Friday, April 21, 2017

Midwest Girls High School Championships 2017

The 2017 Midwest Girls Rugby High School Championships will be another historic one. 

With four different levels of competition, the event may be the largest girls high school rugby event in the country.  It will certainly be the largest Midwest Championship to date.

In addition to perennial Midwest competitors, repeat state champions like Grandville, Michigan and our northern-most state, Minnesota, have rejoined the competition after several year's absence.

The Schools Championship Features:

Bracket A 
DSHA HS    vs Grandville HS
Warsaw HS  vs Hudson HS

Bracket B
St Joseph's Academy       vs Oak Creek HS
Catholic Memorial HS     vs Penn HS

The Club Competition features the repeat Illinois state champion as well as Minnesota newly rejoining the Midwest competition.

Pool A
Plainfield  (Ill)
Pulaski  (WI)
Arsenal Tech (IND)

Pool B
Brookfield (WI)
Hopkins  (MN)
Brunswick (OH)

The Open Competition features:
South Bend
Walnut Hills

The JV bracket Features second sides from the area's largest programs

Penn HS JV
Brunswick JV


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 Girls High School Rugby National Tournament

The following teams will compete at the 2017 Girls High School Rugby National Invitational Championship May 19th-21st at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Indiana

Listed alphabetically, teams will be seeded in May.

Congratulations to the following competitors:

1.Broken Arrow HS                                        Oklahoma State Champions

2.Catholic Memorial HS                               Wisconsin State Finalist

3.DSHA HS                                                      Wisconsin State Champion

4. Grandville HS                                             Michigan State Champion            

5. Kahuku HS                                                  Hawaii State Champion

6. McMinn County HS                                  Tennessee State Champion, 7s and 15’s

7. Oak Creek HS                                             Wisconsin 3rd Place 15’s, WI State 7’s Champions

8. Orchard Park HS                                        New York State Champion

9. Penn HS                                                      National D2 Champion, Indiana 3rd place

10. St Joseph’s Academy (paid)                  National Champion, Ohio State Champion

11. State College HS (paid)                          Pennsylvania State Champion

12.  Warsaw HS                                             Indiana State Champion

The parallel club nationals tournament, taking place Friday and Saturday, also involves twelve competitors.

Congratulations to the following club teams:

1.Bruisers Rugby        (WI)
2.Danville                    (NorCal)
3.Fallbrook                  (SoCal)
4.Kansas City United (MO)
5.Land Park                 (NorCal)
6.Morris                       (NJ)
7.North Bay                 (MD)
8.Pleasanton               (NorCal)
9.SacPal Amazons      (NorCal)
10.South Bay               (SoCal)
11.Springfield HS        (Illinois)
12.United                     (UT)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Girls Rugby Nationals 2017

The 2017 Girls High School Rugby National Tournament takes place May 19th-21st at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Indiana.

Click here for the school team registration which is due March 1st:

Click here for the tournament hotels:
Nationals Hotel Link

Click here for the club team registration:

Club teams play Friday and Saturday.

School teams play Saturday and Sunday. 

Teams do not need to be recognized by their school as varsity in order to compete in the single school bracket; they just need to be a team that strives to draw from one community.

For questions and info contact committee members listed in the press release below.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2017 Girls HS Rugby National Tournament

2017 Girls High School National Invitational Championships
Nov 10th, 2017

     The 18th Annual High School Girls Rugby National Invitational Championships will take place the weekend of May 19th -21st, 2017 at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Indiana. 

          This year’s event features school and club brackets at one location, with club teams competing on Friday-Saturday and single school teams competing on Saturday-Sunday.

     The Moose Rugby Grounds, home of the Penn HS boys and girls rugby programs, is one of the premier rugby-specific facilities in the United States, having hosted the Boys National Invitational Championships on multiple occasions as well as having over a decade of experience as the home of the Midwest Girls and Boys Championship and All-Star events, regularly hosting an average of 170 matches a year.  With three professionally maintained grass match fields and additional practice field space, the Moose regularly hosts tournaments with 40+ teams.

     As part of the invitational tournament process, teams are asked to complete an online registration.  Club team applications will be available Nov 25th.  School team applications are available now.  All teams are asked to use a hotel booking service to ensure their attendance.

--Single Schools         Online registration (click here)         due March 1st

--Club Teams              Club Website         (click here)          due March 1st

     The 2016 National Invitational Tournaments saw ground-breaking expansion as twenty-four programs competed in division one and division two single school championship brackets as well as a ten-team club championship.  Organizers anticipate multiple brackets of both school and club competition this year.

     National Girls (School) Coaches Committee Chair John Klein commented that “the national girls’ tournament has never been stronger as more and more competitive high school girls teams continue to develop.” 

     Full details of the girls’ national tournament events are in the process of being planned.  Inquiries should be directed to members of the National Girls Single School or National Girls (Club) Coaches Committees until full event packets are published. 

National Girls (School) Coaches Committee

John Klein, Committee Chair   

Buck Billings (South)               

Bernie Cantorna (East)             

John Waliszewski (MW)          

National Girls (Club) Coaches Committee

Marin Pinnell – Pres –              

Bob Stephen – Treasurer           

Pam Laura – Operations           

Steve Lopez – Collegiate Liaison

Julie Prentice – Press/communication

Rex Norris—Disc. Chair          

Girls High School National Invitational Tournament

When?            May 19th-21st, 2017

Friday:                                    Club Quarters and Semis

                        Saturday:                                Club Finals

School Quarters and Semis

                        Sunday:                                   School Finals

Where?          Moose Rugby Grounds           1510 County Rd 6

                                                                        Nappanee, IN 46550

Tournament Grounds Director:                 Tom Shelley  



Monday, October 24, 2016

State Final Results and Archive

DSHA 18  CMHS 15

3rd Place
Oak Creek 12   Brookfield 5

5th Place
Pulaski 39   DSHA JV  0

7th Place
Kettle Moraine 51  Appleton 5

Fond Du Lac 29  v Muskego 20

WGR State Championships (15's, Fall)
Year                1st                                2nd                   3rd
2016                DSHA                         CMHS             Oak Creek HS
2015                Catholic Memorial      DSHA             Brookfield
2014                DSHA                         CMHS             Brookfield
2013                DSHA                         CMHS             Kettle M.
2012                DSHA                         CMHS             Kettle M.
2011                DSHA                         CMHS             Kettle M.
2010                DSHA                         Kettle M.         Brookfield
2009                DSHA                         Brookfield        Vernon
2008                DSHA                         CMHS             Vernon
2007                DSHA                         Vernon             CMHS      1st State Tourney
2006                DSHA                         Vernon
2005                DSHA                         Vernon
2004                DSHA                         Kettle Moraine
2003                DSHA                         Kettle Moraine Northshore
2002                Kettle Moraine            DSHA              Northshore
2001                DSHA                         Northshore       Kettle Moraine
2000                DSHA                         Kettle Moraine

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WGR 2016 State Tournament

WGR State Finals this Sunday, October 23 at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex
(6000 W Ryan Rd, Franklin, WI 53132).

9:00 am - 5th place match: DSHA JV vs Pulaski*

1:30 pm - 9th place match: Fond du Lac vs Muskego/Vernon

3:00 pm - 7th place match: Kettle Moraine vs Appleton

4:30 pm - 3rd place match: Brookfield vs Oak Creek

6:00 pm - 1st place match: Catholic Memorial vs DSHA

Monday, October 10, 2016

WGR Playoffs 2016

Championship Semifinals 2016 (1st-4th Place)

DSHA (4-0)          67           v  Oak Creek (2-2)   24   Dretzka Park     Oct  14th  5pm

Catholic Memorial (4-0)  40  v  Brookfield (3-1) 0    Minooka Park    Oct 15th  10am

Consolation Semifinals 2016 (5th-8th Place)

Kettle Moraine (2-2) 10      v  DSHA JV (2-2)  12    Nashotah Park             Oct 13th   5pm

Pulaski (2-2)  27                  v  Appleton (1-3)  0      Pulaski Arprt Fld       Oct 15th  10am

Consolation Semifinals 2016 (9th-10th Place)

Fond Du Lac                  v  Muskego         Oct 23rd @ Milw Cnty Sports Complex

DSHA  67   Oak Creek 24
CMHS  40   Brookfield 0

Pulaski  27        Appleton  0
DSjv     12    Kettle Moraine 10

Milwaukee County Sports Complex   Franklin, Wisconsin
Tentative Schedule 
DSHA (6-0)  v CMHS (5-1) Championship                      6pm
  Oak Creek (4-2) v  Brookfield (3-3)  3rd Place                              430pm
  DSHA jv v Pulaski  5th Place                             10am
  Kettle Moraine v Appleton 7th Place                              130pm
Fond Du Lac  v  Muskego  9th Place                              12pm