Clayton Chiropractic Spotlight Player : Blake Cowan

20140726_144602Throughout 2015, Clayton Rugby and Clayton Chiropractic will be sharing a Spotlight Player each month. The Spotlight Player series is an opportunity to share a little bit more about the many players and supporters that are involved with Clayton Rugby. The January Clayton Chiropractic Spotlight Player is Blake Cowan.

  • Name: Blake Cowan
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Hometown: Clayton, NC
  • Currently Resides: Clayton, NC
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • Position: Flanker
  • Years Playing Rugby: 1
  • 2015 Stats: Blake missed only two Bootlegger matches in 2015, appearing in seven 15s matches and played in eight 7s matches at two tournaments this past Summer.
  • blake news paperCoach’s Notes: Blake was one of the stalwarts of the team, playing in almost every game last year, including the club’s first ever match. Blake shows promise as a back row forward. He works hard, never backs down, and has a positive attitude. We look forward to seeing Blake’s continued development in 2015.
  • Hobbies:  playing guitar, lifting weights, working on cars, rugby.
  • How did you get started playing Rugby? I got started playing rugby through Jason Niemiller constantly harassing me about it for a couple years.  Luckily I did it because I love it!
  • Favorite thing about Rugby? My favorite part about playing rugby is the brotherhood with your team and even with other teams….and the hitting.
  • Favorite moment of 2015? My favorite moment from 2014 was every Saturday that we met up with a team and smashed heads together whether it was 7’s or 15’s, I can’t just choose one.  Anytime Saturday is a rugby day it’s another great moment for me.  Just can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for Clayton RFC.