2016-2017 club awardee announced.

On Saturday the Milwaukee Barbarians Athletic Club held their annual awards ceremony and banquet.

Assistant Head Coach Joe Birdsall took home top honors as Rugger of the Year.

Joe Grams, David Gray, and Alex Mross returned to the podium as back-to-back awardees while Jeff Friedrich received Alumni of the Year for all his efforts around the pitch this past season.

Jim Harings — the outgoing and long-time Match Secretary — was awarded Club Honors for his decades of service to the club and the wider Wisconsin rugby community.

Congratulations to all of the awardees! 

  • Rugger of the Year — Joe Birdsall
  • 1st XV Forward of the Year — Joe Grams
  • 1st XV Back of the Year — Nick Vigder
  • 1st XV Most Improved — David Gray
  • 2nd XV Forward of the Year — Zach Price
  • 2nd XV Back of the Year — Alex Mross
  • 2nd XV Most Improved — Daryl Bagley
  • Rookie of the Year — Tom Fossell
  • Alumni of the Year — Jeff Friedrich
  • Club Honors — Jim Harings
Annual Awards 2017
Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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