Gentlemen of Aspen RFC

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Aspen RFC
Full nameGentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club
UnionUSA Rugby
Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Gentlemen
Founded1968
Ground(s)Wagner Park, Downtown Aspen (Capacity: unknown)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
aspenrugby.com

The Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team based in Aspen, Colorado. Aspen RFC is a founding member of the SuperLeague. They withdrew from the SuperLeague in the middle of the 2005 season and forfeited the competition. They now compete in the Men's Club Division 1 League. After 3 years out of the Super League, Aspen won the National 7's Championships in the Summer of 2008 and won the 2009 Division I Championship, May 31 @ Infinity Park, Glendale (Denver) Colorado.[1]

History[edit]

Aspen RFC was officially formed in 1967 by Steve Sherlock, an Englishman who noticed that Aspen, Colorado, a traditional skiing town, had a large international population, many of whom had played rugby before coming to the United States. The first match occurred on 4 July 1967, when an unofficial Aspen XV faced the established Denver Barbarians.[2]

Super League[edit]

Mountain League[edit]

The Gents are the current Mountain League Champions and hold the Ski town trophy along with the Cowpie Champions trophy too for 2017.[citation needed]

RUGGERFEST[edit]

The famous Ruggerfest tournament falls on the third weekend in September. The divisions consist of Opens, Over 35s, Over 45s, Over 50s, Over 55s, and Women's. http://aspen-ruggerfest.com/

Notable players[edit]

Carlin Isles, Wing, United States 7s, Glasgow Warriors

References[edit]

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