April 29, 2014 > Chiropractic college rugby team heads to finals
Chiropractic college rugby team heads to finals
Submitted By Christin Scholten
An unstoppable force! Life West Gladiators, in their first year, have captured the Northern California Rugby Football Union, Division III title by defeating the Reno Zephyrs 62-17 on April 26th at Treasure Island, San Francisco. With a perfect 12-0 record and the Northern California championship in hand, the Gladiators now move on to regional play against the Pacific Northwest champions Budd Bay Buffaloes in Boise, Idaho on May 3. A victory in Boise will lead to quarter and semi-final rounds in Dallas, TX on May 17-18. Continued success would allow the Gladiators to compete in the USA National Rugby Finals in Madison, WI on May 31st.
Even off the field, the Gladiators face challenges in fundraising to get the team and officials to the playoffs. Their airfare alone will cost $33,000. Any local people or businesses that would like to support the team can contact Coach Dr. Tez Molloy (510) 329-1769, or visit the team website at www.lifewestrugby.com
For more information about Life Chiropractic College West, visit: www.lifewest.edu.