Come on out and play some rugby and see old friends... and make new ones!
Best of luck to Cody Weber(who in his own words was "born and bred in Lawrence, KS") as he and his teammates on the KC Blues compete at Club 7's Nationals August 11-12 in New York City. Weber, who played for KJRFC from 2007-13, looks to again contribute to a strong Blues 7's squad that has made nationals 4 of the last 5 years. Go get em' Warchild!
How is your summer going? Ryan Russell's is going well. The Blue Valley High School graduate and current Jayhawks collegiate captain has been invited to the USA Rugby All American's camp in Glendale, CO. St. Thomas Aquinas graduate Jack Casey(currently playing at University of Arkansas) has also been invited to the All American camp.
The coaching of youth rugby in the KC area is continuing to be noticed at the national level and these two players are a great example of that.
Matt Harmon, former KU captain and transfer to Life University, has also been invited to attend the AA's camp.
KJRFC wishes the best to these young men at All American's Camp.
How is your summer going? Matt Harmon's is going well. As a former Jayhawk collegiate captain, Matt transferred to rugby powerhouse Life University and has played a major role in "The Front Row Club" with back to back appearances in the D1a national championships. In 2017 they came up short, but in 2018, LifeU took down Cal-Berkley in a convincing win for the national championship that was televised nationally. Matt is set to graduate this September majoring in exercise science. He is interested in signing with a major league rugby team after school is finished. Matty Ice was a massive contributor while at KU both on and off of the field. KJRFC is proud of Matt and wishes him the best in what comes for his future.
How is your summer going? Barcley West's is going well. Barcley recently graduated from The University of Essex in sports and exercise science including 1st class honors. He also was recognized by the Physiological Society for the best research project. As a past player on a year long exchange from Essex to KU, Barcley was the captain of our last tour to New Zealand for KJRFC in 2017. Mr. West will start his new job as graduate teaching assistant at Rugby School in Warwickshire(where rugby was invented!). He will be responsible for coaching rugby amongst other sports. When asked about what the future holds, his response was "The end goal ambition is to be a fully qualified teacher." Good on ya Sparkles and best of luck to you!
How is your summer going? KJRFC alumni Rick Renfro, George Reyes, Darryl Lane, and Doug McCauley(Photographer) are seen enjoying the first leg of the 7's World Cup in San Francisco, CA.
How's your summer going? While KJRFC member Arnold Dinh is not experiencing the hot weather in the Southern Hemisphere like we are here, he's still living his life to the fullest in Timaru, New Zealand. When Arnold is not busy doing handstands, he is keeping busy playing for Celtic Rugby Club. Best of luck to Arnie and his teammates as they will be playing for the upcoming league championships.
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