We talked with Cole Zarcone about his phenomenal career at Central Washington University (CWU).
|Cole Zarcone - #14 - Central Washington University|
His personal high at CWU, was whooping BYU 51-7 (or something around those lines) just before the season was cut short due to the pandemic. They were 0-5 against BYU going into this years game and let's just say ... they were due.
|Washington's Wildest Cat|
|Balance, Skill and Grace - Cole Z has it all!|
TommyNoPiks: After graduating 4 key seniors, what is next year's Central team going to look like with Jack-Jack at the helm?
Cole answered .... with leaders like Jack-Jack, Lewis, and Aiden Latter (a 6'4" 275 Prop from Brisbane Aus), the team is ready to do damage in 2021.
|Bed Head be damned, ... this guy just loves to train|
Cole registered for the draft well before the pandemic. Some teams are asking for info, some teams have just gone dark. In the future, there might be a combine, but considering the pandemic, ... all coaches had to go off of is relations with college coaches and the game film they are provided.
|Cole is ready to see the world outside of the North West ... he rocks a mean flat-brim game too|
1) NE Free Jacks - "I've loved the contacts I've had with Boston. What they got going on there is awesome. To experience the East coast and have a new adventure in life would be awesome."
2) Dallas Jackals - Gotta get a 10 Gallon hat (40 gallons?)
3) Seattle Seawolves - Close to home, but he's ready .... "Leaving to go somewhere, .... Wouldn't be against it".
|The 2020 MLR Draft ... putting rookie players in a negotiating box since... well, 2020.|
Bt: What was is like taking the jump from college rugby to a men's club (played summer 7's for the Denver Barbarians) .... (oh and living with Jack-Jack on Tweak's couch?)
Cole: The sky is the limit for Jack, don't see why he would be an Eagle at some point.
|What did the hand say to the face?|
Bt: How are you going to balance building job skills as you continue to try and build your rugby career?
Cole: It's something I'm considering now going into the draft ... I haven't been totally sure what I want to do, but I want to continue to make connections (and read books), in addition to continually building a resume for life after rugby.
Uncle Johnny: What book are you currently reading?
Cole: Legacy, James Kerr
Green Room Set Up - Camas Washington
-Get a good group together (close fam and friends)
-Old Coaches that have pushed his career on
-Throw it on the big screen, and live in the moment
Drop Some Names:
Todd Thornley - "He took a risk on me, and asked me to trust the system. Without him, I wouldn't be where I am?"
Thanks to Cole, and the Rugby PickEm crew can't wait to pop bottles on draft night (and call him 2-3 hours after the pick because we are so thoughtful).