Fall 1999 Awards Winners: (from left) John Neudecker (Most Improved Player), Kevin Hunn (Outstanding Rookie), Ben Sinclair (Outstanding Back), and Zak Wilson (Outstanding Forward and the Alan Chapman Award).
Coach Matt Strickland – redefining the 7-year plan!
Alumni guest speaker, Guy Hagen (right), and Coach Bill Sexton and at the Truman Rugby banquet, December 7, 1999.
Flyhalf Kevin Byerley, was found guilty of raffle fraud!!
1999 Alumni Game – October 30, 1999
Truman Rugby before the Alumni game – nice face paint!
Truman’s “Old Farts” relish in their well-earned victory.
Lots of tired guys!!
Alumnus Chris Geisert takes on Kurt “Bacon” Hoeman in a half-time donut-eating contest during the Alumni Game. The Alumni won hands down!
Junior lock, John Neudecker winning clean lineout ball against some pretty impressed Alumni! How’d he get up there?
Alumnus Dave Ethetton gives a nice driving fend to Captain Zak Wilson.
Truman executes a perfect “dead ants” defense at an Alumni lineout.
Funny thing is the Alumni were so surprised that they knocked-on!
Alumni (clockwise from top left) – Chris & Drew Geisert, Bull, Frank Pulido, Donnie Lemay, John Brooks, Dave Goring, Mark Dodson, Andy Hanson.
Alumni Pat Kozemski playing “lookie” and Jeff Gilsinn giving thoughtful advice to Tony Sauceda and Jason Scherfenberg.
Truman Alumni – what a great bunch of guys!
Alumnus Donnie Lemay grimaces as he tackles junior Turk Satterly, and remembers how hard the field can be. Alumni (from left to right) include Dave Ethetton, Chris Donnelly, Eric Booth, Matt Strickland (distant), Brian Gilsinn, and Adam “Beef” Bossler.
Sophomore flyhalf, Greg Gallgher looks for a seam against the Alumni, with Alumni “Man of the Match”, Mark Dodson (coming up on defense; Dave Goring and Chris Donnelly in support.
Senior scrumhalf, Bryan Lay looks at lots of space against the Alumni. Kule Kuhlman, Jeff Gilsinn and Steve Hankins give unenthusiastic pursuit.
Rookie Martin Garcia “meets” Alumnus Walt Jones – Neudecker and Gallagher are thankful that Garcia made the tackle. Lots of white shirts in support!
Alumnus Guy Hagen pursuing junior center Kevin Byerley – “Hey Kid, I play for the Kansas City Blues, you ain’t goin’ nowhere”
Alumni Damien “Dingo” Busold, Paulie Askeland, and Adam “Beef” Bossler.
Alumni John Brooks, Brian Eichholz, and Alan Dewey giving Matt Strickland “the business” for still being in school!
Truman reps to the Heart of America Collegiate All-Stars
(front) Matt Strickland (asst coach), Kevin Byerley, Turk Satterley, Greg Gallagher, (back) Zak Wilson (captain), John Neudecker, Paul McQuillen, Tim Russo, Harry Kuan, Bill Sexton (coach)
Summer 1999 graduates – (from left) Brian Eichholz, Kyle Kuhlman, Damien Bulsold, and Pat Kozemski.
Garth Reber and son, Bowen Oakes Reber, born June 1999.
Get ’em started early, says Garth!