American Raptors rugby coordinator Scott Nies sits shotgun with Colton on this special episode of the podcast. They start off this special episode of the podcast with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the American Raptors’ summer plans, a few MLR updates, previewing the USA Eagles match vs. Chile, and All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen. After “The Breakdown”, Colton asks Scott about his responsibilities as the American Raptors rugby coordinator, some of the odd requests he’s had to handle, and what his goals are. After the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about fireworks in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, skips this week’s “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank.

Scott Nies at Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo: Colton Strickler)

Scott Nies has been the American Raptors rugby coordinator for the last 11 months. Nies is involved in a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that allows the Raptors to operate as smoothly as possible. That means he’s booking travel, working with caterers or laundry services, and helping solve any of the problems that come the Raptors’ way.

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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.