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ABOUT

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DESCHUTES
RUGBY CLUB


We are more than just rugby players and fans; we are a family united by our love for the sport and our commitment to making a difference in the South Puget Sound community and beyond. Through the values and traditions of rugby—respect, inclusion, and community—Deschutes Rugby Club aims to empower minority and economically disadvantaged men by providing a sustainable athletic outlet that breaks down social and economic barriers.

 

As the Crows, we take pride in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, waiving club fees with sponsorship backing to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate and thrive. Our focus on athletic excellence, personal growth, and social responsibility drives us to create a lasting impact in our community, inspiring players, fans, and supporters to come together and say, "For This, I Will Try."

Unity in Community, Strength in Rugby

TEAMS

TEAMS

The Crows emerged from a vision to create a unique and impactful rugby experience, and ever since, we've been forging ahead with unwavering determination.

Dedicated to promoting the sport, the Crows take pride in fielding competitive 15s and 7s teams that represent the spirit of Deschutes Rugby Club.

As participants in the Pacific Northwest Division II, the Crows not only strive for excellence within the league but also actively engage in friendly matches across the rugby community, showcasing our commitment to the sport and the values it embodies.

PLAYER SUPPORT

PLAYER SUPPORT

HEAD
COACH

CHRIS NESMITH

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

ERIK WATERLAND

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

The Crows have assembled a dedicated group of professionals who share a common passion for rugby, working collectively to steer both the daily operations and long-term aspirations of the club. This cohesive leadership team brings their expertise and enthusiasm to the forefront, ensuring that Deschutes Rugby Club thrives and flourishes in the years to come.

THOR HOYTE

PRESIDENT
Attorney & Judge

MARCUS TRUFANT

BOARD  MEMBER
Former NFL Player, Business Investor

JUSTIN FITZPATRICK

VICE PRESIDENT
International Rugby Player, Sports Business Executive

AARON TOSO

BOARD MEMBER
Technology and Public Affairs
Consultant

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