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Several coaches and clubs from the Capital Rugby Union have joined forces and are proud to announce the newly-formed Beltway Elite Sevens.
The Mid-Atlantic region has been slow to follow the national trend of city-based "all-star" sevens clubs. With Beltway Elite Sevens, representatives from the Mid-Atlantic Conference and Capital Geographic Union are excited to offer an elite sevens option for high-caliber players this summer in the D.C/Baltimore area. While Beltway Elite encourages all local players to try out, teams that have committed to the Beltway are the Potomac Exiles, Baltimore-Chesapeake, Washington Renegades, Washington RFC, and West Potomac.
Beltway Elite is registered with the Capital Rugby Union and will compete in the Premier Division of the Mid-Atlantic Conference this summer. The team will train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the D.C./Baltimore area beginning in mid-May. Tryouts for the team will be held later this spring. Collegiate players, recent rugby grads and other high-caliber athletes are welcome to try out.
"It's been some time since both representatives from the MAC have finished strongly at Nationals and even longer since the Capital Region has fielded a winner," said Beltway Elite coach Jon Grasso. "The goal here is to put the MAC back on the map and have a CGU team compete for a National Championship."
The coaching and management staff for Beltway Elite currently includes Grasso (Baltimore-Chesapeake; Capital Rugby Union Men’s Selects), William Knipscher (Towson; Baltimore-Chesapeake), Roland Pratt (Capital Rugby Union Men’s Selects), and Christopher Harvey (Potomac Exiles).
All questions regarding Beltway Elite and requests to be provided with further information as it becomes available (including dates/locations for tryouts) should be directed to Jonathan Grasso at firstname.lastname@example.org.