Category Archive: Alumni

July Alumnus of the Month: Carl Wahl

  Our alumnus of the month for the month of July is a forward hailing from the U.P. who played his rugby in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Carl Wahl came to the University of Michigan with no rugby experience, and left a true Michigan Rugby man. Former teammates will tell you he is an embodiment of everything that …

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Bruce Kingsbury Legacy Jersey Announcement

Ann Arbor, MI — The University of Michigan Rugby Football Club is excited to announce the launch of their special edition Bruce Kingsbury Legacy Jersey. Bruce is a former player for UMRFC and these jerseys were made possible through a generous donation made to the club in his name. The jersey, which will celebrate the …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Joe Jerkins

  The alumnus of the month for June is a hard nosed back who played for the club in the 80′s. Joe Jerkins valued the brotherhood and camaraderie of the club more than anything and contributed as a player and club officer for the great teams of the mid 80′s. Read what Joe had to …

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May Alumni of the Month: Ian Chapman

Our alumni of the month for the month of May comes in the form of a front rower who represented the Wolverines in the 80’s. Ian Chapman earned many honors during his time with Michigan in addition to holding multiple leadership positions. Chapman talks about his experiences with Michigan rugby below. My first season with …

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April Alumnus of the Month: Christian “Mario” Collis

April sees the return of our Alumni of the Month series. Each month a different Michigan rugger from years gone by will be featured and will talk a bit about some of their favorite memories throughout their time playing and what the club has meant to them. This month’s featured alumnus is Christian “Mario” Collis, …

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September Alumnus of the Month: Evan “Elmo” Pratt

When did you play? I started as a freshman at MIT in the spring of 1984, and started at UMRFC in spring of 1990. As most people know, the lines between college and men’s sides were more loosely defined then. Although I have not taken classes at Michigan, I can now claim to be Michigan …

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Experience Prevails Over Youth in Olde Boys Matches

This past weekend was the date of the annual Olde Boys alumni weekend with treachery and experience matching off against youth and spirit. There was plenty of rugby to be had for all involved and 3 games were played this past Saturday so that the olde and young could bond once again on the rugby …

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July Alumnus of the Month: Scott McLelland

The July Alumnus of the Month is Scott McClelland. Scott was a sizable player who mostly played lock during his time at Michigan. He also managed to play front row and loose forward. McClelland played physical, sound rugby while also managing to be that one player always injuring his teammates in practice. Off the field, …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Josh Rubin

This month we honor Josh Rubin. Josh played pretty much every position there is to play at Michigan. But is likely best known for his games at flanker and hooker. He was able to manage so many positions because of his wide array of rugby skills having started playing in the backs. Rubin was a …

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May Alumnus of the Month: Joseph Attia

This month’s honored alumnus is Joseph Attia. Joe was a run-away-train of a flanker who could tackle and support with the best of them. Attia’s energy on the pitch was influential and was also enjoyed by his teammates off the pitch. We hope to see Jerry return for this weekend’s alumni match versus Dartmouth’s alumni …

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