Bartender Ken Kodys left Colorado on September 3 for the 42Below Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand with one mission... to bring a third title back home. The bartending competition is our craft's version of the Olympics, in which 21 of the world's best bartenders representing six countries (and one a ... More >>
Denver's two premiere roller-derby leagues are headed to Richmond, California this weekend for the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA) West Region Playoffs -- aka the "Bay of Reckoning" -- and there's a halfway decent chance that the Denver Roller Dolls (#2 seed, behind Portland's R ... More >>
Ken Kodys is a beast -- and I mean that in the most complimentary way. No, I'm not referring to his size, although he is a large man at 6'6". I mean that creatively he is a beast, and a stone-cold killer in cocktail competitions. Ken is also one of the most energetic bartenders I have ever met. He h ... More >>
Seven of Colorado's most colorful sports personalities could be headed for the White House if representatives of Team USA Roller Derby -- the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup champions -- get their way. Over the weekend Team USA issued a call to action asking President Obama to honor the team's achieveme ... More >>
The first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway today in Toronto at 5 p.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. here in Denver), kicking off with a Canada vs. France bout. The entire tournament is being webcast live at www.DerbyNewsNetwork.com, and DNN is calling Team USA the "prohibitive favorite," thanks in no ... More >>
Break out your best black and red gear: The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' 5280 Fight Club finished in second place at this weekend's Bridgetown Brawl West Region Playoffs, advancing to the 2011 Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships in November, where they'll defend their 20 ... More >>
Last month, upon reporting the news that seven of the 28 skaters on the Team USA roster for the first-ever Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto are from Colorado, we wondered aloud if the World Cup was shaping up to be an international incident concluding with a red, white, and blue beatdown at ... More >>
Frida Beater, here scoring the final points in the 2010 WFTDA Championships, is one of seven Colorado skaters representing Team USA at the Roller Derby World Cup.Seven of the 28 skaters on the Team USA roster for the first-ever Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto in December are from Colorado. ... More >>
Photo courtesy AlliSports.comRyan Dungey on his way to a win in Moto 2 and an overall win at the Thunder Valley NationalLakewood's Thunder Valley Motocross Park has been not-so-quietly making itself into one of the premiere destinations on the motocross racing circuit: The park has been hosti ... More >>
Photo via Hatch BoulderMark Stoddard made more cocktails in one hour than anyone else...ever.One hour, 108 bottles of vodka and two Guinness World Records. That was yesterday for Mark Stoddard, mixologist at Happy/Bitter Bar in Boulder, and seven teammates in the 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup U. ... More >>
Bitter Bar's Mark StoddardAs we reported yesterday, Mark Stoddard, the chief mixologist of Happy in Boulder and its lounge counterpart, Bitter Bar, along with team cohorts Todd Thrasher of Washington, D.C., and Sean Hoard of New York City, took home gold in last week's 42 Below Cocktail World ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Infinity ParkA familiar sight at the Churchill Cup: England scores against the US.
It was an exciting month for rugby here in Denver, as long as you weren't rooting for the home team.
Denver played host to North America's marquee rugby event, the Churchill Cup, this year. The si ... More >>