Fort Lauderdale, FL || February 22nd, 2016
This past weekend, the USA National Team Men’s 15 Eagles met the Chile National Team in Fort Lauderdale as a part of the 2016 America’s Rugby Championship (ARC2016). The Eagles dominated the game, shutting out Chile with a final score of 64-0 [Game Recap Here]. As the Official Training Technology Provider of USA Rugby, BridgeAthletic ran it’s second halftime contest of the ARC2016.
Athletes from two local South Florida teams, the Pompano Trojans and the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Raiders, competed to win their team a rugby skills and & strength team package on the BridgeAthletic platform. The contest consisted of the athletes performing a series of exercises on the BridgeAthletic platform then attempting conversion kicks. Both teams had three attempts to successfully complete a conversion, with the team converting the most winning the prize. (See photos below showing the athletes during the contest.)
In a very close finish, the Pompano Trojans made their final kick to come out on top, winning a 6-month package on the BridgeAthletic platform for their team. With this package, each Trojan athlete will get a rugby-specific strength training program delivered to their smartphone. The coaches will be able to track the progress of all the athletes as they complete workouts and develop. As a USA Rugby member team, they will also receive skills & drills training content used by the National Team that will help the top athletes in their program develop in line with the High Performance Player Pathway. Congratulations to both teams and the talented athlete's that participated in the event!
For more information on a BridgeAthletic Rugby team package, contact us at Bridge@BridgeAthletic.com or sign up for an individual training package on our website.
Some photos of the contest:
Marcelo from St. Thomas Aquinas High School doing Up & Out Jacks with the BridgeAthletic app open on the tablet in front of him.
Tim from the Pompano Trojans dropping into his burpees.
The St. Thomas Aquinas athletes completing a pass from exerciser to kicker.
Austin, kicker for the Pompano Trojans, lining up the contest-winning kick.
Both teams’ kickers lining up toward the cheering fans.