USA U23 Rugby Sevens Squad Named for RugbyTown 7s

USA Rugby Release

The USA Men’s U23 has assembled in Colorado for the annual RugbyTown 7s invitational tournament taking place August 20-22 at Infinity Park. Live stream and tickets are available at

RugbyTown marks Head Coach Colton Cariaga’s first outing with the Men’s Under-23s as the tournament itself returns following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The United States will face SoCal Griffins, SaberCats, D-Block, Santa Rosa, and Oregon Sharks in Pool B.

The roster features an exciting lineup of collegiate talent with two crossover athletes from the Colorado XOs. RugbyTown 7s serves as a primary showcase for national team coaches to evaluate up-and-coming talent for the player pool. With Tokyo Olympics in the rearview and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series quickly approaching in September, performances this weekend will be even more meaningful as the Senior National Team considers its residency roster for the new Olympic cycle.

Coach Cariaga said:

“It’s certainly been a tough year for talent identification but we are excited and believe in the squad we’ve selected. Fortunately, all players named to this team have participated in some form of top-level competition this spring, including regional select teams, D1A matchups, Major League Rugby, international tournaments, and even the Colorado XO exhibition series.

“The mission of the USA U23 7s program is to find future Eagles and Olympians and we aim to be as competitive as possible at RugbyTown 7s. Between the training camp, we’ll run beforehand and the tournament itself, this assembly is a great development opportunity for the players and an assessment tool for the staff.”

In addition to the live stream, fans can follow @USARJNT on Twitter and Instagram for coverage and information of all USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Junior National Teams.

USA Men’s U23 Roster 

Orrin Bizer Prop Life University
Shawn Clark Prop Colorado XOs
Nick Hardrict Wing Lindenwood University
Donovan Law Hooker Life University
Lucas Lacamp Center UCLA
Mike Matarazzo Prop Rugby ATL
Eric Naposki-Abdalah Halfback UCLA
Ryan Santos Prop Harvard University
David Still Wing Colorado XOs
Peyton Wall Hooker Indiana University
Sam Walsh Flyhalf University of California – Berkeley
Coleson Warner Flyhalf Lindenwood University
Jack Wendling Center/Prop Central Washington University

USA Men’s U23 Staff

Men’s HP Pathways Manager | Brendan Keane
Head Coach | Colton Cariaga
Strength & Conditioning | Lucas Baistrocchi
Athletic Trainer | Anna Unnasch

USA Men’s U23 Schedule 

August 20
vs SoCal Griffins | 12:00 PM MT
vs SaberCats | 3:00 PM MT
vs DBlock Santa Rosa | 6:00 PM MT

August 21

vs Oregon Sharks | 2:20 PM MT

*Knockouts begin August 21 at 5:05 PM MT; tournament continues through August 22.

Click here for full schedule 

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