Field is located at the corner of 17th Ave N and 18th St N
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Special thanks to Kyle Roth for writing the article!
10-26-2011: Information for Midwest Regionals in Rochester
Congratulations to the NDSU Men's Rugby Club as they advance to the DII Midwest Regionals. Come show your support and cheer us on in Rochester MN!! Field and game information is listed below.
Game - 1 Field - 1 12:00 Noon
#1 MN - NDSU - Home vs #3 WI - UW Plateville -Away
Game - 2 Field - 2 12:00 Noon
#2 WI - UW Milwaukee - Home vs #2 IL - Illinois St University
Game 1 - Field -2 10:00 AM
Game 2 Field - 2 12:00 Noon
DII National Rankings
1. (1) UW-Whitewater 4-0 Won 96-8 over N. Michigan, Marquette 38-14
2. (2) Lindenwood 6-0 Won 127-0 over SLU, 105-15 over Principia
3. (3) Salisbury 4-0 Won 30-22 over Maryland, 112-0 over George Washington
4. (4) Northern Colorado 4-0-1 Won 72-24 over New Mexico
5. (5) Utah Valley 5-0 Won 28-5 over Utah State, 35-22 over Idaho State
6. (6) Sierra College Idle
7. (7) Towson 3-1 Won 83-0 over St. Mary's, lost 24-17 to Maryland
8. (15) Northern Illinois 5-0 Beat Northwestern 85-5
9. (8) Mary Washington 3-0-1 Tied James Madison
10. (10) Central Missouri 2-0 Won 85-0 over Kansas City Carnivores
11. (13) Colorado School of the Mines 1-0
12. (14) UNC Wilmington 2-1 Won 54-3 over Elon, lost 25-17 to North Carolina
13. (15) Coast Guard 4-1 Won 25-12 over Maine, 23-15 over Norwich
14. (16) Boston Univ 4-1 Won 34-15 over UNH, 18-19 over Holy Cross
15. (17) Rhode Island 4-1 Won 46-22 over Holy Cross, 18-10 over Maine
16. (18) UW-Milwaukee 5-0 Won 33-10 over UW-Platteville, 48-26 over UW-Lacrosse
17. (Unr.) Pitt 5-0 Won 32-22 over West Virginia, 52-17 over California (PA)
18. (Unr.) AIC 4-0 Won 22-11 over Bentley
19. (22) Georgetown 3-1 Won 84-0 over Catholic, 29-5 over UMBC
20. (19) Cal Maritime Idle
21. (12) Bentley 3-1 Lost 22-11 to AIC
22. (Unr.) Ohio 4-0-1 Won 53-7 over Louisville
23. (Unr.) North Dakota State 4-0-1
24. (25) William Paterson 5-1 Won 43-12 over Sacred Heart, 29-5 over Seton Hall
25. (Unr.) Xavier 4-0-1
09-01-2011: Jesse James Match Schedule
Jesse James Tournament Schedule Saturday, September 3, 2011
9:30am St. Paul vs. Winona
10:30am St. Johns vs. Mankato
12:00pm St. Paul vs. St. Johns
1:00pm Mankato vs. Winona
9:30am Banshees vs. Feeders
11:00am NDSU vs. Feeders
12:30pm NDSU vs. Banshees
2:15pm 5th Place Match
2:15pm 3rd Place Match
3:15pm Championship Match
08-29-2011: Fall 2011 Schedule - NDSU Rugby
Sept. 4th: Jesse James Tourney
Sept. 10th & 11th: All Minnesota Tourney
Sept. 17th: vs. ST. JOHNS
Sept. 24th: @ Mankato
Oct. 1: @ St. Cloud St.
Oct. 8th: vs. Duluth
Oct. 15th: @ Winona
NDSU Rugby Fall 2011 - Division II
After a long summer its finally time to dust off the old rugby cleats and put them back to work. However, for many of the Lost Boys, not much dust was able to make it on their cleats. Many players, in anticipation of the division switch, kept the dust off by training hard throughout the summer. Now with the new season starting, players can start to cash in on what they did during the offseason.
The upcoming Fall Season looks to have a lot of promise for the Lost Boys. While a handful of great players from last season are unable to play this year, many new players have joined, and are attempting to fill the shoes of the lost players. The rookie squad for 2011 looks to be a good bunch; many of which have played rugby for several years in high school. While some of the new rookies have not had experience with the game, all are picking up the concept quickly, which means we have some great potential.
While there is a lot of potential with the incoming players, the team has the benefit of having a lot of returning talent. Players like Seth Jones, Kyle Litchy, Jacob Burbach, as well as others, can be expected to lead this team towards victories throughout this fall season. And these players have already started leading their team through practices this last week. Practices have been solid with and average of 35 to 40 players at each practice. The Lost Boys took this last week to focus on the fundamentals so everyone could be brought up to speed, as well as dedicate a lot of time to conditioning. This weekend they will be scrimmaging themselves to work out the summer kinks and to find where players work the best. Players are going to get multiple looks throughout different positions in hopes that this weekend will begin to clear up who the starters will be for the Lost Boys 2011 Fall Season.
08-26-2011: Rugby on the Rise - Bison Illustrated
06-04-2011: Problems with Contact Information
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06-04-2011: Lost Boys Cap Off Spring Season
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04-05-2011: Sweet 16 Results
NDSU vs Occidental L 0-16
NDSU vs Wayne St. W 56-17
Occidental College advances to NSCRO Final Four
In the second semifinal, undefeated Occidental College Blackshirts (So Cal Champion) faced the Lost Boys from North Dakota State University (Minnesota Champion). NDSU played with the wind in the first half but was unable to take advantage. Occidental did very well in disrupting cleaned ball to the strong NDSU backs so when they got the ball they were under great pressure. Playing into the wind Oxy could not mount a sustained attack. The first half ended scoreless. 3 minutes into the second half, Oxy fullback Mitchell Grummon kicked a 38 meter penalty goal for the first score of the match. He repeated with 2 more penalty goals at the 23 minutes later and then with 2 minutes left to give Oxy a 9-0 lead. On the last play of the match, Oxy wing Joey Maloney broke through for the only try of the match and with Grummon's conversion the match ended 16-0 in favor of Occidental. This set up the Oxy vs SEU final for Sunday.
On Sunday, the wind speed was still high but 180 degrees different from Saturday. Just like the song..."where the wind comes rolling off the plains"! In the consolation match, Wayne State led by scrumhalf Beau Boryca's 2 tries took a 17-15 halftime lead against NDSU. In the second half, both teams freely substituted many players who had not played during the weekend. This turned out to be a Lost Boys advantage as they scored 7 tries to pull away to a 56-17 win.
04-01-2011: NDSU Rugby Featured in Fargo Forum!!
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03-30-2011: Lost Boys Get Packed For Sweet 16
There has been much anticipation for this moment, and finally it is hear. The NDSU Rugby Team has been busting their butts for the last 2 1/2 months for this weekend, and now it is time to cash in on all their hard work. Tomorrow, Thursday 3/31/11 at 12 noon, the Lost Boys leave for Wayne, NE to ready themselves for their first National match ever. On Saturday April 2nd, at 5pm, the NDSU Rugby(MNRFU) team will pair up against Occidental College (SoCal RFU). If they win the will play the winner of the St. Edward's University (Texas RU) and Wayne State College (Great Plains RFU) match, on Sunday April 3rd, at 1pm. A consolation match will also be held at 11am on Sunday April 3rd for the teams who do not win their Saturday match.
*If anyone wishes to listen to the games live, everything will be broadcasted online at http://wildcat.wsc.edu/k92/.
In preparation for the National Tournament, the Lost Boys attended the March Madness tournament last weekend (3/26-3/27), also in Wayne, NE. The LB's went 4-0 over the weekend and won their bracket in the tournament.
Central Iowa (Mixed Men's and Collegiate Team) Score: NDSU 29 Central Iowa 0
Iowa St. Cyclones (D1 Collegiate Team) Score: NDSU 24 Iowa St. 5
Wichita Men's Side (Top D3 Men's Team in Kansas) Score: NDSU 10 Wichita 8
Mankato State (D2 Colligiate Team) Score: NDSU 44 Mankato St. 15
*More information from March Madness, including match/scoring reports, Ruffians results, etc, will be posted in the near future.
March Madness was exactly what the NDSU team needed to slingshot themselves into the National Tournament. As of now, the Lost Boys are very confident in themselves and are ready to take on any team that wants to step foot on the same field.
From Left to Right:
Top Row - Jason Jordahl, Joe Savage, Sean Maki, Dave Kerlin, Jake Cusick, Jared Flemming, John Anderson, Kyle Litchy, Mike Kohler, Matt Gordan, Jake Schmidt, Andrew Hagen, Jake Burbach, Devin Hofer, Caleb Nolte, James Scriven, Alex Hansen, Cole Landen, Enrique Alvarez.
Bottom Row - Caleb Krom, Ted Truedson, Anthony Piali, Alex Kepler, Taylor LaHaise, Dan Cox, John Hanley, Seth Jones, Cory Schlack, Corey Barrett, Eric Hagen. *Picture taken by Zachary Enz
NDSU National Side Starting Line-up:
1 - Jared Flemming
2 - Jacob Burbach (Shiner)
3 - Dave Kerlin (Sexual Dave)
4 - Mike Kohler (Big Mike)
5 - Sean Maki
6 - Andrew Regnier (Raindeer)
7 - Kyle Litchy
8 - Joe Savage
9 - Dan Cox
10 - John Anderson (Little John)
11- John Hanley
12 - Cory Schlack
13 - Seth Jones
14 - Eric Hagen (Hank)
15 - Taylor Lahaise
Prop - Caleb Nolte
Hooker - Mike Koska (Rev)
8/2nd - Andrew Hagen (Pappy)
Hook/Flank - Mathew Gordan
Srumhalf - TravisThooft
Inside/Outside/Fly - Alex Kepler (Will Play IC, but lineup will change accordingly)
Wing/Fullback/Outside - Corey Barrett
Wing - Jason Jordahl (Irish)
Forward #1 - Jacob Cusiak
Forward #2 - Ethan Lindhag
Back #1 - Kyle Hoverson (Hoover)
Back #2 - Driessen Aaron
*Jacob Schmidt was listed as one of the starting 15, but unfortunately suffered tear to his shoulder during the March Madness Tournament and has been scratched from the line-up.
03-28-2011: Poster of Border Battle 2011 released
This is the new poster for the 2011 Border Battle that will be posted around campus in an attempt to draw supporters to come watch.
03-28-2011: The LostBoys featured on TV
02-22-2011: First Look at Lost Boys Logo
For the first time ever, the NDSU Lost Boys have an opportunity to adopt a logo/mascot. The artists at Coach's Choice have been working very hard and have produced our first look at a mascot. Now it is time to take a good look at this and see if this represents our team well, or if there is any adjustments to be made. Take a look and give your comments.
02-08-2011: Lost Boys Featured in Bison Illustrated!
Big new Lost Boys Nation, players and fans, the NDSU Lost Boys were just featured in the online edition of the Bison Illustrated. This is huge for the NDSU Rugby Team because it helps to spread the word about our tea and accomplishments. As of today, the NDSU Rugby Club is the first club ever to be featured in the Bison Illustrated. Way to go Lost Boys!!
*Special Thanks to Kyle Roth for the article
Link to the featured article in the Bison Illustrated
02-07-2011: NDSU Lost Boys go to Annual AGM Meeting
From Left to Right: Seth Jones (President), Kyle Litchy (Vice President), Korey Haugland, John Hanley (PA), Andrew Hagen
It was again time for the NDSU Lost Boys to head down to Minneapolis for the annual AGM meeting held by the MN Rugby Union. These meetings usually consist of the new policy changes, division changes, and other things that could possibly affect the teams within the MN Rugby Union.
One of the first things to note at the 2011 AGM meeting is that St. Thomas University of D3-A, the same as NDSU, has chosen to decline their challenge match. This means that St. Thomas will remain in D3-A instead of potentially moving up to D2. For the Lost Boys, this means that one of their biggest rivals of the 2010 Fall season will again have to be contended with. The Lost Boys are licking their chops for another chance at this team! Beyond St. Thomas's choice to stay down, Gustavus Adolphus is being sent down to D3-B while the 2010 champs of D3-B, the Southwest Mustangs, will be moving up to D3-A to take their place.
Another large discussion point was the fact that the MN Rugby Union will be hosting a referee training session in Fargo throughout the month of March. This session will be two days long and cost $50. Attendence is being highly suggested to the Lost Boys who wish to play on the National Side so they can sharpen up their knowledge of the rules of rugby.
While these changes will take their affects on the NDSU rugby team, the largest change won't affect anyone in the next season, but rather will go into effect in the Fall of 2012. As of the Fall of 2012 the USA Rugby Union is demanding that all rugby clubs play in the same division as their football team. This would mean that as of 2012 the NDSU Lost boys would compete in the D1 division. This would also mean that teams like St. Johns (one of the best D2 teams) would compete at the D3 level. There is still some debate as to what exactly will happen within the divisions, but we can be sure that they will change dramatically.
While at the 2011 AGM meeting, the Lost Boys also got a chance to talk to a few of the other teams within the union. While talking to a few of the teams NDSU got verbal confirmation from Bemidji, Southwest University, and UND to attend NDSU's home tournament SNAFU (April 23rd). While there are still a few teams that are sitting on the fence about the tournament, it was good to get a little commitment out of a few teams now.
From Left to Right: Seth Jones (President), Becky Reynolds (MNRFU President), Dan Franklin (MNRFU Vice President, Kyle Litchy (Vice President)
01-19-2011: NDSU Makes It To D3 Nationals!!!!
Well usually they don't like to count on lady luck, but she just happened to land in the Lost Boy's laps. At the moment the only team that gets to advance to the D3 National tournament is the D3 champion, which unfortunately went to St. Thomas this year. However, the Lost Boys have been informed that St. Thomas is not affiliated with their school, and because of that, is not eligible to go to the NSCRO D3 National Tournament. With that being the case, the 2nd place team, NDSU, gets to go in their place!
The NDSU rugby club will progress to Sweet 16, which will be held on April 2nd and 3rd in Wayne, NE. There they will square off against teams from California, Nebraska, and Texas. If NDSU can be victorious over these teams, they will then advance to the Final Four held on April 30th and May 1st, in Virginia Beach, VA. With this Sweet 16 birth the LB's have also been given the 12th place ranking in the nation for all D3 rugby teams.
With the coming news the NDSU rugby club has upped the ante. Most, if not all, of the players have been training in the off-season, and have now increased their training regiments. Most have been meeting up together to work on their rugby skills prior to the official rugby practice start date, which will begin February 1st.
Along with this, the NDSU rugby club hasn't forgotten about the people who helped get us here. We would really like to thank our families, friends, and dedicated fans who continually came to our games to support us, take pictures, and even grill food. Your support on the sideline has truly meant a lot to all of us and for that we say THANK YOU!
NSCRO Division III Men's College Top 20 - January 2011
Records shown are based on Fall 2010 Union league play and both Union and NSCRO playoffs to date.
1. Salve Regina (10-0)
2. Ithaca (6-0)
3. The College of New Jersey (6-1)
4. Coastal Carolina (0-0)*
5. Longwood (9-0)
6. Springfield (9-1)
7. Molloy (7-2)
8. Providence (7-2)
9. Tufts (7-2)
10. Wayne State, Nebraska (5-0)
11. Mount St. Mary's (3-1)
12. North Dakota State (5-1)
13. Franciscan (5-1)
14. Houston (2-0)*
15. St. Edwards (3-0)*
16. Benedictine (5-1)
17. Whittier (2-0)*
18. Azusa Pacific (1-1)*
19. Sul Ros (2-0)*
20. Sewanee: The University of the South (0-0)*
* Teams from the Texas RU, Southern California RFU and USA Rugby South will begin and/or complete their league play no later than March 2011.
Link to NSCRO D3 National Bracket
01-19-2011: NDSU Men's Rugby 2010 Fall Wrap-up
NDSU vs Preseason
The 2010 Fall Season definitely was an odd season for the Lost Boys rugby team. NDSU started off the season strong, nearly beating the 2009 MNRU (Minnesota Rugby Union) D2 champions (St. Johns University) at the annual Jesse James tournament. In fact they only lost by an extra point kick. Following Jesse James, the NDSU Lost Boys went to the All-MN tournament, where they started to face a lot of problems due to injuries. After loosing their Flyhalf, Inside Center, and several other backs, the Lost Boys barely came back with a win.
NDSU vs WRF (12-12 TIE)
Picking themselves up NDSU then traveled to Wisconsin River Falls for their first league match of the season. The game started off well, the Lost Boys seemed to be controlling the match for the most part. However, in the second half, things started to get ugly. They first lost their new Flyhalf to a broken nose, and then soon lost their Hooker to a broken cheekbone. Because of a substitution error, the Lost Boys were forced to play a few green recruits and move more experienced players to positions they had never played. They then lost one of their Wings, forcing yet another green recruit to step on the field. The Lost Boys were true to their name, because they had Lost nearly everyone to injuries. In the end, they came home with a tie 12-12.
NDSU vs St. Thomas (10-8 W)
Limping back to Fargo, the Lost Boys had some things to sort out. After making a few substitutions and moving players from one position to another, NDSU was ready to take on St. Thomas for their first home match of the season. Right from the start the LB's took control of the game. Eighty percent of the first half was played on St. Thomas's side of the field, but the Blue Ox rugby club proved to have good defense and kept the Lost Boys from scoring. In the second half, NDSU finally put some points on the board. With a few flurries of action, the LB's put down St. Thomas and won 10-8.
NDSU vs St. Olaf (44-5 W)
Finally feeling a little more stable, NDSU squared up against St. Olaf in another home league match. However, in the very first play of the game, NDSU lost their 8-Man to a severe ankle strain. It started to seem like NDSU was under a curse and things got a little tense, but then within minutes the LB's touched a try down and put some points up on the board. They really set the tone right from the start. The NDSU rugby club had a lot of raw potential, and today they decided to "Cut the chain", let the car fall if you will, and really show it. By the end of the game the LB's had racked up 44 pts to St. Olaf's 5.
NDSU vs MSUM (34-0 W)
With a little wind behind their back, NDSU started licking their chops in anticipation for their match against MSUM. This has been a long standing rivalry going back to when MSUM first started their squad in 2000. However, NDSU had to sit out their new Flyhalf due to an unrelated basketball injury. With their new players set into position, the LB's came out with a blaze of fury, scoring try after try. Now that the chain was cut, it was time for NDSU to "Open the flood gate". It was truly a one sided story, and in the end, NDSU beat MSUM 34-0. With this win, NDSU clinched a spot for the Division 3 Final Four Tournament.
NDSU vs Bemidji St (19-5 W)
With high expectations, and the #1 seed, NDSU took on Bemidji St. This also had been a long standing rivalry going back to 2007 when NDSU swept Bemidji over a three game span and ultimately won the D3 tittle. Both Bemidji St. and NDSU have been founded on hard hitting, and you could hear the hits from this game two fields away. As the bruisers continually bashed each other to death, one team started to show its dominance. The LB's touched down one try in the first half and two in the second giving the NDSU team a 19-5 win.
NDSU vs St. Thomas (5-20 L)
Making it into the finals with NDSU was St. Thomas, which NDSU had already beaten earlier that year. The LB's took the field ready to put this team down again, take the D3 title, and advance to the National Tournament. Right from the start, the story seemed to be a repeat. NDSU took control, but St. Thomas put up a good defense. At the end of the first half NDSU was up 5-0. When the Blue Ox rugby club took the field for the second half, they changed tactics. They switched to a kicking offense, and with a player who could punt they ball 60 meters and another who could kick 40 meter field goals, the Blue Ox put some points on the board. They quickly put another field goal through the uprights giving them their first lead over the Lost Boys. The excellent, and relentless, kicking from St. Thomas proved to be too much for the NDSU team and ended the match with a 20-5 victory over the Lost Boys.
With their heads hung low, and their spirits even lower, the Lost Boys team packed up camp and went back to Fargo. While the season ended on a sour note, the Lost Boys were still able to look back on a great season. They were undefeated until the finals, had recorded a shutout, and had a near victory against the previous D2 champions. A lot of good was to be said about the Lost Boys and the 2010 Fall rugby season, but now it is time to move on. Now the Lost Boys must pick themselves up, set new goals, and train even harder for their next season.
01-19-2011: Poster for Spring 2011 Released!!
This is the new poster for the 2011 Spring Season that will be posted around campus in an attempt to draw new players.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
You can also check the events on the CALENDAR section
- 4/15/11 Caleb Schlack $30
- 4/2/11 Jared Pearson $100
- 2/20/11 Rob & Eileen Litchy $100
- 2/9/11 Bob & Deb Kohler $50
- 2/7/11 Jan & Dave Schlack $25
- 1/29/11 John Hanley $10
- 1/29/11 Cory Schlack $15