Rugby ATL signed Matt Gelhaus for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old lock (23 in April) is 6’5″ and 240 lbs.
Matt is from Madeira, Ohio, and attended Madeira High School. He attended Kutztown University from 2018 through his graduation in 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. While he was at the university the team won the Rugby East title, he played both rugby XVs and 7s, and was a USA Under-20s selection in 2020 and both 2021 and 2022, a USA -Under-23s one.
Matt was selected in the first round of the 2022 MLR Collegiate Draft as the 10th pick and was one of three Kutztown University players selected in the top 10.
During the Fall of 2022, he played with the Rugby ATL Academy team in the American Rugby Premiership.