» Outdoor practices now happening--bundle up, but be able to move!
The Woodsmen are having regular outdoor practices starting on March 18. Come by for a run, and to get a primer about the game of rugby. Practice sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 PM (we're limited by daylight) at Zocher Park behind Keller Elementary in Schaumburg, at the corner of Bode and Salem Roads.
» The Northwest Woodsmen's Spring season started on March 1st
The Woodsmen's first match was March 1 in Manhattan, IL, against our friends the Shamrocks; the Woodsmen were victorious, 20-10. A mixed side with the Lake County Gladiators, entered under our name, struggled in the muddy Whiskey 10s tournament on March 15th, but won late versus one of the best non-D1 clubs in the nation, Wisconsin. The club notched another win on home grass against the visiting Des Moines club March 22, 24-5, but were edged by a Northwest Indy Exiles squad, 26-24 on March 29.
» Woodsmen's Winning Ways Continue
The Woodsmen topped the Illiana Misfits in Hammond, Indiana, 15-0, on a very sloppy field, April 5. There was also a hard-fought win at warm, windy Busse Woods on April 12, over the Chicago Griffins b-side, 34-15, as several a-siders (from their earlier win over the D1 Cincinnati Wolfhounds) entered our match in the second half.
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The Woodsmen finished in a two-way tie for 3rd in the 2013 Tournament of Champions at Northern Illinois Univer...