From New Zealand to the 7s World Series to the Americas Rugby Championship, Ryan Matyas has been on a tear, cutting through defenses on rugby pitches around the world. With the ability to play center, fullback or wing, Matyas is a defender's nightmare and a coach's dream.
This Tucson, Arizona native is one of the rare athletes who has played both 7s and 15s rugby for the USA. It speaks to his athleticism, hard work and passion for the "game played in heaven". We are looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for this Eagle.
Ryan took time out from his training with the Eagles to share a little bit about himself with Human Weapon.
The Shotokan Tiger represents contained power. The circle is only broken to release the power to defend ourselves or others from an attack.
In many martial arts traditions, the masters were also scholars. Here the three pillars of a true Human Weapon - Mind, Body & Soul are written in kanji.
The Warrior Spirit is inside each of us - pushing us to strive for perfection. That inner voice telling us to run faster, jump higher and never give up.Text
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Favorite work-out song: Runnin' by 2Pac
Favorite post-work-out meal: Eggs, avocado, rice, spinach, hot sauce.
What you do when you’re not training: Hanging with family and friends, sleeping, coaching youth rugby.
Proudest accomplishment: Playing against South Africa in the Hong Kong 7's.
Toughest moment and how you persevered through it: Not being selected for the 2013 Colligate All Americans 15's NZ tour. Went back home trained hard for a few months and got an opportunity to play for All Americans 7's in the Serevi RugbyTown sevens. Won the Cup with the All Americans and got offered a USA 7's contract after that.
What does being a Human Weapon mean to you: I think the tenets say it all, Strength, Discipline, Sacrifice, Respect. These are all things I truly believe in when it comes to achieving what you want in life and especially in Rugby. And to be chosen as a Human Weapon athlete is an honor.
Advice to others on their warrior’s journey: There is no substitute for hard work.
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|Men's Chest||36 - 36||39 - 41||42 - 44||45 - 48||49 - 52|
|Women's Body Length||25.375 - 26.5||26 - 27||26.5 - 27.5||27 - 28.5||27.5 - 28.5|
|Women's Chest||29.5 - 32.5||31.5 - 34.5||33.5 - 36.5||36.5 - 39.5||39.5 - 42.5|