In Memory of an Exceptional Jester: Lindsay Babb Memorial Page
ORSU is Portland's premier men's and women's rugby club! ORSU is a senior-level club that fields two men's sides, two women's sides and an Old Boys squad. ORSU draws its players from the entire Portland metropolitan area, and has a current club roster of over 100 members. Players of any level of experience, knowledgeable and novice alike, are welcome to join us in enjoying the greatest game on Earth!
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Spring Season 2013
Men's and Women's Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Bloomington Park (SE 100 & Steele), Portland, OR
Women's gym trainings: Wednesdays 3/27, 7:30-9 pm - CrossFit PE (2820 SE 8th)
Sat Apr 20:
ORSU Club News
ORSU Women Finish Second in the Nation in Division 1
The ORSU Women lost a hard-fought battle to the Atlanta Harlequins, who pulled away to take the D1 National Championship 33-14. The Jesters never stopped working, but tenacious defense by Atlanta earned them the title. Congratulations to our amazing Jesters and Coach Beckett Royce on a fantastic season, and a huge THANK YOU to our many supporters! You made it possible for us to compete, and we are humbled by your generosity. We could feel you cheering for us all the way down in Florida!
a history-making effort, the ORSU Women won their quarterfinal and semifinal
matches in Atlanta last weekend to earn a berth to the Division 1 National
Championship Final in Fort Myers, FL on Sun, Nov 11. ORSU will face Atlanta in
the Championship, and the match will be livestreamed
online at www.ustream.tv/usarugby.
You can support your Jester women by:
ORSU Women Take Top CR1 Seed to D1 Elite 8 National Playoffs
The ORSU Women have finished an undefeated league season and are the champions of the Division 1 CR1 (Competitive Region 1 - Pac Coast from Washington to Arizona)! In two weeks the Jesters travel to Atlanta, GA for Elite 8 National Playoffs with the top CR1 seed, #5 overall.
On Saturday, Oct 27, ORSU will face NOVA (Northern Virginia) at 12 pm. Depending on results, on Sunday the Jesters could play either defending national champs Chicago North Shore, or Philadelpha. Wins on both days will send the Jesters to the national final two weeks later, in Fort Myers, FL.Two ORSU Women to Rep USA on Fall 2012 Eagles European Tour
ORSU is extremely proud to announce that two of our women's players, San Juanita Moreno and Sharon Blaney, have been invited on the Fall 2012 USA Eagles' European tour! These phenomenal athletes have worked extremely hard, and we are taking up a collection to support them and reduce their out-of-pocket costs. To donate, please email email@example.com.
A huge CONGRATS to Sharon and San Juanita!
BabbFest 2012 Registration Open
ORSU's annual women's tournament, BabbFest, will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Fuller's Farm. Named in remembrance of extraordinary Jester Lindsay Babb, BabbFest is a celebration of the spirit of rugby - the heart that it takes to hit the pitch for some good hard play and come out grinning at the end of it all.
Don't miss this fabulous event - there are 10 spots, which WILL fill up, so get your payment in early! Registration fee is $200 - contact Q Garcea to register or with any questions.
Generosity for Farm Fund, Raphael House at 2012 Fundraiser Event
The ORSU Jester Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction was a great success! Thank you so much to all of the terrific people who attended, supported, and/or donated to the fundraiser. It was a blast, and your generosity is wonderful to behold. Special thanks to:
Thank you all for the good you do!!!
Three ORSU Women in Eagle Player Pool Camp
Congrats to Jesters San Juanita Moreno, Adrienne Acosta, and Sharon
Blaney, as well as former Jesters Lisa "Cheeks" Butts (NorCal Triple Threat) and Ashley Kmiecik (Emerald CIty Mudhens) for being selected to the week-long Eagle player pool camp in
Colorado in June 2012! Go Eagles!
Men's Banquet Celebrated a Stellar 2011-2012 Season
Congrats to the ORSU Jester men on an awesome season! Many
thanks to all of the partners, families, and fans whose support made
possible this season's fun and success. A special thank you to men's
coaches Mike Lewis and Craig Martin for their above-and-beyond energy,
knowledge, and dedication to the team.
While many players stepped up with huge efforts this year, the following players won awards:
ORSU D2 Men to 2012 Sweet Sixteen
After a 10-1 season in league play, the ORSU D2 men advanced through Pacific Northwest and Pacific Coast playoffs to the USA Rugby Sweet Sixteen National Playoffs. The event venue is the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA (San Diego area) and games will be on both Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. On Saturday the Jesters will take on the G.O.A.T.S. of Omaha at 3:15 pm, and on Sunday will face either Santa Rosa or Albuquerque, depending on results. GO JESTERS!!!
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ORSU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible