Dartmouth Wins Second Straight USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship Title

The USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship returned to the Philadelphia region in 2012 for a weekend full of action on June 2nd & 3rd at PPL Park in Chester, PA.

Sixteen of the top collegiate rugby programs took part in Saturday’s action. Among them was Dartmouth who was looking to defend their 2011 title. They were divided into four groups (for round robin play) and awarded three points for a win, and one point for a draw. The groupings were as follows:

Arizona Delaware NC State Temple
Army Florida Notre Dame Texas
Cal Maryland Oklahoma Wisconsin
Dartmouth Navy Penn State Life University

The top eight teams after Saturday advanced to the Championship bracket on Sunday. Life University, Dartmouth, Arizona, and California all went 3-0 on Saturday to advance. Navy, Texas, and Delaware also advanced with 2-1 records on Saturday, and Wisconsin rounded out the top eight, going 1-1-1.

The final four consisted of Life University, Dartmouth, Arizona, and California, with Dartmouth defending its title against Arizona in the final match of the tournament. When all was said and done, Dartmouth had captured a second consecutive championship.

The tournament’s leading scorer was Derek Fish of Dartmouth with 60 points. Dartmouth also had two more players in the top seven scorers as Madison Hughes and Kevin Clark each finished with 30 points.

The weekend also featured a giant two day fan festival with concert performances highlighted by Yellowcard and Breathe Carolina.

[Photo credits: Christian Hafer]

You can view a full photo gallery from both days of action below:

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