East High School Boys Rugby Football Club - Some Background

Mission statement

To promote teamwork, sportsmanship and hard fair play through rugby for the young men of Eash High School and central Denver. To celebrate the positive diversity of our inner city population.

Description: East High Rugby has been an official Club Sport at East HS since 1988 and we award varsity letters. The parent's organization is one of the strongest in the country and was featured in a four page article in the national publication, "Rugby Magazine" in 2004.

Club Colors: Red and White
Club head coaches in sequence: Paul Hoskins Sr., Paul Hoskins Jr., Bill Baer
Practice Location: City Park
Game (Home) Location: East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, CO 80206
Tours: Team has toured every spring since 1997, including Salt Lake City, New Mexico, Des Moines, Kansas City and Omaha.
   Colorado Youth Rugby Sportsmanship in 2003, 2004, 2005. Ranked 8th in the nation in 1997.
   CYR Player of the Year 2004 - Connor O'Brien
   CYR Player of the Year 2006 - Jonny Miller
   CYR Coaches of the Year 1998 - Paul Hoskins Sr. & Bill Baer
   CYR Coach of the Year 2006 - Bill Bear
East Rugby Hall of Fame: 2008 - Paul Hoskins Sr., Link Wilfley
                                      2009 - John Falkenberg Sr., Connor O'Brien
   Division II State championship - 1988
   Division I   State championship - 1997, 2002, 2004
   Division I   State Finalists - 1994, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

U-19 Eagles Participants: Micah Bronitsky 1998; Link Wilfley 1998; John Lanphier 1998; Chris Alberts 1999; Kevin Baer 2000; John Falkenberg Jr. 2000; Connor O'Brien 2003

U.S. Men's Eagles: Link Wilfley, Mike Magan (East High Rugby coach).