Camp attendees announced for BHSAA, AIG MJAA winter camps

BOULDER, Colo. – Camp invitees for the USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans' and the Boys High School All-Americans’ winter camps were announced Friday.

Seventy-two young players will attempt to catch selectors’ eyes in Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 26-31, in hopes of making the MJAA squad for the 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

The MJAAs will be back in the JWRT following their unsuccessful IRB Junior World Championship campaign this year. The MJAAs lost all five of their matches in France, including a 109-0 loss to eventual champion England. As host country of the JWRT in 2012, the MJAAs captured the title of champions with a 37-33 win against Japan in the Final at Murray Rugby Park Stadium.

The large number of players in attendance will allow the MJAA coaching staff to test the candidates with game-type scenarios, during which rugby skill and rugby IQ will be on display as players are evaluated on technical proficiency, skill and performance.

More than 60% of the MJAA camp attendees have advanced through the HSAA program either as overseas tour members, domestic camp participants, or participants of the inaugural Stars and Stripes Camp in Greeley, Colo., in July.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by the quantity of coach recommendations and also by the interest and commitment from all candidate players as demonstrated by their declaration of availability, their promptness in turning in paper work, and organizing flights to and form camp,” MJAA Assistant Coach Michael Engelbrecht said. “A big ‘thank you’ to the coaches for the support of their athletes’ continued development and their support for the MJAA program.”

BHSAA Head Coach Salty Thompson will have the opportunity to see 113 high school players during his Winter Camp, including 15 players who helped the HSAAs at the RFU Wellington College International Rugby Festival in April. Almost all of the players invited to camp were identified through the USA Rugby Regional All-Star Tournaments.

The BHSAAs, sponsored by Aircraft Charter Solutions, were the busiest of the All-Americans in 2013, traveling to England for two tournaments and Argentina for a series against the national U18 side.

In 2014, the BHSAAs will participate in the Las Vegas Invitational Jan. 21-25 alongside the Men’s Eagles Sevens at USA Sevens before heading across the pond once again for the England School Sevens March 22-29. The Junior Varsity tour will provide a U17 level of competition with matches against Portugal and France in early April, while the Varsity team will travel to Argentina for two rematches against the U18 team in July.

The coaching staff for the Men’s Junior All-Americans will be announced prior to the Winter Camp.

For more updates on the USA Rugby All-American programs, follow @aarugby on Twitter.

USA Rugby AIG Men's Junior All-Americans | Winter Camp

NamePositionHeightWeight (lbs)Current Club
Christian AdamsInside Center5'10"215American Internaitonal College Rugby
Sondai AdjeiFullback5'8"190Davenport University
Alexander AugspurgStrongside Wing5'11"190Lindenwood Men's Rugby
Cole BakerTighthead Prop5'11"225Middlebury College
Steffan BalanTighthead Prop5'11"237Marquette University Rugby Football Club
Isidoro BalistreriLoose Prop6'1"225Marquette University Rugby Football Club
Niall BarryOutside Center5'11"178University of California Los Angeles
DeShon BellOutside Center5'11"178Washington State University Rugby
Aaron BlankStrongside Flanker6'0"205Arizona State University
Zach BonteWeakside Flanker6'2"205University of California Los Angeles
Austin BushStrongside Flanker6'0"208Arkansas State University
Bryce CampbellInside Center6'2"215Indiana University
Luis CarpioLoose Prop6'0"235St. Bonaventure University
Sergio ChanampaWeakside Flanker6'2"195Naples Bears Rugby Club
Samuel CowleyFullback6'2"170Life University
Scott DeanFullback5'11"185Central Washington University
Kevin DearLock6'4"215University of Central Missouri Rugby Club
Michael DelaneyWeakside Flanker6'0"200Arizona Wildcats
Shane DempseyInside Center5'9"175Salve Regina RFC
Oliver DrewLock6'3"220Bournemouth
Tyler EnfieldLock6'3"220Central Washington University Men's Rugby
Jake FeuryOutside Center6'0"205Middlebury College
James GannonLoose Prop6'2"225Spring Hill College
Brady GentFlyhalf5'10"190Davenport University
Connor GleasonLock6'6"255American International College
Marshall GodfreyLoose Prop6'0"245Lindenwood University
Eric HamiltonHooker5'11"205Colorado State University
Louis HensonTighthead Prop6'2"230Western Washington University
Michael HoustonOutside Center5'10"195Davenport University
Elijah HymanLoose Prop6'1"230Cornell University
Andrew IscaroHooker5'9"208Maryland Exiles
Codi JonesHooker6'0"225California Maritime Academy
Michael KellettNo. Eight6'4"230Lindenwood University
Joseph KellyOutside Center6'2"215Penn State University Men's Rugby Club
Dylan LathamLock6'5"225University of Central Missouri Rugby Club
Valdemar Lee-LoTighthead Prop6'1"250Sierra Rugby
Matthew LongWeakside Wing5'9"170Cal Poly
Isaiah LopezFlyhalf5'11"205Haupapu NZ
Kevin LydonScrumhalf5'7"185Davenport University
Peter MalcolmStrongside Flanker6'1"220Wheeling Jesuit Rugby
John MartiTighthead Prop6'1"260Central Washington University
Reese OberlinNo. Eight6'5"210Davenport University
Christiaan OosthuizenLock6'4"215University of South Florida Rugby
Jake PesciNo. Eight6'1"215University of Connecticut
Ben PinkelmanWeakside Flanker6'4"205Colorado State University
Namie QoroOutside Center5'11"215Penn Green
Johnathan RabyStrongside Flanker6'2"185San Diego State University
Max RobersonLock6'5"230Lindenwood University
Thomas RoblesInside Center6'2"195Santa Rosa Junior College
Kyle RogersScrumhalf6'2"180University of Arizona
Alexander RollinsStrongside Wing5'11"190University of San Diego
Connor RosenbaumScrumhalf5'11"190University of California Los Angeles
Gabriel RuflinWeakside Flanker6'4"200University of Utah
Matthew RuitersFullback5'11"170University of Virginia
James SaddlerLoose Prop6'2"235Western Oregon University Men's Rugby Club
Allan SakaliaOutside Center6'2"250East Palo Alto
Andy SandovalHooker5'11"230Belmont Shore
Hobart SiskLock6'4"260Metropolis
Colin SnyderStrongside Flanker6'3"220Ball State
Jerome Strother, Jr.Lock6'4"260Metropolis
James TaysonFlyhalf5'10"180Metropolis
Danny ThomasScrumhalf5'9"165University of California Los Angeles
Erik ThompsonScrumhalf5'9"175University of California Los Angeles
David ToddInside Center5'9"198Arizona State Rugby
James VaifaleWeakside Wing6'0"191Tempe Rugby Club
Tommy WallaceOutside Center5'11"175Saint Mary's College
Kurtis WernerScrumhalf5'9"175American International College
Joseph WhalenLock6'4"220Saint Joseph's University Rugby
Dalton WimmerOutside Center6'1"190San Diego State
James WolferFlyhalf5'9"170St. Joseph's University
Ian Wright5'11"170Strongside WingCentral Washington University
Ky YoungWeakside Flanker6'0"185New England College
Daniel ZupinNo. Eight6'0"225WNEU Rugby Club

Boys High School All-Americans | Winter Camp

NamePositionHeightWeight (lbs)Current Club/SchoolYear/Level
Justin AllenLock6'10"250Portadown RFCSenior/Varsity
Keanu AndradeScrumhalf5'7"190Oaks and De La SalleSophomore/Junior Varsity
Jesus AriasProp6'2"220UnitedSenior/Varsity
Trenton BarnesCenter5'8"185Buchanan Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Cian BarryFullback5'7"140Reeds WeybridgeSenior/Varsity
Chase BixbyLock6'6"195Granite Bay GrizzliesJunior/Junior Varsity
Sione BloomfieldCenter5'9"200Herriman RugbyJunior/Junior Varsity
Steven BranhamHooker5'11"220Fallbrook Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Will BrennanFullback6'1"180Seattle VikingsSophomore/Junior Varsity
Matt BrennanFlanker5'10"190Seattle VikingsSenior/Varsity
Justin BrownScurmhalf5'7"185Westlake High School Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Finlay BruceLock6'4"185Seattle VikingsSophomore/Junior Varsity
Bobby ButchofskyLock6'3"185Westlake Rugby ClubJunior/Varsity
Jack CarrollProp6'3"275GonzagaJunior/Varsity
Agustin CenturionFlyhalf5'11"171Young Aztecs - San Diego CAJunior/Junior Varsity
Juan CervantesProp6'2"206Peninsula Green Rugby ClubJunior/Varsity
Sergio ChanampaLock6'2"195Naples Bears Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Benjamin CimaFlyhalf6'1"185Gonzaga College High SchoolSenior/Varsity
Evan ClarkScrumhalf5'10"165Santa Monica Rugby ClubJunior/Varsity
Liam CollFlyhalf6'2"185Needham RugbySenior/Varsity
Erik CortinasScrumhalf5'7"145Peninsula Green Rugby Football ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Ian CrillyFlanker6'2"185Fallbrook Boys High School RugbyJunior/Junior Varsity
Connor CudebackProp6'1"230Belmont ShoreSenior/Varsity
Henry DeanFlyhalf6'1"166Middleton Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Gavin DevineNo. Eight6'3"225Muskego Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Michael DoquiloFullback5'11"180Seattle VikingsSenior/Varsity
Sean DowlingProp6'3"265Fort HuntFreshman/Junior Varsity
Nicolaos EconomeProp6'3"250Jesuit High SchoolJunior/Junior Varsity
Jonah EldridgeScrumhalf6'0"168McClatchy LionsSenior/Varsity
Aidan FlynnFlyhalf5'11"185LionsSenior/Varsity
Ryan FosterCenter6'0"205Peninsula Green Rugby Football ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
George FotuFlanker6'5"220Peninsula Green Rugby Football ClubSophomore/Junior Varsity
Andrew FraczekFlanker5'11"190Neuqua Rugby Football ClubSenior/Varsity
Joey FreemanCenter5'11"190GonzagaSophomore/Junior Varsity
Jacobus GermishuysNo. Eight6'2"220West SideSenior/Junior Varsity
Benny GondaProp6'0"211Santa MonicaSophomore/Junior Varsity
Zachary HaleyHooker6'0"200Hopkins Royals Rugby Football ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Seth HallimanCenter6'2"195Glendale RugbySenior/Varsity
Brian HannonScrumhalf5'10"180Royal Irish RugbyJunior/Varsity
Ethan HarrFlanker6'3"200ChapinJunior/Junior Varsity
Travis HeerFlanker5'11"195Back BayJunior/Junior Varsity
Junior HeluScrumhalf5'11"211Danville OaksSenior/Varsity
Vili HeluNo. Eight6'3"230Danville OaksSenior/Varsity
Reed HeynenFlanker6'2"197Belmont Shore Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Elijah HymanProp6'1"230West Carroll MaraudersGraduated/Varsity
Robert IrimescuFlanker6'0"195Xavier HS New YorkSenior/Varsity
John IscaroProp6'1"245Gonzaga College High SchoolJunior/Junior Varsity
Antonio JablonskiFlanker5'10"185St. Thomas Aquinas Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Jon JacobsLock6'3"260Prince William Youth RugbyJunior/Junior Varsity
Liam JimmonLock6'4"225Back Bay SharksSophomore/Junior Varsity
Grayson JonesHooker5'11"225Jesuit High SchoolJunior/Junior Varsity
Halapio LatuCenter6'0"185Peninsula Green Rugby Football ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Adam LeonardCenter5'10"194East High School Rugby ClubSophomore/Junior Varsity
Devin LimCenter6'1"180San Diego Young AztecsJunior/Junior Varsity
Charlie LoudonNo. Eight6'2"190De La Salle High SchoolSenior/Varsity
Conor LydonLock6'2"210Santa Monica Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Siaosi MahoniLock6'7"250Peninsula Green Rugby Football ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Sim ManderWing6'1"178London WaspsSophomore/Junior Varsity
Jesse ManderWing5'10"175London WaspsSenior/Varsity
Aaron MatthewsWing5'9"185Back Bay SharksJunior/Junior Varsity
Malcolm MayFlanker6'1"202Penn State Rugby Football ClubGraduated/Varsity
Patrick MedinaScrumhalf6'2"183Lake TravisSophomore/Junior Varsity
Korbin MillerWing6'0"165Charlotte TigersSophomore/Junior Varsity
Jack MillerFlanker6'0"170Brookline High SchoolSophomore/Junior Varsity
Seth MischlerFlanker5'8"189Union Rugby ClubSophomore/Junior Varsity
Kalisi MoliProp6'2"251Herriman RugbyJunior/Junior Varsity
Olan Moon WhiteFullback6'1"175Santa Monica Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Conner MooneyhamFlyhalf5'11"172The Woodlands Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Alex MoralesFullback5'11"150Warsaw Area Rugby Football ClubFreshman/Junior Varsity
Luke MuellerNo. Eight6'3"210Brother RiceSenior/Varsity
Brandan MurphyFlanker6'1"195Kona BullsSenior/Varsity
Maxwell NaillHooker5'11"185Fort Hunt RugbySophomore/Junior Varsity
Yoh NakayamaFlyhalf5'10"165Greenwich High School Rugby Football ClubSenior/Varsity
Brian NaultNo. Eight6'1"210Shelton SavagesJunior/Junior Varsity
Andrew NaylorNo. Eight6'6"265Prince William Youth RugbyJunior/Varsity
Max NeyLock6'0"155Royal Irish Rugby - Cathedral High SchoolFreshman/Junior Varsity
Jacob NeyNo. Eight6'4"215Royal Irish Rugby - Cathedral High SchoolSenior/Varsity
Matthew O'ConnellNo. Eight6'3"200Tennessee Tri StarsJunior/Junior Varsity
Osawaru OghagbonProp6'3"225Prince William County RugbyJunior/Junior Varsity
Wes ParkerNo. Eight6'3"210St. XavierSenior/Varsity
Corey PattonFullback5'6"195Charlotte Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Benjamin PendowskiProp5'11"215Budd Bay Rugby Football ClubSenior/Varsity
Joseff PhillipsWing5'10"160Cheshire Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Darien PickettProp5'11"220Fort Hunt WarriorsSenior/Varsity
Jordan PlaceFlanker6'1"210Canberra Vikings, AustraliaGraduated/Varsity
Suwaiter Poch, Jr.Hooker6'0"230Hilo ReignSenior/Varsity
Darian PowerFlyhalf5'11"165United Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Matthys PretorouisFlyhalf5'11"185Warrenton WolfpackSenior/Varsity
Torran RabyCenter6'2"185San Diego MustangsJunior/Junior Varsity
Andres RamirezFlyhalf5'9"178Jesuit High School Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Joshua RansomCenter5'11"200Fort Hunt RugbySenior/Varsity
Cecil RichProp6'1"257Pride RugbySenior/Varsity
Ian RichardsHooker5'11"230Penn RugbySenior/Varsity
Tommy RippertHooker6'0"205Gonzaga RugbySenior/Varsity
James RonanScrumhalf5'8"158GonzagaSenior/Varsity
Kyle SaalfeldFlanker5'11"185Kent CrusadersSophomore/Junior Varsity
Noah SchraderFlanker5'11"195Royal IrishJunior/Varsity
Kris SheckelsProp6'0"230Fort Hunt RugbySenior/Varsity
Patrick SheehyFlyhalf5'8"145GonzagaSophomore/Junior Varsity
Tyler SousleyFullback5'11"180Penn RugbySenior/Varsity
Bailey StringerFlanker5'10"165Las Vegas Rugby AcademySenior/Varsity
Austin TaefuScrumhalf5'7"156Tempe RugbySenior/Varsity
Jahlani TavaiNo. Eight6'4"225LA Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Lorenzo ThomasCenter6'2"220Union Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
Joeli TikoisuvaWing5'11"176Sacramento Islanders RugbySenior/Varsity
Tomasi Unaloto TongaCenter5'11"170Herriman RugbySophomore/Junior Varsity
Ethan WallerCenter6'0"195Plano Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Alex WalshFlyhalf6'0"193Santa MonicaSenior/Varsity
Evan WaltyScrumhalf5'9"158Belmont ShoreJunior/Junior Varsity
Austin WarczakowskiFlanker5'11"176Poway Youth RugbySenior/Varsity
Joshua WarnockLock6'3"215Peninsula Green Rugby Football ClubSophomore/Junior Varsity
Nathan WattsLock6'1"245Richardson Rugby ClubSophomore/Junior Varsity
Wyatt WeatherfordProp6'0"210Texas High PerformanceSophomore/Junior Varsity
Ben WebberCenter5'11"173United Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity
John WeigoldNo. Eight6'1"205Greenwich High School Varsity RugbyJunior/Junior Varsity
Jack WhiteNo. Eight6'1"195Penn RugbyFreshman/Junior Varsity
Calvin WhitingCenter6'2"198United Rugby ClubSenior/Varsity
Cale WilliamsNo. Eight5'6"130New York Rugby ClubJunior/Junior Varsity