The CSU Water Polo Club participates in the Rocky Mountain Zone of the Collegiate Water Polo League (CWPA) every fall. Teams that compete in this division include University of Colorado, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of Utah, University of Wyoming, University of Denver, University of New Mexico, and The Colorado School of Mines. The main season starts in the first week of school and continues through the last weekend of October. The CWPA season includes three tournaments, all held during October. The team will continue to practice, scrimmage and play in tournaments through out the offseason.
Open tryouts will be held on the first practice of the semester on August 30th. Tryouts will determine who will be on the traveling team. The traveling team consists of 14 players who will travel to the CWPA tournaments. There are no cuts. The practice team will be able to participate in all practices, scrimmages and non-CWPA tournaments. Water Polo practices are held three times a week at the Moby pool. Both dry-land and swimming workouts will also be scheduled to work best with the team’s school, and work schedule. Participating in all the practices, workouts and tournaments is physically demanding and will keep you in optimal shape.
In our first year as an official sports club we are looking to build a team that is close-knit, while both physically and mentally strong. The goal is to bring back the culture of water polo at CSU and to build a dynasty that competes for a championship every season.
Tucker played water polo through club and high school and into college. He played first at Santa Rosa Junior College for two years then transferred to University of the Pacific. The University of Pacific is a Division I team who consistently ranks in the top ten nationally, and played for two years there. He has also coached a club team in the summers through college.
Matt grew up swimming and playing water polo in Boulder, CO and played for the CSU club water polo team for four years. He recently got back from a two year stint in Great Britain where he played on the Great Britain National team and played professionally for the Bristol Central Water Polo team.