EIRA Players Shine in Regional Cup Tournaments
The Northeast RCT held in Rahway, New Jersey was a success with teams from various states braving the rain Saturday for a fantastic weekend of rugby. The festival style, round-robin event saw all-star performances from a number of EIRA players, with Jack Bradfield (Saint Edward's) helping the Celtic Elite (OH) squad to a strong weekend. In the Junior Varsity bracket, a number of teams had productive weekends, spearheaded by the DC Elite, who won all of their games and were led by EIRA tour veteran Matt Freeman (Gonzaga).
Three High School All-Star Regional Cup Tournaments (RCTs) were held June 17-18 across the country. EIRA players showcased their skills on their club teams and on All-Star teams.
The North Carolina JV and Varsity teams won their respective divisions at the USA RCT held at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. The JV team was led by tournament MVP and Eagle Impact Academy athlete Jack Williams (Charlotte Tigers) and The Varsity team by co-MVPs and Eagle Impact Academy athletes Larry Williams (Clayton Copperheads) and Tom Stockton (Raleigh Rattlesnakes).
A shout out to the following EIRA athletes who received MVP honors:
Tom Stockton (RCT MVP)
Larry Williams (RCT MVP)
Jack Williams (RCT MVP)
EIRA players dominated in the West RCTs at the Rocky Mountain Challenge in Denver, CO. Representation included two Middle School Midwest teams who finished 1st and 2nd in a small three team division.
The Junior Varsity final was a competitive and skilled game between EIRA SoCal and EIRA Midwest with EIRA SoCal winning 27-12.
(Photos Courtesy of Jon Ohmann)
(Photo Courtesy of Allison Bradfield)
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In the Varsity Division EIRA Midwest finished second to the west Valley Warriors from Utah while EIRA SoCal, last years winners, although finishing 1-3 played solid rugby.