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The Midwest RFU Men's 7s All Star team has been picked, with Coach Aaron Manheimer going for youth.
Several of the players come from recent college experience. They range from youngsters such as Ryan Cochran (fresh out of the Westerville U19 program) and Max Narewski (entering his sophomore season at Bowling Green), to Minnesota talent Nate Augspurger, St. Cloud State player Gerrett Bender, and Bowling Green's Nick Brandenstein.
Even the veterans, such as Jordan Highberger and Lucas Thiem are not that long out of college.
For veterans, Manheimer looks to Nick Johnson, who showed well for
YoungBloodz at the national club championships. Johnson has played in
Minnesota, Arizona, California, and back to Minnesota again. The former USA
U20 player is still a youngster, just an experienced one. Experienced also
is Jordan Highberger, now with the Chicago Lions, and Ethan Porter, who
played in New Orleans before moving to Chicago and playing with the Fox
Midwest Men’s 7s All-Stars