SPRING 15's SEASON
2014 was the 26th year for East H.S. Rugby. With an active roster of 65 players, we fielded an A side, B. side and an 8th / fresh. / soph. side. 56 students and 38 adults travelled to Kansas City on the 18th annual East Rugby Tour. The A side lost to Kansa City Jr. Blues- ranked #3 in the country and defeated St. Thomas Aquinas- ranked #9 in the country.
In the State playoffs, we defeated Littleton 42-5 in the quarter finals. and in a thrilling semi final match, East beat Aurora 13-12 to advance to the state finals. Colorado Springs beat East 33-6 in the State Championship finals in Glendale Stadium.
The East B side had a record of 6 wins 4 losses and 2 ties including beating both of the only other B sides in the Wooden Bowl Tournament.
The East 8th / Fresh / soph. side had 8 wins and 5 losses including a win over St. Thomas Aquinas on tour.
We were disappointed to lose in the state finals, but pleased with the tremendous improvement throughout the season. The end of season party and awards dinner was a great success and attended by over 150 players, parents, coaches, siblings and fans.
East had many players participate for the Colorado Select Side vs. select side all stars from many other states in a national tournament in Aurora. Jackson Bock was selected for the all tournament team in the u-18 division and Adam Leonard was selected for the all tournament team in the u-16 division. This is a great honor for these two players as well as the East program.
SUMMER SEVENS RUGBY
The East H.S. 7s team took 2nd in a national sevens tournament at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. We went undefeated (4-0) in pool play including a win over Colorado Spring by 52-7.
East lost to the Utah Select Side in the finals in Dicks Stadium.
The East Sevens team also participated in an 11 team league that played 2 matches every Wed. night for seven Wed. nights in a row. The first five Wed. nights determined the seeding and the last two was a tournament. We went into the tournament seeded 2nd. In the Tournament we beat the Ponderosa Titans in the first round, Littleton in the semi finals and PAC ( Platte Canyon) in the finals to win the Denver Sevens Championship. Congratulations to the players and the coaches for winning the championship. Of the 18 players on the sevens roster- 14 will be back next year for the 2015 15's season and the 2015 summer sevens.
2015 SEASON PREVIEW
We will start informal touch rugby sessions on on the East H.S. turf. In the past we have had these sessions on the grass soccer field but the A.D. wanted to rest the grass- so we are on the turf. These sessions will be every until winter break. Times are usually but if there is a conflict with the Broncos, the sessions will be . The dates and times will be on the website. eastrugby.com There sessions are not formal practices. They are intended to sharpen your skills and have some fun. If you are new to the program, this is a great opportunity to come out and meet the guys and start to learn rugby.
Pre Season Fitness
For players not participating in a fall sport such as football or soccer, we offer after school fitness sessions two afternoons a week, starting around early November. Specific dates and times will be posted on the website. These sessions have included running, weight training and yoga under the direction of Mark Hoskin , our strength and conditioning coach and his assistants. Mr. Hoskin has carefully tracked participation for the last several years and although these fitness sessions are voluntary, the students who have attended on a regular basis have had a much reduced injury rate and performed better at rugby than those players who did not participate.
We will have a recruitment meeting in November for all new and returning players. Date and time will be determined.
Alumni/ Current Player Party and Hall of Fame This annual event will be , 5;30- Save the date. A great opportunity for new players and parents to meet alumni /
Alumni/ Current Player Touch Rugby
Sunday Dec. 21 2-4 p.m. on the East H.S. turf. A great fun annual event. Everyone welcome.
Registration for all Players and Parents In early January, right after school starts, an evening meeting at East H.S. for all parents and players.
on East H.S. turf. If you come fit ready to work and learn, you will enjoy your rugby.
The East H.S. Sevens team took 2nd place in the Denver Sevens Tournament.
The team was 4-0 in pool play including a 52-7 win over Colorado Springs to advance to the final in Dicks Sporting Goods Stadium.
In the final, The Utah Select Side defeated the Angels 40-0.
Team pictured below, not in picture; Sam Adix and Blake Pullen
EAST H.S. RUGBY ADVANCES TO STATE SEMI FINALS
East A Side beat Littleton 55-12 in the quarter finals. We will play Aurora in the semifinals on at 6.p.m. ( note time) at Mountain Range High School 12500 Huron St. , Denver,CO 80234
The B side finished strong in the Wooden Bowl round robin tournament. The East H.S. B side lost to Swarm A and Highlands Ranch A in the first two matches but finished the day with wins over Ponderosa Titans B and Platte Canyon B. So the B side schedule is completed. However, East H.S. B side players are expected to continue to come to practice and help the A side at training sessions.
Monday April 28
Practice at City Park 3;45- If the park is closed due to rain, we will meet in the East H.S. lunchroom. Bring indoor and outdoor gear all this week.
Fitness and film study 6-8; East H.S. room 240 . We will study film of our league game with Aurora.
Wednesday April 30
Practice at City Park 3;45- 6.m.
Thursday May 1
Practice at City Park 3;45-
Friday May 2
Team Meeting at Coach Baer's house 1027 Steele St. Denver 80206. Not dinner. Meeting to review goals.
Saturday May 3
State semi finals East H.S. vs Aurora kickoff at Mountain Range H.S. . Information on specific schedule for players ( when to meet etc. ) will be sent later.
END OF SEASON PARTY
at 5;30 p.m. at Crestmoor Club, 101 South Kearney Street.
EAST RUGBY ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS
On Saturday May 3 East beat Aurora 13-12 in a thrilling state semi final match. East lost to Aurora 38-12 in the regular season and Aurora was ranked in the top 25 of the high school teams in the country.
We will play for the State Championship vs. Colorado Springs on Saturday May 10 at Infinity Park Rugby Stadium in Glendale, 950 South Birch Street. KICK OFF AT 12:40 P.M. .
NOTE- THIS WAS CHANGED FROM 2:40 P.M. TO ALLOW THE STUDENTS TO ATTEND PROM THAT AFTERNOON. Tickets are $6 including students.
Monday May 5 3:45-6 p.m. practice at City Park
Tuesday May 6 6-8:15 p.m. fitness and film session reviewing Colorado Springs film
Wednesday May 7 3:45- 6 p.m. practice at City Park
Thursday May 8 3:45- 6 p.m. practice at City Park . Last practice of the season.
Friday May 9 6-7 p.m. Team meeting at Coach Baer's house 1027 Steele . NOT DINNER
Saturday May 10 12:40 p.m. kick off Div. I State Championship match Infinity Park Rugby Stadium at Glendale
EAST H.S. RUGBY PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
Everyone is invited to the final team dinner on Friday April 25, 6 p.m. at the East H.S. lunchroom . This will prepare us for the playoffs.