Story and Photo by Andrew Smith

Las Vegas, NV (ISN) – The British Columbia Elite Youth Sevens teams were unstoppable during the 2012 Las Vegas International High School Sevens events.

The BC-1s captured the High School International Sevens title and the BC-3s also won their division, the Vegas High School ‘Open’ Sevens. The BC-2s took home some hardware, winning the Plate against Ontario.

Overall, the three teams went 14-1-1 with the only loss of the tournament a semifinal showdown between the BC-1 and BC-2 squads. The trip will be one to remember for the 36 BC Youth Sevens players where they were able to compete against some top teams, take in the International Rugby Board Las Vegas Sevens and spend some time together during the 25 hour bus rides between Vancouver and Vegas!


For full articles and recaps on the 2012 tour to Las Vegas check out the following links. Links to all the YouTube videos and Facebook photo albums are also provided below.

Congratulations to Shane Thompson and the BC Elite Youth Sevens program!

Story links:

British Columbia wins Vegas International High School 7s

BC Youth 7s squads go undefeated on day two of Vegas 7s Invitational

BC Youth 7s squad through to Las Vegas Invitational Cup Quarterfinals

Vegas bound Youth Sevens athletes to benefit from elite coaching staff

BC Elite Youth Sevens teams geared up for Vegas tour

Video Links:

Vegas 2012 – Day 1 Highlight Reel

Vegas 2012 – Day 2 Highlight Reel

Vegas 2012 – Day 3 Highlight Reel

Photo Album:

Vegas 2012 Tour Photos (Facebook)