Penn's Ariel Re Bermuda 7s Trip Featured in The Daily Pennsylvanian
URugby hosted yet another successful Ariel Re Bermuda 7s tournament this past March. Penn’s Rugby team was highlighted by Cole Jacobson of The Daily Pennylvanian in his article "Behind the scenes on how Penn men's rugby made Bermuda dreams a reality." While other varsity teams were traveling to St. Louis for Wrestling or Los Angles for Women's Basketball March Madness, Jacobson said that the Rugby team’s trip was "the best trip of all."
Penn Win Bowl Trophy at Bermuda 7s
Although not qualifying for the Winner's Bracket, Vice President Taylor Martinez discusses how the team kept their heads up and still went home with some hardware. The Quakers went on to win the Bowl Trophy with a 19 to 10 victory over Norwich University to end their trip with four straight wins, allowing them to walk away with the Bowl Trophy for winning the consolation bracket.
Penn Men's Rugby Noted for Off Field Efforts
Jacobson discusses the hard work that the players had to do to make this trip happen. When Penn Men's Rugby wanted to take their program to the next step, they hosted fundraisers such as the "BikeA-Thon" to raise money to make this trip happen. URugby helped Penn take their club to the next level with the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s.
URugby helps to Grow and Build College Rugby Programs
With events like these, URugby is helping college teams create opportunities to travel places that they have never traveled before. Besides providing the chance for teams to compete with top level programs, these tournaments also create teams who become closer as friends and families. Junior David Harris, Penn Sports Club Council President, is quoted on how he has seen the team become more respectable around campus since the Bermuda trip. It seems rugby is finally being taken as a serious sport on campus.