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. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, hiking, college football and any fitness-related activity. 

Recent Stories

Railroad roots the theme of this year's Oak Creek Labor Day fun

Oak Creek is honoring 105 years of the railroad as its 2014 theme during this year's Labor Day celebration, taking place Friday through Monday.

South Routt School District will ask taxpayers to renew property tax on November ballot

The South Routt School District School Board unanimously voted to ask taxpayers to renew a $354,357 property tax on November's ballot. The property tax wouldn't be an increase but rather a continuation of a tax approved by South Routt voters in 2010.

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Steamboat football gearing up for perennial rival Moffat County in opener

Soroco and Hayden football to sport plenty of youth in 2014

With Moffat County High School football rebuilding with a relatively unknown coach and roster, Steamboat is stuck with a bit of blind preparation for the Sailors' season-opener this Friday night at Gardner Field.

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Downhill race works as IMBA World Summit closer

Sunday's Summit-X race at Steamboat Ski Area drew dozens of downhill riders as the unofficial International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit closing ceremony.

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Altitude adjustment: The allure of climbing Colorado's 14ers

Allure of Colorado’s 14ers captivates hikers near and far, leaving them wanting more

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Altitude adjustment: Colorado 14ers by elevation

Rank, Peak, Elevation, Range of Colorado 14ers

Nasty storm forces rare Running Series race cancellation

Saturday's Continental Divide Trail Run was canceled after an extremely cold and wet storm rolled through Steamboat and its surrounding high country.

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Steamboat football star McCannon poised for another huge season

Steamboat Springs High School senior football star Mitch McCannon comes into the 2014 season as one of the Sailors' biggest playmakers, after accounting for 15 touchdowns and 1,461 all-purpose yards in 2013. And after being elected a 2014 captain by his teammates, the speedster wants to be an all-around leader this fall.

Tough early tests show promising signs with young Steamboat boys tennis team

The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team got its first test of the season, dropping a pair of narrow matches against 5A schools Grand Junction and Fruita Monument, and winning its other against Aurora's Smoky Hill.

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Lynne Cheney holds book signing, kicks off 6th Freedom Conference

Former Second Lady of the United States and New York Times Bestselling author Lynne Cheney kicked off the Steamboat Institute's sixth-annual Freedom Conference. Cheney held a book signing for her 2014 biography on James Madison, and addressed a crowded Steamboat Grand ballroom Friday afternoon.

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Steamboat Springs High School head football coach Lonn Clementson runs his team through a defensive drill Wednesday afternoon. The Sailors are prepping for their Week 1 opponent and rival Moffat County in Friday's game of the week.

A bear cub comes out of the brush in The Sanctuary neighborhood Sunday afternoon. Nearby, the cub's family chowed down, stopping cars along Steamboat Boulevard for the photo opportunity.

Rishi Grewal, center, was the Summit-X men's 40-plus winner and claimed the overall best time Sunday as the International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit during the weekend came to a close.

A group of young morning hikers makes the final ascent to the top of Torreys Peak on Colorado’s Front Range. Torreys rests at 14,267 feet, just 3 feet shy of its neighbor, Grays Peak.

The trek to Grays Peak is a litle more than four miles long; and features a good mix of gradual and steep slopes to challenge climbers. The website lists Grays Peak as a Class 2 difficulty rating out of four classes.

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