Charles Bay ’11 & USA Football Win Gold

Bay (91) sizes up a tackle during the game versus Australia. After Dartmouth football ended its 2010 season, senior captain Charles Bay ’11 continued to push the limits of athletic performance by working daily in Floren Varsity gym. His 6’3” and 250 pound frame was easily one of the most powerful builds on campus as he prepared for his role on the USA Football team. This summer, his hard work has paid off.

On Saturday July 16th, USA Football defeated Canada to win the gold medal at the IFAF Senior World Championship in Austria. USA also won the title in Japan in 2007. Bay was not merely another piece of the puzzle, but a major contributor who was selected as a member of the all-tournament first team. In four games, he tallied 9 tackles (5 for a loss), three sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Against Mexico, Bay enjoyed his finest moment with four tackles, a 15-yard sack and a forced fumble and recovery.

The United States defeated Australia (61-0), Germany (48-7), Mexico (17-7) and Canada (50-7) en route to the gold. 

–David Rufful