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Elevation Outdoors Magazine Bracket Brawl Top Adventure College Tournament Launches Monday, May 11

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What’s the best outdoor school in the Rockies and Southwest?
Beginning May 11, Elevation Outdoors’ Top Adventure College Tournament will
ask readers to answer that question and pick the winners. Here’s how it works:
Colleges and universities meet in head-to-head matchups in a 32-school bracket.
In each contest, the school receiving the most votes advances to the next round.
Larger schools with over 11,000 students go head-to-head on one side of the
bracket, while smaller schools with fewer than 11,000 students square off on the
other side. The finalists from each side face off in a David-meets-Goliath
championship to determine the best outdoor school. The initial 32 colleges and
universities were selected for their outdoor clubs and curricula, their commitment
to outdoor and environmental initiatives, the quality of their outdoor athletes and
programs and their opportunities for adventure.

Will your alma mater take the tournament crown? Rally students, alumni and
supporters around your college or university. Voting begins May 11 at


Each week, winners advance to the next round of the tournament:

Round of 32: May 11-18
Sweet 16: May 18-26
Elite 8: May 26-June 1
Final Four: June 1-8
Championship: June 8-15

Visit to vote. The
complete 32-school list is below. For more information, contact publisher
Elizabeth O’Connell
( or 303.449.1560)

Top Adventure College Tournament Selections:

Adams State University
Boise State University
Central WY College
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado State University
Fort Lewis College
Grand Canyon University
Metropolitan State University
Montana State University
Northern Arizona University
Northwest College
Red Rocks Community College
Regis University
Rocky Mountain College
San Juan College
Sierra Nevada College
Southern Utah University
University of Arizona
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
University of Colorado – Denver
University of Denver
University of Idaho
University of Nevada
University of Northern Colorado
University of Utah
University of Wyoming
Western State Colorado University
Westminster College

Elizabeth O’Connell
Associate Publisher

Elevation Outdoors is a free outdoor adventure lifestyle publication based in
Boulder, Colorado. For over six years, EO has been the go to resource to help
you go outside and play in the Rockies.