Friday, September 15, 2017

Aspen Ruggerfest Celebrates 50 Years

Photo: Dave Stephenson

The legendary Aspen Ruggerfest celebrates year 50 this weekend with another very full slate of matches. The tournament takes place at one of the most picturesque rugby pitches in the country in Aspen, Colorado. Stretching back over the last 50 years nearly all of the top players in the country have appeared at the tournament one time another--it was Carlin Isle's first tournament--and this weekend is big once again.

In the Men's Open standings Pool A will contain the hosts Gentlemen of Aspen, Olympic Rugby Club from San Francisco, and Boulder. In Pool B it's the Glendale Merlins against Rivals the Denver Barbarians, Goslings Gold, and Heart of America. Pool C has NOLA, the Dark 'n Story Misfits, Westie Warthogs, and the Rocky Mountain All-Stars. The women's tournament is led by the Merlins.

One of the best features of the tournament is the number of Old Boys division. This year is no different with a number of different teams. The tournament has already started and runs through the weekend. 

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