Ben Ingersoll

Sports and education reporter

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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., and is new to Steamboat Springs. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, hiking, college football and any fitness-related activity. 

Recent Stories

5 years in, Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat is thriving in numbers

Friday night, the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado celebrated the Steamboat club's fifth birthday. In five short years, the club has gone from hoping for a few hundred kids to serving more than 1,700 youth in the area.

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Year 2 of Run SMART camp features diverse group of athletes, coaches

The Run SMART Project camp for high school runners was back in Steamboat Springs this week, featuring athletes from across the United States and some of the most elite coaches found on the prep running circuit.

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August rodeo season comes with higher stakes, bigger dollars

As August rodeo season kicks off, higher stakes and bigger dollars are on the line at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, which only has three weekends of competition left.

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South Routt 'super mom' recognized for health and wellness education

South Routt "super mom" Jaila Benjamin was recognized with the 2014 Healthy School Hero Award, presented by Colorado Action for Healthy Kids. She's a district parent deeply invested in all things wellness, and takes on a number of different roles each school year.

Officiating football as simple as loving the game, head ref says

The Northwest Colorado prep football region is in need of game officials for the upcoming season and beyond, a strenuous time commitment at times, one ref says, but worth it for those who love the game.

3 Steamboat Soccer Club squads grab championships in annual Mountain Tournament

Five Steamboat Springs Soccer Club squads reached Sunday's finals in their respective divisions at the 30th Mountain Soccer Tournament, with three teams hoisting finals trophies.

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Steamboat Rugby Club blasts Aspen, looks forward to Montana tourney next

The Steamboat Rugby Club team kept up its winning ways Saturday at Aspen, easily handling the road contest, 42-27, with a much-needed weekend off coming up.

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Steamboat Bike Park's Trevyn Newpher takes Enduro-X win

Steamboat Bike Park Manager Trevyn Newpher took home a win in the first Enduro-X series race of the season in the professional open men's class.

Sustainability Council to host panel about alternative transportation in the Yampa Valley

On Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a panel discussion to analyze alternative forms of transportation and how it may affect the Northwest Colorado region in the near and distant future.

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Denver teenagers swap technology for environmental education

Six Denver high schoolers are trading technology for the environment as part of The Nature Conservancy's annual internship program in Routt County.

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The Run SMART Project camp drew nearly 60 coaches and athletes to Steamboat Springs this past week. Runners hailed from as far away as Florida, Arizona, New York and Indiana.

Run SMART Project founder Brian Rosetti coaches Roosevelt High School's (S.D.) Lukas Nelson on some active isolated stretching Friday afternoon at Little Toots Park in downtown Steamboat Springs. The Run SMART high school running camp was back in Steamboat for a second summer, teaching students from across the country different elements of the sport.

STARS clients Paul Stoiber, Kyle Taulman and Casey Myers show off their trio of catches Friday at Alpine Mountain Ranch with Steamboat Flyfisher owner Johnny Spillane and guide Todd Krentz.

Steamboat Flyfisher owner Johnny Spillane shows STARS clients Casey Myers, Kyle Taulman and Paul Stoiber how its done Friday at Alpine Mountain Ranch. Spillane and fellow guide Todd Krentz shared lunch with STARS clients then gave them a few hours' worth of lessons on the water.

STARS client Casey Myers reels in a fish Friday at Alpine Mountain Ranch. Guided by Steamboat Flyfisher owner Johnny Spillane, Myers caught his first fish of the day.

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