Jack Kurzu (MICDS) and four other local guys were honored to be selected to play on the 45 man roster for Team USA this summer. Team USA is managed by the NFL and is the governing body for American-style football. Criteria for selection included athletic excellence but also academic achievement, character and leadership as well.
The team reports to practice on June 20 at University of Texas in Austin. The International Federation of American Football tournament will play June 30 - July 7 against American Samoa, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Panama and Sweden.
The first opponent for Team USA is American Samoa.
The local players who were selected are:Chase Abbington (LB) Ft. Zumwalt South (Mizzou Commit);Alec Abein (OL) SLUH (Mizzou Commit); Eric Beisel (LB) Rockwood Summit (Undecided);Trent Hosick (QB) Staley (Mizzou Commit); and Jack Kurzu (OL) MICDS (Oklahoma State Commit).
This is the website for all the other details.http://www.usafootball.com/news/press-box/eight-offensive-linemen-added-us-under-19-national-team