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Three years ago, Josh Dean had never played an organized game of rugby in his life. On May 4, the Air Force Academy junior from Juneau became a national champion.
When Josh Dean decided to try out for the rugby team at the U.S. Air Force Academy four years ago, he had no idea the sport would take him all over the world. Dean, a former Juneau-Douglas High School football quarterback and infielder for the baseball team, was one of two tour captains for the USA Rugby Collegiate All-Americans team that played two games in New Zealand earlier this month.
When Josh Dean first arrived at the U.S. Air Force Academy three years ago, he and fellow Juneau cadet Christian Kolden saw a flier advertising the school's rugby program and decided to give the sport a tryout.
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