Ryan played for Husky Rugby Club from 1999-2002 before enlisting in the Navy. He was blinded in combat in 2006. After the Navy, Ryan continued to persevere through his disability as the National Spokesman for Camp Patriot, summited Mt Rainier, and completed a college degree, all while completely blind.
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For information on the Ryan Job Memorial Scholarship, click HERE.
Ryan playing for the Husky Rugby Club
Ryan as a Navy SEAL
The NCRC has postponed and has a tentative season scheduled for January 2021.
In the meantime, JOIN US, and learn rugby during the Fall to be ready to play in league games in the Winter and Spring.
It's time to get outside, be social, and elevate your Strength, Fitness, and athletic Prowess!
Contact Coach Wheaton using the RECRUITING tab.
Join Husky Rugby - whether you have experience or none at all, there is a tier for your ability. We provide a network of academic student athletes with similar goals and values as yours.
Now that you have accepted your offer to the University of Washington, please share your interest in joining the club by filling out the form on the "RECRUITING" tab.
Coach Wheaton will reach out to you - we look forward to having you on the roster in the Fall! Welcome to UW - Go Dawgs!
February 2020 @ WWU
It couldn't have been a more successful kickoff to the 2019-2020 season than to work with the Seattle Seawolves and Saracens. With representatives from South Africa, NZ, Fiji, Samoa, and USA, the guest coaching was top level and has instilled confidence in our young and largely inexperienced athletes. We hope that our partnership with the Seawolves continues to strengthen in the coming years. Thanks for a fantastic fall program!!!
Our final combined session with the women and Seattle Seawolves guest coaches.
Kellen Gordon of Seattle Seawolves tests Squanto's form.
Riekert Hattingh of Seattle Seawolves works with the UW forwards.
Shalom Suniula of USA and Seattle Seawolves introduces the team.
Phil Mack of Canada and Seattle Seawolves works on defense.
Greetings Alumni and Husky Rugby Fans,
Last year was all about growth and development. We lost a few graduates, but gained many more promising new players and underclassmen. The boys are poised to have a great season this year, with 40 on the roster so far including new international talent, 5 coaches, and a strong development program lined up through our Seawolves partnership and collaboration with the Women’s Team.
WHERE YOU CAN BE INVOLVED:
1) GAME SUPPORT: You can find our 2019-2020 schedule here. We will likely play 2nd XV games at 11:30am. Please support both 1st XV and 2nd XV teams!
2) EVENTS: We plan to have a few events that the alumni and parents can participate in
3) ALUMNI SUPPORT: If you are interested in being involved in the Alumni Association, please contact Alumni Coordinator Bill Kessler.
4) FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
The boys will be fundraising aggressively to meet our 2019-2020 aspirations. Any help you can provide at this time will supplement much needed funding for team expenses like travel, gear, athletic trainers, and coaching support. We are a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit. If you can, please donate at the bottom of our home page here.
We hope to see you at our games this year. Thank you for your support!
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With such a strong underclassmen group of players, we look to the relitively light upperclassmen group to pass the Kong next year in a big way. A huge thanks from coaches to the players for rising to the challenges presented!
Petaia "Ili" Ma’aveave, Center – his game sense and intensity make him a threat on attack and defense. Ili was chosen for the NCRC All-Tournament 7’s team. As a graduating senior next year, we anticipate it being Ili’s best season yet.
Freshman Props Jakob “Squanto” Mathisen and Will “Salad” Fulton. As anyone in 15’s rugby knows, securing two powerful front rows is critical to a team’s success. These two skilled athletes have the strength and ball handling to excel beyond being the cornerposts of the team.
Freshman Jacob Pati, Center, played high school rugby for Budd Bay, WA., and has been an absolute force this year attacking the line and setting the pace of the game. Keep an eye on this athlete!
Freshman Thomas Janicki, Flanker, was looking for someone to hit after football – He found rugby. His work rate, explosive speed, ability to learn the sport, and positive character are second to none!