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3 Members called into USA u20 Men's Team Camp

By Craig Brown 05/01/2019, 1:45pm PDT

3 Members called into USA u20 Men's Team Camp

Chuckanut Bay is proud to announce that long-time members Cole Semu, Jack Wendling and Alex Cleary have been invited to the USA U20 Men’s Rugby team selection Camp. The camp will take place in May 2019 and will provide each athlete an opportunity to be selected to play Canada in June. This match to be held at Shawnigan Lake, BC will be for the North American qualifier of the Junior World Trophy to be held in Brazil this July.

To support our long time members, Chuckanut Bay has received this generous gift from our club supporter, Dave Miller. Dave and his family own a vacation home on the Oregon Coast and has gifted to us for a raffle in support of these athletes. For just $20 you can enter to win an incredible stay for five nights on the Oregon Coast.

Following is the athlete profiles, please click here to support these fine young men pursue their dream.

Alex Cleary (right)

  • Years playing for Chuckanut Bay: 7, Grade 6-12
  • Washington State Loggers: 3 years
  • Eagle Impact Rugby Academy: 15s tour to Ireland
  • USA Rugby High School All American: 15s & 7s
  • USA Youth Olympic Team: Captain 7s
  • Current Club: Central Washington University
  • College Major: probably Psychology
  • What I want to be when I grow up: Sports psychologist and rugby coach


Cole Semu (center)

  • Years playing for Chuckanut Bay: 6, Grade 7-12
  • Washington State Loggers: 4 years
  • Eagle Impact Rugby Academy: 15s tour to Ireland, 7s National Tournament
  • Current Club: Brigham Young University
  • College Major: Civil Engineering
  • What I want to do when I grow up: Work in environmental protection


Jack Wendling (left)

  • Years playing for Chuckanut Bay: 13, Grade K-12
  • Washington State Loggers: 3 years
  • Eagle Impact Rugby Academy: 3 years
  • USA High School All American: 1 year
  • USA U20’s: 2018
  • Current Club: Central Washington University
  • College Major: Construction Management
  • What I want to do when I grow up: Professional rugby player, national team member, construction management


About Chuckanut Bay

The Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club was founded in 1973 after a group of recent Western Washington University graduates realized that they couldn't play as Western students. They formed the club and established the Geoducks as the team mascot because of it’s history as the most dangerous bi-valve in the Pacific Northwest. The founders picked Columbia Blue (traditional WWU color) and orange (traditional hue of a Chuckanut Bay sunset) as the team colors.

In 2003 the club incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and focused on growing rugby for kids in addition to the adult teams.

Today, the club offers rugby for both boys and girls of all abilities in grades K-3 flag rugby and grades 4-12 contact rugby in addition to our women and men's teams.

The mission is to develop the sport of rugby across all levels, providing opportunities for recreation and competitive rugby. Chuckanut Bay is committed to providing a positive atmosphere where athletes, families, and fans can come and enjoy the spirit of competition, camaraderie, and sportsmanship.

Man of The Match Levi Johnson

Despite Loss Geoducks Positive On Season's 2nd Half

By Kellen Wiggins 02/26/2019, 5:15pm PST

Geoducks on a path towards greatness

The Chuckanut Bay Geoducks fought hard last weekend and demonstrated marked improvements in their away game against the Portland Pigs.  The Geoducks traveled light with their best 16 and faced the Pigs in muddy and soggy conditions.  The Pigs played consistently and un-waivered in their game plan, scoring over 20 unanswered points in the first half.  Chuckanut scored two tries with scrum half, Sam Hobbs and center, Levi Johnson in the second half, but it wasn't enough to take the lead.  The Geoducks put up a brave fight against the pigs however came up short with a final score of 10-58. 


Image largeGeoduck's head coach Joel Weisser, commented that the team, "...played with incredible heart, aggression and work rate." With one sub available, all but one of the Chuckanut players put in a full 80 minutes.  Coach Joel's man of the match for the game was Levi Johnson, who got to take home the belt for his tireless efforts and performance on the field.  The Geoduck's captain, Micah Bartlett added, "It was a good game for us to practice our game plan, get some synergy with new teammates, and learn from an experienced team that will make us better."  While the team enjoys a couple weeks before the next game, practices will focus on reinforcing the game plan and to prepare for the team's home opener against ORSU on March 16th.


Game Details: Box Score and Details

Try Rugby Burlington

Rugby Club Newsletter- February 2019

By Craig Brown 02/03/2019, 8:30am PST

Members, Friends and Community

Immediate Schedule of events for our club
February 6th 2019 ALL CLUB MEETING 6:30pm at Ferndale WECU please plan on attending
February 23rd 2019 Try Rugby Day- Anacortes for kids aged 5-12
February 24th 2019 Try Rugby Day- Nooksack for kids aged 5-12
March 5th First Day of Training for u6,u8,u10,u12
Training for Grade 7-12 + Men & Women have started

** Seattle Saracens match vs Burnaby has been moved to Burnaby, we will not be hosting**

** We will have club gear available for purchase at the all club meeting, Tanks, T-shirt’s, Hoodies, Beanies**

Website lists has full match schedules for grades 7-12 + men & women posted, Mini’s to be posted soon

Registration is now open on the website so do please take a look and sign up as soon as you can so we know how many athletes the club is working with this spring and to make sure all medical and waiver forms have been completed.

Interested in Coaching kids ages 5-18 or how about becoming a Referee. Please let us know, Giving Back is Good!

Recent News
Congratulations to Ben Broselle on being named 1 of 24 Men to earn a 7s Contract with USA Rugby and the USOC. Ben is now training full time with the Men’s 7s team, which is currently ranked #1 in the world along with New Zealand. WOW. It all starts local.

Congratulations to Titi Lamositele for getting the start and for Forwards Coach Shawn Pittman for the big win over Chile 71-8. Best wishes to our USA Men as they continue on their journey in the Americas Rugby Championship. It all starts local.

January 19th 2019- We had two great Try Rugby sessions, AM at Sudden Valley & PM at Lummi Nation. Both well attended and received by the local communities.

February 2nd 2019 - Try Rugby Burlington very well received with north of 40 in attendance. Many thanks to Don & Barb Small and Matt Holmes for helping to promote through their schools, Rob & Becky Norman for great work in getting the word out to the community and Shannon Ingram for his help on the day coaching.
Try Rugby Burlington

All Club Meeting Agenda (plan on 75-90 min max)
Womens Team Update- Aimee
Men’s Team Update- Micah
High School Boys Update- Neil
High School Girls Update- Carrie
U14s Update- Todd
Mini’s Update- Lindsey
Medican Protocols at our pitch- Lisa
Rugby 101 for parents- Todd
Spring Fundraisers- Kevin
Summer Rugby Camp Update- Craig
Financial Report- Justin
Capital Campaign Update- Craig
Planning & Facility update- Craig
Any other items to address

As always, thank you for reading and if you have any questions or if you are keen to be involved in some way please let me know or just give a call to discuss.

Respectfully, Craig Brown.

Men's Head Coach