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Garrett Bender

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.
Andrew Durutalo

Durutalo made his Men’s Eagles debut in 2012 with three caps against Canada, Georgia, and Italy. He is in the Men’s Eagles Sevens Residency Program at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Twitter: @durutalo_8
Zack Test

Test was selected for the AIG Men’s Junior All-Americans and made his Men’s Eagles Sevens debut during the 2008-09 IRB Sevens World Series. He has been a mainstay on the team since and currently leads all active players in tries scored (as of the end of the 2013-14 IRB HSBC Sevens World Series. He has also won the bronze medal with the Men’s Eagles Sevens at both the 2009 Maccabi Games and the 2011 Pan American Games.

Twitter: @ZTesty5
Nic Edwards

Edwards made his Men’s Eagles Sevens debut in 2009 and has scored 50 tries on the IRB HSBC Sevens World Series circuit. He is currently in the Residency program at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Twitter: @Nickytheshow
Pat Blair

Began playing rugby in 2004 for Fullerton Lions in California. Blair was selected to two USA Rugby AIG Men's Collegiate All-Americans 7s tours, which included a Cup win at the 2013 Serevi RugbyTown Sevens at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

Twitter: @ImPatrickBlair
Madison Hughes *Captain

Hughes was a member of the USA Rugby AIG Men's Junior All-American team that won the 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in Utah. He also pulled on the AIG MCAA jersey in 2013 and 2014 on tours of New Zealand and New England, respectively. Hughes won the 2013 Serevi RugbyTown Sevens Cup with Tony Pacheco's MCAA 7s squad and was selected to four stops of the 2013-14 IRB HSBC Sevens World Series. On the circuit, Hughes has accumulated 98 points.

@MadisonHughes15
Folau Niua

Niua began his rugby career with the East Palo Alto Razorbacks, winning a Division II National Championship in 2009. He also won a Rugby Super League title with San Francisco Golden Gate. Niua made his international debut with the Men’s Eagles Sevens at the 2011 Pan American Games, where he started at fly half and led the team in scoring with 41 points on the way to a bronze medal. In 15s, he earned his first of seven career caps against Canada on August 17, 2013. Niua spent part of the 2013-14 Guinness Pro12 season with Glasgow Warriors before returning to the Residency program at the Olympic Training Center.
Peter Tiberio

Tiberio is a former USA Rugby AIG Men’s Junior All-American and three-time Collegiate All-American. He scored his first-ever international try against England in the 2011 Hong Kong Sevens and was selected for the first three stops of the 2011-2012 IRB HSBC Sevens World Series.

Twitter: @PeteTibsTiberio
Danny Barrett

Barrett helped the AIG Men’s Collegiate All-Americans defeat a combined New Zealand Universities side during the MCAAs’ New Zealand Tour in June 2013 with a try. He was also a member of the San Francisco Golden Gate sevens team at the inaugural World Club 7s at Twickenham Stadium in 2013. Barrett also scored a try in the Eagles Select XVs’ win against Canada at the 2013 IRB Americas Rugby Championship in Langford, British Columbia.

Twitter: @bookemshaaarkie
Maka Unufe

Unufe played football at Provo High School before making a name for himself playing rugby for the Utah Warriors at the Club 7s Nationals in 2011. He made his international debut with the Men’s Eagles Sevens at the 2011 Pan American Games, helping the Eagles win the bronze medal. Unufe’s first appearance on the IRB Sevens World Series was at Wellington Sevens in 2012.
Carlin Isles

Isles was an All-American in the 60 meter dash at Ashland University, running a personal best of 6.68 seconds. Isles was also an All-GLIAC selection on the Ashland University football team and still holds school records for most kickoff return yardage in a game and longest kickoff return for a touchdown. Isles earned a Residency contract with the Men’s Eagles Sevens. Isles was one of the leading try-scorers on the Eagles during the 2012-13 IRB Sevens World Series. Isles returned to the Olympic Training Centre in 2014 following a stint with the Glasgow Warriors of the Guinness Pro12

Twitter: @Carlin_Isles
Perry Baker

After two years with the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Power, Baker picked up rugby in Daytona Beach before training at Tiger Academy. He was invited to the Residency Program at the Olympic Training Center in 2014.