2023 Womens Social Champions

Grand Rapids mark return to Milwaukee with top honors

Grand Rapids women’s rugby returned to the Lakefront 7s this year playing as the Growlers in the Social division. But after their championship run, they’ll be remembered no matter what name they choose.

The Growlers (Grand Rapids, MI) met DSHA Alumni (Brookfield, WI), Benchwarmers (Peru, IL) and Chiefs (Oswego, IL) in Pool B. While the Growlers won their pool comfortably with a 3-0-0 record, they had the lowest point differential (67) compared to the other pool winners (88 and 73 respectively).

Not surprisingly, their semi-final against the Sabres (St. Louis, MO) was a close affair. The Growlers were victorious at the final whistle, but only by a try and a conversion. Final score: 21-12.

In the other semi-final, a pair of Lakefront 7s debutants faced off: Blackyardigans vs. Khaleesi’s¬† Dragons. Both teams feature players from across the country with no specific club affiliation.

This semi-final was even closer than the first, but the Blackyardigans prevailed 22-17.

Despite the competitive playoffs, the championship¬† was a one-sided affair with Growlers finishing strong: 32-0 for the Women’s Social trophy.

2023 Womens Social Champions
2023 Womens Social Champions


Women's Super Social Playoffs

Pool play standings

Women's Super Social Pool Stage Standings

Full match results

Women's Super Social Full Match Results

Championship Match Video (Optional)

The championship match video is also available.

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