Pulaski is well known at Lakefront 7s for competing in the High School divisions. This year they entered a team of High School alumni in the Men’s Social division and did very well.
In the pool stage, Pulaski Roos went 3-0-0 after fighting off a scare from Fox Valley (eventually winning 17-12). They then defeated Dream Theims 28-0 in the semi-final. Ironically, the Thiem family are all Roos alumni themselves dating back from 1998 to 2019.
In the final, Roos defeated hosts Milwaukee Barbarians (31-14) to claim the championship.
The Milwaukee Barbarians (Milwaukee, WI) – playing as the Racing Sausages — have successfully defended their 2018 Men’s Open/Social championship.
Having gone 3-0 in pool play, the tournament hosts faced the top-seeded Dream Thiems (Green Bay, WI) in the first semi-final. In a close 19-12 match, Milwaukee defeated Thiems by just a single converted try.
On the other side of the bracket, the South Side Irish (Chicago, IL) and the Condors (Chicago, IL) battled for a place in the championship. The Irish punched their ticket with a dominant 24-7 victory over their cross-town rivals.
In a classic Milwaukee vs. Chicago match-up, the Barbarians and Irish competed fiercely in another nail-biter with Milwaukee getting the edge. At the final whistle, the 19-12 score gave the Barbarians their second consecutive championship in the Men’s Open/Social division.
Hailing all the way from Los Angeles, CA, the Sepi’s 7 team travelled to the Midwest to attend the Lakefront 7s for the first time.
Sepi’s 7 sailed through pool play with wins of 31-12, 31-0, and 28-5 over Reaper 7s (Minneapolis), Fox Cities (Appleton, WI), and Blaze (Chicago, IL).
In the fist semi-final, Sepi’s 7 put on an offensive clinic against NMU Moosemen (Marquette, MI), running up final score of 45-5. On the other side of the bracket Milwaukee RFC met local Wisconsin rivals Oconomowoc. This match was a bit closer, but MRFC won comfortably 28-12.
But as with most finals at the 2018 Lakefront 7s, taking the championship would be no walk in the park. Sepi’s 7 and MRFC traded scores until the full-time whistle sounded and the visitors from Los Angeles raised the trophy with a narrow 21-14 victory. (more…)
The Milwaukee Barbarians — tournament hosts and playing under the ‘BAR-barian’ moniker — swept the Men’s Open “A” bracket at the 2018 Lakefront 7s.
Despite having 5 teams entered in the event across all the Men’s brackets, the Barbarians cruised through pool play with a 3-0 record and an impressive point differential of 96: more than enough to capture the first seed!
In the first semi-final, the Barbarians met 4th-seeded Scorpions (Cape Girardeau, MO) who were making their Lakefront 7s debut and also went 3-0 in pool play. The match would be the closest contest for each team all day with just a conversion kick separating the two. At the final whistle, the Barbarians won 21-19 to advance to the championship.
The other semi-final saw Krakens — a Michigan-based touring side who have won the Men’s Open bracket 4 of the last 10 years — meet Lake County. The superior defense of the Krakens carried the team to a confident 19-7 victory.
The final was a close-contest with neither side willing to give much on defense. But in the end, the Barbarians out-scored Krakens two-tries to one seal the championship. (more…)