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 Fred Paoli - Director

Fred Paoli began his rugby career in 1976, while attending law school in Kansas. In 1983 Fred moved to Denver and joined the Denver Barbarians Rugby Club and he has worn a number of different hats for the perennial Western powerhouse club ever since. One of those hats was as captain of the side that won the 1990 National Club Championship title.

Fred was also a mainstay at the prop position for the United States National Rugby Team from his debut match against England in 1982 until he hung up the boots following the 1991 Rugby World Cup match against Italy in Otley, England. Fred was also a member of the first ever United States Rugby World Cup team that played Japan, Australia and England in Australia in 1987.

In addition to his prowess on the rugby pitch, Fred was a Montana heavyweight wrestling champion as well as an All-American football player in high school. He was a member of the Colorado State University football team from 1972-75, captaining the team in 1974-75. He also earned Collegiate All-American honors his senior season at CSU.

Licensed in Kansas, Colorado and Montana State and Federal Courts, and the 9th and 10th Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeal, Fred has been a trial attorney since 1979. His case load includes representation of plaintiffs in personal injury, products liability, sports liability, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.

Fred has been married to Anita for the past 32 years and they split their time between homes in Denver, CO and Livingston, MT.