Wando Rugby National Title Run
Organized by: Tod Shepherd
In May 2016, the Wando High School Rugby team just completed winning the 2016 South Carolina High School Rugby State Championship. At season's end, the team was ranked #19 in the country but we were unable to accept the invite to the National Championships due to travel costs and tournament entry fees. Similarly, in 2014, the team won the State Title and finished the season ranked #10 in the country. We were again invited to the National Championships in Philadelphia, and were poised with a powerhouse team capable of defeating anyone. They had gone 10-0 that season, outscoring the opposition 430-24. However, much to the disappointment of our players and parents, we had to decline the National Championship invite due to lack of funds. As the 2017 begins, the team is again very strong and favored to win a third title. We are looking to raise $25,000 to offset the transportation and lodging costs associated with a trip to the National Championship.