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Monday, 29 June 2015

Keith Seaber, In Memory Of


Rambler Old Boy & Coach Keith Seaber passed away in June 2015 after one final visit with the Ramblers in May of that year. As per his request his body was donated to science and his last trip was in a Rambler jersey. Once a Rambler, Always a Rambler!


US Rugby Hall of Fame

Keith Seaber first played rugby in 1940 at the Cambridge School for Boys, and he continued playing during his service in the Royal Navy.

When Seaber immigrated to Canada in 1953, he began playing with the Bytown Beavers (now the Ottawa Beavers) and then in 1958 with the Toronto Saracens. It was at that time that he began to referee. A normal Saturday would include Seaber playing a 1st XV game, then refereeing a 2nd XV match, and often again playing with a 3rd XV team.

It was in Toronto that Seaber began his involvement with rugby administration. He was a Director of the Ontario Union, later becoming Vice-President. In addition, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Rugby Tours Committee of Canada, now known as the CRU.

Seaber remembers his days involved with Canadian rugby fondly. His best memory of Canada was while he was the Chairman of the Ontario selection Committee. He managed and coached the Ontario side that played Scotland, only loosing 16-10. Scotland had been a powerhouse that year as the grand slam winners of 1963/4. That game made lifelong friendships that he still maintains with players from Melrose, Scotland.

In 1956 Seaber moved to St. Louis, MO. There he joined the Ramblers and continued both playing and refereeing. This lead him to join the Midwest Union, where he filled many positions, including: Chairman of selectors; Chair of the Referees Committee; President of the Midwest Union 1971-2 and June 1980- January 1981; and Coach of the Midwest team from 1972-1978. Likely the greatest match he coached during that time was in 1976 against the English Champions, the London Welsh. Seaber’s Midwest team won 17-16.

Seaber represented the Midwest Union at the 1975 formation of the US National Rugby Union. He served for 15 years on the US Union’s Board of Directors, and at times he held the positions of Secretary and Vice-president.

He managed the first Eagles team in 1976 when they played against Australia and coached the Eagles in the first Can-Am match in 1977.

Because of his relationship with Canadian rugby, Seaber attended all of the first 25 Can-Am games, at times serving as the only US official present at the match.

Seaber was also very involved with the Cougars, a team that played internationally and was compiled of players from across the US. He managed the 1978 team that toured in South Africa and subsequently organized matches against Northampton and Melrose during their tours to the US.

He again took the Cougars on tour in 1985. They traveled the Southwest of England after playing the Harlequins/Lords Taverners’ Sevens. To end the tour they traveled to Scotland to play in the Kelso Sevens. Though they lost in the semi-finals, they were immediately invited to the following year’s Melrose Sevens.

In the 1986 Melrose Sevens the Cougars lost to the Racing Club of France during the semi-final. At the end of the match, as player Brian Vizard was leaving the field, he raised his arm to the stands. The crowd responded with a standing ovation for the Cougars. They saluted the high caliber of players, both on and off the field, and the selection of such players was something that Seaber took great pride in. He considers this one of his greatest moments in rugby.

In 1996, upon the request of National Team coach, Jack Clark, Seaber became the Director of Sevens for the National Teams. He took those teams to Mar de Plata, Argentina, Punta del Este, Uruguay, Paris, Dubai, and Hong Kong.

During the Punta del Este and Paris tournaments, he attended talks to form a World Series of Sevens. At the Paris meeting the IRB announced their intention to form an international series of Sevens tournaments. A committee was formed and Seaber was chosen to represent all of the non-IRB member countries. In Malaysia, 1988, Seaber, Stephen Baines (IRB Secretary), Lee Smith (IRB), Fraser Neil (NZ & Australia) and Allen Payne (Hong Kong RFU) formed the IRB Sevens World Series.

After a serious car accident and subsequent health problems, Seaber retired from active rugby administration in 2002. He remains a dedicated member and supporter of the Bend Roughriders Club in Bend, Oregon.

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  • “He was one of a kind and when one speaks of Rugby as a “Gentlemen’s game”, he was the epitome of that.”
  • “May he rest in peace – Once a Rambler Always a Rambler”
  • “i will miss keith as i miss my active playing days..both left a lasting inseparable  impact for which i am sympathies are with all who knew and loved him and will surely feel his loss..but for the many whose lived he touched his memory and legacy lives on.”
  • “Keith was a great Rambler! RIP Keith, you were a treasure!”
  • “It was Keith’s pure level of class that ignited my love of rugby. I’ll never forget that he came out to coach our high-school team at Kirkwood in 1975. A few less classy guys wanted us to be the “Kirkwood Mad Dogs”.  Keith refused to be a part of it unless that changed. We became the Kirkwood Crusaders. I’ll never forget what it means to be a class person…courtesy of Keith. The world has lost a great one. “
  • “Rest in peace keith. I enjoyed playing with and behind keith in the late 60s. I remember that many people thought he was wasting his time pushing this “US union” idea”
  • “Sad news, I regret being out of town for Keith’s last visit to St. Louis. I learned a lot from Keith and will miss his smile and love of the game.”
  • “Love that pic of keith smiling..for the pure joy of the game…We’ve all been there”
  • “Don Saum, Harry Langenberg and Keith all took me under their wing in 1971 to teach me rugby. Keith particularly showed a lot of faith in me to be a rugby player and taught me how to be a scrum half.  In later years he,supported and helped me as a referee. He always had a smile for me. His,enthusiasm for the game and all the people involved in it was infectious. Sorry he is gone but we will all meet again in rugby heaven    I am so sad that my health issues kept me from coming to st Louis for his last visit but his legacy lives in all is us”
  • “Keith was a great man and was exemplary in the way he gave back to the game. My condolences to his family and the Rambler family. RIP”
  • “Keith was a great mentor. I played mostly Secundus, but played Primus when they were short handed, sometimes both in the same day. Doug Moir did a lot of coaching for Secundus, and Don Saum and Harry Langenberg were frequent participants.   Keith was the glue that held things together. I played in 1969, briefly in 1972 before I went overseas in the Air Force, and then in the mid 70s for a bit. I did get a chance to speak with Keith briefly at the big reunion, and I am so glad that I did not miss it, although he was in high demand that night. I remember his $1,000.00 pledge, which he challenged anyone to match that night.”
  • “What a great coach and a great man. Thanks for everything you taught me and all the places in the world I got to see because of you and your friends”
  • I remember traveling with Keith to an away game had he proudly introduced us to his collection of Bag Pipe music during the entire trip.”


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Monday, 5 May 2014

Rambler Newsletter Vol 2.4

Download the Rambler Newletter April 2014.


The end of April comes the end of a tough 15’s season. The month included several matches including a league match against Omaha, Ruggerfest, and friendlies against MS&T and Nashville.
For the final league match of the season the Ramblers traveled up to Omaha the face the Goats. The travel must have been hard on the Rams because the Goats put a beating on us with a final score of 0-44.
Ruggerfest saw the Ramblers put in two sides for one very long day of rugby. The A side matched up against Arkansas for an early match that resulted in a disappointing loss due to some bad calls while the B side suffered a narrow defeat from Chicago. For their second match the A side faced Sunday Morning RFC and won handily. The B side, after donating some players, played their second match against Franklin County who came out on top. After much debate as to when the last matches would be played both sides found out that they had 5:00 matches. With much of the team having left, the B side chose to forfeit and combine with the A side. The final match was against Wichita and although it was a close match with the Ramblers leading throughout most, some critical injuries left the Ramblers disappointed with another loss. All in all it was a fun day with plenty of rugby. The Ramblers owe a lot of thanks to Maryville, SLU, and the Rowdies for coming out and augmenting the team.
For other results see the table below.
The Ramblers undoubtedly had a tough season with a final league standing of 1 and 7. On a positive note, however, we have a lot of new players this season that are showing a lot of talent. Let’s keep the training up over the summer and work for a better season in the fall.
Speaking of training 7’s season is upon us. Over the past couple of years the Ramblers 7’s side has been making a name for themselves in the league circuit, and is the cusp of becoming a truly competitive side against some of the best teams in the country. Training starts on May 13th from 7-9 pm at Franz park.
The end of the season banquet is coming up on May 17th at 7:00 pm at Maggie O’Brien’s. All Ramblers are welcomed old and new. Tickets cost $30.00 a person and can be bought online on the Rambler website. Come out and enjoy the festivities. Award voting is available for current players on the Rambler website. Check your e-mail for the password.
The golf tournament will be held on June 7th at Eagle Springs golf course. Tee time is 7:00 pm. It is a scramble with 4 man teams. Cost is $80.00 a person. If you would like to participate but can’t put a full side together, contact Justin Vogt and we will put you together with some other players.
Rich E/Dan W

Future Events

  • Old Boys Happy Hour – Thursday, May 9, 2014 – 4:00 at Maggie O’Brien’s on Market downtown. This replaces the previously scheduled lunch scheduled for Friday, May, 10 2014. We will continue to mix in a couple lunches with a couple happy hours each season!
  • Practice – Rambler 7’s begins May 13th at Franz Park. Start time 7:00 p.m.
  • End of the Season Banquet – May 17th at Maggie O’Brien’s at 7:00 p.m.
  • Rambler Golf Tournament – Saturday, June 7th at Eagle Springs golf course. Tee time 1:00 p.m.
    UPDATE: Some extra information I’ve learnt! It’s going to be way better than last year. We WILL have a shotgun start, food will be available throughout the day, Hotshot girls will be on site and the silent auction items will be stuff you actually want!
    What we need from you is foursomes and sponsors.
    Download the flyer and get your teams registered at
    For sponsorship levels, check out

Past Events

Old Boys Luncheon – Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 4:00 at Maggie O’Brien’s on Market downtown. A good turnout including Castlick; McGuire, Dan; Nunnley; Kistner, Mac, Strueddel, Holtsclaw and others!

Match Schedule


This Month in Rambler History

Date: God knows when…

I will never forget that game, that day, or that weekend….as it is also my connection to Melrose (and Puss and Adge and Tubby, and Joe). I was an alternate for the Cougars, at outside center. Melrose were undefeated 54 games in a row…Seaber arranged to take them to Rich Andrews and pumped them full of ugly draft beer.

The next day it was 90…..degrees and humidity percentage. We were in the locker room with captain Nick Federinko (Lions) in the 19th hole, we pounded our cleats on the floor until Melrose’s locker room was shaking. I was considerably more afraid of Nick that anyone on Melrose. That feeling only lasted until the next day when Melrose got even for the loss by kicking the shit out of the Ramblers (can anybody spell “ruck”)

p.s. just for the record…..I actually passed the ball that day…..I think it’s why Frank Kennedy (KC Blues) turned out to be such a great player

Dougie Littlefield…aka: The Black Hole of Rugby

Meet a Current Player

Meet a current player is taking a by month due to no current player submissions.

Meet an Old Boy

My first experience with the Ramblers.
After playing for Mizzou, I moved back to St. Louis in 1972. Had a few ex-MU teammates playing for the Bombers and MU team mates, Dan McGuire and Keith Eickenhorst playing for the Ramblers. Dan said come out for a game with the Secundus. I did and we lost 63-0 to the Highlanders. Dan said the Ramblers do play better than that and we are more fun. As some of you know Dan can talk a good game. So I guess it is true once you play for the Ramblers you are always a Ramblers.

Charlie Stoecher

Closing Thoughts

Newsletters are fun, as they cause one to reminisce. I cannot thank Dan W. enough for pulling these together. And I cannot thank guys like Dick Work, Doug Moir, Doug Littlefield, Charlie Stoecher and others for lending their stories.
Send us more! We will use them. We have several old boy “histories”. We need some of your stories. Help us keep everyone with the Club connect and aware of our great history.
Once a Rambler; Always a Rambler!


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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

2014 Golf Tournament Sponsorship

Dear Business or Merchant,

The St. Louis Ramblers are hosting their yearly golf tournament on June 7th. It is one of the clubs largest fundraisers and the money gets used for equipment, uniforms, and travel. If you are not familiar with the St. Louis Ramblers, they are the second oldest club in the nation. It was founded in 1933 and recently just celebrated their 80th anniversary. We appreciate your support. Any sponsorship level or donation will go a long way in keeping the club running another 80 years.
Gold Level $500
Silver Level $200
Bronze Level $100
Beverage Cart $250
Putting Green $100
Package Sponsor $500

Also need items such as Gift cards, tickets, business merchandise, etc. Please contact me at 314-497-9763 or [email protected] to sign up for a hole sponsorship, for a donated item, or any questions.

Justin Vogt – Fundraising Chair

Sponsorship Levels and Incentives

 Sponsors So Far…

Click logo for more info.

GOLD Level

Title Sponsor for the tournament
Hole sponsor- $15,000 hole-n-one
Business Name on Golf Tournament Banner
Special Recognition before the tournament

Price: $1,000.00




Hole sponsor on one of the Par 3 Hole-n-One events
Prizes include: set of irons, plasma TV, or airfare
Business Name on Golf Tournament Banner

Price: $500.00


Nicks PubSilverFox


Hole sponsor-Business Name placed by hole

Price: $100.00
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H-of-F-logoAPLC Landscape SolutionsPlazaBMW diecut ps with THELittlefield2Stacked_LogoArco Plain LogoTurleyFat-timmy'sKiloPMC-Logo


Name of business on cart for all to see

Price: $200.00




Name of business on sign by putting green before tournament

Price: $200.00




Hole sponsor-Business Name placed by hole
Business Name on Golf Tournament Banner
Foursome entered into the tournament

Price: $500.00

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Monday, 3 March 2014

2013/14 Players’ Stats

Player’s stats for the 2013/14 season, featuring tries, points and cards!

CLICK HERE for current player stats


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Friday, 28 February 2014

Rambler Newsletter Vol 2.2

Rambler Newsletter Vol 2.2, Feb 28, 2014



The New Season

The Ramblers 2014 spring season has begun and is in full swing.  With some exception due to weather practices are on and matches are scheduled.  The biggest news of the month would be the successful trivia night held on February 8th.  While it wasn’t our best turnout, we sold nearly all of our tables and had a lot of participation from both active players and old boys.  Big thanks to all who bought tables, sold tables, organized, supported, or just showed up.  As you all know, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year so it means a lot to have your participation.  If anyone has any advice for next year’s trivia night or ideas for other fundraisers feel free to contact us with your suggestions.

For the past two weekends many members of the rugby community watched 6 Nations matches each Saturday at the Dubliner. Yours truly, Dan McGuire, JB & Elkin Kistner were in attendance along with several Royals, Hornets, Bombers and others. Show up next time. It’s fun.

At the February Old Boys lunch attendance was great given the weather and Valentine’s Day. Russ Nunally, Charlie Stecher, Elkin Kistner, Kevin Stubbs, Terry Holtsclaw, Colin Heath, Eric Livingston, Chad McDermott, and Ron Frelich. Thanks to all who attended and it’s good to see some new faces (and Rocket’s!). The next lunch is scheduled for Maggie’s on Friday, March 14 at 1:00. Be there!

I received these notes from our Rambler friends, Phil Wyatt & Charlie Stecher:

My heart is broken! Just reviewing/removing some old email docs, etc and re-read the Newsletter following the 80th Reunion of which I was a very last minute ‘no show’ [ghastly health issues as you know] and noted no inclusion of the message I had sent you/Dan McGuire for possible inclusion/read out on the night. I must stop here, copious tears are dripping uncontrollably onto my key-board! Cheers, mate. You do a great job doing all this stuff. Keep it up. Phil.

Good job on the newsletter. I would like to add my thanks for putting on the 80th Dinner. One thing you miss when you step away from playing is the company of teammates. It was great seeing old teammates from many years ago. Charlie Stecher

 I can’t remember for sure, but thought Phil’s note was read at the 80th. The follow up was bad, so hope this makes amends a bit. Sorry Phil & good to know you are better; thanks Charlie. What they both say is that Rambler Rugby was, has and always will be a big part of our lives!

Thank you gents. After Dick Work contributed his personal rugby story, we received one from Doug Reckamp AND Doug Moir (with some useful memories from Dave Kanevsky). Doug M’s will be in next month…get in line; send yours to Dan or Rich!

Prepare to donate $1,000. Terry is close on the 501c3 and we are contemplating “selling shares” in a facility…we need help and advice. With several hundred Ramblers we should easily achieve our collective vision of a Rambler pitch. Let’s do this. 80 years is long enough.

Rich E/Dan W


Future Events

Old Boys Luncheon – Friday, March 14, 2014 – 1:00 at Maggie O’Brien’s on Market downtown. No Valentine’s Day Elkin! But be there anyway. Come out, meet some guys, have a beer & help celebrate the Spring Season.

Practice – Rambler 15’s practice is scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday at Woodson Terrace.  Start time 6:45 p.m.  Times and location are subject to change due to weather.


Click for Match Schedule


Past Events

Rambler Trivia Night – Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 6:30pm, Trivia started at 7pm at St. Xavier. Nearly all of the tables tables where filled. Thanks to Eric Livingston, Colin Heath and Terry Holtsclaw for their efforts.


This Month in Rambler History

I’ll never forget going to Tulsa for a couple matches in early March about 1990. We drove down to Tulsa in a blinding rainstorm. Figured it’d be wet and cold, but boy did we miss the level of cold!

We awoke Saturday AM to an inch (yes, 1”) of ice on the ground, including the pitch. Twig, our illustrious captain received a call from Tulsa asking if we still wanted to play. He held a “team meeting” in a hotel room and asked for a vote. We had a couple pussies, but the bulk of us said “what the hell else we going to do in Tulsa?” So we played. First and only match I wore long sweats in.

I can’t recall the Primus results though I’m sure we won, but I do recall watching the Secundus match with the prerequisite pair of drinking socks on hands along with a beer whilst watching. What I didn’t realize until a few minutes into my 1st beer how cold it was….the beer froze in the can, in my hand…lesson learned…drink quicker!

Help me by sending in your memories.    Rich E.

Meet a Current Player

Jimmy Platt

I have been playing rugby for a total of 6 years.  I started in High School with Oak Park River Forest Club just outside Chicago where I played for one year before moving to Iowa for college.

I attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  While in school I with the Gentlemen of Dubuque RFC (Division III) for four years.

After graduation I moved to St. Louis to take a teaching position a CBC High School, teaching world history to freshmen.    I have been playing for the Ramblers for 1 whole year including a season of sevens.

Rugby and the Ramblers have had a huge impact on my life especially since moving to a new city, where I knew few few people, the club and the game helped me find a solid group of friends who enjoy the playing good rugby the way the game is supposed to be played with intensity, passion, respect, and camaraderie.


Meet an Old Boy

Doug Reckamp

I started playing rugby in high school in St. Louis for De Smet Jesuit High in 1991-1992. It was hardly organized with a few older brothers helping and using Priory HS facilities and an old play book from my fathers playing days. (Before lifting at the line outs was allowed.). At the time only the Druids and parkway west had a team. Priory only played 2 home games. My father played for the now defunct St. Louis Highlanders RC in the 1970s so I pretty much grew up in forest park.

While attending Rockhurst College in Kansas City I played men’s club rugby for the KCRFC primarily as a utility back. I truly enjoyed the taste of real rugby and the road trips throughout the Western Rugby Union with little more than $20 in my pocket. I did not enjoy finishing second to the KC Blues in the Heart of America Union league every year. The passion for rugby was planted during this time.

Upon graduation I took a year off before reuniting with a club I had loose ties with, the Falcons. In no time at all the Falcons folded and I joined the bombers temporarily while attending SLU school of law. I played briefly with the bombers and SLU during my final year of law school and picked up B side games with the bombers while finishing law school. I took a hiatus from the sport for half a year again.

Although tortuous this brief hiatus allowed me to find my rugby love the St. Louis Ramblers. The friendships and love of the game while playing for the Ramblers from 1999-2011 were as strong as I have ever experienced. I am truly a Rambler for life. As a hooker for over 10 years I found a position that was a perfect fit for someone with so much passion for the game and limited physical gifts. I felt as if I could make up for my lack of god given ability with passion, intensity, and commitment. (Most newcomers would find I ran my mouth faster than my legs.). I always joked that my 3 years and money spent at law school would have been better spent traveling and absorbing the game I love. My most memorable moment was challenging the Omaha goats for their position in the western rugby tournament. In the old days you could challenge the lowest seed but had to play them on their home turf. There was no greater feeling of success in my playing career or pride in my club as walking of the field in Omaha Nebraska with my teammates after upsetting the goats and taking their place at the West.

I still get out for about 2-3 old boys/ b side games a year. Although I had many stops upon my playing career, I am, was, and will always consider myself a Rambler for Life. OARAAR

Douglas V Reckamp

Closing Thoughts

Gents, thanks so much to those who have contributed and especially to Dan Wischmeyer for his excellence at putting this together. This is our 4th newsletter. We hope they add to the Club’s legacy, and they are more fun as others have contributed. Please send Rich ([email protected]) or Dan([email protected]) your thoughts, comments, stories, histories and any other Rambler & Rugby lore you can. We will use it!


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Monday, 27 January 2014

Rambler Newsletter V2.1 1-27-2014

Rambler Newsletter Vol 2.1, Jan 27, 2014



A Tradition

The Rambler Rugby Club begins its 81st year. The New Year 2014 has begun.  And the Ramblers too have begun the spring season. The Ramblers have already traveled to Louisiana for their first match of the year against Baton Rouge RC and returned with a hard fought victory, final score: 32-28.

Things are beginning to pick up as we have new events coming up soon for the 2014 season.   Most importantly is our Trivia Night on February 8.  This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and does a great deal in covering costs for the season, as well as keeping dues down for active players.  There are plenty of tables left so come on out and have a great night out with the team.  Details can be found in the future events section of the newsletter. Practice comes soon, the match schedule is complete, andOld Boy lunches are scheduled.

Terry is close on the 501c3 and we are contemplating “selling shares” in a facility.  We need help and advice but we are asking our old boys to be prepared to donate $1,000 if they are able. With several hundred Ramblers we should easily achieve our collective vision of a Rambler pitch. Let’s do this. 80 years is long enough.

Rich E/Dan W


In Memoriam

Sadly, the Ramblers have lost a few members of their family over the past month:

–          Karen C. Scott, beloved life partner of former Rambler Coach Eduardo Vera passed away on January 5, 2014.

–          Old Boy Patrick M. Del Bannister 61, passed peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

We ask that you keep these Ramblers and their families in your thoughts as the go through this difficult time in their lives.


Future Events


Rambler Trivia Night – Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 6:30pm, Trivia starts at 7pm; $300/table ($30/person); Reserve your table with early payment! 10 Person Teams; Beer & Wine • BYO Cocktails & Food • Silent Auction; St Xavier’s College Church • 3628 Lindell Blvd; (on the St Louis University Campus); Contact Eric Livingston • [email protected] for reservations and further details; Pay online at or mail checks payable to St. Louis Rambler Rugby Club to Eric Livingston, 722 Brookridge Drive, Webster Groves, Mo 63119


Practice – The day we’ve all been waiting for, Rambler 15’s practice begins February 11, 2014 at Woodson Terrace.  Start time 6:45 p.m.


Old Boys Luncheon – Friday, February 14, 2014 – 1:00 at Maggie O’Brien’s on Market downtown. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, but what better way to celebrate than gathering around what you love!? We are taking the winter off & re-starting at the beginning of the spring season. Come out, meet some guys, have a beer & help kick things off.

Rambler/ Maggie’s Microbrew Pub Crawl – Due to an unforeseen conflict of schedule with Maggie’s, the Pub Crawl on January 25 was postponed.  We will be rescheduling the event as soon as a date convenient to both parties becomes available.


Match Schedule

Date Time Side Opponent Venue                      Score
January 2014
Sat 18 Jan 14:00 Ramblers Baton Rouge Baton Rouge W 32-28
February 2014
Fri 28 Feb 18:00 Ramblers SLU Forest Park
March 2014
Sat 8 Mar 13:00 Primus Indianapolis Forest Park
Sat 8 Mar 15:00 Secundus Maryville Forest Park
Sat 22 Mar 13:00 Primus (LEAGUE) KCRFC Kansas City
Sat 22 Mar 15:00 Secundus KCRFC Kansas City
Sat 29 Mar 13:00 Primus Rowdies RFC Forest park
Sat 29 Mar 15:00 Secundus Principia Forest Park
April 2014
Sat 5 Apr 13:00 Primus (LEAGUE) Omaha GOATS Omaha, NE
Sat 12 Apr Ramblers Ruggerfest Creve Coeur
Sat 19 Apr 13:00 Primus Missouri S & T Rolla
Sat 26 Apr 13:00 Primus Nashville RC Forest Park
May 2014
Sat 10 May 13:00 Primus Southside Irish Springfield, IL


Past Events

Rambler College Job/Resume Day – Held Saturday, January 4, 2014, 1:00 PM at Maggie O’Brien’s – 20+ Ramblers from all aspects of the business world attended. We had 8 college players show up, plus 10+ set resumes in. We think it will work. More to come. Every local college Rugby team in the  area will be contacted to assist the Club in recruiting. We had 8 St. Louis businesses linked to Ramblers there. It will grow next year.



Meet a Current Player

Chris Walton

Chris began playing rugby in the spring of 2004 for Mizzou until I graduating in spring 2007.  After contacting former Mizzou Captain and current Rambler Eric Livingston Chris began playing rugby for the  Ramblers in late spring 2010.  He has proven to be a very powerful and diverse player on both the 15’s and 7’s sides.  Chris works as an IT recruiter and is married to Amy Walton, a 3rd grade teacher.


Meet an Old Boy

Dave Work

David “Dick” Work joined the Ramblers in 1982. After playing a couple of years at the University of Illinois, I ran into Dan Pieri and Pat Odom at a bar in Champaign, Il. I was graduating and moving to St. Louis and Pat was heading to U of I. I retired in 1997 due to a neck injury, but managed to sneak in a few old boys games several years later. We were a tight group and many of us played together for a long time. The bond that we shared doing battle every weekend was strong. To this day, I know that I can call on many of the guys any time and they would be there for me, as I would be for them. You had to have pretty thick skin to be a Rambler as we constantly razzed each other, but it was all in good fun. Ask Rich about Dr. Death. I am currently married to Anne Work, formerly married to Suzie(screamer) R.I.P., and father of Taj 22, Connor 20 and Riley 18. Taj and Connor were rugby babies as they were conceived the night before a game. I will always bleed green.




This Month in Rambler History

From about 1987 to 1995 I was Match Secretary. One rule – we traveled on Labor Day weekend. My rule, but we played in KC, Chicago, Memphis and others.

I will never forget Dallas. In 1991 22 Ramblers DROVE to Dallas on Friday night/Saturday morning to take on the Dallas Harlequins AND the Reds in BOTH A & B matches on Sat and Sun. We played the ‘Quinn’s two on Sat afternoon; Reds two on Sunday.

WE WON ALL FOUR MATCHES! I doubt it’s been done before or since. And I’ll never forget talking to a Quinn at the Sat night party. He “excused” their lose with it being a holiday weekend and guys were missing….”Really” I said, “We drove 10 hours with 22 guys and beat you twice…any questions?” Good fun; proud moment. Rich E.



The Old Boy was getting sick and tired of the young full-back’s constant boasting about his sexual conquests.

When they met in the local for a drink, he said, ‘Listen – I’m sixty-seven and I make love nearly every night of the week.’

‘Get out of here!’ said the youngster disbelievingly.

‘It’s true,’ said the old codger. ‘I nearly made it on Monday, I nearly made it on Tuesday, I nearly made it on Wednesday . . .’



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Monday, 23 December 2013

Rambler Newsletter V1.2 12-21-2013

Rambler Newsletter Vol 1.2, Dec 21, 2013


The 81st Year

The Rambler Rugby Club is now an 81 year-old tradition. We all look forward to another year of making sports history in St. Louis. Last Friday night on December 20th several current players and old boys met at Maggie O’Brian’s for a beer or two and a few stories. (Maggie’s is a key club sponsor – visit her often.) Attendees before I left a bit early included Ed Russell, River Devine, Sam Welge, Kevin Lane, Colin Heath, Stan Dondle, Todd Lunow, John Burke and a few I’m sure I forgot. A good time was had. Happy Holidays.

Sadly, the Ramblers have suffered a few recent tough loses. Twig informed me yesterday that late-‘70’s/earl-‘80’s prop, Wofford (help me here Twig) passed away in his sleep on 12/19. Before that Kevin Stubbs informed us that Tom Noce passed away. We salute them and will miss them. Lastly, prior to the drink up, several of us visited Lock Bob Haldiman at Barnes Hospice in Clayton. Visitors included Eric Amundson, Ed Russell, Rocket Ron Freilich, Mitch Mitchell, JB, Doug Littlefield and myself. We hope the best for Bob.

On the good news front, Doug tells me Dan Pieri is due in soon from Switzerland! And several major events that will help the Club continue to grow are outlined below. They include: a first annual Rambler recruiting & jobs day; upcoming Maggie’s sponsored pub crawl; the Ramblers play in New Orleans; a Ramblers trivia night major fundraiser…attend them all or all you can.

Lastly, at the 80th dinner, Keith Seaber challenged us all to donate $1,000. Keith, Phil Shinn and Elikin Kistner all donated…I will do the same. With several hundred Ramblers we should easily achieve our collective vision of a Rambler pitch. Let’s do this. 80 years is long enough.

Rich E/Dan W

Future Events

Rambler College Job/Resume Day – Saturday, January 4, 2014, 1:00 PM at Maggie O’Brien’s – all Ramblers from all aspects of the business world need to attend. We will be contacting every local college Rugby team in order to gather resumes & seek to permanently employee as many graduating Seniors &/or provide internships for Juniors so as to assist the Club in recruiting. We have at least 7 St. Louis businesses linked to Ramblers attending to collect the resumes of these intelligent yet aggressive young men. Be there! 

Rambler/ Maggie’s Microbrew Pub Crawl – First exciting news. Maggie’s is continuing as the sponsor for the club. As a celebration and to further build our relationship with Maggie’s, Eddie and the Maggie’s staff, we are having a Rambler/ Maggie’s Microbrew Pub Crawl on Jan 25th. Details below and sign up required! Please support Maggie’s over the holiday season. Work parties, happy hours, blues games and concerts are great times at Maggie’s.

Pub Crawl details – Jan 25th meet at Maggies at 11am, leave at 12pm, return around 4pm.
Bars to savour: 4 Hands, Urban Chestnut, Six Row , Civil Life
Appetizers before and after at Maggies, cash bars no drinks included, trolley ride provided.
Sign up by Jan 10th. Link to Signup from email.

Rambler Trivia Night – Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 6:30pm, Trivia starts at 7pm; $300/table ($30/person); Reserve your table with early payment! 10 Person Teams; Beer & Wine • BYO Cocktails & Food • Silent Auction; St Xavier’s College Church • 3628 Lindell Blvd; (on the St Louis University Campus); Contact Eric Livingston • [email protected] for reservations and further details; Pay online at or mail checks payable to St. Louis Rambler Rugby Club to Eric Livingston, 722 Brookridge Drive, Webster Groves, Mo 63119

Old Boys Luncheon – Friday, February 14, 2014 – 1:00 at Maggie O’Brien’s on Market downtown. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, but what better way to celebrate than gathering around what you love!? We are taking the winter off & re-starting at the beginning of the spring season. Come out, meet some guys, have a beer & help kick things off.

Match Schedule

Past Events

Christmas Happy Hour – This past Friday, 20 December 2013, the Ramblers enjoyed a small gathering at Maggie O’Briens to celebrate the Holliday Season.  We enjoyed a solid turnout of old boys and active players as well as some rookies, wives, girlfriends, and even a few SLU players.

This Month in Rambler History

In prior December’s in the late ‘80’s/early ‘90’s the Ramblers held a dinner at Fred Boehm’s Locust Street Underground. Attendance was always great, but the best part was the job performed by Mike Mercer who MC’d every event. His hilarious approach to handing out awards from MVP to Rookie of the Year to the infamous “Golden Boot” (given for the worst kick; I once won for a beautiful grubber in Nov in Little Rock…I think Tim Redmond remembers!)

Regardless of traditions new and old, the Ramblers always enjoyed the year-end festivities in December.

Meet a Current Player

Colin Heath (Player/ Coach)

I started playing because my Dad use to play and was an avid rugger. I started with “minis” at the age of 8 in Scotland, UK and had the opportunity to play through school right through to University, but sadly stopped in University due to some bizarre, non rugby initiations.   4 years later I started up again, playing for Lightwater RFC, whose shirts were a Kelly green and white stripe! I moved to the States in 2000 and went out to watch a local game of a team I found on the web.  After watching a team, dressed all in black, fight and throw punches at each other I decided not to join that club and assumed that was the only St Louis team (they were playing a club in green and white!)  A couple of years later met old boy Ryan Hale in a bar and he dragged me out, after one practice and some persuasive discussions at J&A’s with Dusty Toberman, Charles Bock and Doug Aten,  I was en-route to the West as a support player and have never looked back since. I’ve been with the Ramblers for 11 years now and had the honour of being a player, Captain, Coach and Vice President (holding all positions at the same time at one point!).

During my playing career with the Ramblers, I have moved from academic research in Proteomics to a local biotechnology company, got married (to a truly rugby friendly wife), adopted a son and had three kids!


Meet an Old Boy

Dave Ellis

In 1954 Dave was as both a gym teacher at Normandy High and at a sporting goods store. It was then Dave’s love for and excelling at Rugby was first discovered ay the Ramblers and Dave. Dave played Inside Center for the green & white from 1954 through 1980!

Dave was an excellent Center often leading the league in scoring (Try’s were worth only 3 points when he started.) Dave played many matches against many clubs for many years. Dave and his longtime wife Gerry are true Ramblers! OARAAR

Coaches Corner

I hope everyone has been enjoying a well-deserved break, getting some rest and healing. Congratulations to those of you who were selected for the Missouri select side. The experience will elevate your game and the Ramblers’ level of play. Thanks to those of you who were able to make it to the Ramblers’ 80th anniversary celebration. That night we heard stories of ups and downs over the years and were reminded that we are not just playing for ourselves. We are keeping the tradition alive and playing for all those who came before us and still continue to support the club and the current team.

For the current players, this off-season is good time to hit the weights and work on your strength. Additionally, if your fitness isn’t where it was at the end of the season, now is the time to work on your cardio with runs and interval workouts. The fitter we are at the beginning of the season, the less time we need to devote to fitness during practice, and the more time we can focus on developing our rugby skills and game plan.



Sweet Christmas Story

When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out,
Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk
all the cider and hidden the liquor.. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little
glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, ‘Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn’t this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?’

And thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

Closing Thoughts

Gents, this is our second newsletter. We hope they add to the Club’s legacy, but they will be more fun if you all contribute. Please send Rich ([email protected]) or Dan ([email protected]) your thoughts, comments, stories, histories and any other Rambler & Rugby lore you can. We will use it!


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Monday, 25 November 2013

Rambler Newsletter V1.1 11-23-2013

St. Louis Rambler Rugby Football Club – 1933
Newsletter – Volume One, Issue One – November 23, 2013
Dust has settled & current player/Club Secretary Dan Wischmeyer & Rich EtzkornA decided to start a Club newsletter. Most is accurate; what isn’t, tell us so we can fix. Saturday, November 16, 2013 we celebrated our 80th Anniversary. Over 132 Ramblers & friends attended. Speeches of remembrance & support were given by Keith Seaber (1965), Terry Franc (1953), Dave Ellis (1954), Ron Carter (1958), Bobby Weinshenker (1961), Rich Etzkorn (1975), Ed Russell (1985) Terry Holtsclaw, President (1993), Tommy Wong, Coach (2005), Adam Schmidt, Captain (2008).
The Club is rich in history. Many toasts were raised to our founders, Harry Langenberg & Edmond St. John Martin Hoogewerf. Without them we would not the second oldest USA Club.
Attending were many I have not seen in years. Hope I didn’t miss any.
From out of Missouri – Steve Adams (CA), The Buff! (NV), Harpo D’andria (CO), Dick Leewenburg (CA), John Lowery (PA), Don McGuire (CA), Mike Rand (where are you?), Ed Russell (KS), Don Saum (GA), Keith Seaber (OR).
Current Players – Nick Baum, Sam Binz, Jeff Bosaw, Pat Conaty, Charles Cramer, Pat Flavin, Nick Iffg, Pat Keeven, Kevin Lane, Ryan Lane, Eric Livingston, Leo Polson, Adam Schmidt, Landon Turley, Justin Vogt, Dan Wibracht, Dan Wischeyer, Anthony Woensdregt.
Other Old Boys – Eric Amundson, Nick Baker, Teb Barnes, John Birkby, Dan & Rich Blood, Fred Boehm, Joe Castlik, River Devine, Larry Dicerson, Timmy Disbennet, Tom Dolan, Stan Dondle, Mark Drury, Mike Finnigan, Rocket Ron Froehlich, Colin Heath,  Chris Hrdina, Dave Kanevsky, Tim Fats Kelley, Bill Kemper, Elkin Kistner, Tony Langhammer, Doug Littlefield, Vito Lucito, Todd Lunow, Dan McGuire, Pat Mongovan, Kokie Murphy, Jeff O’ Donnell, Dale Peluso, Greg Pfeffer, Twig Pfeffer, Mike Reckert, Tim Redmond, Tim Rekart, Gary Schenkel, Phil Shinn, Charlie Stecher, Matt Story, Steve Stradel, Kevin Stubbs, Meade Summers, Sam Welge, Dave Work.
Many beautiful (and somewhat rowdy) wives were present. Many Ramblers were missing, including Doug Weible and David Carter. Appearances were made by John Caby and Mark Bahn.
Terry Holtsclaw issued a challenge that not another decade go by without a Rambler pitch & clubhouse (since even Little Rock has one). Keith Seaber echoed same & Elkin Kistner & Phil Shinn both donated an initial $1,000 each toward the challenge!   
Please give back to Rugby, to the Club and give of your time, talent and treasure. Attached is a letter from the MRFU President.
Comments received from various Ramblers:
Tony Langhammer – Now that everything has died down, I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for getting me reconnected. Always know that you miss something, but you never know how much until something like last weekend happens. I intend to stay in the loop and look forward to seeing everyone in the near & far future. As the saying goes “Once a Rambler, Always a Rambler”. Thanks again.
Cody Walker – Congratulations to all Ramblers across the country and around the world on being a member of the greatest club on earth. Sounds like everyone in attendance of the 80th celebration had a wonderful time. Would have loved to attend and reunite with old friends. Truly wished I could have been there to share time and tip a few with everyone. Codie Walker 1975-1986
Doug Weible – Not the first time a hot chick has puked at the Racquet Club. I’ve seen it twice myself. Doubt it will be the last. Never seen anybody climb on the bear, I’ll admit, but, I don’t go there that often.
Terry Holtsclaw – Nice. And wasn’t mine, she waited till she got home at least.
Buddy Cooper – I don’t know how you do it, but I understand how long it takes to put together these Rambler emails, events, photo, PDF files, etc. can be. Thanks again for your hard work. One thing I can tell you is that although I didn’t come to the 80 TH my thoughts were with you all. Naturally, the ones I felt the nearest to were those who played in the 60’s; and I was saddened at the “A Toast In Memory Of” list. Especially, knowing about Tony Lipinski, Chip Maxwell, and Bobby Cochran. I am sure there are others on the list that I played with, but forgot their names, not their faces. I always wonder about many of the living as well : Jay Carlin, Mike Danna, Mike Dardas , & David Ellis just to name a few. I am sending a copy of this to Terry Frank, who was my first connection to the world of Rugby. Again, Thanks for your unselfish dedication and hard work.
Terry Franc – was truly a great evening ,, you did a spectacular job ,, what would u think about getting that proclamation published in the paper for the community to see (done – sent in)? Hey joe and buddy .. missed you guys ,, was a great time .. mike dana was hunting and sorry he didn’t know bout event and I brought caby as my date !! , no one understands the rugby friendships ,, the best .. cheers guys , hope to see you both sooner than later .. terry
Rich Blood – Thanks for all your effort to make the 80th a great event!
Gary Schenkel – What a tremendous showing. Great job Rich. Thank you very much for the honor of being included. Thank you and thank you all.
Mark Bahn – Wonderful event last night…first class…glad I was able to be there….thank you for your efforts.
Ron Carter – that was a splendid evening – a truly great job putting it together!!! All Ramblers owe for all of the effort you extended! The Friday lunches are good, might we discuss a bi-annual, casual dinner where more bits and pieces of Rambler history are kicked about? There several such things that might have been shared with the younger generation(s) last night had there been a better opportunity. Let me know if you think we might do this, please – and again, a very BIG THANKS!!
Mark Drury – congratulations on the dinner. It was well planned and a nice function. It brought back many fond memories. I am sure you had a great deal to do with the planning, coordination and communication needed for the success. “Once a Rambler, Always a Rambler” Thanks again
Dave Ellis – We appreciate all the work and effort you put in to the 80th Anniversary celebration. We enjoyed the evening! Congratulations on your award….you are very deserving. “Once a Rambler…always a Rambler!” God Bless
Past Events
2013 Fall Season
League Table
St. Louis Bombers
St. Louis Ramblers
Ramblers Hold 80th Anniversary held Saturday, November 16, 2013
Tryouts for the MRFU Bears Select side were held on November 17, 2013. Congrats to Ramblers Chris Hrdina, Chris Walton, Dan Wibracht, Justin Vogt, Nick Leaver, Pete Buschbacher, Sam Fazholz and Will Whitehead for their selection to the Squad.  
Future Events
Rambler College Job/Resume Day – Saturday, January 4, 2014, 1:00 PM at Maggie O’Brien’s – all Ramblers from all aspects of the business world need to attend. We will be contacting every local college Rugby team in order to gather resumes & seek to permanently employee as many graduating Seniors &/or provide internships for Juniors so as to assist the Club in recruiting. Be there!
Rambler Trivia Night – Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 6:30pm, Trivia starts at 7pm; $300/table ($30/person); Reserve your table with early payment! 10 Person Teams; Beer & Wine • BYO Cocktails & Food • Silent Auction; St Xavier’s College Church • 3628 Lindell Blvd; (on the St Louis University Campus); Contact Eric Livingston • [email protected] for reservations and further details; Pay online at or mail checks payable to St. Louis Rambler Rugby Club to Eric Livingston, 722 Brookridge Drive, Webster Groves, Mo 63119
Old Boys Luncheon – Friday, February 14, 2014 – 1:00 at Maggie O’Brien’s on Market downtown. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, but what better way to celebrate than gathering around what you love!? We are taking the Winter off & re-starting at the beginning of the Spring season. Come out, meet some guys, have a beer & help kick things off.
The Ramblers are currently planning their second annual trip to New Orleans with the SLU rugby team to play Baton Rouge RC on the weekend of January 18th.
This Month in Rambler History
All is from memory; much is likely incorrect; please provide your own memories to me.
1989 – Ramblers defeat Bombers to win MRFU Title…at Primus, Secondus & Tertius levels!
1977 – 18 year old Lock Rich Etzkorn joins Mark Drury & others in Mark’s recreational vehicle as we traveled to play in an Atlanta tournament. Not sure how we fared, but we played cards & had a few beers the whole way down & played at 8:00AM. Good time had by all. Fun was had on way back, but you’ll need to come to a luncheon to hear the details!
Meet a Current Player
Dan Wischmeyer – became a Rambler in 2008 as a rookie to rugby after moving back to St. Louis to attend school at Wash U.  I sought out rugby as a way to enjoy the camaraderie and competition that I had experienced while I was in the Marines and was fortunate enough to come across the Ramblers. Since joining the team I have met and married my lovely wife Erin and now have a 19 month old son named Levi.  As a Rambler I play both second row and flanker and have been serving on the Executive Committee as the club Secretary since 2011.
Meet an Old Boy
Rich Etzkorn – became a Rambler in 1975 after being coached by Rambler’s Rick Schmidt & Keith Seaber at Kirkwood Highschool. I moved to Boulder, CO in May of 1978, became a Colorado Buffalo Rugger in 1978 – 1980, left college & joined the Boulder Rugby Club who I travel & still play with today. I returned to St. Louis in Spring of 1986 & began again playing Lock for the Ramblers. Still involved today, I will never forget all the Ramblers & Rugby has brought to my life. I am a proud husband to Cindy for 32 years, a father to two boys, Drew 25 & Aaron 28. Since returning to St. Louis I have worked for the old Turley Martin Company & successors. Ted Martin, founder & Chairman of Turley Martin was a Rambler Hooker in the 40’s & 50’s. Thanks for all the great times & memories.
Closing Thoughts
Gents, this is our first newsletter. We hope they add to the Club’s legacy, but they will be more fun if you all contribute. Please send Rich ([email protected]) or Dan Wischmeyer ([email protected]) your thoughts, comments, stories, histories and any other Rambler & Rugby lore you can. We will use it!        

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

MRFU Congratulatory Letter on Our 80th

Click here for Original Letter

November 16. 2013

Mr Terry Holtsclaw
St. Louis Ramblers Rugby Club
Dear Terry,
On behalf of the Missouri Rugby Football Union, it is my pleasure to congratulate you and your teammates on the 80th anniversary of Ramblers Rugby. I regret that I will be unable to congratulate you in person, but I’m certain that your club will celebrate with its fullest enthusiasm.
The long history of the Ramblers is certainly a compelling story. That you have survived as a volunteer-based sports club for 80 years is a remarkable feat itself. Those years are filled with many other stories about triumphs on the field and camaraderie between players, and I’m sure you’ll share many of them with each other during your celebration. From my position, I appreciate the opportunity to note the Rambler have done much better than simply survive.
First, that the MRFU exists at all is attributable to the vision and efforts of Harry Langenberg, and therefore the Ramblers. Truly much of the history of the Union and the Ramblers is intertwined, especially because of your tradition of on-field excellence. Certainly the many championships and honors that your teams, both Primus and Secondus, have earned on the field testify to the character of your men, and the awards for sportsmanship say even more.
The Ramblers’ influence is felt more widely than on the pitches of Forest Park. More so than any other St. Louis club, you have demonstrated a commitment to competing nationally and internationally. I expect to hear anytime that a match will be scheduled in Antarctica just to finish off that seventh continent. The highest national honor in rugby, a place in the USA Rugby Hall of Fame, is an honor reserved for Ramblers among MRFU teams, and for two giants of the game – Keith Seaber and Harry Langenberg.
However, as your local Union president, I want to thank the Ramblers for consistently working and helping to elevate the game in St. Louis. Your play sets a great standard on the field, but more importantly, your players and alumni create new teams, coach promising young players, and sustain the game we love for the next generation of players and fans. That influence is priceless, and the true mark of a championship team.
My most sincere congratulations,
Bryce Krug
Missouri Rugby Football Union


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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Rambler Awards

USA Rugby Hall of Fame

2012: Harry Langenberg

2011: Keith Seaber

International Selections

Peter Dahl (USA Eagles, 2010-2013)

Alex Sharman (Paraguay, 2010)

Twig Porzelt (USA Eagles Juniors)

Doug Littlefield (USA Cougars, 1988)

Nick Baker (USA Cougars, 1988)

Twig Porzelt (USA Cougars, 1988)


Rambler Awards

2016-2017 Season

MVP: Keven Griff

Rookie Of The Year: Keven Griff

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Alex McDevitt

Coaches’ Award: Kevin McAllister

2015-2016 Season

MVP: Chris Walton

Rookie Of The Year: Terrel Johnson

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Dan Wischmeyer

Coaches’ Award: Dan Wischmeyer

2014-2015 Season

MVP: Leo Polson

Rookie Of The Year: Jimmy Harrison

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Kevin Lane

Coaches’ Award: Jimmy Platt

2013-2014 Season

MVP: Colin Heath

Secundus MVP: Ian Tighe

Rookie Of The Year: Alex Deguire

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Patrick Keeven

Coaches’ Award: Kevin Lane

2012-2013 Season

USA Rugby Hall of Fame: Harry Langenberg

MVP: Justin Vogt

Secundus MVP: Jeff Bosaw

Rookie Of The Year: Antony Woensdregt

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Patrick Keeven

Coach’s Award: Ryan Lane

2011-2012 Season

MVP: Chris Walton

Rookie Of The Year: Nick Leaver

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Patrick Keeven

Coach’s Award: Eric Livingston

2010-2011 Season

USA Rugby Hall of Fame: Keith Seaber

MVP: Patrick Conaty

Rookie Of The Year: Chris Walton

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Patrick Keeven

Coach’s Award: Jeff O’Donnell

2009-2010 Season

MVP: Adam Schmitt

Rookie Of The Year: Ben McDowell

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Colin Heath

Coach’s Award: Colin Heath

2008-2009 Season

MVP: Justin Vogt

Rookie Of The Year: Alex Vogt

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Patrick Conaty

Coach’s Award: Brian Haley

2007-2008 Season

MVP: Eric Livingston

Rookie Of The Year: Tommy Flynn

Scott “Yuk” Herrell Player’s Player Award: Patrick Keeven

2006-2007 Season

MVP: Chris Hrdina

2004 Season

MVP: Jeff Mahoney

Rookie Of The Year: Justin Vogt

Most Improved Player: Leo Polson

1995 Season

MVP: David Dalton

1993 Season

MVP: David Dalton

1992 Season

MVP: Dan Blood

Secundus MVPs: Larry Linsin & Scott Herrell

1991 Season

MVP: David Dalton

1977 Season

Rookie Of The Year: Kevin Stubbs

1974 Season

Secundus MVP: Denny “The Fly” Collins

Secundus Rookie Of The Year: Denny “The Fly” Collins

1973 Season

Secundus MVP: Bill Elmore

1972 Season

Secundus Rookie Of The Year: Bill Elmore


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