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oshkosh tag champs 2018

It was another busy Saturday for local area ruggers. Tag rugby had their first tournament in Oshkosh with the club sides playing at the 20th annual Harborfest in Kenosha. The 2018 Midwest 7s Series (National qualifier events) also kicked off with their first event — the Firehouse 7s — in Lemont, IL.

2nd Annual Oinktacular

Nine tag rugby clubs headed to Oshkosh to for the the first Wisconsin Tag Rugby tournament of the year including Dragon Rugby ClubGreen Bay Youth RugbyFDL RugbyWest Bend Youth RugbyWaukesha RugbyBlack Knights RugbyOzaukee Rugby, and Oshkosh Youth Rugby. In all, over 200 children participated!

Here are the event champions:

  • 1st/2nd Grade Bracket — Waukesha
  • 3rd/4th Grade Bracket — West Bend
  • 5th/6th Grade Bracket — Grafton
  • 7th/8th Grade Bracket — Green Bay

20th Annual Harborfest

Harborfest was a bit smaller than past years, but a fun day of rugby ensued nonetheless. In a re-match of last weeks Lighthouse 7s, Milwaukee RFC again met the Barbarians. This week however the Barbarians were victorious with a final score of 24-19 to take the event championship.

Milwaukee Barbarians, 2018 Harborfest 2018 Champions
Milwaukee Barbarians, 2018 Harborfest 2018 Champions

Firehouse 7s

On the Qualifier side, the first event coincided with the Firehouse 7s. Metropolis defeated the Chicago Lions in the Men’s final to take the championship. The full ranking of the Men’s teams was:

  1. Metropolis
  2. Chicago Lions
  3. Cincinnati
  4. Milwaukee Barbarians
  5. Chicago Lions B
  6. Cleveland Academy
  7. Chicago Blaze
  8. Metropolis B

Metropolis also won the Women’s qualifier. The final Women’s rankings were:

1-Metropolis
2-Cincinnati
3-Chicago Lions
4-Chicago NorthShore
5-Grand Rapids
6-Legacy Academy
7-Columbus
8-Circle City

On deck

IT’S RUGBY CHRISTMAS! That’s right, the Lakefront 7s — North America’s largest summer rugby festival — is only a few days away. We have record numbers of women participating with 32 teams between the Women’s Social and High School girls brackets. Combining boys and girls, we also have a record 24 High School teams! It’s sure to be a great day of rugby.

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