Colton kicks off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the Challenge Cup of the Americas announcement, the American Raptors’ first-ever victory over the L.A. Rising Stars, the MLR playoff picture, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-11:09). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with American Raptors commentator Christian Miles about his broadcasting career, how much he’s enjoying calling rugby, and the progress he’s seen the club make over the last year. (11:10-30:39 ). After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton provides an update on try scorers in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (30:40-35:03).

Christian Miles is a veteran sports broadcaster that has been one of the voices of the American Raptors for the better part of the last year. Along with calling a wide variety of sports ranging from the high school to the professional level across the United States, Miles has also called some of the biggest soccer events in the world over the last 25 years. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California where he does work for Spectrum, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, Fox Sports, and the Pac-12 Network.

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Colton Strickler is a Colorado guy through and through. He is a Wheat Ridge Farmer and a Colorado State Ram. He has been involved in the Colorado rugby community in some capacity since 2011. He was Major League Rugby's lead writer in 2018 and 2019 before joining DNVR Rugby.