Why Life West?

Life West has established an outstanding reputation as a leading chiropractic college. As a student at Life West, you will experience a unique and exceptional education which will prepare you to become a successful and impactful chiropractor. Find out more here.

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The Life West Rugby Program is a collegiate and club initiative that combines both student and community players under the Gladiator (Men’s) and Gladiatrix (Women’s) brands. Interested in joining? Click to find out more.

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Our Rugby Program

In 2012, we set out to build a positive rugby program that was defined excellence, professionalism and a desire to help improve rugby in the United States. While our program is only in its infancy, we are focused on growth and development and understand the importance of continual improvement. Want to learn more about our program? Click to find out more.

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It’s easy to become a member of our rugby club! Whether you want to attend all or just a few games, want to show your support, or just love rugby, we have a level that fits you. Click here for more info.

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Our Vision

The vision of the Life West Rugby program and Life West college are significantly integrated with intention. In the synergy between both, we will be able to deliver an amazing athletic program that ties directly back into the overall college’s mission. Want to find out more? Click for more information.

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Life West’s Naima Fualaau accepted into USA 7’s Residency program

Life West’s Naima Fualaau accepted into USA 7’s Residency program

Life West Rugby’s growing reputation as a program that develops talent grew this week with the placement of 18 year-old Maanaima (Naima) Fualaau in USA 7’s full time residency program. Fualaau will be the youngest player at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (EATC) and will integrate with the current US 7s residents there. The Hayward, CA resident has enjoyed a rapid rise over the past 12 months, playing U19 rugby for the Peninsula Green Beavers before taking a step up to join Life West’s Elite side in the inaugural California Cup this winter. The youngster has distinguished himself as a talented playmaker with good game sense. Life West Head Coach and former NZ Under 20 Selector, Adriaan Ferris said, “Naima has attracted the attention of Mike (Friday) and Chris (Brown) –  USA 7 Coaches, with his skill set and potential. He is a natural playmaker who creates space for others and is fast and evasive. I’m pleased to see USA Rugby investing in him to see his future potential realized.” The support from the Life West community has been instrumental in helping Naima reach his goal of one day playing for the US National team. As Ferris notes, “the philosophy we have at Life West is to provide what is best for a player’s development, and to create opportunities for our players to play at the highest level”. “I am excited for the chance to train in a full time environment with Olympic athletes and the full-time US rugby players,” said Fualaau on the morning of his selection. “I think I have a great feel for the... read more
02/11/17 – Life West D1 v. Olympic Club & Berkeley All Blues

02/11/17 – Life West D1 v. Olympic Club & Berkeley All Blues

It was a perfect rugby day at Cal Maritime on Saturday. In the first match of the day, the Gladiatrix took on the Berkeley All Blues for their third – and toughest – D1 match of the season. In the face of tough All Blues defense, the score was 10 – 7 at the half, and it wasn’t until the second half that the Gladiatrix were able to pull away, finishing with six tries on the day for a 32 – 12 final score. Students Amy Naber, Jordan Gray, and Sarah MacArthur featured, and second quarter Aubrey Huey was named player of the match. Next week they face Colusa RFC away. In the men’s match, our D1 side took on Olympic Club in an excellent match. Similar to the women’s game, it was not until the second half before the Gladiators were able to dismantle the Olympic defense. At the half, the Gladiators lead Olympic Club 14 — 12, with tries by Dev Ferris & man of the match Maka Tameilau. Second-quarter flyhalf Gui Casenave handled the kicking duties, and first-quarter flanker Zach Bronte was strong in kickoffs, lineouts, and defense. At the final whistle, Life West finished strong at 38 – 20. Next week’s D1 match is away against the Sacramento Lions. Lastly, a shoutout is needed for Athletics Director & Head Coach Adriaan Ferris for suiting up for the B side... read more

01/28/17 – D1 Gladiators & Gladiatrix

Our Life West Gladiatrix travelled to San Jose and came out with a convincing 85 — 0 win, with strong performances by forwards Sarah McArthur, Mele Taumoefolau, Jordan Gray, and backs Mata Hingano & Morgan Rovetti. They face SFGG at Treasure Island this weekend, and go ahead 2-0 in their inaugural D1 season. At Sunset Field in Hayward, the Gladiator Cal Cup side hosted the Glendale Raptors from Colorado for a high-level exhibition match. Although flowing and creative rugby was played by both sides, the Raptors came out on top 50 — 19 at the final whistle. In the final match of the day, the men’s D1 season started off with a bang, facing cross-town rivals EPA in a hotly contested slugfest that stayed close until the end, with the Gladiators coming out ahead 30 — 27 with students Charlie Brennan, Sean Riley, Placido Castrejon, Tyler Harrison, Moses Villarreal, and Tyler Hutcherson featuring. Next weeks’ D1 match will be against... read more

Cal Cup Championship & Gladiatrix D1

Life West were on a mission at the start of the Cal Cup to win the championship in their inaugural PRP season, and they looked to complete that task this weekend against OMBAC from San Diego. However, they were unable to overcome their opponents 22-26 in a thrilling final at Treasure Island in San Francisco. OMBAC started out strong with a try in the seventh minute. Life West then replied through a penalty against the wind with a brilliant 40m penalty from fly half Guillaume Cazenave not long after. But the back and forth match continued as OMBAC exploited a turnover to score in the corner, putting the match at 12-3. Towards the end of the first half, Life West made a push but were prevented from scoring a try, despite OMBAC receiving a yellow card. Life West got out to a strong start in the second half when Cazenave scored Life West’s first try. That made it 20-8. The Gladiators then continued the push with lock Alex Pedjase scoring a try in the 50th minute to make it 20-15. However, two penalties by OMBAC gave them the gap they needed. Life West made one last push that saw Siupeli Sakalia get a try with just a minute left, but were unable to score again off the restart. Congrats to OMBAC on the championship and our Life West Gladiators on the great season. The Life West Gladiatrix also had their first league match of the season, emerging victorious over the Sacramento Amazons 83 — 10 with strong performances from students Hali Deters, Jordan Gray, Amy Naber, and Tiara Littleton to start... read more