The American Raptors signed Haaken Friend for the 2023 season, and has been training with the team ahead of the Super Rugby Americas season. The 23-year-old lock (24 in April) is 6’7″ and 225 lbs.
Haaken is from Bolivar, Missouri, and graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2017. He went to Evangel University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He played five years on football team, and was a three-time All-Conference tight end, with two of the years, first team All Conference honors. After graduating, he joined the American Raptors.
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