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The Denver Pioneers delivered their eighth national championship. Rocktober returned. Mikaela Shiffrin set a new standards on the slopes. The Eagles were crowned champs once again. Martin Truex Jr. drove his team to a title.

Athletes and teams across Colorado gave fans plenty to cheer about in 2017. These photos capture many of the great triumphs this year brought us.


Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin secured her first overall FIS World Cup title and the “Skieur d’Or” award, alpine skiing’s top honor.

Mar 18, 2017; Aspen, CO, USA; Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States during the women’s slalom alpine skiing race in the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports