Portal:2021 Spring Men

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2021 Spring Men Portal

Great closure to the 7s Collegiate Rugby Championships with the team beating James Madison University 29 to 15 for a 5th place finish out of 32 teams. As was noted all 4 of the teams ahead of us are full scholarship/IC programs! The lads taking to the pitch played their hearts out and put their all into each of the matches. One of the opposition players claimed that “you guys were the hardest hitting team we played”! Thanks to all the graduates who chose to stay with the team for an extra weekend to lead the way. Great foundation for the coming season! Very best, Coach

(Editor. Suspect we were also in a tough bracket, as two teams we beat in the prelims went on to win their respective 'loser's bracket', and the only team we lost to, Army, placed 3rd overall.)

Team Record

A Side Record
Date Opponent Score Notes
10 Apr Utah Valley U 11-33 PK - Ryan Clancy (2), T - Randy Faulk
17 Apr at Army 12-61 T by Ryan Johnston and Randy Faulk; Ryan Clancy one conversion
24 Apr at Arizona 12-86 T (2) by Ryan Johnston, Ryan Clancy one conversion
14 May Colorado College 7s 19-12 Jackson Cook man of the match; T by Malone, Cook, and Chandler; C by Ashlock (2)
14 May Colorado College 7s 22-5 T by Johnston, Nyfeler, Wojewodka, and S Johnson; C by Malone
29 May Central College 27-0 CRC Sevens; T by Mathis (2), C Smith (2), J Miller; C by J Miller
30 May Wheeling 19-17 CRC Sevens; T by Johnston, LaDuque, Mathis; C by Mitchell and Bollinger
30 May Army 5-31 CRC Sevens; T by Johnston (Army goes on to 3rd Pl)
31 May Western Michigan 26-5 CRC Sevens 5th place semi-final; T by Johnston, Miller (2), Bollinger; C by Miller (2), Mitchell
31 May James Madison Univ. 29-19 CRC Sevens 5th place final; T by Johnston (2), Roshong, Miller, Ruetsche; C by Miller (2)

Last Name First Name Class
Bollinger Ben 2021
Chandler Landon 2023
Chenoweth Robert 2024
Clancy Ryan 2021
Cook Jackson 2024
Crosby Tim 2021
Faulk Randy 2021
Foster Jacob 2022
Felch Dallas 2022
Gabriel CJ 2023
Heidelberger Tony 2023
Henderson Harrell 2021
Johnson Spencer 2023
Johnston Ryan 2021
Konecny Brandon 2022
LaDuque Riley 2022
Lilya Colin 2021
Luedeke Alex 2022
Madson Clay 2021
Malone Dalton 2023
Mathis Brayden 2022
Miller Jace 2021
Mitchell Jackson 2023
Molino Alexander 2023
Moomaw Roger 2024
Nyfeler Peter 2022
Pingree Jackson 2022
Purcell Mike 2021
Ruetsche Austin 2022
Roshong Kyle 2021
Scott Luc 2021
Smith Cooper 2022
Stuart Tanner 2021
Whitney Bennett 2023
Williams Eli 2024
Wise Alexander 2021
Wojewodka Cullen 2021

Post Season Experience/Records

Portal:2021 Spring Men/Post Season



Head Coach - Denny Merideth '73 [[1]]

Assistant Coach (scrum) - Jeff Burrows '81

Assistant Coach (scrum) - Mick Harper '92

Assistant Coach (backs) - Joe Dan Cox '98

Assistant Coach - Jammey Booth

Assistant Coach - Joel Rubletz (Canadian)

Assistant Coach - Pierre Maltais (Canadian)

OIC - Dr. Glen Dudevoir USMA '78

AOIC - Capt Charles Lewis '14

Trainer - Capt Taylor Majerus

Captains and Cadet Leadership

Captain - C1C Ryan Johnston

CIC - C1C Clay Madson

NCOIC - C2C Riley LaDuque

Fitness Officer

Public Affairs Officer

Social Coordinator


Kneeling, L to R: Austin Ruetsche, Eli Williams, Alex Luedeke, Dalton Malone, Jackson Pingree, Jace Miller, Bennett Whitney; Standing: OIC Joe Dan Cox, Ben Bollinger, Ryan Johnston, Kyle Roshong, Cullen Wojewodka, CJ Gabriel, Riley LaDuque, Brayden Mathis, Jackson Mitchell, Coach Jeff Burrows, Clay Madson, Coach Denny Merideth, Landon Chandler

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Memorable Events

Ryan Johnston being named to the 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championships 7s All-Tournament Team