The Denver Bulldogs gathered for the annual gala PRAP night to celebrate what was season 2018. Although the Bulldogs failed to bring home any premierships, the club celebrated what was one of the most successful off-field performances in club history. The women’s team went through a rebuilding stage welcoming 28 rookies and the men similar with many new players joining the team throughout the year. The club also held many successful club functions and fundraisers during the year boosting the club’s financial situation. The club this year boasted record player numbers and has become the biggest club in the USAFL.

Denver Bulldogs men season record – 6 wins, 6 losses

Denver Lady Bulldogs season record – 3 wins, 1 loss

As with all past PRAP Nights players and spouses dressed their best and came together to recognize individual acts throughout the 2018 season. The Bulldogs creative talents were also on full display during the night, with reenactments, rhymes and videos keeping the crowd entertained. Timmy shared various little Bulldogs’ opinions of the old fart Bulldogs, Phil and others reminded us all about Nick’s trip to Australia to see the Crows lose 3 times, we saw Sara’s judgment day, we were all blessed to witness Cameron’s beer drinking shoey antics and it was death by 1000 Jibjab’s from Alex. Just incase you missed watching Alex’s Jibjab’s we have the video again below to watch.

Coaches from all three teams took time to recognize individual player efforts from season 2018. Congratulations to the following players for their performance during the season.

The Ones

Best and Fairest – John Clayton

Nationals MVP – John Clayton

Most Consistent – Patrick Devlin

Most Improved – Jeremy O’Connell

Coaches Award – Ryan Garthright

Best Rookie – Nick Moretto

Nationals record – 0 wins, 3 loses – 6th Place


Best and Fairest – Brad Mathers

Nationals MVP – Harry Palmer

Most Consistent – Steve Noble

Coaches Award – Troy Kirk

Best Rookie – Taylor Morseth

Nationals record – 2 wins, 1 Lose – Runner Up

Denver Lady Bulldogs

Best and Fairest – Sara Rohner

Most Consistent – Anna Thexton

Most Improved – Becca Pieseski

Best Rookie – Val Gil

Coaches Award – Amanda Newell

Most Inspirational – Joliet Moya

Nationals record – 2 wins, 1 lose – 3rd place

Nick Auden Memorial Award

Sara Edwards Rohner

This award is not given every year. It’s given when a worthy recipient displays a great deal of courage, tenacity, and love of club and family throughout the season–traits that Nick Auden had in spades. The winner of this award receives a donation from the club to a non-profit cause of their choosing.

This year’s winner was Sara Edwards Rohner. She showed tremendous tenacity and love of the club by helping to rebuild the women’s team, working diligently to recruit a record 28 new rookies, serving on the board, helping raise funds, sponsoring the club through her business, and donating her professional photography services for player head shots. She also played in every tournament in her trademark Bulldog way by displaying toughness, skill, and love of her teammates and club. While doing all this Sara, was also a devoted mother and wife. Nick loved his family, he loved the game, and he was quietly tough. Sara is too.

Life Member Inductees

Tim “Humpa” Wilson-Humphries.

Tim first played for the Denver Bulldogs in 2008 and immediately made an impact as an on-field leader. Over the past decade, he has become one of the premier USAFL defenders,  with his height/range and long,  pinpoint left foot kicks coming out of the backline he’s a midfielders dream. He then stepped up even further to coach the Bulldogs men’s teams and played on 2 national championship winning teams in 2009 and 2011. He has suffered his fair share of injuries and setbacks, including breaking ribs 5 minutes into nationals in Columbus, forcing him to have to drive back to Colorado,  yet, even this didn’t deter him and he was back the following year hungrier than ever. He’s the perfect team leader,  club member and he’s entrenched in the local and Bulldog community,  being married to a lady Bulldog and raising two future Bulldogs. Here’s to the next 10 years…

The Denver Bulldogs would like to thank all our players and supporters for another great year. We look forward to continuing our successful off-field performance in 2019 and working towards adding to our past championship-winning ways. Keeping checking our media pages for many social events throughout the winter.