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2016 Womens Nationals recap

Youngbloodz women traveled to Denver, CO this weekend to face the best club teams in America. Here’s how it went down (credit to Jasmine Davis for the on site reporting):

DAY ONE
Loss vs Old Blue, 19-17
Win vs Phoenix, 29-12
Loss vs ARPTC, 24-10
Win vs Griffins, 22-17

highlights include an amazing sudden death overtime victory over Griffins after trailing 0-17 at half. way to grind it out girls!

DAY TWO
Win vs Orlando, 24-5
Win vs Glendale, 14-12 (bowl final)

Youngbloodz left with some hardware, winning the bowl final (9th place) against Glendale. Congrats on a great season everyone!
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KJ becomes internet sensation with big hit vs AUS

Rugby 7s at the Olympics has given the sport a big recognition boost in America. Many sports fans are seeing sevens for the first time and falling in love with the speed, power, skill and grace exhibited by the sports elite athletes. If there’s one thing the American public loves to see its a big hit in sports, and of course leave it up to Minnesota native and Youngbloodz steel boned warrior Kathryn Johnson to lay the hammer down defending against Australian speedster Ellia Green.

We hope both athletes are doing ok after this massive collision!

New practice time / location

Hey yawl, due to field scheduling conflicts we will now be practicing Monday at 5:30 at the Eagan Community center. Thursday practice will remain at Metro’s pitch at 800 Columbia Pkwy in Northeast Minneapolis.

check out our practice page for more info.

KJ Slays at Atlanta 7′s

Last Sunday the USA Women’s Eagles fought hard and finished second in the Final of the Atlanta 7′s Tourney. The stateside tournament was the World Rugby Organization HSBC World Series Sevens Series Final.

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On top of that feat, our own KJ (Kathryn Johnson) was selected for the Atlanta7′s Dream Team! After an extremely successful tournament, KJ and fellow Eagle Victoria Folayan were picked as top performers and added to THE DREAM TEAM.

KJ is also a member of the USA Women’s Eagle Sevens “Dare to Dream Rio 2016″ Squad. This group of extremely talented players travel the world playing and training for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

 Congrats KJ!

 

 

TEE OFF FOR YOUNGBLOODZ

The Women YoungBloodz are the 1st place seed in the Midwest Women 7′s and will compete in the USA Rugby Club 7′s Championship in Seattle, Washington on August 8-10!!!

Help support us and have a lot of fun at our GOLF FUNDRAISER!

AUGUST 3RD, 2014 @ Castlewood Golf.
Benefiting the YOUNGBLOODZ SEVENS RUGBY

9am Registration, 10am Shotgun Start

$50 per Person..Includes Lunch, Greens Fees, Cart. Sign up as a team of 4 or as Individuals.

Contest and Prizes! Hole in One, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Putt for Cash etc. Expect to putt with a pool cue instead of your putter(no, not every hole), Shots before Driving (on the course only) and more…Image the FUN…Be a Part of It.


Reservations and Sponsorship: contact Faamati: 651-238-8458.

Or if you would like to help support us and can’t make the fundraiser, you can also make a donation at:

http://www.gofundme.com/bntf9c

EVERYTHING HELPS!

Thank you in advance to all of our awesome families, friends and fans! We couldn’t do it without you!

Women Win Cin City 7s

YoungBloodz 7s women win the Cincinnati 7s and claim the Midwest #1 seed for the USA Rugby club 7s national tournament. Congrats ladies!

The hardware:
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The team!
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Photo op in the shade:
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Most guys would be happy to go out to dinner with 10 women. Not Waldo.
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Imported Samoan post tournament cool down technology:
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Youngbloodz B Sweep Moore’s 7s

After a lackluster placing at Lakefronts knocked us out of contention for a bid at nationals, Youngbloodz men decided not to make the 12 hour drive to Cin City 7s in Cincinnati this weekend. The women, being stout of heart and overall ballers, made the trip. more on that in the next news post. As for the men, most of the A side took this weekend as a chance to relax, catch up on game of thrones, and visit the natioanl park system
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Our B side however was hungry for some more sevens, and found it here in the twin cities at the Nick Moore Memorial Sevens Tournament. On a sloppy rainy day, our second side bested all opponents including a fit, scrappy team out of Mankato and the ground shaking hooves of our fat kid affiliate team, the Clydesdales. Some might be proudest of our routing of the Wizards in the cup final, holding them to zero points, but i would say the best part of the day had to be making a secret pact with the Clydesdales behind the sir’s back to play touch for the last 2 minutes of the semi final game after play was resumed post rain delay.

We had a great time and want to thank Mayhem RFC for hosting a fun tournament.
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Madtown 7s Info

Youngbloodz had a lot of fun playing sevens in the rain last weekend at MN 7s, but now it’s time to get down to business. 2014′s first Midwest qualifier, Madtown 7s will be held this saturday, June 14th. Younglboodz will be bringing 2 mens teams and a womens squad to the event.

Our first men’s open side game will be at 9:20 so please be at the pitch at 8:00 am.

Use the googles provided below for directions,

for more information check out the official tournament site

2014 Practice Begins

Summer time is quickly making its way onto the Minnesota scene. That means it’s time to:
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Thats right boys and girls. Youngbloodz practice has started. Come join the world class wrecking crew.
Men’s and women’s teams practice
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:30 – 7:30pm

at Solomon Park in South Minneapolis by the corner of 62 and 77.