Ben Ingersoll

Sports and South Routt reporter

Email: bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4204

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Ben Ingersoll is the sports and education reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today where he began work in September 2013. 

Ben has his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and journalism from Fresno State. Before starting at the Pilot & Today, he served as a sports reporter for the Fowler Ensign as well as sports editor and editor in chief of Fresno State's student newspaper, The Collegian.

Ben is originally from Shasta Lake, Calif. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, hiking, college football and any fitness-related activity. 

Recent Stories

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Banked slalom proves to be a hit in year 2

The now-annual Slash and Burn Banked Slalom at Howelsen Hill drew a larger crowd and a larger pool of contestants to hit the nearly three-times bigger course from its inaugural year.

Rams girls again edge Vail Christian in district 3rd-place game

Another close win over Vail Christian earned the Soroco High School girls basketball team third place at the 2A District 5 tournament, and now the Rams wait for their regional pairing.

Vail Christian hits 2 big free throws late to down Soroco boys

The Soroco High School boys basketball team held a slim lead late against Vail Christian in the district third-place game, but the Rams couldn't hang on in a 42-41 heartbreaking loss.

Rams boys can't score upset over Meeker at districts

Some mental lapses on offense doomed the Soroco High School boys basketball team against 2A state power Meeker in Friday's district opener.

Rough start downs Soroco girls in district opener

The Soroco High School girls basketball team lost just its third game of the season Friday night, this time to state-ranked Paonia in the district tournament opener.

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Overall champs crowned as telemark championships come to close

Overall champions and classic race medalists were honored Friday as the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championships came to a close at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Dank Frank's fighting to get its chance at business

It's been a long road for Dank Frank's in Oak Creek. Although multiple marijuana businesses have been approved in the last few months, its application to open for business remains on the table.

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Small town, big marijuana business

After the use and sale of recreational marijuana was legalized Jan. 1, 2014, Oak Creek quickly became Routt County's most sought-after place to set up a pot business.

Bryan Fletcher gets on podium at World Championships

Steamboat Springs' Bryan Fletcher surged to the Nordic combined podium Thursday with the final days of the 2015 World Championships in Falun, Sweden, looming.

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Top 3 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

State wrestlers grab some wins in the Pepsi Center, Soroco girls basketball keeps the win streak going and the Sailors boys basketball squad goes down in heartbreaking fashion in the final preps roundup of the winter.

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Todd Franzen finished as the men's 30-plus age division winner on Saturday at the 2nd annual Slash and Burn Banked Slalom at Howelsen Hill.

Maria Ramberger, the women's open class top finisher, hits the final turn of the Howelsen Hill banked slalom Saturday. The second year of the Slash and Burn Banked Slalom drew more than 230 contestants and a crowd of fans.

Madi McKinstry flies off the classic race jump on Friday during the final event of the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championships.

France's Matti Lopez won the junior men's classic race on Friday to close out the 2015 FIS Telemark World Championships.

FIS Telemark Skiing President Andrew Clarke greets Switzerland's Amelie Reymond Friday, the winner of the World Championships' elite women's classic race.

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