Tuesday, February 7, 2023

USA Regional Development Camp

 Congrats to WGR and Hamilton HS alumn Hannah Pfersch.  The Quinnipiac University NCAA women's rugby player is headed to one of the USA Regional Development Camps as a u23 invitee.   She will train along with a mix of senior women, u20, and u23 players.  Congrats!

For more info check out The Rugby Breakdown article here

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Level 1 Coaching Clinic in Wisconsin

 There will be a level 1 coaching class Saturday April 8th at the Sports Complex in Cottage Grove from 8:30-5:30.  It has been added to the course list on the USAR website and once logged into your rugby xplorer account you will be able to register.  

The course needs a minimum of 12 people, but there is also a cap, so please get signed up ASAP.  

Monday, January 9, 2023

NIRA Collegiate All-Americans 2022-2023

 The National Collegiate Rugby Association of NCAA Varsity Women's Rugby programs announced their All-American selections.  They include several student-athlete alumni:

#15 Alyssa Cunningham    Sacred Heart     Catholic Memorial     NCAA NIRA Division one 1st-Team

#2   Jenna Klenz                 Queens              DSHA HS                  NCAA NIRA Division two 1st Team

#12 Katie Stomma               Bowdoin          Catholic Memorial     NCAA NIRA Division three 1st Team

In related NCAA news, DSHA senior Captain Yesenia Morales '23 has committed to Army West Point.  Congratulations on the appointment to the U.S. Military Academy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Midwest Championship 2023 & Girls National Tournament 2023

 The 2023 Midwest Girls Championships is shaping up to once again be both competitive and filled with teams in a variety of brackets.  This may be the largest all-girls tournament in the country and is one of the few tournaments that can boast a healthy JV-Level 15's bracket.  A central location within driving distance for a good number of teams no doubt adds to the event size.

The MW Girls Championships take place April 29th and 30th on three grass fields at the Moose Rugby Grounds facility in Elkhart, Indiana.  The boys event takes place one weekend later at the same facility.  Any girls teams interested in competing in the top tier should communicate their interest at the link below.

I.The top tier is expected to feature a diverse mix of states and champions from across the Midwest:

Indiana:      Likely 2 from *Carrol, Penn or Warsaw (fresh off playing 15s in the fall Michigan league)

Michigan:   State champions ^Sparta Rock along with rival Grandville HS are expected to compete

Ohio:          Includes *St Joseph's Academy, plus possibly Brunswick, Highland, Mentor, or Watkins?

Wisconsin:  ^`DSHA along with Catholic Memorial HS

II.The JV tier has 4 teams registered and offers young players a chance to play young 15s sides:

Carrol, DSHA, St Joes, Warsaw

III. The Open Bracket includes: (other teams are expected to be added over the next few months)

Ft Wayne (IN)

Perrysburg (OH)

Penn HS (IN) or Warsaw (IN) if not in Championship tier

MW Championship Info can be found here.

MW Team Interest Registration can be found here.

^Fall 15s State Champs            -Spring 15s Champs

*Fall 7s Champs                        `Reigning MW Champ

Some Fall Updates on State Championships

St Josephs Academy (OH)  7s

Carrol HS (Ind)  7s

DSHA (WI)  15s

Additional News on Single School National Tournament Teams:

Summit (CO)  7s

Eagle (ID)  7s

2022 MW Standings:

(1) DSHA (WI), (2) Sparta Rock (MI), (3) CMHS (WI), (4) Carrol (IN)

(5) Grandville (MI), (6) Brunwick (OH), (7) Perrysburg (OH), (8) Highland (OH)

Friday, November 4, 2022

Spring 2023 Girls Rugby Dates

Spring 2023 Girls Rugby events:

The Midwest Girls Championship      April 29th-30th @Elkhart, Ind

James Foley Memorial Tournament   May 6th @ Waukesha, WI

The National Single School Championship (Division I & 2) May 20th & 21st @ TBD

Saturday, October 22, 2022

WGR State Tournament 2022

 State Finals Oct 30th @Milw. County Sports Complex (Franklin)

6pm  1st:  DSHA HS 36 vs Hamilton HS 26
430.  3rd: Stevens Point HS 17 vs Brkfld/KM 20
300.  5th:  CMHS 35 vs DSHA HS jv 17
130.   7th:  Green Bay 48  vs Muskego HS 5

2022 WGR Final Standings
2  Hamilton HS
3  Brookfield/KM
4  Stevens Point Area HS
5  Catholic Memorial HS
6  DSHA HS jv
7  Green Bay
8. Muskego HS
9. Madison
10 Pulaski

Historical Notes:
Hamilton HS became the sixth different Wisconsin Girls Rugby program to complete in a state championship match since a tournament format was adopted.

DSHA jv tied Brookfield-K, during the regular season.  BB-KM and DS jv finished tied for 2nd in conference.  The tie breaker was awarded to Brookfield-KM to advance them to the championship playoff rounds.
Madison and Pulaski did not compete at this year's state tournament.  

This is DSHA HS's 18th State Championship.

WGR State Championships (15's, Fall)

Year                1st                                2nd                   3rd

2022                DSHA                         Hamilton HS   Brookfield/Kettle Moraine
2021                Catholic Memorial      DSHA             Hamilton HS
2020                -------------------------COVID WON-------------------------
2019                DSHA                         CMHS             Kettle Moraine
2018                DSHA                         CMHS             Hamilton HS
2017                Catholic Memorial      DSHA              Brookfield
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

Friday, October 21, 2022

WGR State Semifinals Livestream Info

 Below is the link to the WGR Livestream Link.

This will be for the west field for the two top tier semifinals:

DSHA HS v Brookfield/Kettle Moraine  @10am


Hamilton HS vs Stevens Point Area HS  @11:15am

Many thanks to Zac Toman for coordinating and providing these.