Barbarians takes 6th place at rugby sevens event in Kenosha, WI.

The Milwaukee Barbarians today played in Kenosha at the 15th annual Harborfest rugby 7s tournament.

The Barbarians got off to a shaky start with 2 straight losses. 

After re-grouping and calling on some late-arriving athletes — including some fleet-footed front row veterans — the Barbarians changed direction with a big win in their last match of the seeding round against the Woodsmen.

Advancing to the consolation semi-final, they racked up another impressive win against Madison with a 29-5 scoreline to advance to the championship match. 

However, the Barbarians lost in the consolation final to a very determined team from UW Whitewater, ending the tournament 6th overall.

Roster

The Harborfest roster included:

  • Bell, Dustin    
  • Chini, Todd
  • Drzewiecki, Matt    
  • Baumgart, Chris
  • Opper, Colin
  • Rudy, Mike
  • Setum, Zach
  • Young, Aaron
  • Meyer, Garrett
  • Tobin, Mark
  • Woelfel, Pete
  • Hickey, John (coach)
  • Cunningham, Joe (manager)
Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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