Five Utah teams involved in this weekend’s USA Rugby H.S. and college championships

SANDY — The national high school single school and club championships, as well as the men’s DI-A, DI-AA, and D-II college championships, will all take place this weekend (May 18-19) at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon wrote a nice, in-depth story about the Cougars for today’s edition.

In the boys’ high school single school bracket, Snow Canyon will take on Dixon, Calif., in a quarterfinal match Friday.

In the boys high school club bracket, defending champion Trybe (formerly Highland) will play Colorado Springs and United will take on Marin, Calif., in Friday’s quarterfinals round. The semifinals are also on Friday.

UPDATE: Games start at 9 a.m. and go all day at the South Jordan Fitness Center fields (10866 S. Redwood Rd.), behind the baseball field and SoJo Aquatics Center. 

Also on Friday will be the DI-AA and D-II semifinals.

Utah Valley University will play favored Lindenwood in the D-II semifinals.

All the finals will be held this Saturday, May 19, including the BYU-Arkansas State match for the D-1A title.

Here is the schedule at Rio Tinto Stadium:

Friday’s admission is free:

DII Semifinal
Lindenwood vs. Utah Valley, 11 a.m.
Salisbury vs. Towson, 1 p.m.

DI-AA Semifinal
Tennessee vs. San Diego State, 3 p.m.
Davenport vs. Dartmouth, 5 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule:
For tickets go here 

High School Club
TDB vs. TBD, 10 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD, noon

DII Championship
Semifinal winners, 2 p.m.

DI-AA Champtionship
Semifinal winners, 4:30 p.m.

DI-A Championship
BYU vs. Arkansas State, 7:30 p.m.

2 comments

  1. uplander

    Best of luck to all of the teams representing Utah. Unfortunately the #1 team in Utah – Herriman – will not be competing in nationals because the selection process chose teams before the season and they did not think Herriman would be any better than 4th. Herriman is undefeated and has beaten all 3 teams going to nationals, and other teams in the country like Greenwich, CT have similar claims. So, this is more of an invitational than a championship. Not bagging on any of the teams that made it in they are very deserving. Just wanted to give some clarity on the validity of the tournament.

    • Invitation please?

      It is unfortunate that the boys who worked so hard to be number 1 are not rewarded by USA Rugby. I am surprised articles like this one are not pointing out the flaws of this tournament and giving credit to the teams that will not be there due to USA Rugby’s terrible changes.

      Good luck to the Utah teams. I hope Trybe or United bring home the title again in the high school club championship (If they take 1 and 2 again that would be perfect!). Herriman should be the team contending for the high school single side championship, but since they were left out hopefully Snow Canyon will represent and take care of business.