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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team is presenting “Better Performance with Heart Rate Training” by Riggs Klika, Ph.D., on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake Ave., first floor, Glenwood Springs).

Klika, exercise physiologist and director of the Aspen Cancer Survivor Center, served as the team physiologist for the 2002 U.S. Olympic Ski Team, was the co-chair of the third International Congress on Skiing and Science and completed his doctoral work at the University of Texas in Human Development and Aging.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door for the team scholarship fund.

For more information, send an e-mail to

The University of Colorado is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley on May 29.

The Buffalo Stampede, an alumni club event, will feature guest speakers, including CU football coach Dan Hawkins, and will be held at the ranch of Tom Clark and Linda Holmes Clark (501 Sopris Creek Road, Basalt).

The cost is $20 per person ($10 for children 12 and under) and the festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mary Ward Metzger at 984-0228 or Kathy Shay Arnold at 963-2271.

Due to NCAA regulations and Hawkins’ presence, current high school students and high school coaches cannot attend the event.

Visit to register.

Coal Ridge High School is looking for a head volleyball coach for the 2009 season.

Contact Rick Schmitz at 309-1591 or 665-6751 if interested in applying.

Registration will soon be open for the 25th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon, which is scheduled for Sept. 13.

Registration opens May 31 at This race fills up quickly so register early. The website will have all the information you need for registration and about the triathlon.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo recently announced its summer schedule. The rodeo will return to Carbondale for its seventh season on June 4 for a 12-week series that runs until Aug. 20.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. each week, with slack at 6:30 p.m. and grand entry at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The Gus Darien Riding Arena hosts the weekly rodeo and is located on County Road 100.

Admission is $8 per person or $25 per car load. A car load is six people or less. For each additional person over six in a carload, admission is $5 per person. Children under 10 years old are free.

The rodeo series is produced by a not-for-profit volunteer association and will offer a new event this year: youth break away roping. Girls 8 to 16 years old and boys 8 to 14 years old.

The Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 soccer tournament is scheduled for June 6-7 at Gates Soccer Park in Glenwood Springs.

The tourney, open to players 8-and-under through adults, costs $175 to enter.

Play will be fast paced, with three players a side, no goalkeepers and a small field.

Proceeds benefit the Emily Johnson Play it Forward Fund, which provides money for two scholarships in Johnson’s name. The scholarships are awarded to two seniors at Coal Ridge High School, one who’s an outstanding soccer player with a passion for the game and another who exemplifies their particular passion in life in some creative way.

The tourney and scholarship fund are both in memory of Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player who was killed in an all-terrain (ATV) accident in November.

Donor Alliance, the organization through which Johnson donated her organs for transplant at the time of her death, will be signing people up to become organ donors at the tournament.

Visit to register or for more information.

The coaches and players from the University of Northern Colorado are once again coming to Coal Ridge High School to host a volleyball skills camp.

All girls entering the seventh through 12th grades are welcome to attend and the camp will run June 22-24 at Coal Ridge. There are two sessions per day, one from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the other from 2:30-5:30 p.m., with a lunch break in between. The cost is $125.

For more information or to register, contact Denise Greene at 984-3813 or

Register now for soccer camps sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Soccer Club.

Three summer sessions for kids include: NSA Camp, June 15-18; USC Camp, July 13-17; and USC Camp, Aug. 10-14. A coaching clinic for adults will be offered by NSA June 15-17.

Check out the details at or contact the club at 945-6091 or

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