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Welcome to GCU Rugby

The GCU Men’s Rugby team enters its fifth season in 2018-19 as a young and rapidly progressing program.  In just four years, the program already made an impact on collegiate rugby in the West, and in its first season in D1A Rugby, reached the 2018 playoffs, and earned a national ranking for nearly the entire season. Since the program’s inception, the team has played top competition in both 15s and 7s.  GCU Men’s Rugby had immediate success in recruiting, enrolling several top high school players and collegiate transfers from across the country. GCU Men’s Rugby’s roster includes nearly 60 players from 16 states. This includes several USA Rugby High School All-Americans, many Stars and Stripes Camp participants and several players who played internationally as part of the USA U20 program.

GCU has made a large commitment to the men’s rugby program with the hiring of international standout Cam Wyper, who heads into his second year as head coach. GCU provides practice and game facilities,  weight training with a certified strength coach,  athletic training support, equipment, kit, travel resources and more.

GCU Men’s Rugby competes in 15s and 7s. In 15s, the Lopes reached the 2007 Division I-AA national semifinals after posting regular-season wins against Notre Dame, Santa Clara and Long Beach State.

GCU Men’s Rugby offers free campus visits to qualified high school junior and senior recruits. These campus visits allow interested athletes to fly to Phoenix and stay overnight in campus residence halls. Recruits have a chance to see the beautiful campus, meet coaches and players and speak with admissions counselors.

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GCU Men’s Rugby Schedules

Showing 2018-2019

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 01/19/2019 vs Saint Marys University GCU 1:00 PM TBA
Friday 02/01/2019 at California Polytechnic State University California Polytechnic State University 7:00 PM TBA
Sunday 02/03/2019 at University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Barbara 1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 02/09/2019 at University of Arizona University of Arizona 3:00 PM TBA
Saturday 02/16/2019 vs Santa Clara Univeristy GCU 1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/02/2019 at Arizona State University Arizona State University 1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/09/2019 vs San Diego State University GCU 1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/16/2019 at University of California, Davis University of California, Davis 1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/30/2019 at Central Washington University Central Washington University 1:00 PM TBA

Showing 2018-2019

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 01/19/2019 vs Saint Marys University GCU 11:00 AM TBA
Friday 02/01/2019 at California Polytechnic State University California Polytechnic State University 5:00 PM TBA
Sunday 02/03/2019 at University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Barbara 11:00 AM TBA
Saturday 02/09/2019 at University of Arizona University of Arizona 1:00 PM TBA
Saturday 02/16/2019 vs Santa Clara Univeristy GCU 11:00 AM TBA
Saturday 03/02/2019 at Arizona State University Arizona State University 11:00 AM TBA
Saturday 03/09/2019 vs San Diego State University GCU 11:00 AM TBA
Saturday 03/16/2019 at University of California, Davis University of California, Davis 11:00 AM TBA

GCU Men’s Rugby Roster

  • Jonathon Avila
  • Garret Bandara
  • Matthew Barber
  • Chris Berry
  • Maceo Brown
  • Christian Bucklin
  • Joel Bunger
  • Joshua Burgos
  • Jake Burns
  • Austin Campbell
  • Brian Carlson
  • Kyle Carreno
  • Jacoby Cartwright
  • Christopher Cheers
  • Mario Cruz
  • Brendon Curle
  • Cameron Dodson
  • Casen Dunn
  • Deandre Ector
  • Spencer Elliot
  • Bo Epperson
  • Connor Fischman
  • Nick Flaherty
  • Chance Glover
  • Robert Halverson
  • Roddy Hammilton
  • Kyle Hammontree
  • Nicholas Heinrich
  • Dom Iacovino
  • Cameron Johnston
  • Thomas Knopp
  • Malachi Knox
  • Joe Kooiman
  • Nick Kwasniewski
  • Hans Lee
  • VJ Leuta
  • Gustave Lizarraga
  • Forrest Lohman
  • Avery Longrie
  • Isaiah Loucks
  • Adam Maynard
  • Nimer Munakash
  • Matthew Murphy
  • Sam Muter
  • Louie Natera
  • Davide Olivieri
  • Ty Pacheo
  • Devon Padilla
  • Tyler Pedone
  • Dru Pelter
  • Darien Pickett
  • Nick Poli
  • Josh Ransom
  • Drew Rubado
  • Ronnie Sallee
  • Shaundre Sanchez
  • Damarius Sharp
  • Kris Sheckels
  • Kasey Sheckels
  • Lincoln Sii
  • Weston Smith
  • Riley Steed
  • Cole Stewart
  • Austin Taefu
  • Ty Taylor
  • Isaiah Thompson
  • Zander Tkel
  • David Tupua
  • Kyle Vemuelen
  • Dylan Villanueva
  • Trey Washington
  • Brent Williams
  • Ricky Wisdom
  • Terry Yam

GCU Men’s Rugby Coaching Staff

Cameron Wyper

Head Coach and Director of Rugby
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Cameron Wyper is the director of rugby and became the head coach at GCU last season. Coach Wyper has an impressive coaching career under his belt after leading the Lindenwood 7s team to a 2015 collegiate national championship while head coach there from 2013 to 2016. Coach Wyper played for the Canberra Vikings in 2007, the ACT Brumbies in 2008 and 2009 and the Scotland 7s in 2011 and 2012. Coach Wyper graduated in exercise science from Lindenwood University and is USA Rugby Level 100 coaching certified.

Adam Muszynksi

Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
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Adam Muszynksi is the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the GCU men’s rugby program. Coach Muszynksi played for the Tempe Old Devils from 2009 to 2011 and served as an assistant coach for University of Arizona from 2008 to 2010. He is a Certified Level 1 referee and is USA Rugby Level 200 coaching certified. Coach Muszynksi graduated from University of Arizona with a BS in civil engineering.