DENVER, Colo. (July 22, 2015)ROOT SPORTS™ Rocky Mountain was awarded four Emmys at the 29th Annual Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards Gala on July 18th. The network was nominated for six Emmys overall, and received awards in the “Sports – Program Series”, “Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited”, “Program Promo – Sports”, and “Editor – Sports” categories.

 The weekly magazine show “Rockies Weekly,” which highlights the week in Colorado Rockies baseball, won its first award in the “Sports – Program Series” category for the episode, “Rockies Weekly at the Field Of Dreams”. The episode, featuring host Marc Stout, was shot on location in Iowa, at the site of the film “Field Of Dreams”.

 In the “Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited” category, ROOT SPORTS won for its production of “The Border War – Mountain West Football on ROOT SPORTS”. The Border War highlights one the most intense and long-standing rivalries in the Mountain West, as Colorado State and Wyoming battle for the Bronze Boot.  ROOT SPORTS has won this category several times in the past, but this year marked the network’s first win for a college football production.

 The ROOT SPORTS Creative Services team brought home an additional two Emmys for “Program Promo – Sports- Rockies Opening Day on ROOT SPORTS” and “Editor – Sports- Garrison Schott.”  This was Schott’s second consecutive win in this category.

 The Heartland chapter of the National Television Academy, which presents the awards annually, includes television stations in several DMAs, including Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.

The complete list of ROOT SPORTS Emmy wins for the Rocky Mountain region is below.

 2015 Emmy Award Wins


Sports – Program Series

“Rockies Weekly at the Field of Dreams”

ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Denver

Braden Grieser, Producer, Photographer, Editor

Alison Harder, Show Editor

Marc Stout, Host – On Air Talent

Charlie Felix, Photographer

Ryan Morrison, Photographer

Clay Pahlau, Coordinating Producer


Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited

“The Border War – Mountain West Football on Root Sports”

ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Denver

Justin Argo, Producer

Erica Ferrero, Director

Alison Vigil, Assistant Director

Ari Wolfe, Play By Play

Sherdrick Bonner, Analyst

Marc Stout, Sideline Reporter

Ken Miller, Executive Producer

Clay Pahlau, Coordinating Producer

Nicole Gates, Studio Producer

Jenny Cavnar, Studio Host

Braden Grieser, Editor

John DeVore, Editor


Program Promo – Sports

“Rockies Opening Day on ROOT Sports”

ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Denver

Tom Anthony, Creative Director

Bill Roberts, Vice-President Content

Benjamin Huelsing, Producer/Photographer

Jeffrey Meyer, Producer/Photographer

Richard Ealom, On-Air Designer

Brian De Herrera-Schnering, Editor

Juliana Broste, Photographer


Editor – Sports

“Garrison Schott Editor Composite 2014”

ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain, Denver

Garrison Schott, Editor