Camp attendees announced for BHSAA, AIG MJAA winter camps

Camp attendees announced for BHSAA, AIG MJAA winter camps

BOULDER, Colo. – Camp invitees for the USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans' and the Boys High School All-Americans’ winter camps were announced Friday.

Seventy-two young players will attempt to catch selectors’ eyes in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 26-31, in hopes of making the MJAA squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

The MJAAs will be back in the JWRT following their unsuccessful IRB Junior World Championship campaign this year. The MJAAs lost all five of their matches in France, including a 109-0 loss to eventual champion England. As host country of the JWRT in 2012, the MJAAs captured the title of champions with a 37-33 win against Japan in the Final at Murray Rugby Park Stadium.

The large number of players in attendance will allow the MJAA coaching staff to test the candidates with game-type scenarios, during which rugby skill and rugby IQ will be on display as players are evaluated on technical proficiency, skill and performance.

More than 60% of the MJAA camp attendees have advanced through the HSAA program either as overseas tour members, domestic camp participants, or participants of the inaugural Stars and Stripes Camp in Greeley, Colo., in July.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the quantity of coach recommendations and also by the interest and commitment from all candidate players as demonstrated by their declaration of availability, their promptness in turning in paper work, and organizing flights to and form camp,” MJAA Assistant Coach Michael Engelbrecht said. “A big ‘thank you’ to the coaches for the support of their athletes’ continued development and their support for the MJAA program.”

BHSAA Head Coach Salty Thompson will have the opportunity to see 113 high school players during his Winter Camp, including 15 players who helped the HSAAs at the RFU Wellington College International Rugby Festival in April. Almost all of the players invited to camp were identified through the USA Rugby Regional All-Star Tournaments.

The BHSAAs, sponsored by Aircraft Charter Solutions, were the busiest of the All-Americans in 2013, traveling to England for two tournaments and Argentina for a series against the national U18 side.

In 2014, the BHSAAs will participate in the Las Vegas Invitational Jan. 21-25 alongside the Men’s Eagles Sevens at USA Sevens before heading across the pond once again for the England School Sevens March 22-29. The Junior Varsity tour will provide a U17 level of competition with matches against Portugal and France in early April, while the Varsity team will travel to Argentina for two rematches against the U18 team in July.

The coaching staff for the Men’s Junior All-Americans will be announced prior to the Winter Camp.

For more updates on the USA Rugby All-American programs, follow @aarugby on Twitter.

USA Rugby AIG Men's Junior All-Americans | Winter Camp

NamePositionHeightWeight (lbs)Current Club
Christian Adams Inside Center 5'10" 215 American Internaitonal College Rugby
Sondai Adjei Fullback 5'8" 190 Davenport University
Alexander Augspurg Strongside Wing 5'11" 190 Lindenwood Men's Rugby
Cole Baker Tighthead Prop 5'11" 225 Middlebury College
Steffan Balan Tighthead Prop 5'11" 237 Marquette University Rugby Football Club
Isidoro Balistreri Loose Prop 6'1" 225 Marquette University Rugby Football Club
Niall Barry Outside Center 5'11" 178 University of California Los Angeles
DeShon Bell Outside Center 5'11" 178 Washington State University Rugby
Aaron Blank Strongside Flanker 6'0" 205 Arizona State University
Zach Bonte Weakside Flanker 6'2" 205 University of California Los Angeles
Austin Bush Strongside Flanker 6'0" 208 Arkansas State University
Bryce Campbell Inside Center 6'2" 215 Indiana University
Luis Carpio Loose Prop 6'0" 235 St. Bonaventure University
Sergio Chanampa Weakside Flanker 6'2" 195 Naples Bears Rugby Club
Samuel Cowley Fullback 6'2" 170 Life University
Scott Dean Fullback 5'11" 185 Central Washington University
Kevin Dear Lock 6'4" 215 University of Central Missouri Rugby Club
Michael Delaney Weakside Flanker 6'0" 200 Arizona Wildcats
Shane Dempsey Inside Center 5'9" 175 Salve Regina RFC
Oliver Drew Lock 6'3" 220 Bournemouth
Tyler Enfield Lock 6'3" 220 Central Washington University Men's Rugby
Jake Feury Outside Center 6'0" 205 Middlebury College
James Gannon Loose Prop 6'2" 225 Spring Hill College
Brady Gent Flyhalf 5'10" 190 Davenport University
Connor Gleason Lock 6'6" 255 American International College
Marshall Godfrey Loose Prop 6'0" 245 Lindenwood University
Eric Hamilton Hooker 5'11" 205 Colorado State University
Louis Henson Tighthead Prop 6'2" 230 Western Washington University
Michael Houston Outside Center 5'10" 195 Davenport University
Elijah Hyman Loose Prop 6'1" 230 Cornell University
Andrew Iscaro Hooker 5'9" 208 Maryland Exiles
Codi Jones Hooker 6'0" 225 California Maritime Academy
Michael Kellett No. Eight 6'4" 230 Lindenwood University
Joseph Kelly Outside Center 6'2" 215 Penn State University Men's Rugby Club
Dylan Latham Lock 6'5" 225 University of Central Missouri Rugby Club
Valdemar Lee-Lo Tighthead Prop 6'1" 250 Sierra Rugby
Matthew Long Weakside Wing 5'9" 170 Cal Poly
Isaiah Lopez Flyhalf 5'11" 205 Haupapu NZ
Kevin Lydon Scrumhalf 5'7" 185 Davenport University
Peter Malcolm Strongside Flanker 6'1" 220 Wheeling Jesuit Rugby
John Marti Tighthead Prop 6'1" 260 Central Washington University
Reese Oberlin No. Eight 6'5" 210 Davenport University
Christiaan Oosthuizen Lock 6'4" 215 University of South Florida Rugby
Jake Pesci No. Eight 6'1" 215 University of Connecticut
Ben Pinkelman Weakside Flanker 6'4" 205 Colorado State University
Namie Qoro Outside Center 5'11" 215 Penn Green
Johnathan Raby Strongside Flanker 6'2" 185 San Diego State University
Max Roberson Lock 6'5" 230 Lindenwood University
Thomas Robles Inside Center 6'2" 195 Santa Rosa Junior College
Kyle Rogers Scrumhalf 6'2" 180 University of Arizona
Alexander Rollins Strongside Wing 5'11" 190 University of San Diego
Connor Rosenbaum Scrumhalf 5'11" 190 University of California Los Angeles
Gabriel Ruflin Weakside Flanker 6'4" 200 University of Utah
Matthew Ruiters Fullback 5'11" 170 University of Virginia
James Saddler Loose Prop 6'2" 235 Western Oregon University Men's Rugby Club
Allan Sakalia Outside Center 6'2" 250 East Palo Alto
Andy Sandoval Hooker 5'11" 230 Belmont Shore
Hobart Sisk Lock 6'4" 260 Metropolis
Colin Snyder Strongside Flanker 6'3" 220 Ball State
Jerome Strother, Jr. Lock 6'4" 260 Metropolis
James Tayson Flyhalf 5'10" 180 Metropolis
Danny Thomas Scrumhalf 5'9" 165 University of California Los Angeles
Erik Thompson Scrumhalf 5'9" 175 University of California Los Angeles
David Todd Inside Center 5'9" 198 Arizona State Rugby
James Vaifale Weakside Wing 6'0" 191 Tempe Rugby Club
Tommy Wallace Outside Center 5'11" 175 Saint Mary's College
Kurtis Werner Scrumhalf 5'9" 175 American International College
Joseph Whalen Lock 6'4" 220 Saint Joseph's University Rugby
Dalton Wimmer Outside Center 6'1" 190 San Diego State
James Wolfer Flyhalf 5'9" 170 St. Joseph's University
Ian Wright 5'11" 170 Strongside Wing Central Washington University
Ky Young Weakside Flanker 6'0" 185 New England College
Daniel Zupin No. Eight 6'0" 225 WNEU Rugby Club

Boys High School All-Americans | Winter Camp

NamePositionHeightWeight (lbs)Current Club/SchoolYear/Level
Justin Allen Lock 6'10" 250 Portadown RFC Senior/Varsity
Keanu Andrade Scrumhalf 5'7" 190 Oaks and De La Salle Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Jesus Arias Prop 6'2" 220 United Senior/Varsity
Trenton Barnes Center 5'8" 185 Buchanan Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Cian Barry Fullback 5'7" 140 Reeds Weybridge Senior/Varsity
Chase Bixby Lock 6'6" 195 Granite Bay Grizzlies Junior/Junior Varsity
Sione Bloomfield Center 5'9" 200 Herriman Rugby Junior/Junior Varsity
Steven Branham Hooker 5'11" 220 Fallbrook Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Will Brennan Fullback 6'1" 180 Seattle Vikings Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Matt Brennan Flanker 5'10" 190 Seattle Vikings Senior/Varsity
Justin Brown Scurmhalf 5'7" 185 Westlake High School Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Finlay Bruce Lock 6'4" 185 Seattle Vikings Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Bobby Butchofsky Lock 6'3" 185 Westlake Rugby Club Junior/Varsity
Jack Carroll Prop 6'3" 275 Gonzaga Junior/Varsity
Agustin Centurion Flyhalf 5'11" 171 Young Aztecs - San Diego CA Junior/Junior Varsity
Juan Cervantes Prop 6'2" 206 Peninsula Green Rugby Club Junior/Varsity
Sergio Chanampa Lock 6'2" 195 Naples Bears Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Benjamin Cima Flyhalf 6'1" 185 Gonzaga College High School Senior/Varsity
Evan Clark Scrumhalf 5'10" 165 Santa Monica Rugby Club Junior/Varsity
Liam Coll Flyhalf 6'2" 185 Needham Rugby Senior/Varsity
Erik Cortinas Scrumhalf 5'7" 145 Peninsula Green Rugby Football Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Ian Crilly Flanker 6'2" 185 Fallbrook Boys High School Rugby Junior/Junior Varsity
Connor Cudeback Prop 6'1" 230 Belmont Shore Senior/Varsity
Henry Dean Flyhalf 6'1" 166 Middleton Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Gavin Devine No. Eight 6'3" 225 Muskego Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Michael Doquilo Fullback 5'11" 180 Seattle Vikings Senior/Varsity
Sean Dowling Prop 6'3" 265 Fort Hunt Freshman/Junior Varsity
Nicolaos Econome Prop 6'3" 250 Jesuit High School Junior/Junior Varsity
Jonah Eldridge Scrumhalf 6'0" 168 McClatchy Lions Senior/Varsity
Aidan Flynn Flyhalf 5'11" 185 Lions Senior/Varsity
Ryan Foster Center 6'0" 205 Peninsula Green Rugby Football Club Junior/Junior Varsity
George Fotu Flanker 6'5" 220 Peninsula Green Rugby Football Club Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Andrew Fraczek Flanker 5'11" 190 Neuqua Rugby Football Club Senior/Varsity
Joey Freeman Center 5'11" 190 Gonzaga Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Jacobus Germishuys No. Eight 6'2" 220 West Side Senior/Junior Varsity
Benny Gonda Prop 6'0" 211 Santa Monica Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Zachary Haley Hooker 6'0" 200 Hopkins Royals Rugby Football Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Seth Halliman Center 6'2" 195 Glendale Rugby Senior/Varsity
Brian Hannon Scrumhalf 5'10" 180 Royal Irish Rugby Junior/Varsity
Ethan Harr Flanker 6'3" 200 Chapin Junior/Junior Varsity
Travis Heer Flanker 5'11" 195 Back Bay Junior/Junior Varsity
Junior Helu Scrumhalf 5'11" 211 Danville Oaks Senior/Varsity
Vili Helu No. Eight 6'3" 230 Danville Oaks Senior/Varsity
Reed Heynen Flanker 6'2" 197 Belmont Shore Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Elijah Hyman Prop 6'1" 230 West Carroll Marauders Graduated/Varsity
Robert Irimescu Flanker 6'0" 195 Xavier HS New York Senior/Varsity
John Iscaro Prop 6'1" 245 Gonzaga College High School Junior/Junior Varsity
Antonio Jablonski Flanker 5'10" 185 St. Thomas Aquinas Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Jon Jacobs Lock 6'3" 260 Prince William Youth Rugby Junior/Junior Varsity
Liam Jimmon Lock 6'4" 225 Back Bay Sharks Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Grayson Jones Hooker 5'11" 225 Jesuit High School Junior/Junior Varsity
Halapio Latu Center 6'0" 185 Peninsula Green Rugby Football Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Adam Leonard Center 5'10" 194 East High School Rugby Club Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Devin Lim Center 6'1" 180 San Diego Young Aztecs Junior/Junior Varsity
Charlie Loudon No. Eight 6'2" 190 De La Salle High School Senior/Varsity
Conor Lydon Lock 6'2" 210 Santa Monica Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Siaosi Mahoni Lock 6'7" 250 Peninsula Green Rugby Football Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Sim Mander Wing 6'1" 178 London Wasps Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Jesse Mander Wing 5'10" 175 London Wasps Senior/Varsity
Aaron Matthews Wing 5'9" 185 Back Bay Sharks Junior/Junior Varsity
Malcolm May Flanker 6'1" 202 Penn State Rugby Football Club Graduated/Varsity
Patrick Medina Scrumhalf 6'2" 183 Lake Travis Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Korbin Miller Wing 6'0" 165 Charlotte Tigers Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Jack Miller Flanker 6'0" 170 Brookline High School Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Seth Mischler Flanker 5'8" 189 Union Rugby Club Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Kalisi Moli Prop 6'2" 251 Herriman Rugby Junior/Junior Varsity
Olan Moon White Fullback 6'1" 175 Santa Monica Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Conner Mooneyham Flyhalf 5'11" 172 The Woodlands Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Alex Morales Fullback 5'11" 150 Warsaw Area Rugby Football Club Freshman/Junior Varsity
Luke Mueller No. Eight 6'3" 210 Brother Rice Senior/Varsity
Brandan Murphy Flanker 6'1" 195 Kona Bulls Senior/Varsity
Maxwell Naill Hooker 5'11" 185 Fort Hunt Rugby Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Yoh Nakayama Flyhalf 5'10" 165 Greenwich High School Rugby Football Club Senior/Varsity
Brian Nault No. Eight 6'1" 210 Shelton Savages Junior/Junior Varsity
Andrew Naylor No. Eight 6'6" 265 Prince William Youth Rugby Junior/Varsity
Max Ney Lock 6'0" 155 Royal Irish Rugby - Cathedral High School Freshman/Junior Varsity
Jacob Ney No. Eight 6'4" 215 Royal Irish Rugby - Cathedral High School Senior/Varsity
Matthew O'Connell No. Eight 6'3" 200 Tennessee Tri Stars Junior/Junior Varsity
Osawaru Oghagbon Prop 6'3" 225 Prince William County Rugby Junior/Junior Varsity
Wes Parker No. Eight 6'3" 210 St. Xavier Senior/Varsity
Corey Patton Fullback 5'6" 195 Charlotte Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Benjamin Pendowski Prop 5'11" 215 Budd Bay Rugby Football Club Senior/Varsity
Joseff Phillips Wing 5'10" 160 Cheshire Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Darien Pickett Prop 5'11" 220 Fort Hunt Warriors Senior/Varsity
Jordan Place Flanker 6'1" 210 Canberra Vikings, Australia Graduated/Varsity
Suwaiter Poch, Jr. Hooker 6'0" 230 Hilo Reign Senior/Varsity
Darian Power Flyhalf 5'11" 165 United Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Matthys Pretorouis Flyhalf 5'11" 185 Warrenton Wolfpack Senior/Varsity
Torran Raby Center 6'2" 185 San Diego Mustangs Junior/Junior Varsity
Andres Ramirez Flyhalf 5'9" 178 Jesuit High School Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Joshua Ransom Center 5'11" 200 Fort Hunt Rugby Senior/Varsity
Cecil Rich Prop 6'1" 257 Pride Rugby Senior/Varsity
Ian Richards Hooker 5'11" 230 Penn Rugby Senior/Varsity
Tommy Rippert Hooker 6'0" 205 Gonzaga Rugby Senior/Varsity
James Ronan Scrumhalf 5'8" 158 Gonzaga Senior/Varsity
Kyle Saalfeld Flanker 5'11" 185 Kent Crusaders Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Noah Schrader Flanker 5'11" 195 Royal Irish Junior/Varsity
Kris Sheckels Prop 6'0" 230 Fort Hunt Rugby Senior/Varsity
Patrick Sheehy Flyhalf 5'8" 145 Gonzaga Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Tyler Sousley Fullback 5'11" 180 Penn Rugby Senior/Varsity
Bailey Stringer Flanker 5'10" 165 Las Vegas Rugby Academy Senior/Varsity
Austin Taefu Scrumhalf 5'7" 156 Tempe Rugby Senior/Varsity
Jahlani Tavai No. Eight 6'4" 225 LA Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Lorenzo Thomas Center 6'2" 220 Union Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
Joeli Tikoisuva Wing 5'11" 176 Sacramento Islanders Rugby Senior/Varsity
Tomasi Unaloto Tonga Center 5'11" 170 Herriman Rugby Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Ethan Waller Center 6'0" 195 Plano Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Alex Walsh Flyhalf 6'0" 193 Santa Monica Senior/Varsity
Evan Walty Scrumhalf 5'9" 158 Belmont Shore Junior/Junior Varsity
Austin Warczakowski Flanker 5'11" 176 Poway Youth Rugby Senior/Varsity
Joshua Warnock Lock 6'3" 215 Peninsula Green Rugby Football Club Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Nathan Watts Lock 6'1" 245 Richardson Rugby Club Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Wyatt Weatherford Prop 6'0" 210 Texas High Performance Sophomore/Junior Varsity
Ben Webber Center 5'11" 173 United Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
John Weigold No. Eight 6'1" 205 Greenwich High School Varsity Rugby Junior/Junior Varsity
Jack White No. Eight 6'1" 195 Penn Rugby Freshman/Junior Varsity
Calvin Whiting Center 6'2" 198 United Rugby Club Senior/Varsity
Cale Williams No. Eight 5'6" 130 New York Rugby Club Junior/Junior Varsity
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