Glenwood man wins Times’ brackets contest prize |

Glenwood man wins Times’ brackets contest prize

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” It’s hard to believe a Syracuse football fan could win The Aspen Times’ online brackets contest for this year’s NCAA college basketball tournament, but Times sports editor Jon Maletz topped the field with 276 overall points.

Maletz owns bragging rights, but as a Times employee, he won’t be giving up Ramen noodles for dinner any time soon. He is ineligible for the prize we promised to the top local winner ” a $100 gift certificate to Jimmy’s restaurant in Aspen.

Instead, the gift certificate goes to Warren Koster of Glenwood Springs, who finished with a score of 268. So did Michael Bilger of Aspen, but we drew Koster’s name from a hat to break the tie.

Rounding out the top five were Mike Tierney of Aspen in fourth place, with 262 total points, and Kira Kimick of Aspen with 260 points.

A grand prize of $1 million was up for grabs in the nationwide contest, for which Aspen Times contestants were also eligible, but no one picked up the the big money for guessing every bracket correctly.

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