Sports

Ride Club Freeride

May 15, 2017 – Club Freeride, a ski and snowboard organization at the University of Denver, wins the “Red Bull Bracket Reel Snow” challenge, a competition of the best skiing and snowboarding videos between teams of college students nationwide.

Despite the victory, Club Freeride, a first-year club that was founded August 2016, is still facing the heavier challenge of gaining traction as a well-known organization at DU. Romi Kristl, co-founder of Club Freeride, understands the lack of school publicity due to the organization’s lacking amount of members.

“Currently right now Club Freeride has about 50 members, but we’re hoping to expand to 60 or 70 next year, ” Kristl says. “We have a solid group of ten members who are dedicated to competing every year.”

Continue reading

Moving On: Pioneers’ Christian Burgdorf

Ellie Knott, Phalan Klein

For Bill Tierney’s Pioneers, excellence is the unanimous standard. His end game however? that his players will have fun and excel in sport and life far past his time as their coach. For three time all American and two time captain Christian Burgdorf, Lacrosse still is and always will be a “Fun game.” We caught up with Christian to talk about the end of his career as a pioneer and the recent Major League Lacrosse Draft. Continue reading

Ride with DU skateboarders

We all notice the students skateboarding to class, landing tricks in the middle campus, or just attending class holding a board. The skate life is prevalent at the University of Denver, but what lies behind the curtain of everyday use are people who skate for a deeper reason. People who skateboard as a muse.

Three students at DU describe the skateboard culture, explaining why they love to skate and why it is such an important aspect in their lives.

Continue reading

The off season isn’t really off, according to these student athletes

Leah is a member of the soccer team at DU and Kayla is a member of the volleyball team. Playing a division one sport at a university is extremely time consuming and takes a lot of dedication. Even when our sports are in the off season we still have to be in the gym training and competing. 

Continue reading

Senior Maddy Stevenson is playing for a Cause

v

Athletic trainers at DU

This slideshow explains the daily life of an intern at the University of Denver and explains the passion and dedication that goes into being an athletic trainer. I chose to use these interns for my project because they do a lot of work on a daily basis and do not get paid or receive enough recognition for everything that they do for student athletes. In the beginning of the slideshow I had a picture of the weight room sign and a picture of the turf to set the tone of the slideshow and show where these interns spend 12 hour workdays every single day of the week.

Continue reading

Pioneers on ice: A look at DU’s intramural hockey league

I chose to write about the intramural hockey league at DU. I wanted to profile the teams and players involved in intramural hockey as well as capture the atmosphere of intramural sports at DU. I decided to interview sophomore Griffin Powell to get an inside look at the dynamics of the intramural hockey league and intramural sports in general. The photographs I included in my presentation are a mix of the players, ice rinks, and fans that make the league what it is. I wanted to capture the experience from both the fan’s perspective as well as the players’ and I aimed to do this through my photos and audio.    Continue reading

Intramural Sports Profile: Jack Roberts

I chose to focus mainly on action shots for my Intramural Sports profile on Jack Roberts. I felt that because the interview’s focus was on athletics, it was best to show my subject in action. Specifically, I ordered the slides so that the audio would best match the picture on the screen. For example, when Jack discusses playing basketball, football, soccer, and broomball, I made it so the pictures I had of those subjects aligned with the interviewees words. For my slideshow, I did not use a ton of text because I thought what Jack was saying made clear sense and that text might distract the audience from the action shots I included. However, using text for an introduction and end was necessary to inform the audience what the subject was about. Jack did a great job of describing his experience and I felt that the audio flowed well enough so that I did not need to include as much context in middle of the slideshow.

Continue reading

Jeff Hooker: 25 years and counting

My slideshow consists of various photos of action shots of Jeff Hooker coaching, players interacting with one another, head shots, and even pictures of trophies and awards. This slideshow is intended to tell a story about Jeff Hooker. Hooker has been the head coach of the women’s soccer team at DU for the past 25 seasons.

Continue reading

ACL injuries & the effects on DU students

This slideshow is about ACL injuries that DU athletes have had and focuses specifically on the processes and struggles that they go through after having surgery and an ACL injury. The slideshow depicts student athletes doing their rehabilitation programs and the resources that athletes have available to them after going through an ACL injury. It also gives insight into what the athletes think about their injuries and the steps they take to overcome the struggles.

Throughout this slideshow I wanted to give insight into the life of a student athlete and explain the life changing things that happen when someone has an ACL injury. Through my photos I was able to show the Ritchie center training room and show where the athletes go for doctor appointments, treatments, and where they complete their daily rehabilitation programs. I wanted to show the story of an athlete, Courtney that had to end her career because of three ACL surgeries and the success of  a DU athlete, Taylor who has had three surgeries as well but continues to play the sport she loves everyday.

I chose these specific photos because they depict the life of a student athlete and describe what it is like to go through a traumatic injury. I wanted to make an emphasis to show the Ritchie center training room because when an athlete gets ACL surgery it is where they spend most of their day trying to recover and get healthy again.  Continue reading