Posted On: 09/17/15 9:30 PM

It goes without saying that the competition during team camps in June isn’t the same as it becomes during the grinding winter days when teams are fighting for playoff spots.

Still, on the final day of the DU team camp this June, with ThunderRidge and Rock Canyon doing battle after a long three days of games, it was clear both teams were playing for something meaningful.

So, yeah, Colin Rardin was pumped when his team came out on top.
It was definitely a confidence booster,” said Rardin, a 6-foot-1 junior guard at Rock Canyon. “We bounced back from a big loss to Valor and everything clicked on Sunday. It shows when we play how we're capable we can play with and beat the best teams in the state.”

ThunderRidge, which has only reloaded since finishing as the 5A state runner-up last season, is undoubtedly one of the state’s best. It’s a level Rock Canyon is trying to reach, and Rardin can help them get there.

The sharp-shooting guard is coming off a strong summer with the Colorado Chaos 16s Elite team performed well at major tournaments in St. Louis, Dallas and Las Vegas.

“It was fun playing with so

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