CPT William Holder

Rugby Sevens

Position: Hooker / Prop
Hometown: Stillwater, MN
High School: Palo Alto High
College: U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Joined Army: May 2013
MOS: 13A, Field Artillery Officer

William’s father started putting together rugby camps for him and his friends when he was a third grader. He learned the game in the park behind his house, playing barefoot and full-contact. After his first international tournament in England at age 16, he started at fly-half to beat Portugal for the U17 program’s first international win. He took an offer to play football at West Point, but soon shifted back to rugby, earning All-American four times and losing to Navy only once. Since graduation, William has competed and served as captain on the All-Army team five years, winning the Armed Forces Championship each year, and made 14 international appearances for the USA Eagles.

Rugby is a hard-nosed, physical, sometimes nasty game on the field...but it teaches humility, camaraderie, and sportsmanship off it.


Career Highlights

4x Collegiate All-American
5x Armed Forces Champion
14 International appearances for the USA Eagles
2015 Pan-American Games Bronze Medalist


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