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Brent Briggeman

Air Force Academy Sports Reporter

Brent Briggeman has been with the The Gazette since 2006 and began covering Air Force athletics in the fall of 2012. While with The Gazette I've jumped from layout & design to covering the Sky Sox to spending several years overseeing our high school sports coverage. I've written for newspapers at the University of Kansas, St. Joseph, Mo., and Maui. (By the way, one of those things is not like the other)
  • Conditions alter course at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Vahsholtz relies on instincts in record run Woodland Park driver Codie Vahsholtz had his ride to a record perfectly planned out Sunday at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That plan went out the window as soon as he realized just how slick Pikes Peak Highway was....

  • Qatar sheikh reaches Pikes Peak summit in 11:37, says he'll be back

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani offered a simple explanation as to why he took on the risk of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. “I just love racing,” the Qatar prince said. The sheikh clocked a time of 11 minutes, 37 seconds in his Porsche 918 that sported Qatar...

  • Basic training a learning experience for new Air Force assistant

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    The start of basic training wasn’t an eye-opening experience simply for the future Air Force officers beginning their journey as cadets, it was also new for a Falcons football assistant who had never experienced it. New wide receivers coach Derek Lewis, a Texas graduate and most...

  • Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb could be the stage for a global first in racing

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    A first in the world of racing - and transportation in general - could happen atop Pikes Peak on Sunday. No, Rhys Millen isn't on the threshold of joining pioneering figures in transportation like Robert Fulton, the Wright Brothers or Chuck Yeager, but if he can take his electric car...

  • Touted QB joins incoming freshman Air Force class in starting basic training

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Most of the young men and women entering the Air Force Academy on Thursday are focused on a time six weeks from now when their experience in basic training will end. Ryan Brand has a different date in mind. "I'm eying the first chance I get to compete, which will be the first...

  • Motorcycle driver's wife expresses stresses of the Hill Climb

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Stasia Lujan walked alongside her husband's Honda motorcycle, her hand rarely leaving his back as he slowly made his way up the line for Friday's final qualifying run. When Darryl Lujan raced off up Pikes Peak Highway, Stasia retreated to a timing tent where she could follow his...

  • Qatar sheikh to drive in Sunday's Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani sits second in line to the Qatari throne. On Sunday, he'll be second in line to drive up Pikes Peak. The sheikh will race up in a Porsche after the pace car in The Broadmoor International Hill Climb. It will be a first for the 22-year-old motorsports...

  • Motorcycles present greater risk and haven't always been part of Hill Climb

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Rhys Millen considers himself a risk-taker, having challenged Pikes Peak for 22 years in the International Hill Climb. But there's a big caveat to that. "I take a lot of risks up there, but they're very calculated, and they're always with a roll cage around me," Millen said. "The...

  • Hill Climb drivers reveal rough road conditions in area of fatal crash

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Nature has taken its toll on Pikes Peak Highway, including in the area where it is believed a motorcycle racer was killed on Thursday. Carl Sorensen's death - according to fellow racer Rhys Millen - occurred off the third-to-last curve before the summit, between Boulder Park and Cog...

  • Hill Climb, community leads forced to move on quickly after tragedy

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    That The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb would continue despite a competitor's death Thursday was never in question. Precedent has long since established that the show must go on in what Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers called the "inherently dangerous" event. A...

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