Wando rugby honored at S.C. State House

  • Friday, May 23, 2014

Wando rugby was presented a proclamation at the South Carolina State House to honor its state championship. PROVIDED

Wando rugby was honored by the South Carolina State House of Representatives with a resolution celebrating its 2014 championship season.

Bill H.5222 was delivered on the State House floor by Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston, with the Wando rugby team on hand to “recognize and honor the Wando rugby club’s exceptional players, coaches and staff for their first undefeated regular season and to congratulate them for winning the 2014 rugby South Carolina state championship.”

The bill states, “Wando maximized its depth and experience in the fast-paced, hard-hitting and hotly contested match to capture its first state trophy by defeating a team ranked second in the state and 25th nationwide ...

Through grueling practices, hard work and determination, head coach Tod Shepherd and his skilled coaching staff capitalized on their own athletic ability and training to forge a championship team and teach these athletes lessons that will prove invaluable through life both on and off the pitch.”

Wando defeated Greenville, 10-3, to earn the program’s first state championship.

The Warriors finished the season a perfect 10-0 and ranked No. 21 in the nation.

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