31 08, 2016

[GOFF Rugby Report] Mom Figure, Up-and-Comer, Stockert Leads AA 7s

The Women’s Collegiate All Americans finished 2nd in the ATAVUS Women’s Elite 7s in Infinity Park last weekend, losing in the final to an Eagle-lade Scion team, but the experience was a useful one nonetheless. Captaining the team was the only non-collegiate on the All American squad. With Coach Brandon Sparks using the All American [...]

19 08, 2016

[The Breakdown] Atavus Hosts Elite 7s Tournament

SEATTLE -- On August 19-20 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., Atavus, a Seattle-based sports education and technology company, will host the first annual Atavus Elite Women’s 7s Tournament in and effort to provide players involved in Atavus programming with more top-level competitive opportunities. Taking place at the end of the USA Rugby Academy Women’s [...]

8 08, 2016

[King 5] Rugby player Ryan Carlyle credits Seattle for Olympic boost

One of the athletes who will be first to compete took a detour to Seattle on her Road to Rio. Ryan Carlyle will be one to watch starting Saturday in Womens' Rugby Sevens. Carlyle didn’t follow the normal path. She didn’t start playing rugby until college, and then worked as a marketing director for rugby [...]

27 07, 2016

[USA Rugby] GHSAAs Powered by Atavus Selected for 2016 Competitions

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - The Girls High School All-Americans powered by ATAVUS will venture on three tours in the final half of the year, with more than 80 young athletes set to receive international experience in 15s and the Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens. Led by Head Coach Farrah Douglas, a GHSAA 'east' team will travel [...]

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 [...]

8 06, 2016

[NJ.com True Jersey] Why is Rutgers Football Coach Chris Ash at a rugby tournament in Philadelphia this weekend?

Ever since he changed his ways of teaching tackling techniques in 2014 by following the lead of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and introducing to his Ohio State charges a shoulder-leverage tackling method that is similar to the style used by helmet-less players in rugby, Chris Ash has been willing to tell anyone willing to listen why [...]

19 05, 2016

[The Rugby Republic] On The Road To Rio: Trekking With Nathalie Marchino

In our initial feature on Nathalie Marchino (Running To A Rio Rugby Dream: Part V), we spoke how Marchino had previously played with both the USA Eagles for 7s and 15s including World Cups for each (7s and 15s). We also discussed that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a different and stricter set of [...]