Ben Pinkelman

Ben Pinkelman
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
BornJune 13, 1994
HometownCentennial, CO
PositionsForward (7s), Hooker (7s), Prop (7s)
High School Cherry Creek High School
Height6'4"
Weight215
Club Denver Barbarians
Caps 7s: 23
College Colorado State University
Twitter  @benpinkelman2
Instagram  @benpinkelman

In 2014, when his career began to peak, Pinkelman joined the Men's Selects (15s) for the IRB World Rugby Trophy where he made a significant impression on coaches. Later that year he suited up once more for the 2014 Americas Rugby Championship at the developmental level.

As his skills evolved, Pinkelman was named D1A College Player of the Week on two separate occasions, along with his Collegiate All-American honors, and finally made his official international debut with the Men's Sevens at the 2016 Wellington Sevens tournament in New Zealand. Pinkelman was also selected for Team USA’s roster at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

When the 2017-18 season began, Pinkelman took over as Captain for injured Madison Hughes. As Captain, the athlete lead the United States to their first ever Cup victory on home soil by winning the 2018 USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas.


Match List

DateVenueOpponentTeamCompetitionResult
03 Mar, 8:37 pmSam Boyd StadiumSamoaMen's Sevens
USA Sevens
26 - 5
03 Mar, 11:36 pmSam Boyd StadiumChileMen's Sevens
USA Sevens
31 - 0
04 Mar, 6:24 pmSam Boyd StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
USA Sevens
17 - 24
04 Mar, 11:38 pmSam Boyd StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
USA Sevens
21 - 19
05 Mar, 4:44 pmSam Boyd StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
USA Sevens
17 - 20
05 Mar, 7:30 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
USA Sevens
19 - 15
11 Mar, 12:52 pmBC Place StadiumJapanMen's Sevens
Canada Sevens
52 - 0
11 Mar, 4:28 pmBC Place StadiumFranceMen's Sevens
Canada Sevens
31 - 19
11 Mar, 8:08 pmBC Place StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
Canada Sevens
29 - 5
12 Mar, 2:30 pmBC Place StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
Canada Sevens
14 - 12
12 Mar, 6:08 pmBC Place StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
Canada Sevens
10 - 14
12 Mar, 8:52 pmBC Place StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
Canada Sevens
24 - 28
07 Apr, 7:08 amHong Kong StadiumRussiaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
14 - 7
08 Apr, 12:26 amHong Kong StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
19 - 14
08 Apr, 4:24 amHong Kong StadiumArgentinaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
33 - 5
08 Apr, 11:42 pmHong Kong StadiumEnglandMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
27 - 7
09 Apr, 3:53 amHong Kong StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
24 - 29
09 Apr, 6:30 amHong Kong StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
19 - 26
15 Apr, 1:36 amThe National StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
35 - 19
15 Apr, 4:34 amThe National StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
33 - 26
15 Apr, 8:50 amThe National StadiumNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
14 - 21
16 Apr, 12:30 amThe National StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
24 - 19
16 Apr, 5:10 amThe National StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
40 - 7
16 Apr, 8:30 amThe National StadiumCanadaMen's Sevens
Singapore 7s
19 - 26
13 May, 5:06 amStade Jean-BouinArgentinaMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
26 - 19
13 May, 8:52 amStade Jean-BouinWalesMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
38 - 14
13 May, 11:58 amStade Jean-BouinNew ZealandMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
14 - 27
14 May, 4:50 amStade Jean-BouinEnglandMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
12 - 26
14 May, 7:34 amStade Jean-BouinFijiMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
24 - 14
14 May, 10:21 amStade Jean-BouinSamoaMen's Sevens
Paris 7s
24 - 19
20 May, 5:58 amTwickenham StadiumWalesMen's Sevens
London Sevens
12 - 28
20 May, 9:04 amTwickenham StadiumKenyaMen's Sevens
London Sevens
47 - 0
20 May, 12:32 pmTwickenham StadiumSouth AfricaMen's Sevens
London Sevens
24 - 12
21 May, 5:58 amTwickenham StadiumAustraliaMen's Sevens
London Sevens
31 - 14
21 May, 9:48 amTwickenham StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
London Sevens
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
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
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
22 May, 10:10 amTwickenham StadiumScotlandMen's Sevens
London Sevens
17 - 24
22 May, 12:32 pmTwickenham StadiumFijiMen's Sevens
London Sevens
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