Author Archive for Zack Stryffeler

Zack Stryffeler is a Cleveland State University Grad with a degree in Exercise Science, he played college hockey at Washington and Jefferson College in PA and picked up rugby while studying abroad in Australia in 2010. He's been hooked since, globetrotting/playing for international club teams from Berlin to Ireland. He's got a huge passion for the people that play, teach, advocate and love the game. Oh... And he's currently a player for the PRO Rugby Ohio Aviators - that's right - and 1823 Sevens out of Columbus. Not bad for a local kid who attended St. Barnabas and graduated from Padua High School!

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USA Eagles XV vs Maori All Blacks. Zack Stryffler Weighs In…


CHICAGO, IL – Looking ahead to this weekend, the American rugby force can count on one thing: there are going to be a lot of black tops swarming Chicago. With the top side in the world traveling to the Midwest to take on another heavyweight contender in the Irish, USA supporters have a buffet of […]

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PRO Rugby Profile: Ohio Aviators Spike Davis by mate Zack Stryffeler


OBETZ, OH – “Don’t those get hot in the summertime?” A long, deep sigh followed immediately by a cheeky grin, “You’d think that,” he said, looking behind me at a passing car, “But they’re quite the all season footwear. Extreme comfort and durability.” Kicking one leg on top of the other onto the green picnic […]

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PRO Rugby Profile: Ohio Aviator’s JP Eloff by mate Zack Stryffeler


OBETZ, OH – I had heard his name before. I had the opportunity to play against him. I had heard stories of his older brother Phil being an incredible player with pace to burn and skills to shine. All the while, I was asking “Who is this kid and… wait… he’s how old?” To say […]

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Dylan Fawsitt: PRO Rugby Ohio Aviators “Butcher” Profiled by Teammate Zack Stryffeler


Observer #1: “He looks angry.” Observer #2: “Yeah, he doesn’t seem very nice. Yeah, I doubt he’ll gel well with the lads.” Observer #3: “The width of his biceps is greater than the height of his body.” OBETZ, OH – These may be a few of the phrases that you heard in groups of sweaty, […]

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