Gentlemen of Aspen RFC
|Full name||Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club|
Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union
|Ground(s)||Wagner Park, Downtown Aspen (Capacity: unknown)|
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.
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.
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The Gents are the current Mountain League Champions and hold the Ski town trophy along with the Cowpie Champions trophy too for 2017.
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/
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