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We're now less than 10 months away from the beginning of the Tokyo Olympic Games, which means it's time for Eagles 7s players to seize the opportunity to represent the United States at the Olympics.
With only 13 players elected per side, spots are at a premium. The athletes will be chomping at the bit to impress their coaches and secure a spot on the plane to Japan. Between now and then, there are 11 tournaments left for guys to step up to the plate and deliver.
The tournament is entering just its second year of existence, and while it's not a part of the official HSBC World Series, it will be just as important for guys looking to make the cut.
Most of the big names will be there: Baker, Barrett, Isles, Hughes — everyone except the boys competing at the World Cup (Iosefo, Pinkelman.)
Alongside the usual suspects will be up-and-comers like Harley Wheeler and Cody Melphy.
Can the Eagles build upon last year's unprecedented success?
And who could emerge as the bolter that sets the Olympics alight next summer?