Glendale Raptors & Connor Cook
The Glendale Raptors has re-signed Connor Cook for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Connor is 27-years-old, 6’3″, and 225 pounds.
Connor is from Frisco, Colorado and played hockey and enjoys skiing. His family later moved to Hawaii and he played football at Honoka High School. He also played rugby for Waimea Rugby Club.
After graduating from high school, he went to Redlands University in California and played football. He was then contacted by Arkansas State University and he transferred there to play rugby.
While at ASU, the team won the USA Rugby National 7s Championship in 2012 and in 2013. They also advanced to the USA Rugby D1A National Championship, losing to BYU in 2012. Connor also was recognized as a Collegiate All-American in 2014. He graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.
Connor returned to Colorado and is employed as a strength and conditioning specialist in Centennial, Colorado since 2016. He has played with the Glendale Raptors since 2016 and was signed for the inaugural Major League Rugby season in 2018. His physical play in the back row will continue to be an asset for the team in 2019.