2011 Stuart Daily Memorial Champions! Front: Nicole Helmer; 2nd Row (L-R): Rebecca Stillman, Laura Hanks, Mary Hanks, Kelly Clerkin; 3rd Row (L-R): Shoshana Griffith, Meaghan White, Katie Meyer, Steph Maule, Nadia Riese
The Wisconsin Women capped a beautiful summer of rugby by winning their home tournament – the annual Stuart Daily Memorial Tournament – on Saturday, August 13.
Held at the Wisconsin Rugby Club Sports Complex in nearby Cottage Grove, Wis., Wisconsin fielded two sides for the tournament. Wisconsin’s 1st side took the title, while the second side provided games for developing players and UW-Madison players.
1st Side Roster: Kelly Clerkin, Shoshana Griffith, Laura Hanks, Mary Hanks, Nicole Helmer, Katie Meyer, Steph Maule, Nadia Riese, Rebecca Stillman, Meaghan White.
Nicole Helmer racing in a try against the T.I.T.S.
Laura Hanks passes the ball to her sister Mary Hanks.
Scrum vs. T.I.T.S.
Winning the Scrum
Women's Tournament Boat Race with Judge Nadia watching the first round.
Teammates! Meaghan, Mary, Kelly, Laura and Nicole in the boat race.
Our Helmer is all kinds of pretty special!
Unofficial Third Hanks Sister Phil Winkler presents the Championship Trophy.
Team Captains Meaghan and Mary accept the Championship Trophy.