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25 07, 2016

[The Rugby Breakdown] Atavus Hosts Olympic Viewing Parties

SEATTLE - As rugby is thrust into the Olympic spotlight this summer in Rio when it returns to the games for the first time since 1924, Atavus, a Seattle-based sports education and technology company, is throwing its full support behind the U.S. Women's and Men's Olympic Rugby teams. Two Atavus high performance coaches are leading [...]

25 07, 2016

[GOFF] Atavus Supporting Olympic Effort

SEATTLE, Wash. As rugby is thrust into the Olympic spotlight this summer in Rio when it returns to the games for the first time since 1924, Seattle-based sports education and technology Atavus is throwing its full support behind the US Women's and Men's Olympic Rugby teams. Two Atavus high performance coaches are leading the women's [...]

19 07, 2016

[King 5] Seattle women’s rugby coach headed to Olympics

SEATTLE -- A northwest women's Rugby coach is packing her bags for Rio to represent Team USA. Emilie Bydwell, coach for the Seattle Saracens, will be a team leader as the USA launches their quest for gold on August 6. Rio will be the first ever Olympic games that include women's rugby. "This is just [...]

30 06, 2016

[GOFF] Swiryns Rehab Fueled Teammates, Atavus, and Olympic Dream

Kevin Swiryn’s comeback story was inspirational, and then tragic, and maybe could be inspirational once more. The former Saint Mary’s All American who became the USA 7s team captain had retired from the game in 2012 due to a series of injuries. He was in pain, beaten down after years of non-stop rugby, and needed [...]

17 05, 2016

[K-State Sports] Atavus Football Holds Tackling Clinic at K-State

Building on its work with other top Division I football programs, Atavus Football introduced high school coaches from across Kansas to its Rugby-inspired, shoulder-led tackling system developed to provide a competitive edge in today’s quickly evolving game and new sets of rules. During the weekend of Friday, May 6, Atavus coaches met with the K-State [...]

2 05, 2016

[The Rugby Breakdown] Year 1 Down: Life After College

Rugby attracts many crossover athletes but it’s tough to imagine that Stanford recruited anyone so decorated as Sveinsson. The Texas native came to Palo Alto to run track. She is a former national champion in the mile and two-mile, and her accolades reflect the buzz she built while in high school. Life took a couple [...]

29 03, 2016

[Billings Gazette] Bobcats Learning Fundamentals of Safe, Efficient Tackling

BOZEMAN — As an assistant coach at Washington, Jeff Choate spent time on the front lines of teaching and implementing safety-first tackling. Now Choate is applying those practices as Montana State’s first-year head coach. During ongoing spring drills, the Bobcats spend portions of practice conducting helmetless, rugby-inspired tackling. Players are taught to use shoulder leverage [...]

22 03, 2016

[USA Rugby] Richie Walker Appointed Women’s Eagles Sevens Head Coach

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Richie Walker will lead the Women's Eagles Sevens program through the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, USA Rugby announced Tuesday, following Jules McCoy's release from the United States Olympic Committee's Olympic Training Center. Walker has been a long-time servant of USA Rugby and the growth of rugby in the United States, [...]

14 03, 2016

[The Breakdown] Bydwell Praises All American 7s

The Girls High School All American (GHSAA) 7s team assembled for the second time in its existence, and with similar results to its inaugural outing, won the Vancouver Rugby Festival in commanding fashion. The age-grade stars went 5-0, outscored the competition 214-5, and ended their campaign with a 55-0 championship victory over the B.C. Elite. [...]

4 03, 2016

[The Guardian] USA Sevens Brings World’s Finest to Vegas

“Imagine what it’s going to be like in 2020 if we’ve got some kids from the Bronx and Brooklyn, playing in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.” In his spare office in New York City, on 9th and West 45th, trophies stacked with bags of rugby balls on the metal shelves behind him, Mark Griffin smiles and takes [...]