he introduced the Fosbury Flop and won Gold. This first recipient of the Spirit of the Games Award is honored for his dedication, influence and tireless hours of service to the Simplot Games.