July 9th, 2011: MRFC "traveled" to Veteran's Park for the Midwest's premier 7s tournament, Lakefront 7s. Over 100 teams from High School boys' and girls' to Qualifier Men and Elite Women compete on 6 pitches in front of large live and televised audience.
Pool play saw the club take on Fox Valley, intercity rival Milwaukee Harlequins and longtime 7s rival Chicago Griffins. 2 victories put the men through to the semifinal round facing a rematch with last year's Lakefront (and 5 time Midwest 7s champions) Chicago Lions. Milwaukee fell 28-0 and earned a 3rd place game rematch with the Griffins. Milwaukee led until the final minute when a disputed play off Griffins kickoff led to their last minute try and the Griffins prevailed 19-17.
Congratulations to the men on improving play throughout the day and narrowing the gap with the Griffins. MRFC has fielded a different 7s lineup each week and continues to amass qualifier points towards yet another trip to the Midwest Finals on July 23rd in Elkhart, IN.
A special shout out goes to Drew Palin and his KISS side that won the social division!