Garrett Bender

Garrett Bender
Born December 2, 1991
Hometown Minneapolis, MN us
Position Prop (7s)
High SchoolWashburn High School
Height 6'4"
Weight 225
Club Men's Eagles Sevens
Caps 7s: 24
CollegeSt. Cloud State University

Bender captained Washburn to a championship in the Minnesota high school state rugby championship. He was recruited as a linebacker at St. Cloud State but shifted focus to rugby soon after. Bender was playing for the Eastside Banshees at the 2011 Men’s Club 7s National Championship when he was seen by selectors for the Midwest All-Star Sevens team. He earned recognition in the Men’s Eagles Sevens pool in October 2011, was a member of the first Cup-winning Eagles team on the Series at the end of the 2014-15 season, helped the team qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games at the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, and won a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Following the 2015-16 Series in which he appeared in 39 of the U.S.'s 57 matches, Bender was named to the 12-man Team USA squad for Rio 2016.

Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
08 Apr, 4:54 amHong Kong StadiumPortugalMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
21 - 5
09 Apr, 12:48 amHong Kong StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
26 - 14
09 Apr, 3:10 amHong Kong StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
22 - 7
09 Apr, 9:20 pmHong Kong StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
0 - 28
10 Apr, 12:00 pmHong Kong StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
27 - 0
10 Apr, 4:00 pmHong Kong StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
0 - 19
16 Apr, 2:27 amThe National StadiumFranceMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
17 - 19
13 May, 2:28 pmStade Jean-BouinArgentinaMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
0 - 36
14 May, 6:20 amStade Jean-BouinFranceMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
12 - 24
14 May, 9:09 amStade Jean-BouinCanadaMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
33 - 12
14 May, 10:18 amStade Jean-BouinPortugalMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
19 - 17
15 May, 5:38 amStade Jean-BouinScotlandMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
12 - 14
21 May, 5:14 amTwickenham StadiumSamoaMen's Sevens
London Sevens
12 - 5
21 May, 8:42 amTwickenham StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
London Sevens
10 - 14
21 May, 11:26 amTwickenham StadiumCanadaMen's Sevens
London Sevens
12 - 12
22 May, 6:42 amTwickenham StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
London Sevens
42 - 14
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
09 Aug, 12:00 pmDeodoro StadiumArgentinaTeam USA Men
Olympic Games
14 - 17
09 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumBrazilTeam USA Men
Olympic Games
26 - 0
10 Aug, 12:30 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Men
Olympic Games
19 - 24
10 Aug, 3:00 pmDeodoro StadiumBrazilTeam USA Men
Olympic Games
24 - 12
11 Aug, 12:00 pmDeodoro StadiumSpainTeam USA Men
Olympic Games
24 - 12