Monthly Archives: October 2013

Stanford Joins Challenging Field in Battle in the Bay 7′s

Stanford will be one of 16 teams that includes a very competitive field in this upcoming weekend’s Battle in the Bay, Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th. The tournament is being hosted by Saint Mary’s College at San Francisco Golden Gates Sheeran Field on Treasure Island. The field includes top-ranked sevens teams, including those ranked in the top 25 by Rugby Magazine: UCLA (#1), Cal (#2), Central Washington (#5), Saint Mary’s (#7), Cal Poly (#14) and San Diego State (#21). Stanford will be in Pool D and has the following schedule on Saturday October 26th. This will be the first official action for Stanford’s 7′s squad, following some scrimmaging with Santa Clara.

Saturday 10/26 Schedule: Pool D Matches
11:05 am: Stanford vs. Arizona State
12:10 pm: Stanford vs. Central Washington (#5)
2:55 pm: Stanford vs. Santa Rosa

Event information can be found here:

For Sunday’s schedule, check where Saturday’s results will be updated.

Next weekend Stanford will travel to UCLA to compete in the Pac-12 7′s Championship November 2nd and 3rd.

The weekend after that, Stanford will host the Pacific Western Conference 7′s Championship, which will also serve as an automatic qualifier to USA Rugby’s 7′s National Championship.

Great Turnout at Entertaining Alumni Game Day

Sunday October 20
Stanford, Ca.

Sunday included a great turnout of Alumni and friends for the annual Stanford Rugby Alumni Match. Thank you to all who turned up for a fun and entertaining day. The day started with the Alumni competing directly agains the Undergraduates, in a relatively even match that slightly favored the Alumni. The second half saw the students and former players inter-mix for a very entertaining second stanza. Alumni Game MVP was Brad Bachelder (’08) who was phenomenal throughout the game.

Here’s a list of some of the Alumni who played:

C. Hill ’65
David Yancey ’70
John LaGrandeur ’79
Morgan Morgan ’84
Shawn Dahlem ’88
Jeff Freund ’95
Timur Yarnall ’96
Sean Noonan ’97
Nathan Rundell ’97
Joel Drescher ’97
RJ DeLee ’97
Cal Hansen ’98
David Warter ’98
Kevin Greenman ’99
Dylan Arena ’01
David Rudd Ross ’05
Brad Bachelder ’08
John Clark ’08
Jonathan Hofius ’08
Oliver Ho ’08
Michael Ozowara ’08
Josiah Hall ’10
Alex Rabkin ’10
Robert Polk ’11
Dan Ibarra ’12
Paul Maler ’12
Alex Menke ’12
Jason Prestinario ’12
Vala Dormiana ’12
Gianni Maize ’12
Weson LaGrandeur ’13

SMR Alumni 2013

Stanford defeat Stanford GSB in 2nd Annual Thomas B. Klein Cup

Wednesday October 9th
Stanford, Ca.

The Stanford Men’s 7′s Squad came from behind on Wednesday night to defeat the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) 24-19 in overtime to retain the Thomas B. Klein Cup for consecutive years and the second overall year of the Cup. The Thomas B. Klein Cup is competed for in a 7′s rugby match between the Stanford Undergraduates and Stanford GSB. Prior to the Cup Match featuring both teams best, both teams welcomed newer players to get their first live action of rugby in inter-squad scrimmages. The Cup Match was followed by a BBQ and Stanford Rugby Foundation Member Tom Dickson (’84) spoke to both teams prior to the game about the Stanford Rugby experience, and presented the trophy after.

The Thomas B. Klein Cup was named after Tom Klein, who attended Stanford as both an Undergraduate and GSB student. While at Stanford, Tom was a fantastic rugby player during some of Stanford’s best rugby years. More recently, Tom was instrumental in the creation of the Stanford Rugby Foundation.

Thomas B. Klein Cup