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Alex Baro - 2nd Row (Team Captain)
Height: 6'1", 1.85m
Weight: 265 lbs, 120 kg, 18 stone
Occupation: Certified Athletic Trainer
Position: 2nd row
First played rugby: 2004 at Northern Illinois University
College Rugby: NIU rugby 2004-2009
Blaze RFC rugby: 2009 - present
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Matt "Beckham" Borchardt - Outside center & Wing
Height 6' 1" 1.85m
Weight 180lbs 81kg 12st
Occupation Trade Support Manager for Sungard Brokerage
First year rugby: Spring 2012 Chicago Blaze Rugby Football Club
See Matt in action as he scores a try against Lincoln Park (below).
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Jon Jon Vanderwatt
Height 6' 6" 1.98m
Weight 230lbs 104kg 16st
Occupation college student
Position #12 inside center
First played rugby 2001 South Africa
High School rugby Waubonsie Valley High School 2010 - 2013
Select side rugby Illinois Tornados 2013 2012 -2013
Blaze rugby summer 2014 - present
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Bernie Laskowski is our Chicago Blaze Rugby Football Club player of the week.
Height 5'8" 1.72m
Weight 220 pounds 99.79kg 15st
Occupation College Freshman
Position hooker/eight man
Middle School rugby Naperville Crusaders 2009 - 2010
High School rugby Neuqua Valley High School 2011 - 2014
Select Side HS rugby Illinois Tornados 2013 - 2014
Blaze rugby 2014 summer 7s - present