Ben Pinkelman

Ben Pinkelman
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
BornJune 13, 1994
HometownCentennial, CO
PositionsHooker (7s), Prop (7s), Forward (7s)
High School Cherry Creek High School
Height6'3"
Weight215
Club USA Men's Sevens Residency
World Series 31
College Colorado State University
Previous Clubs
Twitter  @benpinkelman2
Instagram  @benpinkelman

• Junior All-American 15s (2013)
• Collegiate All-American 15s & 7s (2014)
• Olympic Games Rio 2016
• Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

Ben Pinkelman began playing rugby at the age of 14 in high school. From there, he continued through college at Colorado State University where he was a three-time All-American and even earned D1A College Player of the week honors on two separate occasions.

In 2014, he played in the World Rugby (then called IRB) Trophy tournament (15s) with the U20 Junior All-Americans and from there competed in the Americas Rugby Championship 2014 at the developmental level with the Men’s Selects (also 15s).

In 2016, Pinkelman made his HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series debut at Wellington Sevens and was selected to Team USA’s roster for the Olympic Games in Rio.

As a sevens player, the athlete has been named to multiple World Series Dream Teams and even Captained the USA side to their first ever cup title on home soil at USA Sevens 2018. Also, a Rugby World Cup Sevens player, Pinkelman helped the Eagles Sevens earn their highest ever finish in a World Cup on home soil at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

The athlete has also played at the senior club level with the Denver Barbarians and owns a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.


Match List

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
03 Mar, 8:37 pmSam Boyd StadiumSamoaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
26 - 5
03 Mar, 11:36 pmSam Boyd StadiumChileMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
31 - 0
04 Mar, 6:24 pmSam Boyd StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
17 - 24
04 Mar, 11:38 pmSam Boyd StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
21 - 19
05 Mar, 4:44 pmSam Boyd StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
17 - 20
05 Mar, 7:30 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
19 - 15
11 Mar, 12:52 pmBC Place StadiumJapanMen's Sevens
CAN7s
52 - 0
11 Mar, 4:28 pmBC Place StadiumFranceMen's Sevens
CAN7s
31 - 19
11 Mar, 8:08 pmBC Place StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
CAN7s
29 - 5
12 Mar, 2:30 pmBC Place StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
CAN7s
14 - 12
12 Mar, 6:08 pmBC Place StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
CAN7s
10 - 14
12 Mar, 8:52 pmBC Place StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
CAN7s
24 - 28
07 Apr, 7:08 amHong Kong StadiumRussiaMen's Sevens
HK7s
14 - 7
08 Apr, 12:26 amHong Kong StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
HK7s
19 - 14
08 Apr, 4:24 amHong Kong StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
HK7s
33 - 5
08 Apr, 11:42 pmHong Kong StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
HK7s
27 - 7
09 Apr, 3:53 amHong Kong StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
HK7s
24 - 29
09 Apr, 6:30 amHong Kong StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
HK7s
19 - 26
15 Apr, 1:36 amThe National StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
35 - 19
15 Apr, 4:34 amThe National StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
33 - 26
15 Apr, 8:50 amThe National StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
14 - 21
16 Apr, 12:30 amThe National StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
24 - 19
16 Apr, 5:10 amThe National StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
40 - 7
16 Apr, 8:30 amThe National StadiumCanadaMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
19 - 26
13 May, 5:06 amStade Jean-BouinArgentinaMen's Sevens
Paris7s
26 - 19
13 May, 8:52 amStade Jean-BouinWalesMen's Sevens
Paris7s
38 - 14
13 May, 11:58 amStade Jean-BouinNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Paris7s
14 - 27
14 May, 4:50 amStade Jean-BouinEnglandMen's Sevens
Paris7s
12 - 26
14 May, 7:34 amStade Jean-BouinFijiMen's Sevens
Paris7s
24 - 14
14 May, 10:21 amStade Jean-BouinSamoaMen's Sevens
Paris7s
24 - 19
20 May, 5:58 amTwickenham StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
London7s
12 - 28
20 May, 9:04 amTwickenham StadiumKenyaMen's Sevens
London7s
47 - 0
20 May, 12:32 pmTwickenham StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
London7s
24 - 12
21 May, 5:58 amTwickenham StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
London7s
31 - 14
21 May, 9:48 amTwickenham StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
London7s
14 - 21
02 Nov, 3:02 pmAvaya StadiumTongaMen's Sevens
SV7s
29 - 7
02 Nov, 3:13 pmAvaya StadiumChileMen's Sevens
SV7s
29 - 21
02 Nov, 7:28 pmAvaya StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
SV7s
24 - 12
05 Nov, 4:46 pmAvaya StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
SV7s
24 - 5
05 Nov, 8:11 pmAvaya StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
SV7s
27 - 0
05 Nov, 11:37 pmAvaya StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
SV7s
12 - 15
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
08 Apr, 4:54 amHong Kong StadiumPortugalMen's Sevens
HK7s
21 - 5
09 Apr, 12:48 amHong Kong StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
HK7s
26 - 14
09 Apr, 3:10 amHong Kong StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
HK7s
22 - 7
09 Apr, 9:20 pmHong Kong StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
HK7s
0 - 28
10 Apr, 12:00 pmHong Kong StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
HK7s
27 - 0
10 Apr, 4:00 pmHong Kong StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
HK7s
0 - 19
13 May, 2:28 pmStade Jean-BouinArgentinaMen's Sevens
Paris7s
0 - 36
14 May, 6:20 amStade Jean-BouinFranceMen's Sevens
Paris7s
12 - 24
14 May, 9:09 amStade Jean-BouinCanadaMen's Sevens
Paris7s
33 - 12
14 May, 10:18 amStade Jean-BouinPortugalMen's Sevens
Paris7s
19 - 17
15 May, 5:38 amStade Jean-BouinScotlandMen's Sevens
Paris7s
12 - 14
21 May, 5:14 amTwickenham StadiumSamoaMen's Sevens
London7s
12 - 5
21 May, 8:42 amTwickenham StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
London7s
10 - 14
21 May, 11:26 amTwickenham StadiumCanadaMen's Sevens
London7s
12 - 12
22 May, 6:42 amTwickenham StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
London7s
42 - 14
22 May, 10:10 amTwickenham StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
London7s
17 - 24
22 May, 12:32 pmTwickenham StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
London7s
26 - 19
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
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
DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
30 Nov, 12:00 amThe Sevens StadiumSpainMen's Sevens
Dubai7s
29 - 0
30 Nov, 3:00 amThe Sevens StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
Dubai7s
33 - 12
30 Nov, 9:22 amThe Sevens StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Dubai7s
7 - 24
01 Dec, 3:06 amThe Sevens StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
Dubai7s
24 - 14
01 Dec, 7:39 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
Dubai7s
22 - 17
01 Dec, 12:21 pmThe Sevens StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Dubai7s
5 - 21
08 Dec, 5:05 amCape Town StadiumJapanMen's Sevens
CapeTown7s
54 - 0
08 Dec, 8:26 amCape Town StadiumSpainMen's Sevens
CapeTown7s
38 - 17
08 Dec, 12:12 pmCape Town StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
CapeTown7s
31 - 14
09 Dec, 8:10 amCape Town StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
CapeTown7s
19 - 12
09 Dec, 11:32 amCape Town StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
CapeTown7s
31 - 12
09 Dec, 3:11 pmCape Town StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
CapeTown7s
15 - 29
25 Jan, 5:06 pmFMG Stadium WaikatoTongaMen's Sevens
Hamilton7s
29 - 7
25 Jan, 8:54 pmFMG Stadium WaikatoSamoaMen's Sevens
Hamilton7s
34 - 14
26 Jan, 1:06 amFMG Stadium WaikatoEnglandMen's Sevens
Hamilton7s
19 - 7
26 Jan, 6:42 pmFMG Stadium WaikatoScotlandMen's Sevens
Hamilton7s
19 - 14
27 Jan, 12:11 amFMG Stadium WaikatoNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Hamilton7s
17 - 7
27 Jan, 4:03 amFMG Stadium WaikatoFijiMen's Sevens
Hamilton7s
0 - 38
01 Feb, 6:06 pmSpotless StadiumFranceMen's Sevens
Sydney7s
7 - 0
01 Feb, 11:34 pmSpotless StadiumKenyaMen's Sevens
Sydney7s
41 - 0
02 Feb, 3:39 amSpotless StadiumCanadaMen's Sevens
Sydney7s
36 - 14
02 Feb, 9:22 pmSpotless StadiumSpainMen's Sevens
Sydney7s
38 - 10
03 Feb, 2:40 amSpotless StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
Sydney7s
14 - 7
03 Feb, 7:05 amSpotless StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Sydney7s
5 - 21
01 Mar, 7:50 pmSam Boyd StadiumKenyaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
26 - 10
01 Mar, 10:51 pmSam Boyd StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
24 - 26
02 Mar, 4:26 pmSam Boyd StadiumFranceMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
19 - 10
02 Mar, 11:30 pmSam Boyd StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
29 - 10
03 Mar, 5:53 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
24 - 19
03 Mar, 7:30 pmSam Boyd StadiumSamoaMen's Sevens
Vegas7s
27 - 0
09 Mar, 12:00 amBC Place StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
CAN7s
40 - 14
09 Mar, 12:00 amBC Place StadiumChileMen's Sevens
CAN7s
33 - 19
09 Mar, 12:00 amBC Place StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
CAN7s
7 - 19
10 Mar, 4:10 pmBC Place StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
CAN7s
21 - 19
10 Mar, 6:30 pmBC Place StadiumFranceMen's Sevens
CAN7s
5 - 33
10 Mar, 10:25 pmBC Place StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
CAN7s
14 - 24
05 Apr, 6:53 amHong Kong StadiumSpainMen's Sevens
HK7s
36 - 7
06 Apr, 12:25 amHong Kong StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
HK7s
19 - 21
06 Apr, 4:08 amHong Kong StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
HK7s
22 - 28
06 Apr, 10:58 pmHong Kong StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
HK7s
21 - 12
07 Apr, 3:41 amHong Kong StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
HK7s
19 - 28
07 Apr, 6:30 amHong Kong StadiumSamoaMen's Sevens
HK7s
22 - 10
12 Apr, 11:06 amThe National StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
31 - 12
13 Apr, 2:34 amThe National StadiumKenyaMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
17 - 14
13 Apr, 6:00 amThe National StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
22 - 7
13 Apr, 11:52 pmThe National StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
12 - 10
14 Apr, 4:07 amThe National StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
12 - 24
14 Apr, 7:19 amThe National StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
Singapore7s
7 - 28