Monthly Archives: October 2012

Stanford Wins Inaugural Thomas B. Klein Cup

Thomas B. Klein Cup

Stanford, California – Wednesday October 17th

The Stanford Students overcame a 5-0 deficit at the half to rally behind a late try from Senior Dan Ibarra with one minute left, which he converted himself to defeat the GSB (Graduate School of Business) 7-5 in the first annual Thomas B. Klein Stanford Sevens Competition.

About the Thomas B. Klein Cup:
This new annual competition was started with the objective of offering an early opportunity in the season for new players to play the new Olympic version of 7’s rugby, as well as to have an annual 7’s cup competition final between the best of the GSB and Stanford Undergraduate Students. The day started with a demonstration 7’s match between the Students and GSB, followed by multiple inter-squad scrimmages in a round robin format between broken up teams. Before the Final Cup Match, both teams heard from guest speaker GSB Dean Garth Saloner on the lessons he had learned from his previous rugby experience. Each team was coached in the final by guest coaches – GSB Professor George Foster (Undergrads) and GSB Professor (Founder of the GSB Rugby Team) Bill Meehan (GSB). For the next year, the Students will hold onto the cup and next year, it will be all to play for.

Thomas B. Klein was a student at Stanford as both an undergraduate student (B.A. 1973) and graduate student (M.B.A. 1979). He played rugby at Stanford and went on to play for the USA National Team. After graduating, he helped begin and chaired the Stanford Rugby Foundation, which oversees and supports the Stanford Rugby program. He is now the proprietor of Rodney Strong Vineyards.

Stanford Cup Final Team: Jeremy Kim, Austin Carey, Dan Ibarra, Masato Kuok, Alex LeRoux, Gabe Martinez, Sam Falkenhagen. Substitutions: Jason Liljenquist, Oscar Sandoval, Daniel Benavides, Taylor Clayton, Isiah Chinen

Next Up: Stanford will now cut down there Sevens squad to a final fifteen players selected to compete in the Pac 12 Sevens Championship on November 3rd and 4th at UCLA. The Pac 12 Sevens Championship will serve as a qualifier for USA Rugby’s National Championship on November 30th in Texas.

Young Cardinal Squad Hosts Stanford 7’s Invitational

x_MG_7310_0

Stanford, California – Saturday October 13th

An expanded Stanford 7’s squad took part in the Stanford 7’s Invitational that included eight teams (Stanford, UCLA, Cal, St. Mary’s, Sacramento State, Cal Poly, UC Davis, and Santa Rosa JC). It was a beautiful day at the farm, with over eight continuous hours of sevens rugby in which all eight teams played five matches each. For the Cardinal, it was a tough test coming into the tournament only two weeks into the training season, while many of the other teams had already competed in numerous tournaments. However, a young squad including four freshman and eight sophomores, improved throughout the day, and must now use the experience to further develop ahead of the Pac 12 Sevens Championships in a few weeks time. The team finished 1-4 on the day, and the tournament was eventually won by Cal, who defeated Cal Poly in the final.

Stanford Squad: Jeremy Kim, Austin Carey, Evan Bowechop, Dan Ibarra, Masato Kuok, Alex LeRoux, Jeremy Gilfor, Jason Liljenquist, Gabe Martinez, Wes LaGrandeur, Oscar Sandoval, Bryan Bradley, Zach Saraf, Daniel Benavides, Sam Falkenhagen, Taylor Clayton, AJ Rios

Next Up: Stanford will now cut down there Sevens squad to a final fifteen players selected to compete in the Pac 12 Sevens Championship on November 3rd and 4th at UCLA. The Pac 12 Sevens Championship will serve as a qualifier for USA Rugby’s National Championship on November 30th in Texas.

Scoring:
Round One: Cal 21-Davie 7; Cal Poly 26-Sac State 7; UCLA 26-Stanford 0; Saint Mary’s 33-Santa Rosa JC 14

Round 2: UC Davis 17-Sac State 12; Cal 24- Cal Poly 14; Saint Mary’s 26-Stanford 5; UCLA 45-Santa Rosa JC 0

Round 3: Cal Poly 21-UC Davis 12; Cal 41-Sac State 0; Stanford 14-Santa Rosa JC 7; UCLA 14- Saint Mary’s 12

Semi-Finals- Cal 26- Saint Mary’s 0; Cal Poly 24-UCLA 7; Consolation Semi-Finals Davis 17- Santa Rosa 0; Sac State 29-Stanford 7

Championship: Cal 31; Cal Poly 14; 3rd Place: Saint Mary’s 38-UCLA-5; 5th Place: UC Davis 21-Sac State 14; 7th Place Santa Rosa 26-Stanford 24

Stanford to Host Stanford 7′s Invitational

This Saturday October 13th Stanford will be hosting the Stanford 7′s Invitational featuring many of the top collegiate teams from the region at Steuber Rugby Stadium. This tournament will serve as a warm up for most who will vying to qualify for the USA Rugby 7′s National Championship later this fall in either the Pacific Coast 7′s Qualifier or California 7′s Qualifier. Pool A will feature UC Davis, Cal, Cal Poly and Sacramento State, while Pool B includes Stanford, UCLA, Saint Mary’s College and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Full Schedule of the day’s matches is below- come out and support the Cardinal.

Pool Play Round 1

9:00 UC Davis vs. Cal
9:20 Cal Poly vs. Sacramento State
9:40 Stanford vs. UCLA
10:00 Santa Rosa JC vs. Saint Mary’s

Pool Play Round 2

10:40 Sacramento State vs. UC Davis
11:00 Cal vs. Cal Poly
11:20 Saint Mary’s vs. Stanford
11:40 UCLA Santa Rosa JC

Pool Play Round 3

12:20 UC Davis Cal Poly Pool Play Round 3
12:40 Cal vs. Sacramento State
1:00 Stanford vs. Santa Rosa JC
1:20 UCLA vs. Saint Mary’s

Knockout Rounds

2:20 13 4th Place B vs. 3rd Place A Consolation Semi
2:40 14 4th Place A vs. 3rd Place B Consolation Semi
3:00 15 2nd Place B vs. 1st Place A Semi Final
3:20 16 2nd Place A vs. 1st Place B Semi Final

4:00 17 L13 vs. L14 7th Place
4:20 18 W13 vs. W14 5th Place
4:40 19 L15 vs. L16 3rd Place
5:00 20 W15 vs. W16 Championship