USA Men's Sevens Prepares at OTC

USA Men's Sevens Prepares at OTC
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2011

Team USA Men's Rugby Sevens Team Assembled at OTC for Pan-American Games


CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Team USA's Men's Rugby Sevens team is currently assembled at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista to prepare for the 2011 Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico later this month.


A pool of 18 players made their way to the OTC on Friday October 14 and the final 12-man squad will depart for Guadalajara on October 24.  The rugby portion of the Games will be held from October 29-30 in Tlaquepaque Stadium. 


The Eagles will face pool opponents Brazil, Chile, and rivals Canada on October 29 and take part in the playoffs on October 30.  

The Pan-Am Games started last week and Team USA (all other teams representing the United States at Games) have tallied 25 medals in the games with 11 gold, five silver, and nine bronze.

Mark Bokhoven (Denver Barbarians)
Justin Boyd (Belmont Shore)
Miles Craigwell (Old Puget Sound Beach)
Andrew Durutalo (Old Puget Sound Beach)
Paul Emerick (Life University)
Colin Hawley (Olympic Club)
Duncan Kelm (Belmont Shore)
Rocco Mauer (Chicago Lions)
Folau Niua (San Francisco Golden Gate)
Don Pati (University of Utah)
Nu'u Punimata (Old Puget Sound Beach)
Milemoti Pulu (San Francisco Golden Gate)
Blaine Scully (Unattached)
Roland Suniula (Boston)
Shalom Suniula (Belmont Shore)
Zack Test (At Large)
Peter Tiberio (University of Arizona)
Maka Unufe (Utah Warriors)
Unavailable due to injury:
Matthew Hawkins (Belmont Shore)
Greg Ambrogi (Schyulkill River)





Further Information:
Jarrod Beckstrom | Communications Manager | USA Rugby | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



October 29-30: 2011 Pan-Am Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
November 25-26: Gold Coast Sevens (Gold Coast, Australia)
December 2-3:Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
December 9-10: South Africa Sevens (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
February 3-4: Wellington Sevens (Wellington, New Zealand)
February 10-12: USA Sevens (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
March 23-25: Hong Kong Sevens (Hong Kong, China)
March 31- April 1: Tokyo Sevens (Tokyo, Japan)
May 5-6:Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland)
May 12-13: Emirates Airline London 7s (London, England)

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