Weber's Frank Otis 'a classy act'

Mar 18 2013 - 5:39pm


I am a Montana Grizzly fan who traveled to see Weber State play the Grizzlies in the conference tournament championship. It was a great game by both squads, but that is not why I am writing. After the game, with the Montana team and students celebrating on court, I witnessed a classy act by Wildcat Frank Otis.  

I know the loss must have been a bitter pill for Otis, who played ferociously along with his teammates. Despite his disappointment, he walked over to Grizzly senior Mathias Ward, who was standing off to the side with his foot in a cast from his heart-breaking and career-ending injury.   

Otis shook Ward's hand and gave him a hug. It was a moment of grace in adverse circumstances that makes you proud to be a sports fan.

Bruce T. Moats

Cheyenne, Wyo.

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