Colton starts the first of four episodes with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about American Raptors Media Day, the plan to roll out all of these interviews over the next four days, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-4:53). After “The Breakdown”, Colton checks in with interviews with Watson Filikitonga, Patrick Madden, Will Crawford, Jeff Peleseuma, Ethan McVeigh, Steve Cluley, Mo Vainikolo, Justin Barlow, Ma’ake Muti, and Sefo Mailangi from American Raptors Media Day. (4:54-39:21). Following the interviews presented by GuardLab, Colton closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank and reminds you to check back here for Part 2 on Saturday (39:23-40:31).

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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.