Palmer men’s rugby team places third in USA Rugby Final Four championship
The Palmer College of Chiropractic Rugby Football Club claimed third place
overall by beating the Boston Irish Wolfhounds 50-14 in the consolation round of
the USA Men’s Division 1 Rugby Championship in Glendale, Colo., on Sunday, June
5. This is the first time Palmer has finished higher than fourth place in the
USA Men’s Division 1 national tournament.
“I want to congratulate our nationally recognized
Palmer Rugby team on their strong showing this weekend,” said Chancellor Dennis
Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., who traveled with his family to Glendale to watch the
team compete. “Not only is it exciting to watch these players demonstrate the
passion they have for the sport, it is equally impressive to see these men
showcase their Palmer Pride.”
The Palmer ruggers lost to Olympic Club 41-29 in a
hard-fought semi-final match on Saturday, June 4. All tournament results can be
found at www.usarugby.org.
The 2011 squad is the first Palmer team to qualify for
the final four in this tournament in back-to-back years, and is the first team
to finish third overall. With many players set to return next year, the Palmer
team has high hopes for the 2012 season.