Today we are excited to announce that registration for the 2018 Lakefront 7s rugby tournament is officially open.
The 2018 Lakefront 7s will take place on June 30 at Veterans Park. As in prior years, registration is only available online (see below) and closes two weeks prior to kick-off (June 15).
As you can see below, tag rugby brackets (1st through 8th grade) are included in the online registration process for the first time. (more…)
Even though it’s still winter, planning has already begun for Spring and Summer rugby in the badger state. This is especially true for the rugby 7s, rugby 10s and tag rugby events that demand a lot more organization than a single 15s match would require. To help teams prepare, we’ve reached out to event organizers to put together this Wisconsin rugby sevens calendar.
This calendar includes both traditional summer tournaments as well as collegiate and high school series. Relevant contact information for each event or series is also provided.
We will continue to update this Wisconsin rugby sevens calendar as information becomes available (especially for Fall 7s events which are still a ways off). And if you have any additions or modifications to the Wisconsin rugby sevens calendar please do drop us a note! (more…)
Lakefront 7s today launched it’s new website in preparations for the 2018 tournament and festival.
Some of the featured highlights are:
We’d just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Hunger Task Force food drive at the 2017 Lakefront 7s rugby festival on Saturday.
We blew away our 200-pound goal and collected 665 pounds of food!
In addition to the people who donated items in Saturday, we’re grateful for both generous volunteers — Ryan Duklas and Kurt Kinderfather in particular — as well as our corporate partners including: (more…)
Local TV station TMJ4 visited the Lakefront 7s rugby tournament and festival today to checkout our the 35th anniversary of the event.
In addition to some great team footage, TMJ4 caught up with tournament director Erik Schleicher who shared his thoughts on rugby.
It’s not as rough as everybody says it is.
Rugby is for everybody. The little guy. The big guy. The hipster guy. The cool guy. The fat guy. We don’t discriminate.
Indeed, you’ll find all shapes, sizes, and ages at the Lakefront 7s festival.
Thanks to TMJ4 for making the trip to the Lakefront!
Highlights of the 2017 Lakefront 7s.
The High School Girls final was a defensive battle with only a conversion kick separating the two teams. The Hawkettes (Des Moines, IA) met the Wisconsin All-Stars in the pairing. The final score was the lowest combined total of all the championships with the Hawkettes on top 14-12.
For the High School Boys the Wildcats (Eagan, MN) dominated their opponents most of the day. Despite allowing two tries, they put on an offensive masterclass to defeat the Red Dogs (De Pere, WI) 36 – 14 in yet another Minnesota-Wisconsin matchup.
In the morning Men’s Open bracket, the Krakens (Lake Michigan, IN) put in a comprehensive display on both sides of the ball and cruised to a 24 – 7 victory over Viejos Leones (Chicago, IL).
The afternoon Men’s Open bracket was much closer with Wisconsin Rugby Club (Madison, WI) scoring 3 tries. However, the Swords (Chicago, IL) dotted down one more try and kicked a few extra conversions to capture the championship with a 28-17 victory.