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 in October. The team will continue to practice, scrimmage and play in tournaments through out the offseason.
Open tryouts will be held during the first practice of the semester, on August 30th. These tryouts will determine who will be on the traveling team, but there are no cuts. The traveling team consists of 14 players who travel to compete in the CWPA tournaments. 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 schedules. Participating in all the practices, workouts and tournaments is physically demanding and will keep you in optimal shape.
In their first year as an official sports club, they are looking to build a team that is close-knit and both physically and mentally strong. The goal is to bring back the culture of water polo to CSU and 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, where he played for two years. The University of Pacific is a Division I team who consistently ranks in the top ten nationally. 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.