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Xanthi Gerasimo

Age: 29 

Hails From:
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Job That Pays the Bills:
Advisor in the Honors College at University of Wisconsin-Stout; Owner and Head Instructor at Bubbling Springs Martial Arts

Rugby Life:

  • UW-Stout Women’s Rugby (Co-Head Coach)

  • Wisconsin U-23 program (Head Coach)

  • Great Waters NSCRO All Stars (Assistant Coach, Team Manager)

  • Midwest U-23 side (Assistant Coach, Program Manager)

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (Player)

  • Great Waters All-Stars (Player)

  • Wisconsin U-23 Select Side (Player)

  • Midwest Select Side (Player)

  • Twin Cities Amazons (Player)

Leading Like a Boss:

  • Assistant Commissioner for Great Waters Rugby Conference (5 years)

  • Twin Cities Amazon's Representative to the WPL (5 years)

  • Vice President, UW-Stout Women's Rugby (2 years)

Why We Love Xane:

  • Coaches and referees

  • Runs a traveling social team

  • Teaches martial arts with an emphasis on teaching self-defense to LGBTQ+ children, teens, and adults

Learn More on The Rugby Breakdown (TRB): Missing: Midwest U24 All-Star Tournament (2019)

All photos provided by the award recipient

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