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 [...]

1 08, 2016

[USA Rugby] USA Rugby Names 2016 US Olympic Men’s Rugby Team

UPDATE: Nate Augspurger, Martin Iosefo, Shalom Suniula selected as travel replacements. LAFAYETTE, Colo. - USA Rugby Men's Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday has selected the 12 athletes and his seven staff to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The diverse roster includes athletes from across the country, international rugby stars and an NFL [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 07, 2015

Three ATAVUS Athletes Participating in Pan Am Games

We are excited to recognize three athletes that have participated in ATAVUS programming, that are heading to Toronto, Canada to compete representing the United States in the Pan American games this weekend, July 11 and 12th.   Hannah Lopez USA Women's Eagles Sevens Club Team: San Diego Surfers WRC ATAVUS Connection: Attended both our Women's Residence Camp and [...]

25 06, 2015

[THE WASHINGTON POST] Rugby takes small step to Olympics; bigger jump to get fans

Returning to the Olympics is one step for rugby. But grabbing the limelight is a bigger jump, particularly in countries like Brazil where the sport has little following. “It’s very hard to get on the radar in this market the way football is,” Brett Gosper, the chief executive officer of World Rugby, said Wednesday [...]