The Milwaukee Barbarians took their first steps today towards qualifying for a spot at the USA Rugby National Club 7s Championship to be held in August.
The Milwaukee-area rugby club sent three sides to the Madtown 7s in Madison, WI, with two sides entered in the Qualifier bracket and one in the Open bracket.
At the end of the day, the Barbarians finished in 5th and 7th place in the Qualifier bracket. In the Open bracket, the team exited after the pool-stage matches.
Next week the Barbarians send two Qualifier sides to the the Minnesota 7s, and a third side to Harborfest in Kenosha.
Midwest Sevens Qualifier Series
USA Rugby holds a National Rugby Sevens Championship each year in August. To be eligible for the championship, teams compete around the country in a series of Qualifier matches in their geographic region.
Two teams are selected to represent the Midwest at the National Sevens Championships. The selection process is called the Midwest Sevens Qualifier Series. It consists of a set of events held across the Midwest at locally organized rugby sevens tournaments.