Gradyn Bowd – Old Glory DC’s Canadian Fly-Half Hoping To Lift A Shield

Written by Joe Harvey Photos by Paris Malone

At the halfway point of their 2023 season, Old Glory DC sits third in the Eastern Conference. When they take on the Dallas Jackals this Saturday evening in Arlington, Texas, Josh Syms’ side will be two weeks removed from their 36-22 win over the Utah Warriors.

With that victory over the Western Conference team, Old Glory surpassed their overall points total from the season prior.

Finishing at the foot of their division, it has been a sharp turnaround for the team and puts them in a prime spot to secure postseason rugby for the first time.

Gradyn Bowd has started three of his team’s last four matches. This includes starts at fly-half for the recent wins over Utah and the Rugby New York Ironworkers, his efforts going a long way to putting the side in playoff contention.