Cycling

Anru Botha

Anru Botha

ABOUT
A top cyclist from The Practice in South Africa, Anru has a very bright future ahead of him.
We are excited to be on this journey with Anru and looking forward to helping him find his number one university.

Interesting Fact about Anru:
I’m born a month too early
I have a type of asthma.
I love action sports and I watch way too may GoPro/Redbull videos on YouTube
I play the guitar.
I love drawing engineering graphic designs.
I am a very ambitious person.
I like to be humble but still confident.
Everyone has my respect, but it can be lost.
I was born in Bethlehem, Freestate and I learned to speak English from watching Disney Channel as a kid.

 

Why do you want to study in the USA?
I want to study in the USA because it will open so many doors for me and give me the opportunities to build a future for myself and create a strong foundation that I can build on. I always wanted to go live/study overseas because I see no future in South Africa( don’t get me wrong, I love this country but it’s falling apart). I want to be seen overseas as “The Guy from South Africa “ like they see Greg Minnaar. I want to make a success of myself so that I can one daycare for my family.

What Would you be if you were not a cyclist?
I know that whatever I’ll do, even if it’s not cycling. I know I will make a success out of it and be happy.
I don’t know what I would do without cycling, riding my bike makes me happy. But I love other things as well. Like photography, MMA, and playing the guitar. I think I would be somewhat of a businessman if not a cyclist. But I love a good adrenaline rush, from a Dowhill race to bungee jumping.

CYCLING INFO
Home Club: The Practice — Elite Cycling and High Performance
Favorite Discipline: Downhill Mountain Biking ( many xc marathon/ xco and road races/events since 2014 but in 2017 I switched my focus to Downhill and Enduro Mountain biking)

Achievements:
South African Downhill Champs 2020 – 12th Elite Men
South African Enduro Champs 2017 -2nd Youth
South African Enduro Champs 2018 -5 Junior
National Downhill Series 2019- 2nd Junior
Hakahana Enduro Series 2017 – 2nd Youth.
Hakahana Enduro Series 2018 – 2nd Junior.
Hakahana Enduro Series 2019 – 1st Junior
Dustin Rudmen Invitational Downhill Series 2018- 2nd Junior.
Dustin Rudmen Invitational Downhill Series 2019- 1st Junior

YT-MOB World Tour 2019;SA Downhill Champs 2017-2020; SA Enduro Champs 2017-2020; Hakahana Enduro Series 2017 & 2018; Dustin Rudmen Invitational Series 2018 & 2019; South African National Downhill Series 2018 & 2019;  Greg Minnaar Cycles Downhill & Enduro Series 2018 & 2019; KZN Gravity Downhill & Enduro Series 2017-2019

Rugby

Janko Oberholster

Janko Oberholster

ABOUT
Janko is a strong and determined young rugby player. His ability on the pitch as a hooker and 8th man are superb.
Having played at a very high level of rugby in South Africa, he now wants to take his talents to the USA and grow not only as a rugby player but as a student.
Playing career:
Schools
Duineveld Div 1 High School

Province
Griquas U/16, U/17 and Griquas U/18
Academy
Bloemfontein Rugby Academy — South Africa
“I am looking for the best opportunity to be in a professional set up to take my rugby to the next level and to built my future overseas, but not only as a rugby player but a man with morals and great discipline and to be the man other people can look up to.”
Heinrich Boshoff

Heinrich Boshoff

ABOUT
Heinrich is a bright and strong young man. Showing a lot of determination on and off the pitch.
Having played at a very high level of rugby in South Africa, he now wants to take his talents to the USA and grow not only as a rugby player but as a student.
Playing career:
Schools
Menlop Park and Kroonstad
Province
KZN — U/18
Academy
Sharks Aademy — South Africa
National
SA A-Team U/18
“I am looking for the best opportunity to be in a professional set up to take my rugby to the next level and to built my future overseas, but not only as a rugby player but a man with morals and great discipline and to be the man other people can look up to.”
Charlie Cassar

Charlie Cassar

ABOUT
Charlie’s ambition is to complete his business degree while being a massive and mature player in any University/College team he is apart of. Being a vital part of the Surrey and Harlequins academies, he has the potential to make any team stronger and help fight for a national championship. Taking his strength and quick feet into his games, he is a explosive loose forward breaking all defensive lines and being able to crash when needed.

Playing Profile of Charlie Cassar:

  • Currently in his last year of secondary school studying at John Fisher Sixth Form School.
  • At primary school his favourite sport was football. Charlie started to play for a local team when he was 10 years old until the passion for rugby took over. Played U/12 rugby at 10 years old.
  • His real rugby career started at Bishop Thomas Grant Secondary School in Streatham. Being one of the youngest ever to play for the first team he loved the fast pace and power of the game.
  • After 3 weeks of playing rugby was asked to join Harlequin’s trial teams.
  • Selected for the Harlequins U/13 DDP team
  • Moved into the Harlequins Junior Elite Player Development Group U/15
  • Invitation to compete in the Surrey County trails,
  • Selected in the Surrey County U/15s Squad
  • Selected for his schools 1st team and has been an integral part of that team
  • Charlie dreams to one day compete for England on the biggest stage and hopefully play for the British and Irish Lions.
Bradley Comber

Bradley Comber

ABOUT
Bradley is a bright and strong young man. Showing a lot of determination on and off the pitch.
Having played at a very high level of rugby in the UK, he now wants to take his talents to the USA and grow not only as a rugby player but as a student. Looking at a major in Business Management and International Business, Bradley is very keen to get to a university/college that will push him on both academics and athletics getting the best out of him.
Playing career:
Clubs
Chingford RFC 2006-2011 — Various league and festival trophies
Southend RFC 2011 – 2013 — Saracens Land Rover Cup, County League and Cup Winners
Brentwood RFC 2013 – 2015 — County Cup Winners
Schools
Brentwood School — County Finalists and last 16 of Natwest Cup
County
Essex — 2013 – present
Academy
Saracens — 2015 — Present — Wellington Academy Camp Part of the U/18 team
National 
England Schools (Lambs) — 2014 -2015
“Taking my academic and athletic career to the USA is a dream that I have had for a very long time. I am determined to help any team that I am a part of, using my rugby experience at both academy and national level to grow my future team and help be a senior player from my freshman year.”