Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club News

  • Jan


    The Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club has started an adopt-a-rugger initiative.

  • Sep

    Misfits beat Gents of Aspen to win Ruggerfest crown

    The city of Aspen might have some objections, but Evergreen’s Whitey Nelson told his wife he would like to have his ashes become a permanent part of Wagner Rugby Stadium one day. “Aspen is magical to our family,” Nelson said. “We look forward to it every year. I haven’t missed a Ruggerfest in 20 years.”… Read More

  • Sep

    Gents of Aspen to play Misfits for Ruggerfest title

    Rex Christensen, a 2011 Aspen High School graduate, called it a “gap in my life.” He is talking about his days as a college student at the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a degree in global economics. A former Skier quarterback and linebacker, Christensen didn’t spend a lot of time in the… Read More

  • Sep

    Stage set for big Ruggerfest weekend

    With the Old Boys getting their chance to shine Thursday and Friday, the stage is now set for the main act to get underway today at the 49th annual Aspen Ruggerfest. “We’ve got a revitalized open this year. We got some top teams coming in from around the country,” said tournament co-organizer Bryan McShane. “We… Read More

  • Sep

    Cronies get ball rolling at Ruggerfest

    It took a dominant fourth match, but the Dark ‘n Stormy Misfits 45s side is right where it thought it would be — headed to Sunday’s championship match of the 49th annual Aspen Ruggerfest. “That’s what we are here for — Champagne rugby. Definitely getting to the finals is the goal,” said Misfit coach, organizer… Read More

  • Sep

    Ruggerfest returns for 49th year

    The expanded diversity of English accents and the extra testosterone permeating through Aspen this week can only mean one thing — Ruggerfest is back. In its 49th year, Aspen’s annual rugby tournament gets going Thursday and runs through Sunday at Wagner Park in the heart of downtown Aspen, with some of the weekend games also… Read More

  • Aug

    Aspen Gents excel in rugby’s summer school

    Summer school is in session. The Gentlemen of Aspen Graduate School of Rugby capped the summer semester Saturday afternoon with a rousing 74-7 victory over the Defiance Rugby Club of Glenwood Springs in a sun-drenched game at Wagner Park. The Gents, with a summer lineup bolstered by visiting college players, stunned Defiance with three quick… Read More

  • Aug

    Gents of Aspen fall just short in Ski Town Classic

    The Gentlemen of Aspen finally tasted defeat. After a summer string of rugby victories, the Gents of Aspen added three more victories last weekend. But in the championship game of the annual Ski Town Classic rugby tournament, the Gents dropped a 29-25 thriller to host Vail. Vail managed the game-winning score in extra time at… Read More

  • Aug

    Unbeaten Gents on stage at Wagner Park

    The undefeated Gentlemen of Aspen rugby team will take the stage Saturday on Aspen’s internationally famous rugby field — Wagner Park. The Aspen rugby club, which has played rugby at “Wagner Rugby Stadium” in downtown Aspen since the club was founded in the 1960s, will host the Defiance Rugby Club of Glenwood Springs in a… Read More

  • May

    48th Aspen Ruggerfest to offer prize money!

    The Aspen Ruggerfest Committee is awarding the winners of the Open Division and the Masters Division $5,000.00 each at the 48th annual tournament. At the award ceremony immediately after the finals on Sunday, checks for $5,000.00 will be given to the winner of each of the Open and Masters Divisions.  The prize money is being… Read More