A self proclaimed super fan (The No.1 BYU Rugby Super Fan), Scot played rugby in high school and in college. But, injuries and school priorities drew him in to other endeavors during practice time after his first year on the team.
Since he writes better than we do, we’ve pulled how he got started on the BYU Rugby Forever blog AND the 2009 BYU Rugby Highlight Video from his own blog:
“The summer of 2008 posed a special dilemma for Scot Clark, an avid fan for life and former player for the BYU Rugby team in 2001. Since the year 2000, not one season had passed by without one of the Clark brothers playing on the BYU Rugby team. The upcoming 2008-2009 season, however, would mean attending games without the fun of cheering on a brother on the field.
Scot’s passion for rugby was more powerful than perhaps even he realized at the time, and so instead of turning a blind eye and fading out of the rugby scene, he felt like he could give more in his brothers’ absence. Though relegated to the bleachers, he decided to share stories and perspectives regarding the BYU Rugby team on a blog entitled, “BYU Rugby Forever.” This effort quickly grew into a platform for sharing media, news, and other updates with BYU Rugby alumni, fans, and friends everywhere.
In 2009, the BYU Men’s Rugby team won their first National Championship title. And in an amazing coincidence of timing and opportunity, BYU Rugby Forever simultaneously produced the nation’s first high-definition rugby highlight video. Featured were many of the 2009 BYU Men’s Rugby season matches as well as their National Tournament match-ups, culminating with their epic win over longtime defending champs, Cal-Berkeley.
Additionally during the 2009 season, BYU Rugby Forever resurrected the iconic, Y-Mountain-style ‘Y’ on the backdrop of a custom fan shirt. The shirts especially garnered attention from TV cameras and opposing fans during the 2009 National Tournament not only for the ridiculously-large scale of the Y on each shirt but also due to the unrelenting craziness and cheering produced by their wearers: the BYU Rugby Superfans.
Presently, BYU Rugby Forever forges ahead, a pioneering presence in the realm of American collegiate rugby, pursuing a variety of creative means by which to rally new and ardent BYU Rugby Superfans around the program, the sport, and the dream of ultimate rugby glory …”
Welcome to Nudge Village Scot! We look forward to hearing more about your advancing the cause of rugby!