Men's Rugby Club

UW-W Men's Rugby was the NATIONAL RUNNER-UP during the Fall 2014 Season. The team came up short to UM-Duluth, 24-14, on December 7, 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina in the National Championship.



Our club was founded in the spring of 1989 by Ken Lowe, a native of South Africa. The University of Wisconsin Whitewater Rugby Club participates in the Wisconsin Rugby Union as a division 2 collegiate team. We have two seasons per year. One in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. Our conference season is played in the fall, of which the top two teams in our conference qualify for the NCAA Midwest Tournament, which is the launching pad into the national tournament. Also, during the year, including summer, we participate in tournaments around the state and the midwest.
If you are concerned with not knowing rules or lack of experience, no need to worry, everyone is welcome to join. We will show you how to play rugby, and more important make you a good player in the process.

Contact Information

President: Eric Pachowitz
Phone: 414.254.4331
Co-Vice President: Tim Grams  
Phone: 262.501.0267
Co-Vice President: Garrett Shibilski
Phone: 262.501.1783
Secretary: Conor Bell


Treasurer: Sam Koerner
Phone: 920.205.9103
Advisor: Dave VanDoren  
Website: N/A

Practice Schedule:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Indoor Location: Gym 1A
Time 9-10:45pm
Outdoor Location: Rugby Pitch Rugby Pitch (north side) Rugby Pitch (north side) Rugby Pitch (north side)
Time 4:00-6:30pm 4:00-6:30pm 4:00-6:30pm 4:00-6:30pm

Fall 2016 Schedule - D2
Date Time Location Opponent Result Score Record
Sep. 11 TBD Milwaukee Marquette W 70-10 1-0
Sep. 18 1pm HOME UW-Milwaukee W 74-17 2-0
Sep. 24 1pm HOME UW-Platteville W 100-0 3-0
Oct. 1 1pm HOME UW-Stout W 80-7 4-0
Oct. 15 1pm HOME UW-La Crosse W 91-0 5-0
Oct. 22 TBD Marquette, MI Northern Michigan
Fall 2016 Schedule - D3
Sep. 17 TBD Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire
Oct. 1 3pm HOME Michigan Tech
Oct. 8 1pm HOME UW-Madison
Oct. 15 TBD Steven's Point UW-Steven's Point
WIIL Conference Tournament
Oct. 29 TBD HOME Quarterfinal
Nov. 5 TBD Cottage Grove Final Four
Nov. 6 TBD Cottage Grove Championship
USA Rugby National Tournament
Nov. 19 TBD TBD Sweet 16
Nov. 20 TBD TBD Elite 8
USA Rugby National Tournament
Dec. 3 TBD TBD National Final Four


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Recreation Sports & Facilities
Williams Center Room 100
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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Phone: (262) 472-1145
Fax: (262) 472-1875
Hotline: (262) 472-1400
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