Category Archive: Alumni

January Alumnus of the Month: Ryan Gaylor

  January’s alumnus of the month  comes in the form of one of the key players in the transition period of the club in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Ryan Gaylor played for both sides as the two diverged after transferring to Michigan from the Air Force Academy. Read what he has to say …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Wesley Farrow

The alumnus of the month for October comes from one of our many alumni on the west coast. Wesley Farrow came to the University of Michigan in 2000 with an itch to walk onto the football team, but after a friend introduced him to the sport of rugby, he was hooked. Wes was one of …

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Hall of Inspiration Class of 2015

Ann Arbor, MI – The University of Michigan celebrated their 56th year on campus with a massive alumni celebration this past weekend. One of the highlights this year was the first ever inauguration of the newly-formed Hall of Inspiration. Current and past Michigan players welcomed the first 5 into the Hall at a delicious dinner …

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August Alumnus of the Month: Dan Cronin

  As we wrap up the month of august, we honor Dan Cronin, a man who played in the tight five in the early 2000’s. Read as Dan describes his time with the club and some of his favorite memories below.    When did you play?  2000 – 2004   What position?  Prop/Lock   Any special honors? …

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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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