Bon voyage, 2017. What a year it was for Aspen-area sports. As is customary, I compiled a quick list of what I believe were the top 10 stories of the past dozen months. I’m probably missing something big, but I don’t think there will be any argument about No. 1. Click here for more.
Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club News
Saskia Meagher is ready to represent Aspen in rugby if called upon. To get that opportunity, she’s going to need a few more women to want the same. “Maybe there just aren’t as many girls who know about it,” Meagher said. “There are more girls out here that would want to do it if they… Read More
Don’t ask James Kistner what his role is for the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club, because he doesn’t know. Learning a new sport means learning a new language, and the vocabulary has been a struggle to acquire for the 2017 Aspen High School graduate. “I thought it was going to be similar to football and… Read More
The 43rd annual Cowpie Classic rugby tournament, held last weekend in Steamboat Springs, has been extended. At least, that will be the feeling when Steamboat rugby travels to the Roaring Fork Valley to play the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club at 1 p.m. Saturday. “Steamboat kind of wants to have a little bit of a… Read More
It wasn’t that the Steamboat Springs women’s rugby team has never had success in its home tournament. The squad, for instance, placed third in the 2015 edition of the Cowpie Classic rugby tournament. The Steamboat women have never had a run quite like they did Saturday, however, as they played in the big Steamboat tourney… Read More
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
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
The Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club has started an adopt-a-rugger initiative.
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
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