Men's Rugby Club

UW-W Men's Rugby was the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS during the Fall 2016 Season. The team defeated Furman Univ., 29-13, on December 4, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina in the National Championship Match.



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: Tim Grams  
Phone: 262.501.0267
Vice President: Garrett Shibilski
Phone: 262.501.1783
Secretary: Alec Prochniak


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

Spring 2017 Schedule
Date Time Location Opponent Result Score Record
Mar. 25 Iowa City, IA Champs
Apr. 8 Northern Iowa Champs
Apr. 22 Winona, MN
Apr. 29 1pm HOME Alumni Match
May 6 Cottage Grove
May 20 Denver, CO NATIONALS
Fall 2016 Schedule - D2
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 W 56-24 6-0
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 1pm HOME Quarterfinal v UIC W 138-0 7-0
Nov. 5 11am Cottage Grove Final Four v Northern Iowa W 88-12 8-0
Nov. 6 2pm Cottage Grove Championship v Illinois State W 45-11 9-0
USA Rugby National Tournament (Pittsburgh, PA)
Nov. 19 1pm Pittsburgh, PA Sweet 16 v Middlebury (VT) W 55-8 10-0
Nov. 20 1pm Pittsburgh, PA Elite 8 v Coast Guard W 39-0 11-0
USA Rugby National Tournament (Greenville, SC)
Dec. 3 9am Greenville, SC National Final Four v Norwich W 58-29 12-0
Dec. 4 1pm Greenville, SC CHAMPIONSHIP v Furman W 29-13 13-0


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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