Colton starts the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by teasing some American Raptors news and talking about some preseason fixtures with a pair of MLR teams before wrapping up with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-6:32). After “The Breakdown”, Colton talks with Glendale Youth Rugby Coordinator Andie Hammon about her rugby career, her path to coaching, and some of the plans she has for the program (6:33-27:45). Following the interview presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about some holiday shopping stats in the Stat of the Week presented by Catapult, assigns some “Required Reading”, and closes the show with “The Loop” presented by First Bank (27:47-33:21).

Andie Hammon coaches at the Glendale High School Girls’ camp. (Photo: Bella Acosta)

Glendale Youth Rugby Coordinator Andie Hammon is living her dream. After picking up rugby in high school, Hammon continued to play at the University of New Mexico where a senior project helped her realize that she wanted to be involved in youth rugby in some capacity. She made the move up I-25 to Denver shortly after and immediately introduced herself to former Youth Rugby Coordinator Jamie Burke. Hammon helped out whenever she had the chance and has completely taken over for Burke after she moved into a full-time coaching position with USA Rugby. Visit to learn more about the programs that Glendale Youth Rugby offers.

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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.