Colton Strickler jumps into the show with ‘The Breakdown’ by giving his thoughts on the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s first camp after its conclusion, talks about some former Raptors on the move, and tells you about all of the rugby you can watch this weekend. After ‘The Breakdown’, Colton talks to Darryl Tolson, former TCU Football utility player Casey McDermott Vai, and former University of San Diego receiver Michael Bandy about their experience with the camp. After the interviews, Colton thanks you and closes the show with ‘The Loop.’

Darryl Tolson participates in a drill at the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s November camp. (Photo: Colton Strickler)

Originally from Washington, D.C., Darryl Tolson played semi-pro football in West Virginia, and was recruited to the RugbyTown Crossover Academy after an impressive performance at a professional combine.

Casey McDermott Vai observes the final day of the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s November camp. (Photo: Colton Strickler)

Casey McDermott Vai played all over the place for the Horned Frogs football team during his time at TCU. After being recruited to play on the defensive line, he also helped out on the offensive line, at tight end, and played fullback during his college career. His versatility earned him a spot at the Seattle Seahawks rookie mini-camp in 2019.

Michael Bandy passes the ball at the RugbyTown Crossover Academy’s November camp. (Photo: Colton Strickler)

Michael Bandy played wide receiver for the University of San Diego from 2016-2019. Bandy put up monster numbers for the Toreros in his four years with the program. He caught 192 passes for 3,294 yards and 28 touchdowns. While sparingly being used a returner and in San Diego’s running game, Bandy finished his career with 3,610 all-purpose yards. He earned back-to-back All-American honors in 2018 and 2019 – along with several other awards – during his final two seasons with the Toreros.

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Colton Strickler
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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.

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