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Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted from January through March. About halfway, we announced the finalists, and now the winners are out. Continue reading for the 2013 Sports & Recreation Readers' Poll winners: How do they compare to Westword's picks?

While you're at it, check out our full list of 2013 Best of Denver winners.

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Bronco


Peyton Manning 



Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners
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Best Rockie


Troy Tulowitzki



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Best Nugget


Ty Lawson



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Best Av


Milan Hejduk



Best Mammoth

Gavin Prout



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Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners
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Best Rapid 


Tony Cascio 



Best Outlaw


Matt Bocklet

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Dave Wood



Best Roller Derby Skater


Krystal "Gator Dunn" Sprouse, Denver Roller Dolls

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners
Britt Chester

Best Sports Team ― Professional


Broncos



Best Sports Team ― College


University of Denver Pioneers hockey



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Best Coach ― Professional


George Karl, Denver Nuggets



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Denver Athletics

Best Coach ― College 


George Gwozdecky, University of Denver



Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Sports Announcer


Dave Logan



Best TV Sportscaster


Vic Lombardi, CBS4

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners



Best Radio Sports Show


The Drive, 104.3/The Fan

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Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Mascot

Denver Boone

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Dog Park

Chatfield State Park

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Skate Park

Denver Skatepark

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners
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Best Denver Mountain Park

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Best Terrain Park

Keystone

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Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Park for a Picnic

Washington Park

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Park for Running

Cheesman Park

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Park for Cycling

Riverfront Park

Best Park for Fishing

Cherry Creek State Park

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners
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Best Park for Sledding

Ruby Hill Park

Best of Denver 2013 Readers' Poll: Meet this year's Sports & Recreation winners

Best Place to Snowshoe

Devil's Thumb

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