SGT Anthony Welmers

Rugby Sevens

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
High School: Grandville High School
College: Davenport University
Joined Army: June 2010
MOS: 88M, Motor Vehicle Operator

Anthony started playing Rugby his sophomore year in high school. It was a new sport to the school – but he immediately took to it. In 2010, his high school rugby team won the Michigan State championship. Only weeks after his graduation that year, he went to basic training with the Army, after which he took whatever opportunity he could to hone his rugby skills – including playing on his college team and playing with NATO members on an Afghanistan deployment. Now a WCAP member, he trains full time with the USA Rugby Sevens national team.

My teammates motivate me to do my best. I love fighting alongside them.

Career Highlights

2019 - Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
2019 - 2nd Place, HSBC Rugby Sevens Series - Sydney, Australia
2017 - Selection to All Armed Forces Tournament Team
2017 - 2nd Place, World Rugby Sevens Series
2015-2018 - 4-time Armed Forces Gold Medalist
2012 - USA Rugby Collegiate National Champion

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