They've come from all walks of life to play for the United States in their first Rugby League World Cup.
The team includes a roofer, carpenter and surveyor. Even a $10-an-hour dog walker.
Staying true to their pre-tournament motto of "Shock The World," the upstart Americans - nicknamed the Tomahawks - followed a warm-up win over France by beating Wales and the Cook Islands.
They'll next face the tournament favorite Australia in Saturday's quarterfinals.