Thirteen Head to 2024 Fiji Coral Coast 7s with USA Men’s Falcons Sevens

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Zack Test will step in as Head Coach to lead a team of 13 for the USA Men’s Falcons Sevens as they head to Fiji for the 2024 Coral Coast 7s tournament. Competition begins Wednesday evening Eastern Time, streaming live on FBC

Jack Wendling captains the squad, which includes a mix of senior residents and young athletes starting or continuing their journey in the USA pathways. In addition to the U23s players who stood out at RugbyTown 7s, Chicago Hounds winger Michael Hand joins the team. Also making his Falcons debut following an impressive Rugby Town 7s this past August, is Peter Sio, who is the nephew of USA Eagle Alum Peter Sio who appeared on the Sevens Series from 2006-10. 

Head Coach Zack Test on the Falcons roster and tournament: “This tournament is at a great point in these players’ development trajectory. The speed, intensity, and playing style of the teams competing is a great opportunity to test ourselves to understand where we all are and how we close the gap for all to reach the best version of ourselves.

Players have brought really good focus and competitiveness the week buildup and put themselves in a great place heading onto the plane down to Fiji. We are going to focus on our connection, our trust, and our discipline to drive us forward to handle, adapt, and solve any situation that we face."

Currently Assistant Coach with the USA Women's Sevens senior team, Test will head from Fiji to Australia to join the team for Perth SVNS the following weekend.

Test concluded, "I am personally very excited to see this group in action. We have players coming back from a long stint away for multiple reasons, Maceo Brown returns bringing his attacking prowess and experience along with the physical Lorenzo Thomas. With the experience comes newer faces to the scene and I am excited to see Peter Sio, Tucker Trickey, and Ulu Niutupuivaha showcase their abilities at a high level.” 

Live results from Coral Coast 7s are available here. The tournament will be streaming on FBC Sports website for a small fee.

USA Men's Falcons Sevens Roster | 2024 Fiji Coral Coast 7s
1. Ryan Santos
2. Noah Brown
3. Jack Wendling (Captain)
4. Maceo Brown
5. Lorenzo Thomas
6 Dalton Musselman
7. Peter Sio
8. Ulu Niutupuivaha
9. Adam Channel
10. Will Chevalier
11. Darell Williams
12. Tucker Trickey
13. Michael Hand II

USA Men's Falcons Sevens Traveling Staff

Head Coach | Zack Test

Assistant Coach | JK Anderson

Medical | Delaney Cassidy

USA Men's Falcons Sevens Schedule

Wednesday, January 17

v Fire | 6:58 pm ET

v Ba Originals | 11:41 pm ET

Thursday, January 18

v Dominion Brothers | 8:51 pm ET

Knockouts begin 1:25 am ET

Friday, January 19

Knockouts continue