The New England Free Jacks signed Evan Geist for the 2020 season. The 25-year-old back row is 6’2″ and 235 lbs. He played with the team during the team’s 2019 exhibition season.
Evan attended Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado where he played football, basketball, and baseball.
Oregon State University in 2012 before transferring to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended from 2012-2017, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Health and Exercise Science. While there he played D1A Rugby and was selected to the All-West Conference team in 2014-2015. He also was selected to the USA Under-20s in 2013.
Following his graduation, he played rugby with the Denver Barbarians and was the lead singer in Flood Band. He helped lead the team to the 2018 USA Rugby Club Division II Championship and the team named him the ’80-minute Man’ for the last two years of their Championship run. Early in 2019, he played in the British Columbia Premier League for the Meralomas before joining the Free Jacks.
Evan’s performance in the Cara Cup demonstrated that he can be a contributor to the team for years to come.