My experience at the USA Rugby 7s National Club Championships.  No Expectations, Still Underwhelmed  3

The expectations of the American rugby community for our National events are at deplorable levels.   There has just never been anyone to say – “Hey, let’s make this a real event, that people want to attend, because it’s fun, it’s entertaining, and it’s American Rugby”.    More…

USA Rugby Congress Votes w/ Strong Majority to Maintain Status Quo 1

aware of the issues.  
I would like to thank each and every person who contacted me personally, or simply became a member of a very large group of people now numbering in the thousands who made a vocal support for the change Congress has begun to see is vital and necessary. This group will continue to grow.  You backed me in this challenge. Your support will be appreciated and welcome in our future endeavors.  More…

The Virtuous Cycle of Rugby 3

To have the opportunity to serve as a director of the USA Rugby board would be a perfect storm in my life as a professional. The opportunity to work in a position that is served by both heart and mind is rare. It would never be taken for granted.
I was able to “take” a lot from the game when I played, a life that defined me. I would appreciate the opportunity to give back in the same capacity. This is the ultimate “virtuous cycle of rugby”.
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Video (7.7.17): Tony Ridnell on Integrity, USA Rugby Board, CEO Neutering, & Congress making a Bold Move! 9

This is not a coup, nor a revolution.  This is an opportunity for USA Rugby to ‘put the right players on the field’, in the Boardroom.  I will work with Will Chang, Chad Keck, RIM, etc..  and provide the necessary leadership, culture, and accountability to ensure financial success and on field success More…