Thursday 24 April 2014
 

Bristol named USA Rugby Collegiate All-American

 

Cadet 1st Class Jackson Bristol has been named USA Rugby Collegiate All-American for 2013 and was featured in Rugby Magazine’s 2013 Men’s Collegiate All-Americans list for being among the “best of the best” in college rugby.

Bristol is the son of Richard and Sue (Kennedy) Bristol, of Denver, Colo., and grandson of Wanda and Jack Kennedy, Clear Lake.

The 6’6” Bristol has received national attention for his rugby skills before.  Last year he was featured on USA Rugby’s All-American Sevens list and this year was included on USA Rugby’s Honorable Mention Collegiate All-Americans list.

“I have coached rugby for over 30 years and Jack is easily the best in the country in his position,” Joe Muehlbauer, head coach of men’s rugby for the Air Force Academy told the Academy Spirit, a publication of the Air Force Academy.  “He can go on to play at any professional level.” 

Bristol plays as a lock for rugby sevens and a prop for rugby 15s.  Rugby teams are usually comprised of 15 players but can be played with teams of seven players in a formation known as a seven-a-side or “15s.”

Last February Bristol had the chance to play with a combined services team in the elite. - Read More Via e-Edition