While growing up, I was always involved with sports or just being active playing outside.
I started with football as a kid, then later got into basketball and rugby.
The first time I played rugby was when I was 12 and I fell in love with it ever since.
I ended up choosing rugby over football and some people didn’t like that.
There was fun in rugby and I was fully invested in it.
I was able to get a rugby scholarship at Notre Dame College when I was a senior in high school.
Going to college for rugby was the next challenge for me to take on.
I knew I was going to be far away from home from California to Ohio, but it was something that I had to finish through.
My passion for rugby continued to grow at college as well.
My freshman year of college is when I first acknowledged that I wanted to play rugby at the highest level.
From then on that’s when I kept working on my craft and even still today.
The rugby journey along the way is even better because I’ve built so many bonds throughout my career.
My college teammates became brothers because we wanted to create a legacy and we worked countless hours with each others.
Rugby in general has a welcoming feeling you get when you’re with one another.
After graduating from college I first got involved with the Men’s National Sevens Team for rugby.
I’m going on my second year with the team and I love it.
It means a lot to play on this team and for the country because I know where I started from now.
I started playing rugby with the SouthBay Spartans when I was 12 and that’s where everything began for me.
Now rugby is only getting better with time in the US with having World Cups and Olympics to look forward to.
Rugby has created opportunities for me that I will always appreciate.
There’s a lot of sacrifices that are made for rugby.
It’s all worth it!