Wesley Showalter – Hooker/Prop, Penn State Men’s Rugby
Wes was a two sport athlete in high school (State College Area High School), earning varsity letters in wrestling and playing rugby for his high school club. Although he didn’t start playing until his sophomore year of high school, rugby is his true passion and when it came time for college he chose to continue to pursue the sport he loved. Wes is a front row forward for Penn State Rugby, primarily plays the hooker position, but can and does occasionally play prop depending on the match or where he is needed. Penn State is one of the best college rugby programs in the country and is a part of the recently created College Premiere League which consists of elite Division I college rugby programs in the country. Wes is a senior at Penn State earning a degree in kinesiology-fitness studies option, and is staying a fifth year because he is still eligible to play rugby with Penn State.