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REFEREE SOCIETY UPDATE
Make a note to watch for more information on the upcoming Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society annual meeting in February 2015. The WRRS will be holding elections for the Society's President, Treasurer and Appointments Officers (2 year positions) and At-Large Members (1 year positions).
If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, or wish to nominate someone else (after confirming their interest), please contact Eric Goetz at . Thanks to current WRRS President Brad Casetta for this update.
GIRLS HS STATE TOURNAMENT
The schedule for this Sunday's Girls High School State Tournament is set. The tournament will be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex on Sunday, October 26.
- 1st Place: 7:00 pm Catholic Memorial vs. DSHA
- 3rd Place: 5:30 pm Brookfield vs. DSHA JV
- 5th Place: 4:00 pm Fond Du Lac vs. Vernon
- 7th Place: 2:30 pm Kettle Moraine vs. Oak Creek
- 9th Place: 1:30 pm Muskego vs. Appleton
More information and great features on the Girls HS League can be found here. Thanks to Wisconsin Girls Rugby President Dan Chanen for his hard work on this website.
SEASON COMING TO AN END?
Is your team's season nearly done? Now's the time to plan your winter offseason training. Have a great fitness or training resource to share? Let us know.
Here's a short video series from the IRB's Total Rugby YouTube channel on preseason training called Flab 2 Fit. The first season covered a male rugby athlete and the second season highlights a female athlete. Links to season one are below and provide some great motivation for the winter. We'll share season two in the next newsletter.
MATCHES TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND
We're going to highlight matches to keep an eye on. Have a big match coming up? Please let us know and tell us why it's so important.
Men's Rugby – A lot of great men's games coming up this weekend, but we're taking a look at the Men's Collegiate Division 3 WISCARFU Semifinals held at Smith Field in Chicago, Ill. UW-Eau Claire Men kick off versus UW-Parkside at 10 a.m., followed by UW-Stevens Point versus Eastern Illinois at 11:45 a.m. The league's results and current standings are online here.
Women's Rugby – On the women's pitch, the Wisconsin Women (Sr. D2) end their season at home against the Palmer Women Saturday at 10 a.m. Wisconsin needs to beat Palmer to ensure a second-place finish in the Midwest West 2 League this fall behind in-state rivals, the Milwaukee Scylla.