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Armed Forces 7s Championship Readies for San Diego

  • 09 Jul 2024
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The women’s U.S. Armed Forces Rugby 7s Championship is set for this Friday-Saturday, July 12-13 in San Diego, Calif. It’s a new location for the event, which has long been held in conjunction with Cape Fear 7s in North Carolina. In 2024, the five military teams will report to Nobel Recreation Field, where on Saturday, the San Diego Surfers’ Surf ‘n’ Turf 7s tournament will also occur. [lead: Dept. of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote]

Air Force is the reigning Armed Forces 7s champion, having ended Army’s trophy run that began with the event’s creation. Air Force and Army accounted for the majority of U.S. Armed Forces team that competed at the CISM Rugby Challenge 7s last month in the Netherlands, where the Americans took Silver.


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Dept. of Defense Photo by Mr. Steven Dinote


There are five teams: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. Teams play each other in a round robin that begins Friday night and continues into Saturday. Then the top-two teams in the standings will contest a final at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. TBD on a live-stream, but check in with each team’s social media (links included below) for individual streams.

5 p.m. Air Force v Coast Guard
5:30 p.m. Army v Marines
6 p.m. Coast Guard v Navy
6:30 p.m. Air Force v Army
7 p.m. Navy v Marines

10:20 a.m. Navy v Air Force
10:40 a.m. Coast Guard v Army
12:20 p.m. Marines v Air Force
12:40 p.m. Army v Navy
2:20 p.m. Marines v Coast Guard
3:40 p.m. Final


As the individual branches announce their final rosters, this post will update. At present, several programs are still in camp, and the championship squads will likely be determined close to game day. Rosters permit 13 players and two injury reserves.


The below graphic reflects the Air Force player pool and those who participated in the training camp and tryouts. TRB will update the following once a final team has been announced, or follow @daf_rugby for more info.


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Army is in the middle of a nine-day trial camp in San Diego. Sixteen players have been training together since July 3, and 12 will make the final squad. The below graphic also features the coaching and support staff. Follow @allarmywomensrugby for updates.


The Coast Guard player pool has also been training together in San Diego since July 3, with 16 players (listed below) vying for 13 spots on the championship squad. Check out @cgrugby, which is profiling each athlete:

LTJG Clare Bizer
HS1 Meghan Carr
HS2 Kiye Collins
LT Hollis Connick
LTJG Jordan Day
LT Maile Dreier
LT Elizabeth Flint
LCDR Audra Forteza
LT Courtney Gamache
GM2 Kalli Gilmore
LTJG Malia Haskovec
LT Sloane Hecimovich
LTJG Ari Jurkowski
IS2 Jocelyn Miller
SK3 Katelynn Reyes

Coach – Donnie Harbert
Manager – LCDR Alex Mostrom
Sports Rep – CWO Ken Collins


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The following attended the Marines’ player camp and tryouts last week. Check out @all_marine_rugby for updates.

Sgt Vivian Aragon
1stLt Alma Banang
Maj Stephanie Bucci
Maj Megan Ehrniter
Capt Hannah Groom
Maj Elizabeth Hanger
Capt Janay Lee
Maj Christine Logigian
Maj Jessica Lucia
Cpl Anastasia Schraff
Maj Katherine Smith
Capt Kendall Smith
1stLt Hannah Venables
Sgt Kerra Wieberg


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Navy’s extended squad has been at Naval Base San Diego since July 1. San Diego-based Talia Carrasquillo and Wing Ly are coaching. Follow @wanrugby for more info.



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