Palmer Takes 3rd in USA Rugby Final Four Championship

Palmer Chiropractic News

The Palmer College of Chiropractic Rugby Football Club claimed third place overall by beating the Boston Irish Wolfhounds 50-14 in the consolation round of the USA Men’s Division 1 Rugby Championship in Glendale, Colorado, on Sunday, June 5. This is the first time Palmer has finished higher than fourth place in the USA Men’s Division 1 national tournament.

National Championship Series USA Rugby“I want to congratulate our nationally recognized Palmer Rugby team on their strong showing this weekend,” said Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., who traveled with his family to Glendale to watch the team compete. “Not only is it exciting to watch these players demonstrate the passion they have for the sport, it is equally impressive to see these men showcase their Palmer Pride.”

The Palmer ruggers lost to Olympic Club 41-29 in a hard-fought semi-final match on Saturday, June 4. All tournament results can be found at

The 2011 squad is the first Palmer team to qualify for the final four in this tournament in back-to-back years, and is the first team to finish third overall. With many players set to return next year, the Palmer team has high hopes for the 2012 season.

The Palmer College of Chiropractic Men’s Rugby team made school history on Sunday, May 22, when it qualified for the USA Rugby Final Four championship for the second year in a row. The Palmer Men’s Rugby team qualified for the final four this year by defeating two tough clubs from the east coast in Manassas, Virginia, on May 21 and 22. On May 21, Palmer defeated the former Super League PAC rugby club 33-24, which set up the showdown on Sunday, May 22, pitting the Midwest number one seed against the Northeast number one seed Mystic River. Palmer jumped out to a commanding 29-7 lead and held on for a 41-21 win to send the team back to the finals.

Palmer Rugby Related:
South African Chiropractor Celebrates 30 Years in US
2009 Palmer Alumni Rugby Sunshine Tour
2008 Palmer Alumni Rugby Sunshine Tour

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic was founded in 1897 by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in Davenport, Iowa. Approximately 2,300 students attend Palmer College campuses in Davenport, San Jose, California, and Port Orange, Florida. More than one-third of the 65,000 chiropractors currently in practice are graduates of a Palmer College of Chiropractic campus. @ 8:54 am | Article ID: 1307462098