Rugby Video Update [final] & STEAM Carnival

Rugby + STEAM

Last update before leaving + a very cool carnival

Howdy Friend,

This is the final update on my rugby progress before I leave for Israel to compete.  I’m also sharing a really cool project that some of my best friends are building.

For those that missed it, I wrote a rather lengthy essay on how rugby has affected my life and what it means to me.  The essay has quite a bit of history and photos, thoughts on playing for Santa Monica RFC this season, and why this third attempt at a Gold medal is so special.

More than anything, this video is a big THANK YOU!!!

Mom and Dad, thank you so much!  You are my greatest inspiration.
Everyone who gave a donation, your financial support is what will allow me to make this journey.  I am so grateful!
Thanks again to everyone that has pushed me and encouraged me, whether by phone, email, text…all of it has helped drive me to be my very best.
To the boys at Santa Monica RFC, you are my family and I appreciate you for going to battle with me this season.   I also must give a nod to the Beach Boks, the good lads I now train with on the beach for touch, whom intend on keeping me honest (on sides) and in good spirits (always a bit of banter) before I depart.
The next update will be from the Games, medal in hand.  Thanks again to everyone that has helped me along.  I would not have made it this far without you.
In other news, some of my best friends are building the coolest carnival you had ever seen!

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Right-o, so they are rolling this into a carnival and tricking kids in to learning all kinds of cool stuff, by making it all fun!

Can you imagine being able to attend this exposition of education…a jamboree of jubilation, all in the name of learning?

They have nearly reached their fund raising goal of $100,000 at the time of this writing and it looks like they are going to make it!  So cool!!!!

Check out their Kickstarter here

Life is the most spectacular show on earth. ~ Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Stay close,



ps – if it’s been longer than you are comfortable with since we last connected, please reach out.
pps – you look fantastic today!