The Wisconsin Women kicked off 2012 rugby action with five victories to claim the 2012 Whiskey 10s crown this past Saturday in Chicago.
Sporting new beautiful red uniforms with a shout out to our awesome sponsor Wilson’s Bar & Grill, Wisconsin knocked out three wins in pool play including defeats of the Division I Chicago Women and 2011 National Champion Division 1 Chicago North Shore.
In a twist for the day, Wisconsin next beat its little sister team, the University of Wisconsin Women, to advance to the title game. Tired from the first day of real rugby in a few months, the women in red rallied late against an Illinois mixed side team called the Bandits. Tied up 7-7, Wisconsin veteran Nicole Helmer dotted down a late try in the corner for the game – and tournament – winner.
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