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The Latest on Carlin Isles!
Check out the latest video of Carlin Isles featuring longtime Gents player and coach Andy Katoa!
Aspen Jr Gents Excel at Denver 7s
The Aspen Jr Gents traveled down to the 46th Annual Denver 7 a side tournament on Saturday as huge outsiders for the trophy. During pool play the Aspen High School side pulled off the shock of the tournament by beating the reigning Division 1 Champions, the Colorado Springs Grizzlies who are ranked 3rd in the Nation. The experienced trio of Williams, Pretorius and Fox ran the game tactically for the Juniors but winger Jerratt Miller and hooker Michael Wampler were outstanding. Austin Schneider scored the deciding try to ensure that the Aspen side made it in to the semi-final game in the prestigious Rapids’ Stadium.
In the shortened 7 a side game, each half is 7 minutes yet still played on a full size field. Each game is a hard-running, no rest 14 minutes and they are played every 45 minutes! The semi-final was the fourth consecutive game for both sides.
The Division 2 champ’s opponents were the powerful Aurora Saracens team, another Division 1 stand out team favored to beat the Mountain team.
The game started with outstanding defense from both sides with Luke Seamans in stirling form with 2 consecutive try saving tackles.
Aurora scored early and led 12 to 5 at the half with Matt Williams scoring for Aspen. Aspen scored quickly at the re-start with Hayden Denton featuring very strongly. 12-12. Aurora scored with a minute to go 12-19 and then Schneider, Denton and Williams linked well to score and set up a kick from Pretorius to tie the scores. 19-19 and the final whistle blew, leaving 2 exhausted teams to play sudden death extra time.
The stronger Aurora team scored to eliminate the brave Aspen side and went on to beat the East’s HS team in the final. Aspen were left wondering what might have been but left their mark amongst the Division 1 ranks in Denver.
Newcomers to the Aspen team were Luke Seamans, Matt Ferguson, Will Van Allen and Troy Fratini and all acquitted themselves well with no previous experience. Ferguson looks to be a great prospect for next year’s team.
Matt Williams was selected for the all-tournament side by the tournament directors.
Jr Gents Win State Title
Jr Gents win State Title with 19-8 win over Ft. Collins. Click here for the full story.
Jr Gents into State Semi-Finals
The Jr Gents win in the Quarter Finals against the Tigers from Denver. Click here for the full story.
Jr Gents extend win streak
The undefeated Jr Gents extended its record on Saturday against the Warriors RFD. Click here for the full story.
Jr Gents Spring Challenge and Aspen Rugby Membership Drive
WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH @ 5.30PM
RIO GRANDE PARK, ASPEN
JR GENTS RUGBY TEAM WILL TAKE ON ALL COMERS AT TOUCH RUGBY
REFRESHMENTS @ THE CANTINA AFTER THE GAMES & PRACTICE @7.00pm
SUPPORT THE ROARING FORK VALLEY’S HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY TEAM!
CONTEST WILL TAKE PLACE NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER, SO BRING A SPARE SET OF WARM & DRY CLOTHES!
The Jr. Gents will wear the Gentlemen of Aspen colors, if you wish to play against them, please bring a white shirt.
Contact Gary Williams for details: email@example.com or (650) 399-5807.
Check out Carlin Isles who got his start in Aspen
Ruggerfest Returns to Aspen
See the article in today’s Aspen Times here.
Ruggerfest 45 starts on Thursday!
The premier rugby tournament in the U.S. kicks off Thursday morning! Be sure to get out to Wagner Rugby Stadium Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to experience the game played in heaven…rugby!
Home Game Tomorrow!
Aspen takes on Steamboat Rugby tomorrow, Saturday, August 18th at 2:00pm at Rio Grande Park. It’s going to be a great day of rugby in Aspen!
Just Announced-Gents to play Grand Junction Rugby Club this Saturday!
The Gentlemen of Aspen will be hosting the Grand Junction Rugby Club this Saturday, July 28th at Rio Grande Park in Aspen. Kickoff is 2:00pm. See you there to cheer our hometown Gents against the Griffins of Grand Junction.
Aspen 7s go 1-2 at the 45th Annual Denver Sevens Rugby Tournament
Aspen’s hopes of finishing the sevens season with a win in Denver were dashed by the Woodlands Exiles and Denver Barbarians. Aspen lost to Woodlands and Denver in pool play but were able to reclaim their pride with a win over the St. Louis Ramblers 26-5, click here for the full story. Congratulations to Andy Katoa and the entire 7s squad for a hard fought season. We look forward to the a promising season next year.
Aspen wins in Glenwood
After a slow start to the summer 15s season, The Gentlemen of Aspen took out their frustrations on Defiance of Glenwood Springs. Scoring like they are capable, Aspen put up 72 points to Glenwood’s 21. See the story here, Injuries bite at Defiance in loss to Aspen.
Disappointment for Aspen 7s in KC
The Aspen 7s chase for a National Championship is over after losing in the quarter finals at the West Qualifier in Kansas City. All is not lost, as they can play spoiler on July 21st in Denver! Click here for the story, Blues Suprise in Kansas City Qualifier.
7s just out of the points in Houston
The Gentlemen of Aspen 7s lost to Glendale, 21-19, in the quarterfinals at the West Qualifier in Houston. Click here for the story, Barbarians Superb in West Qualifier.
Gentlemen of Aspen lose close match in summer opener against Vail
Playing in Vail on June 9th, the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club kicked off their 45th season dropping a hard-fought bout against rival Vail Rugby Club, 23-22. The Vail club is now in its 40th season.
Making the move up from the Junior Gents, forwards Morgan Frothingham, Zack Hendrix, and Willy Klein had a strong showing. So too, did dynamic backs Peceli Rinakama and James Aldridge. Aspen’s home opener is this Saturday, June 16th against Steamboat Springs. The match is slated for 1:30pm at Rio Grande Park. Come out Saturday to cheer on the Gents!
Aspen 7s plays in front of 30,000 at Notre Dame Blue-and-Gold Game
Check out the RugbyMag story featuring the Gentlemen of Aspen 7s team playing against Notre Dame during their spring football game, Huge Crowd for Notre Dame 7s Exhibition.