Sid Shoop #9
The Indiana native attended AC Reynolds High School in Asheville, North Carolina where he played football and (more importantly) rugby with South Greenville RFC in South Carolina. After attending one of the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy training camps, he was asked to play with them on a Northern Ireland tour. He attended a second EIRA camp in 2018. He also attended a camp at Furman University while playing with the Chapel Hill Highlanders, and earned an invitation to two All-American trials.
His father is decorated American football coach, John Shoop, who recently retired from a 24 year NFL and College Football coaching career. Shoop and his father frequently train together.
In 2018 he was recruited by the University of Arizona and in 2019 attended the Rugby Americas North Combine at Glendale, Colorado. During the 2019-2020 season, he played with Seattle Saracens in the British Premier League and planned to go to New Zealand, before the pandemic changed his plans and instead, played with 404 Rugby ATL.