2012 Results

2012 Rocky Mountain Challenge Results

The 2012 Rocky Mountain Challenge, America’s Premier Under-19/17 Rugby Tournament, was held June 16th and 17th at the Aurora Sports Park, just outside of Denver, Colorado. The 14 teams that competed in two age brackets showed outstanding talent and again provided the highest level of age grade rugby in the United States according to USARugby national selectors.

In the Under-19 bracket, Minnesota defeated Heart of America (a side from Kansas and Missouri) 17-12 on a last minute try in a hard fought and extremely close championship match. Both teams had completed pool play 3-0. Minnesota defeated Texas, Southern California and Colorado en route to the title match. Heart of America advanced with wins over Louisiana, Wisconsin and Nebraska

The Under-17 championship was won by a strong and consistent Southern California side over Colorado 40-5. Colorado has defeated Wisconsin 19-5 in one U-17 semifinal; while Southern California topped Heart of America 38-5 to set up the championship match.

On Saturday evening, over 600 players, coaches, trainers, volunteers and family members from the Rocky Mountain Challenge attended the international test match between the USA Eagles and the Republic of Georgia. Dressed in their various team colors, the RMC participants showed vocal support for the national men’s side throughout the match. 7 of the players on the USA starting side had played in the Rocky Mountain Challenge on their way to becoming Eagles.

On championship Sunday, 8 of the current Eagles players came to the Rocky Mountain Challenge to watch the championship matches, present Man of the match Medals, award 1st and 2nd Place trophies, and hand out t-shirts to the players selected to the all-tournament teams. The Eagles also met with many players, signed autographs, posed for pictures and cheered for their home teams.

Under 19

  1. Minnesota
  2. Heart of America
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Colorado
  5. Southern California
  6. Louisiana
  7. Texas
  8. Nebraska

Under 17

  1. Southern California
  2. Colorado
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Minnesota
  5. Heart of America
  6. Texas

All-Tournament Team Selections

Under-17

1 Jake McDonaugh HOA
2 Sean McFarland Wisc
3 Inoke Ralkadroka SoCal
4 Reed Heynan SoCal
5 Connor Gleason Wisc
6 Miles Devine Wisc
7 Jonathon Raby SoCal
8 Lanier Szymanski Wisc
9 Alex Werner Colo
10 Danny Thomas SoCal
11 Mitchell Guzman SoCal
12 Aisea Tongilaua SoCal
13 Billy Maggs SoCal
14 Lanier Gonzalez Texas
15 Matt Lang SoCal
16 Zack Haley Minn
17 Lucas Atwood Colo
18 Drew Gaffney SoCal

Under-19

1 Jordan McMichael SoCal
2 Eric Hamilton Colo
3 Kyle Murphy HOA
4 Brady Lepak Wisc
5 Chris Marias Minn
6 Hanco Germishap Nebraska
7 Zack Bente SoCal
8 Taylor Neaton Minn
9 Matt White Minn
10 Jack Healy Minn
11 Ben Ollie Minn
12 Trevor Hergert Wisc
13 Ben Pinkelman Colo
14 Nate Beaulieu Minn
15 Brendan Nachbar HOA
16 Caleb Concannon HOA
17 Codi Jones SoCal
18 Bernard Stotts Wisc

Sunday, June 17th
Match Results

Time 

 

9:00 AM

U-17 Championship SemiFinal

Rugby Colorado – 19
 Wisconsin – 5

 

U-17 Championship Semifinal #2

Southern California – 38
Heart of America – 5

U-17

Minnesota – 15
Texas – 12
Overtime

10:00 AM

U-19 Pool B Southern

California – 20
Texas – 12

U-19 Pool B

Minnesota – 19
Rugby Colorado – 10

U-19 Pool A

Wisconsin – 31
Louisiana – 5

U-19 Pool A

Heart of America- 26
Nebraska -17

12:00 PM

U-17 Consolation #2

Wisconsin – 56
Texas – 17

U-17 Consolation #3

Minnisota – 12
Heart of America – 5

1:00 PM

U-17 Championship

Southern Colorado – 40
Rugby Colorado – 5

U-19 3rd Place

Wisconsin – 36
Rugby Colorado – 33

U-19 5th Place

Southern California – some
Luisiana – less

U-19th 7th Place

Texas – 31
Nebraska – 14

2:00 PM

U-19 Championship Match

Minnisota – 17
Heart of America – 12

Full Match Results

Under-19:
Championship Minnesota 17 Heart of America (HOA) 12
3rd Place Wisconsin 36 Colorado 33
5th place Southern Cal some Louisiana less
7th Place Texas 31 Nebraska 14
Pool A: HOA 26 Louisiana 0
Wisconsin 33 Nebraska 17
HOA 28 Wisconsin 26
Louisiana 24 Nebraska 20
Wisconsin 31 Louisiana 5
HOA 26 Nebraska 17
Pool B: Minnesota 27 Texas 5
Colorado 21 Southern Cal 19
Colorado 22 Texas 10
Minnesota 13 Southern Cal 7
Southern Cal 20 Texas 12
Minnesota 19 Colorado 10
Under-17
Championship Southern Cal 40 Colorado 5
Semifinal 1 Colorado 19 Wisconsin 5
Semifinal 2 Southern Cal 38 HOA 5
Pool 1: (Saturday) Wisconsin 15 Heart of America (HOA) 3
HOA 17 Texas 13
Texas 19 Wisconsin 15
Pool 2: (Saturday) Southern Cal 22 Colorado 0
Southern Cal 13 Minnesota 6
Colorado 17 Minnesota 7
Consolation Matches:
(Sunday) Minnesota 12 Texas 12 (Minnesota wins on kicks)
Wisconsin 56 Texas 17
Minnesota 8 HOA 5
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