The Columbus Rugby Club

Club Officers

President: Dominic Pezzutti “Zooti”

Position(s): #8, Flanker & Lock

Playing Experience:

  • Westerville Worms 2004-2008 (National Tournament appearances in 2006 & 2008, Captain 2007 & 2008)
    • (Played football in College)
  • Rugby Ohio Player of the Year 2008
  • Member of The Columbus Mens Rugby Club 2010-Present
  • 7s: 1823 Sevens 2010-Present

Education: Capital University, Bachelors of Science and Nursing

Career: Works at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a RN on the General Medicine Floor

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“As President I would like to ensure that Columbus has a great program for current and future players interested in furthering their rugby careers post college. I would also like to establish a professional and championship atmosphere for our players and fans and raise awareness of this great sport to the inhabitants of the central Ohio area.” 


 Treasurer: Chris Schade “Schaderade”

Chris The Columbus Rugby Club
Position:Hooker, Flanker & Center

Playing Experience:

  • Ohio University (Played for 5 years, Team Captain Senior Year)
  • Ohio College Selects
  • 7s: 1823 Sevens
  • Member of The Columbus Mens Rugby Club

College: Ohio University

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“I am committed to do everything I can to bring our 15s club equal if not superior success and status. I am committed to using my position to help increase recruiting, and to build a stronger relationship with our old boys and our community.”


Match Secretary: Ryan Deal “Old Reliable”

Position: Lock

Playing Experience:

  •  BGSU Rugby Club (5 years)
  •  The Columbus Rugby Club (8 years)
  • Current Team Captain for TCRC

College: Bowling Green State University

Carreer: Electrician

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Head Coach: Taylor Howden “The General”
Position: Flyhalf

Playing Experience:

  • Auckland Grammar School
  • Belmont Shore Rugby Club
  • Denver Barbarians ( Player/ Coach)
  • The Columbus Rugby Club/1823 sevens (Player/ Coach)

Occupation: Current Skills Director for the Tiger Rugby Academy.

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