Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club News

  • Jun

    Aspen Rugby Club get forfeit win over Gunnison, moves to 2-0

    The first few months of the summer often come with a bit of a learning curve for the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club. There are many pieces to the puzzle, and it’s going to take some time to figure out where they all should go. “There are a lot of boys from different countries and… Read More

  • Jun

    Aspen rugby ready to get summer rolling with first match Saturday at Glenwood

    Like a bull in its pen, the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club players are ready to escape the drudgery of practice to feel the rush of live action on the pitch. “There is a lot of testosterone here, so everyone is definitely itching to play,” Lungi Tshuma said. “When we do play, we’ll see where… Read More

  • 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