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Michigan Men, Ohio Women Take MW LAU

Thursday Aug 13, 2009 in Elite Level Rugby All-Stars

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Michigan defeated the Chicago Area RFU 39-20 to win the Midwest men’s LAU Tournament Sunday.

Ohio defeated CARFU 27-0 to finish their round-robin undefeated and to take the women’s title.

Michigan men were led by eight who made the all-tournament team, Justin Hickey, Kevin Keating, Matt Trenary, David Scott, Kyle Banner, Daniel Mumo, Dan Norris and Marco Riolo.

Men’s Finals Games and All- Tournament Team:

1st Place: Michigan 39 Chicago 20
3rd Place: Ohio 60 Iowa 24
5th Place: Minnesota 35 President’s XV 5

All-Tournament Team to play Ontario Selects August 22:
Jeremy Drake - Pearl City (IA)
Frank Harris - Dayton Area Flying Pigs (OH)
William Fray Hatfield - Michiana (MI)
Garrett O'Connor - University of Minnesota (MN)
Garrett Schmidt - Eastside Banshees (MN)
David Scott - Grand Rapids Gazelles (MI)


HOOKERS:  Keith Bowen - Chicago Griffins/Lake County Gladiators (CARFU)
Kudzai Muzorewa - Dayton Area Flying Pigs (OH)


LOCKS:  Craig Clark - Chicago Blaze (CARFU)
Charlie Jacobson - Chicago Griffins (CARFU)
Nathan Hornback - Wright State University (OH)
Tony Schenke - Cincinnati Wolfhounds (OH)


FLANKERS:  Adam Bogenrief - Des Moines (IA)
Mike Bunce - Pearl City (IA)
Carl Case - Michiana (MI)
Brian Ebersole - Scioto Valley (OH)
Justin Hickey - Grand Rapids Gazelles (MI)
Ben Smith - Milwaukee Westside Harlequins (WI)
Sam Wier - Pearl City (IA)


#8s:  Conrad Bontrager - Michiana (MI)
Jeff Hoffman - Milwaukee Westside Harlequins (WI)
Jeff Jackson - Chicago Griffins (CARFU)


SCRUM-HALVES:  Adam Scheidler - Chicago Blaze (CARFU)
Matt Trenary - Grand Rapids Gazelles (MI)


FLY-HALVES:  Lee Boleyn - Cedar Rapids Headhunters (IA)
Andrew Martin - Akron Aardvarks (OH)


CENTERS:  Joel Benner - Michiana (MI)
Lance Houia - Chicago Blaze (CARFU)
Nate Jensen - Purdue University (MI)
Kevin Kreger - Detroit Tradesmen (MI)
Albert Tuipulotu - Pearl City (IA)


WINGS:  Kenny Knutson - Pearl City (IA)
Danny Norris- Grand Rapids Gazelles (MI)
Marvin Schaefer - Lake County Gladiators (CARFU)


FULLBACKS:  Shawn Grobler - Cincinnati Wolfhounds (OH)
Zach Simkins - Detroit Tradesmen (MI)
Mike Yager - Cedar Rapids (IA)
Taylor Welch - Pearl City (IA)

Women’s Sunday Results:
Michigan 25 Midwest U23s 5
Ohio 27 Chicago 0

1. Ohio 3-0
2. Michigan 2-1
3. Midwest U23 0-2-1 (-23pd)
4. Chicago 0-2-1 (-28pd)

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