Wednesday, March 7, 2012

High School Championship Tournament Teams Announced

Teams Named for H.S. National Invitational Championship

BOULDER, Colo. – The teams that will compete for the 2012 Emirates Airline USA Rugby High School National Invitational Tournament have been set. Eight teams will compete in each division; Boy’s High School (single school), Boy’s High School Club (multi-school), and Girl’s High School.

USA Rugby, acting on input from teams and stakeholders in the high school rugby community, altered the format of the tournament making it an invitational to help teams save money while maintaining a high level of play. “The teams we’ve invited are strong programs that truly represent the best of high school rugby,” said Kurt Weaver, USA Rugby’s Youth and High School Director. “The selection committee members were from all slices of the rugby community and did a very thorough review of all applicants. We know that the product on the field will be of a very high quality.”

The Girl’s High School Club National Invitational will be held on May 12-13, 2012 at Steuber Rugby Stadium on the Stanford University campus. The Boy’s High School and High School Club tournaments will be held the following weekend, May 18-19, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

USA Rugby would like to congratulate the teams that will compete in the tournament and look forward to a great competition.

Girl’s High School Teams:

Amazon Rugby Club of Sacramento (Sacramento, Calif.)
Divine Savior Holy Angels Rugby Club (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Downingtown Girls Rugby Club (Downington, Pa.)
Fallbrook Girls Rugby Club (Fallbrook, Calif.)
Catholic Memorial Rugby Team (Waukesha, Wis.)
Kent Crusaders RFC - Girls (Maple Valley, Wash.)
Lakewood H.S Girls Rugby Club. (Lakewood, Ohio)
West Carroll Marauders Girls (Union Bridge, Maryland)

Further Information:
Kurt Weaver Youth & High School Director
USA Rugby

Editors' note-- the National Invitation Committee Included:

Mike Tolkin (Chair) (USA Men's Coach)
Kurt Weaver (USA Rugby)
John Klein (Wisconsin)
Marin Pinnell (California)
Brad Rockwood (Maryland)
Bryn Chivers (USA u20 Women)
Alex Goff (Rugby Magazine)
and an assortment of boys club and high school coaches

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to CMH for their first invite to Nationals!

It's well deserved!