Pitt Men's Rugby Scrums Across the Country
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The University of Pittsburgh Men’s Rugby Club is an elite athletic organization competing at the NCAA D1-AA level. We are members of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference and our 15’s and 7’s teams compete year-round for their respective championships in this talented conference.
When we aren’t battling out intense conference matches, we travel the country entering national tournaments where we have the opportunity to play some of the best college rugby sides in North America.
As members of the MARC, we devote all our time in the fall season competing for the MARC championship title. In the spring, we look to travel to and participate in various prestigious annual tournaments across the United States.
Historically our team has performed extremely well in the tournaments we enter, however due to high entry fees and travel costs we are limited in the number of competitions we can afford to travel to. It is for this reason we ask the friends, family, and alumni of our team to support our goal of attending as many events as possible and help us continue to play the game that we love.
Where Your Donation Will Go:
To those who choose to support our club with a tax-deductible donation, 100% of the funds we raise through this campaign will be put towards travel and entry costs for rugby games and tournaments.
We love this sport and we are immensely grateful to all those who support us, both through donations and through cheering us on and following our team. From all the members of the Pitt RFC we’d like to say thank you to everyone who supports us and for all that you do to help us continue to compete. Hail to Pitt!
Our intention is to enter four distinguished competitions across the country over the course of the 2018 Spring season:
- 2018 USA National Sevens Tournament – Las Vegas
While our club is primarily focused on 15’s competitions, we also field and support a highly competitive 7’s squad. The National Sevens Tournament in Las Vegas is one of the largest rugby events in North America, and features teams from the NCAA all the way up to the national level. The opportunity to compete on this stage is a tremendous honor, and we hope to send our talented 7’s side to showcase our brand of rugby at the national level.
- 36th Nash Bash Rugby Festival – Nashville, TN
One of the many tournaments we have been forced to forgo in years past, Nash Bash is unique in that it draws teams from a much larger area than our local region. We are always looking for opportunities to play great rugby teams, and we’re hoping we can afford to make the trip down to Nashville and participate in this amazing celebration of our sport.
- 52nd Cherry Blossom Tournament – Washington D.C.
Another premier rugby tournament, hosted by the Washington RFC, which is attended by a number of elite, varsity-level teams. While we did make the trip out last year, we were not able to travel with our full team due to travel costs. We’re hoping to make a return to D.C. this spring at full strength at have a run at winning against a strong field of competition.
- 2018 Frostbite Tournament – Landisville, PA
Last February, the Pitt Men’s RFC went undefeated to win the 2017 Frostbite Tournament. While the tournament almost always lives up to its name, with temperatures dipping below zero, we still aim to return to Landisville this year to defend our title and cement Pitt Rugby’s legacy in this local competition.