Name: Garrett Bender
Sport: Rugby
Position: Prop
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
DOB: 12/2/1991
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
High School: Washburn High School (Minneapolis, Minn.) ‘10
College: St. Cloud State University
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 9th
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, bronze
  • 2015-16 HSBC Sevens World Series, 6th
  • 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, 1st
  • 2014-15 HSBC Sevens World Series, 6th
Personal: Son of Mike and Sue Bender...Has one sibling, Brant...Recruited out of high school to play linebacker, but shifted his focus to rugby in college...Hobbies include relaxing, sleeping and eating.
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