What got you interested in rugby and why did you join the Crusaders?

My former boss got me into rugby. He tried to get me to join his team. I joined the Crusaders because I needed some change in my life emotionally and needed to be as active as I was in high school. After the first practice, I already felt like part of the team.

What position(s) do you play?

I play eight-man and prop.

How long have you played rugby?

I've played for about 6 months.

What do you do for a living?

As of now, I am a lifeguard and a valet.

What's a fun fact about you?

A fun fact would definitely be the fact that I am a lifeguard, as well as a rugby player.

What's your favorite thing about rugby?

The sport requires that you give it everything you got. It's a whole body experience.

Do you have any advice for people who are on the fence about playing?

If you're on the fence, do it. It's such a great sport and gets you in tune with your body.

Overall, how has rugby affected your life?

Rugby has helped me cope with the hard times. My teammates really are like brothers and help me out when I really need it.