And the winner is … RamVision, with three Emmys

RamVision Emmys
CSU's RamVision team won three of the iconic statues at the recent Heartland Emmy Awards.

CSU’s RamVision team, whose work helps tell the stories behind Ram athletics, won three Emmys at the recent Heartland Regional Emmy Awards in Denver, beating out entries from the Denver Broncos, Altitude Sports and others.

CSU’s Emmys went to:

Reno Boyd, producer/photographer/editor, “The Grind Season 5”
Reno Boyd, editor of Colorado State “AthlEDITS”
Benjamin Brune, executive producer, “The Grind Season 5”

“Colorado State University is an incredibly special place with so many terrific stories to tell,” said Chris Ferris, senior associate A.D. for sales, marketing and communications. “Our RamVision team is working relentlessly to share the stories of CSU student-athletes, teams, coaches and fans.

“‘The Grind,’ produced by Reno Boyd, is one outstanding series that has helped share our football team’s journey throughout the season. We are incredibly proud and appreciative of the special talents Benjamin Brune, Reno Boyd, Megan Rakoczy and the RamVision students have, and their work. It is exciting to see the team recognized in this way.”

Providing an inside look at CSU athletics

“The Grind” has been tremendously popular with fans since its inception five years ago. It gives fans a behind-the-curtain look at college football and tells stories that might otherwise go untold.

The winning entries for “The Grind” included stories about the rehabilitation process of quarterback Collin Hill following two ACL surgeries, and the tenacity of safety Jordan Fogal, who had endured five major surgeries during his career.

The winning entry for “AthlEDITS” was a wrap-up of the Rams’ epic comeback win over Arkansas.

Boyd has overseen “The Grind” for the past two years. He had won three Heartland (Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska) Emmys while working at KUSA in Denver before joining the RamVision team.

“Coach (Mike) Bobo has been great while allowing us full access to just about everything, and having a wide range of material really helps,” Boyd said. “We also get to work with students, which is an absolute blast. The students we have on our RamVision staff are some of the best out there.

“My favorite part is being able to highlight all of the hard work our student-athletes are putting in and sharing their stories. These kids are so incredibly inspiring, and the fact that they do it all while going to school is wild.”

Brune (B.A. Journalism and Technical Communication ’09), the director of broadcast and creative services in Athletics, has been at CSU three years.