Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Midwest High School Thunderbird Boys to Travel to Las Vegas

The Midwest Thunderbird Boys will head to Las Vegas this weekend to compete in a high school sevens tournament. This tournament will be held in conjunction with The Las Vegas Sevens. Good luck to the Thunderbird Boys!

Name Team State
Berkenpas, Ian Rockford MI
Farmer, Jalen Fox Valley IL
Gent, Jacob Rockford MI
Gill, John St. Edward OH
Johns, Jaden Sycamore IL
Lindsay, Liam Glen Ellyn IL
Norman, Fin St. Edward OH
O'Reilly, Lee Lake Forest IL
Reese, Cameron Pulaski WI
Riley, Jimmy St. Edward OH
Stevenson, Aaron Montini IL
Trimarco, Ricardo Montini IL
Hall, John Fox Valley IL


Nolan Day

Mike Norman

Monday, February 18, 2019

Midwest High School Girls go 3-0 in Florida

The Midwest Thunderbird High School Girls toured Florida this past weekend and played some very fine rugby defeating USA South twice and also defeating the Florida High School All-Stars. Makenna Tuman (North Pitt) led all scoring with 20 points.

Midwest Thunderbirds 22
USA South 17

Midwest Thunderbirds 43
USA South 17

Midwest Thunderbirds 24
Florida High School All-Stars 5

Thunderbird Scoring
Makenna Tuman 20
Alle English 18
Abby Terpstra 12
Ava Denner 9
Jada Morris 5
Libby Moser 5
Delaney Moyer 5
Gina Pollice 5
Emily Rahja 5
Anna Walters 5

Thunderbird Roster

Club SRO
Anselme Becca Ankeny IA
Boing Aubrey Brunswick OH
Cancian Molly Brunswick OH
Crow Haley Catholic Memorial WI
Cunningham Aly Catholic Memorial WI
Denner Ava Des Moines Roosevelt IA
Driver Taylor North Central IN
English Alle Watkins OH
Farmer Abby Lane Tech IL
Hensel Anna North Central IN
Hoch Grace St. Joseph Academy OH
Hoch Kayla Orchard Park NY
Hyde Alexandra Sparta Rock MI
Julich Sydney Ankeny IA
Kayser Abby Divine Savior WI
Klenz Jenna Divine Savior WI
Knoblach Lauren Hudson OH
Knutson Gwen Brookfield WI
Koorndyk Hannah Grandville MI
Locke Natalie Warsaw IN
Loew Cici Grandville MI
Morris Jada Des Moines Roosevelt IA
Moser Libby North Central IN
Moyer Delany Brownsburg IN
Peterson Savannah Divine Savior WI
Pieters Angelina Catholic Memorial WI
Pollice Angelina Grandville MI
Rahja Emily Mentor OH
Ramirez Zoe Perrysburg OH
Reed Megan Westfield IN
Regan Reese Hudson OH
Sarber Hanna Grandville MI
Taylor Haley Westfield IN
Terpstra Abby Hopkins MN
Terwilliger Erin Orchard Park NY
Tuman Makenna North Pitt PA
Twitty Jayla Walnut Hills OH
Walters Anna Hudson OH
Ward Erin St. Joseph Academy OH
Wetter Maggie Brunswick OH
Wright Meg Catholic Memorial WI
Youngblood Mackenzie Divine Savior WI
Zielinski Allexus St. Joseph Academy OH

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Midwest Girls to Tour Ireland

The Midwest Girls High School Thunderbirds will be touring Ireland From August 2nd to 11, 2019. This is the groups first tour to Europe. Head coach Garrett Fisher is still looking to add 6 players to the roster.

Ireland Roster 
Crow, Haley - Catholic Memorial (WI)
Hensel, Anna - North Central (IN)
Knutson, Gwen - Brookfield Bruisers (WI)
Moyer, Delany - Brownsburg (IN)
Pollice, Angelina -  Grandville (MI)
Rahja, Emily – Mentor (OH)
Boing, Aubrey - Brunswick (OH)
Driver, Taylor - North Central (IN)
English, Alle – Watkins (OH)
Hyde, Alexandra - Sparta (MI)
Julich, Sydney - Ankeny (IA)
Klenz, Jenna - Divine Savior (WI) 
Locke, Natalie – Warsaw (IN)
Moser, Libby - North Central (IN)
Ochoa, Adilene -  Grandville (MI)
Peterson, Savannah - Divine Savior (WI)
Readence, Jourdan – Brunswick (OH)
Reed, Megan - Westfield (IN) 
Twitty, Jayla - Walnut Hills (OH)
Ward, Erin - St. Joseph Academy (OH)
Wright, Meg - Catholic Memorial (WI)
Youngblood, Mackenzie - Divine Savior (WI) 
Zielinski, Allexus - St. Joseph Academy (OH)
Cunningham, Aly - Catholic Memorial (WI)
Kayser, Abby - Divine Savior (WI)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Top High School Boys Teams to Play for Midwest Championship

Some of the best high school boys teams in the country will face each other in the Midwest High School Boys Championship at the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Indiana this weekend. St. Edward(OH), St. Ignatius(OH), Penn(IN) and Royal Irish(IN) are ranked with the top clubs in the country.
In years past, the tournament has split single school teams and multi-school teams. This year, the two divisions have been merged to create the strongest bracket of eight possible. Which team will emerge as champion is anyone's guess.

There will also be a tier 2 bracket of eight along with a JV division, festival division, and developmental division. All in all, there will be 33 teams playing this weekend in Elkhart.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Catholic Memorial Tops Divine Savior

The Midwest Girls High School Rugby Championship was held this past weekend and a new champion emerged. Divine Savior, who had won every Midwest championship since 2003 was bested by Wisconsin rival Catholic Memorial 25-22. Both teams have pulled away from the rest of the Midwest pack with Catholic Memorial beating Lane Tech 69-10, and Warsaw 66-12. Divine Savior won both their matches over Hudson 60-0, and St. Joseph 71-7. In the final, both sides traded leads with Catholic Memorial pulling ahead to stay with 5 minutes left.

Final School Standings:

  1. Catholic Memorial(WI)
  2. Divine Savior(WI)
  3. St. Joseph(OH)
  4. Warsaw(IN)
  5. Grandville(MI)
  6. Hudson(OH)
  7. Lane Tech(IL)
  8. Penn(IN)

The club division had a close final as well, with two Ohio teams in the finals. Walnut Hills edged Brunswick 22-17. To reach the finals, Brunswick won matches over Pulaski 21-14, and KC United 34-15. Walnut Hills won their matches over Hopkins 40-10, and Brookfield 15-7.

Final Club Standings:

  1. Walnut Hills(OH)
  2. Brunswick(OH)
  3. Pulaski(WI)
  4. Brookfield(WI)
  5. KC United(MO)
  6. Hopkins(MN)

Perrysburg(OH) bested Amherst(OH) 22-15 in the Open Division Championship and Divine Savior won the JV Championship.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

High School Girls Play for Midwest Championship

This weekend teams from seven states will converge on the Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Indiana for the Midwest High School Girls Championship. The School Division will be a strong field of 8 with Catholic Memorial from Wisconsin earning the top seed. Last year's national champion, Divine Savior, (Also from Wisconsin) will provide stiff competition. Rounding out the school bracket will be Lane Tech (IL), Grandville (MI), Warsaw (IN), St. Joseph Academy (OH), Penn (IN) and Hudson (OH).

In the Club Division, last year's Midwest Champion - Hopkins out of Minnesota will return along with Brookfield (WI), KC United (MO), Pulaski (WI), Walnut Hills (OH) and Brunswick (OH). It is a very even field, and it's anyone's guess as to who will come out on top.

The Open Bracket will be strong again with Oak Creek (WI), Perrysburg (OH) and Amherst (OH) competing for the Open Championship.

Results will be posted on the website www.midwestyouthrugby.com.  

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Midwest Girls U-19 Thunderbirds Shine in Florida

Midwest Girls U-19 Thunderbirds Shine in Florida

The Thunderbirds recent Florida tour produced victories over the Florida U-20 all stars and the Florida High School all stars by scores of 92-0 and 91-0. Clara Lemal-Brown led the way with 8 trys in the two matches. Scoring for the Thunderbirds:

Clara Lemal-Brown 40pts
Regina Baldaldo 31pts
Alle English 30pts
Saher Hamden 15pts
Kpenkai Carter 10pts
Sophia Haley 10pts
Matja Saarenheimo-Vanderhorst 10pts
Maia Breeden 5 pts
Quarille Howard 5pts
Sydney Julich 5pts
Lina Lucas 5pts
Emily Morris 5pts
Areliz Rivera 5pts

Thunderbird Roster
Regina Baldado - St. Joseph Academy, Ohio
Mahina Beates - Brunswick, Ohio
Maia Breeden - Hudson, Ohio 
Kpenkai Carter - Armstrong, Minn. 
Samira Colbert - Hudson, Ohio
Alle English - unattached, Ohio
Izzi Gibbon - Walnut Hills, Ohio
Sophia Haley - Hopkins, Minn. 
Saher Hamdan - Lakewood, Ohio
Quarille Howard - Hopkins, Minn. 
Sydney Julich - Ankeny, Iowa
Clara Lemal-Brown - Hudson, Ohio
Natalie Locke - Warsaw, Ind. 
Bella Lubsey - Bruisers, Wisc. 
Lina Lucas - Avon, Ind. 
Emily Morris - Pulaski, Wisc. 
Raina Perciak - Brunswick, Ohio
Areliz Rivera - Bruisers, Wisc. 
Matja Sarrenheimo-Vanderhorst - Grandville, Mich.
Haley Taylor - Hamilton United, Ind.

Upcoming Camps
Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 14
Denison University, Ohio – July 26-29
Wisconsin – Mid May – Tentative
Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa - Tentative