about the wolfhounds

Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement:

CRFC is to compete at the highest level of rugby.

Team Culture:

1. Family Orientedpositive support of your teammates

2. Honor the Teamdon’t do anything to embarrass yourself, your teammates, your family, or theclub

3. Respect your opponents, referees, and the game

4. Play to the best of your ability, maximum effort in practices and games

Philosophy & Style of Play

The ‘Hounds are known and respected across the country for their fierce, hard-nosed style of play and the strenght and class of the organization.

 Principles:

1. Good, hard defense to create turnovers

2. Use fitness to wear down opponents

3. Be dynamic to create mismatches on offence and exploit opponents weaknesses

Tactics:

1. Dominate the contactpositive tackles behind thegain line

2. Continuous improvementon our conditioning

3. Improve on the Hold and Fold patterns as well as decision making in exploiting a teamweaknesses

Why Join Us?

Our Club is a family. We support player development from children to international players for both men and women. We have respect for people and the game. Finally, we play to the best of our abilities.

Player Philosophy:

To become a better player, we must accept personal responsibility for our development. 

Demanding more of ourselves:

1. Fitness

2. Eliminating avoidable mistakes in routine skills

3. Expand their skills

4. Feel confident in winning the match

5. Concerned with their poor skills over good skills

6. Never becomplacent

7. Commitment to the team

CRFC is the Premier Rugby Club in Ohio. Founded in 1974, the Club fields competitive teams in Men’s Division 1 Midwest Premiership, and Sevens Teams for both Men and Women.  A very active over-35 Greyhound group ensures the history and culture of our Club are embodied.  Since inception, the Wolfhounds remain one of only two teams in the Midwest Rugby Union to compete in Division I for their entire history.

Our Facilities

CRFC maintains the premier rugby piches in the midwest - Brimelow Fields. We have two regulation-size picthes with natural grass, scoreboards, and stadium lights. Located near Cincinnati, Ohio it is easily accesible and accomodating. Several national tournaments are hosted there as well as club, college, and high-school events. Brimelow Fields: 6440 Stockton Rd. Fairfield, OH 45242   

Our Clubhouse has hosted legends of the league and rugby in general. We host international players, Grayhounds, teams, and events throughout the year here. Some of our fondest memories have been made, and continue to be made, in this 5 bedroom house with a meeting room/bar in the basement. The huge back-yard hosts our socials and parties where we can bond with eachother and others.

The snack shack at Brimelow fields offers tasty, as well as healthy, treats along with meal-type options, drinks, and merchandise for patrons and players during game and tournament days. We have a liquor license that allows us to sell beer or daily memberships for beer as well. The snack shack is volunteer-operated and all income goes to club improvements. 

Alcohol

  1. NO CARRY IN ALCOHOL
  2. ZERO TOLERANCE
  3. Any/all alcohol brought in will be confiscated upon entry.
  4. All confiscated alcohol will be kept on ice and enjoyed by the day’s volunteers after you have gone home

If caught with alcohol on property, you will be EJECTED and not refunded (parking / tournament entry / etc.)

1. You could try to pull the old, wait-till-the-tourney-is-done-and-then-breakout-the-beer-when-they-all go home. So, I guess, if you want to bring it in... Thanks, I guess, but your alcohol will be confiscated.

  1. Alcohol is for sale- You must be 21 to purchase alcohol.

NOTE:  Helicopters are free… because that would be sweet!

  1. NO PARKING in driveways down the street, your vehicle will be ticketed and towed. Not by us. But they will gladly have you removed

Pets

1. We’re cool with dogs, as long as they’re on a leash and well behaved

2. Please remember to bring your own plastic bags for cleanup

3. Cats?? Cats are jerks and probably don’t like rugby anyway - they’re into tennis and crap like that… whatever, if you want to bring your cat, you can… same rules apply though.

4. Other animals? Don’t be that guy/girl and be the weirdo that brings a snake or lizard or something.

Do these rules seem familiar? Aside from the basic fact that this how almost EVERYONE runs a tournament, we did get some help. We liked the “House Rules” for the Firehouse 7s so much that we borrowed them for our tournament. Thank you, Chicago Blaze!

RULES OF THE CINCINNATI RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB | DATED 2023.05.30

GENERAL

1. The Name of the “Club” shall be the Cincinnati Rugby Football Club or simply as
the“CRFC”. It is the Men’s Club within the Cincinnati Rugby Football Club,
Incorporated (an Ohio not for profit incorporated business), referred to hereafter as the
“Organization”.
2. The object of the Club shall be the promotion of and the playing of Rugby Football
according to the Rules of USA Rugby and the World Rugby Union.
3. The Colors of the Club’s first side shall be light blue, with a wolfhound, and the playing
kit of the Club shall be light blue Jerseys and Black stockings and shorts. From time to
time, the Club may decide to change the color of the stockings and shorts. But the main
color of light blue shall always be present on the jerseys. The second side and other
junior teams may adopt different jerseys, colors, and symbols if they wish, the choice to
be approved by the Executive Committee.
4. The Club will have a number of designated Sub-Groups including, but not limited to the
following:
(i) Active Players, coaches and volunteers that participate in the activities of the A, B and
any other named teams on a competitive level.
(ii) The Old Boys, commonly referred to as the GrayHounds
(iii) The CRFC Hall of Fame.
All Sub-Groups may include both male and female members, as appropriate

DEFINITIONS

The Club: The CRFC organization that consists of sub-groups 4 (i), 4 (ii) and 4 (iii) listed in
Section 4 above.
Midwest Rugby Development Foundation: A separate 501(C) 3
charitable organization affiliated with, but not directly part of the CRFC (See separate Code of
Regulations of the Midwest Rugby Development Foundation)
Club Member: Any individual that is associated with the sub-groups listed in Section 4 above.
Playing Member: The participants that are regularly practicing and playing for the any sides
representing the club, as identified in Section 4 (i).
Full Member: Participants that are regularly involved in the activities of the club in a
non-playing capacity in some way, including coaches, assistant coaches, volunteers,
and/or supporters associated with the competitive rugby sides, who are participating
under the Club umbrella identified in Section 4 (i).
Member in Good Standing: Any member of the Club as identified in
Section 4 (i) that has paid all dues that are currently owed at that time, and in addition, to the
extent they were associated with the Club over the past 3 years, they have paid all dues
owed over those past 3 years.
Members Eligible to Vote: Individuals that are Members in Good
Standing at the time a vote takes place.
GrayHound Member: Any former Playing Member, Full Member, and/or supporter of the
GrayHounds.
GrayHound Member in Good Standing: Any member of the GrayHounds as identified in
Section 4 (ii) that has paid all dues that are currently owed at that time.
GrayHound Member Eligible to Vote: Individuals that are GrayHound Members in Good
Standing at the time a vote takes place.
Dues: An amount approved (annually, semi- annually or at other intervals) by the separate subgroups
listed in Section 4, for those separate sub-groups.
● Club Dues to be paid by Playing and Full Members to the appropriate treasure of the
Club and such dues to be the property of the Club. The Executive Committee has full
authority to set the cost of Club Dues, and the interval of required payment.
● GrayHound Dues to be paid by GrayHound Members to the Foundation with a note
earmarking the GrayHounds.
Club Assets and Property: The assets of the Club. Such assets owned or under the control of
the CRFC. Such assets specifically do not include any assets that are owned by the Foundation.

ADMINISTRATION

Officers
5. The Officers of the Club shall consist of a President and a Chairman, Captain of the Club,
Vice President of Recruiting, Vice President of Fundraising, Secretary, Treasurer, and
Fixture Secretary. Other elected positions shall be Social Chairman, Field Chairman, Bar
Manager, Clubhouse Manager, and two Selectors.
6. The Director of Rugby or “Director” shall be appointed by the Executive Committee for a
one or three year term, at the Committee’s discretion. The Executive Committee shall
have the authority to dismiss the Director at any time. The role of the Director within the
Club shall be to establish and maintain relationships with any and all rugby governing
bodies to which the club belongs, other local rugby organizations at all levels, potential
competitors in other regions, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community as a
whole. They shall also organize and manage tournaments, tours, and other events which
involve the aforementioned other organizations with the consent of the Executive
Committee.
The Executive Committee
7. The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, the Chairman, VP of Recruiting,
VP of Fundraising, the Captain of the Club, the Club Coach, the Secretary, the Treasurer,
the Fixture Secretary, and the Director of Rugby. The Director shall not have a vote
during Executive Committee Meetings.
8. The Executive Committee shall meet during the season at least once a month, and at such
other times as occasion may require, five excluding the President and Vice-President, to
form a quorum. The Executive Committee shall have power to deal with all the business
of the Club. They shall see that correct accounts and books are kept, showing the
financial affairs and receipts and disbursement of the Club. Minutes shall be made in
proper books, or within a properly maintained electronic data storage system, of all
resolutions and proceedings of the Committee and every Minute signed by the Chairman
shall be sufficient evidence of the facts therein stated.
9. The Executive Committee shall have power to fill any vacancy which may arise in their
number. They may also fill any vacancy which may arise in the Teams Selection
Committee and may appoint Chairmen of such sub-committees as may from time to time
be necessary. The Chairman of a sub-committee may appoint members to that
sub-committee, and shall subsequently report the names of such members to the
Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall have power to borrow for the purpose of the Club, and the
Trustees shall have power, with the authority of the Executive Committee, to pledge the
Club’s assets and property as security for such borrowing.
10. The President for the time being at any meeting of the Club or its Committees and
subcommittees, shall have the right to exercise a casting vote in addition to his ordinary
vote.
Teams Selection Committee
11. The Teams Selection Committee shall consist of the Captain of the club, Captain of each
XV, the Club Coach, and two additional qualified and elected Club members.
12. The Team Selection Committee shall meet normally once a week throughout the season,
and at such other times as may be necessary, for the purpose of selecting the various
teams, and shall record in proper Minute Books or an appropriate electronic medium, the
teams selected together with any substitutes chosen to fill vacancies, and every Minute
signed by the Captain of the Club, or electronic communication sent from the selection
committee to the club shall be sufficient evidence of the facts therein stated.
a) A statement of policy for selection will be put forth by the Selection Committee at
the beginning of each season.
b) The Director shall provide input to the Selection Committee, but shall not have a
vote on Selections. The Director shall solicit and record feedback from the
Selection Committee for the purposes of Player Development, Player Retention,
and recruiting.
Trustees
13. The Club shall elect two (2) Trustees at the May/June General Meeting to serve on the
Midwest Rugby Development Foundation’s Board of Trustees, hereafter referred to as the
“Board”, for a one (1) year term. The Trustees shall serve as full members of the Board,
and shall represent the interests of the Club on that body.
14. Only Members Eligible to Vote shall be eligible to vote for the two Trustees.

MEETINGS

15. The following Meetings shall be held each year:
(i) Two General Meetings — the first in the months May/June and the second in the
months of December/February.
(ii) Such Special General Meetings as are convened in accordance with the Rules of
the Club.
May/June General Meeting
16. There shall be elected at the May/June General Meeting:
a) The Officers referred to in Rule 5.
b) The Executive Committee members referred to in Rule 7.
c) If necessary, not less than two Trustees as provided under Rule 13.
d) The Captain of the Club shall appoint the Captain of each XV for such period as
he sees fit.
December General Meeting
17. At the December General Meeting the President and the other Officers of the Club shall
report to the members progress of the Club for the year to date, and plans for the Spring
Season.
a) Two new additional members to the Selection Committee may be elected.
Special General Meetings
18. A Special General Meeting may be called at the request of the Executive Committee or
on a requisition to the Secretary signed by at least twenty-five full and playing members
in good standing of the Club, stating the business to be brought forward, and such
Meeting shall be held within four weeks of receipt by the Secretary of the requisition
calling the Meeting, and fourteen days’ notice shall be given to each member by circular
addressed to his place of residence, specifying the place of meeting and the business to be
transacted.
19. The quorum necessary for General or Special General Meetings shall be forty percent of
the full and playing members.

ALTERNATE RULES OF THE CLUB

20. No new rule or alteration of the General Rules shall be made except at either of the
General Meetings as defined by Rule 12 or at a special General Meeting summoned for
that purpose. Notice of intention to propose the making of or altering such rule or rules
shall, in either case, be delivered to the Secretary of the Club at least fourteen days before
the holding of such meeting and shall in the case of a General Meeting be posted by him
at all of the Club’s premises at least ten days before the date of such General Meeting,
and no further notice shall be sent to members.
In the case of a special General Meeting notice of intention to propose the making or altering
such rule or rules shall be mailed to each member ten days before the date of such special
General Meeting.
No rule shall be made or altered at any of the said Meetings without a two thirds majority of
those present entitled to vote and voting.

CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP

21. Only Playing Members, Honorary Life Members and Full Members are entitled to vote at
General Meetings, as defined by Rule 12. All other classes of members may attend such
Meetings but may not vote.
Only Playing Members, Honorary Life Members and Full Members may become Officers of the Club or serve on the Executive Committee.
This rule shall take precedence in respect of interpretation over any statement or implication that may be made now, or by subsequent amendment, elsewhere in the Rules of the Cincinnati Rugby Football Club, Inc.
22. The Annual Subscription of members shall be determined by the Executive Committee.
23. a) Playing members are defined as those persons over 18 years of age who
play rugby, or make themselves available to play rugby, for the Club.
b) Undergraduate students of any University in the Greater Cincinnati area may not
become playing members, if their University has a rugby program, unless they are
released by the coach of the University Program, or are ineligible to play rugby on
the collegiate level due to age or number of years spent in school.
c) Persons who have played rugby for the Club but no longer wish to play the game
are entitled to become Full Members if they so wish.
d) The Executive Committee have discretion to elect persons as Full Members,
having regard to their past or potential future contributions to the game of Rugby
Football.
24. The Executive Committee shall have power to elect Honorary Life Members and
Honorary Members from time to time as they think fit.
25. Should any member conduct himself in a manner that, in the opinion of the Executive
Committee, is derogatory to the Club, that Committee may call on him for an
explanation, and if they think fit, remove such person from membership without any
obligation to refund him subscription.
26. That as the payment of his subscription will entitle each member to enjoy the benefits of
the Club, so it is to be considered as distinctly implying his acquiescence in the Rules of
an institution to which he thus voluntarily attaches himself, as well as his submission to
the restrictions they enjoin and the penalties they exact.
27. The Club team shall be named the Wolfhounds. A Wolfhound crest should be worn on
the Club Jersey. The 2nd XV and other junior teams may adopt different names if they
wish, the choice to be approved by the Executive Committee. Only the Executive
Committee may alter any name subsequently chosen by the 2nd or the junior team.

INTERPRETATION

28. In the case of any dispute as to the interpretation of these Rules, the decision of the
Executive Committee shall be deemed final.

DISPLAY OF RULES

29. These rules shall be printed and a copy of them posted on Notice Boards at all of the
Club’s premises, or in an appropriate electronic storage location available to all Club
Members

Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement:

CRFC is to compete at the highest level of rugby.

Team Culture:

1. Family Orientedpositive support of your teammates

2. Honor the Teamdon’t do anything to embarrass yourself, your teammates, your family, or theclub

3. Respect your opponents, referees, and the game

4. Play to the best of your ability, maximum effort in practices and games

Philosophy & Style of Play

The ‘Hounds are known and respected across the country for their fierce, hard-nosed style of play and the strenght and class of the organization.

 Principles:

1. Good, hard defense to create turnovers

2. Use fitness to wear down opponents

3. Be dynamic to create mismatches on offence and exploit opponents weaknesses

Tactics:

1. Dominate the contactpositive tackles behind thegain line

2. Continuous improvementon our conditioning

3. Improve on the Hold and Fold patterns as well as decision making in exploiting a teamweaknesses

Why Join Us?

Our Club is a family. We support player development from children to international players for both men and women. We have respect for people and the game. Finally, we play to the best of our abilities.

Player Philosophy:

To become a better player, we must accept personal responsibility for our development. 

Demanding more of ourselves:

1. Fitness

2. Eliminating avoidable mistakes in routine skills

3. Expand their skills

4. Feel confident in winning the match

5. Concerned with their poor skills over good skills

6. Never becomplacent

7. Commitment to the team

CRFC is the Premier Rugby Club in Ohio. Founded in 1974, the Club fields competitive teams in Men’s Division 1 Midwest Premiership, and Sevens Teams for both Men and Women.  A very active over-35 Greyhound group ensures the history and culture of our Club are embodied.  Since inception, the Wolfhounds remain one of only two teams in the Midwest Rugby Union to compete in Division I for their entire history.

Our Facilities

CRFC maintains the premier rugby piches in the midwest - Brimelow Fields. We have two regulation-size picthes with natural grass, scoreboards, and stadium lights. Located near Cincinnati, Ohio it is easily accesible and accomodating. Several national tournaments are hosted there as well as club, college, and high-school events. Brimelow Fields: 6440 Stockton Rd. Fairfield, OH 45242   

Our Clubhouse has hosted legends of the league and rugby in general. We host international players, Grayhounds, teams, and events throughout the year here. Some of our fondest memories have been made, and continue to be made, in this 5 bedroom house with a meeting room/bar in the basement. The huge back-yard hosts our socials and parties where we can bond with eachother and others.

The snack shack at Brimelow fields offers tasty, as well as healthy, treats along with meal-type options, drinks, and merchandise for patrons and players during game and tournament days. We have a liquor license that allows us to sell beer or daily memberships for beer as well. The snack shack is volunteer-operated and all income goes to club improvements. 

Alcohol

  1. NO CARRY IN ALCOHOL
  2. ZERO TOLERANCE
  3. Any/all alcohol brought in will be confiscated upon entry.
  4. All confiscated alcohol will be kept on ice and enjoyed by the day’s volunteers after you have gone home

If caught with alcohol on property, you will be EJECTED and not refunded (parking / tournament entry / etc.)

1. You could try to pull the old, wait-till-the-tourney-is-done-and-then-breakout-the-beer-when-they-all go home. So, I guess, if you want to bring it in... Thanks, I guess, but your alcohol will be confiscated.

  1. Alcohol is for sale- You must be 21 to purchase alcohol.

NOTE:  Helicopters are free… because that would be sweet!

  1. NO PARKING in driveways down the street, your vehicle will be ticketed and towed. Not by us. But they will gladly have you removed

Pets

1. We’re cool with dogs, as long as they’re on a leash and well behaved

2. Please remember to bring your own plastic bags for cleanup

3. Cats?? Cats are jerks and probably don’t like rugby anyway - they’re into tennis and crap like that… whatever, if you want to bring your cat, you can… same rules apply though.

4. Other animals? Don’t be that guy/girl and be the weirdo that brings a snake or lizard or something.

Do these rules seem familiar? Aside from the basic fact that this how almost EVERYONE runs a tournament, we did get some help. We liked the “House Rules” for the Firehouse 7s so much that we borrowed them for our tournament. Thank you, Chicago Blaze!

Our Teams & Programs

Men’s Division I

The DI Men’s team competes in the Midwest East League with fall and spring seasons starting in August and February, respectively.

Men’s Second Side

The Men’s Second Side competes in the Midwest League with fall and spring seasons starting in August and February, respectively.

Women’s 7’s

The Women’s 7’s team competes in the Midwest 7’s circuit and the season starts in April. The season runs through August.

Men’s 7’s

The Men’s 7’s team competes in the Midwest 7’s circuit and the season starts in April. The season runs through August.

The store has all kinds of Club gear, including t-shirts, dry-fits, sweatshirts, jackets, hoodies, shorts, hats, and more! The best part is, OurOrg.Shop passes along 15% of the profit to the club! Visit the link here to browse the store. Go CRFC!

Sponsor

Competing at the highest level involves supporting player travel and maintaining the best pitches in the Midwest.  Promoting player development begins with youth programs across our region, through partnerships with local high school teams, in providing the Midwest collegiate players’ Overseas Rugby Experience Program, and much more.  Help us break the gain line. Donate today!

Dues

Annual subscriptions determine Club privileges and certify participation at general meetings. Team members and Grayhounds can pay through our site. For specific information regarding Undergraduate or Overseas members, contact our Club Treasurer.

Club History

The Cincinnati RFC was founded in 1974 by members of the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and other local schools, with the objective of playing the highest level of rugby possible.  The team, known as the Wolfhounds, currently competes in the Midwest East region of USA rugby.

The first team Wolfhounds have played in the Midwest Championship Tournament nineteen times and reached the national “sweet sixteen” five times, finishing fifth in 2005, fourth in 2007, and ninth in 2011.  Success has also come frequently in non-league tournaments such as the Savannah, GA St. Patrick’s Day Tournament, recently winning the Premier division in 2015.  The Wolfhounds have featured 5 USA Eagles national team players amongst its list of accomplished ruggers, including Luke Gross.

20

Midwest Championship Tourney Appearances

6

National Sweet Sixteen Appearances

5

USA Rugby National Team Eagle Players

1974

Founded and have maintained a D1 team since

Hall Of Fame

In honor of those who have provided extraordinary service to the Club, on and/or off the pitch, for an extended period of time.

Name

Year

Jerry Williams 2022
Mike Clarke 2022
Ronnie Asbury 2021
John McCafferty 2021
Bob Deck 2020
Steve Seilkop 2020
John Hogan 2019
Patrice Latapy 2018
Jimmy Johnson 2017
Mark Heidrich 2016
Tim Distler 2016
Luke Gross 2013
Nick Lauterbach 2012
Casey Schnieber 2012
Kevin Egan 2011
J.R. Hassett 2011
Greg Ahrens 2010
Chuck Tunnacliffe 2009
JT Irwin 2009
Darryl Rice 2009
John Apke 2008
John Spencer 2007
Gerry Lackey 2006
Tom Powers 2005
Ken Glassmeyer 2004
Jake Burkhardt 2nd Class
Mike Barrett 2nd Class
Brian & Lois Brimelow 1st Class
Mike Scheer 1st Class
Gates Moss 1st Class
Doug Logan 1st Class
Steve Wessels 1st Class
Buck Shiels 1st Class
Gerry Mulvany 1st Class

 

Hall Of Fame

In honor of those who have provided extraordinary service to the Club, on and/or off the pitch, for an extended period of time.

Name

Year

Jerry Williams 2022
Mike Clarke 2022
Ronnie Asbury 2021
John McCafferty 2021
Bob Deck 2020
Steve Seilkop 2020
John Hogan 2019
Patrice Latapy 2018
Jimmy Johnson 2017
Mark Heidrich 2016
Tim Distler 2016
Luke Gross 2013
Nick Lauterbach 2012
Casey Schnieber 2012
Kevin Egan 2011
J.R. Hassett 2011
Greg Ahrens 2010
Chuck Tunnacliffe 2009
JT Irwin 2009
Darryl Rice 2009
John Apke 2008
John Spencer 2007
Gerry Lackey 2006
Tom Powers 2005
Ken Glassmeyer 2004
Jake Burkhardt 2nd Class
Mike Barrett 2nd Class
Brian & Lois Brimelow 1st Class
Mike Scheer 1st Class
Gates Moss 1st Class
Doug Logan 1st Class
Steve Wessels 1st Class
Buck Shiels 1st Class
Gerry Mulvany 1st Class

Field Captains

Below is the list of Men that Captained the CRFC Wolfhounds on the field of play.

Names

Date

Position

Eric Lalley 2023 Eight Man
O'Sullivan, Dan 2022 Lock
O'Sullivan, Dan 2021 Lock
O'Sullivan, Dan 2020 Lock
Brogden, Wes 2019 Utility Back
Brogden, Wes 2018 Utility Back
Viviani, Mark 2017 Hooker
Viviani, Mark 2016 Hooker
Grote, Ryan 2015 Fullback
Grote, Ryan 2014 Fullback
Grote, Ryan 2013 Fullback
Schenke, Tony 2012 Lock
Schenke, Tony 2011 Lock
Schenke, Tony 2010 Lock
Schenke, Tony 2009 Lock
McCafferty, John 2008 Prop
McCafferty, John 2007 Prop
Heidrich, Mark 2006 Eight Man
Heidrich, Mark 2005 Eight Man
Schnieber, Casey 2004 Fullback
Schnieber, Casey 2003 Fullback
Melzer, Hugh 2002 Flanker
Melzer, Hugh 2001 Flanker
Heidrich, Mark 2000 Eight Man
Heidrich, Mark 1999 Eight Man
Johnson, Jim 1998 Hooker
Johnson, Jim 1997 Hooker
Egan, Kevin 1996 Center
Egan, Kevin 1995 Center
Hogan, John 1994 Hooker
Hassett, J.R. 1993 Scrum Half
Hassett, J.R. 1992 Scrum Half
Irwin, J.T. 1991 Flanker
Hassett, J.R. 1990 Scrum Half
Distler, Tim 1989 Hooker
Distler, Tim 1988 Hooker
Apke, John 1987 Flanker
Burkhardt, Jake 1986 Flanker
Glassmeyer, Ken 1985 Fly Half
Burkhardt, Jake 1984 Eight Man
Brennan, Danny 1983 Hooker
Muehlenkamp, Tom 1982 Center
Wessels, Steve 1981 Center
Webber, Ron 1980 Center
Logan, Doug 1979 Fullback
Wessels, Steve 1978 Center
Barrett, Mike 1977 Eight Man
Seilkop, Steve 1976 Flanker
Seilkop, Steve 1975 Flanker
Shiels, Buck 1974 Fly Half

Field Captains

Below is the list of Men that Captained the CRFC Wolfhounds on the field of play.

Names

Date

Position

Eric Lalley 2023 Eight Man
O'Sullivan, Dan 2022 Lock
O'Sullivan, Dan 2021 Lock
O'Sullivan, Dan 2020 Lock
Brogden, Wes 2019 Utility Back
Brogden, Wes 2018 Utility Back
Viviani, Mark 2017 Hooker
Viviani, Mark 2016 Hooker
Grote, Ryan 2015 Fullback
Grote, Ryan 2014 Fullback
Grote, Ryan 2013 Fullback
Schenke, Tony 2012 Lock
Schenke, Tony 2011 Lock
Schenke, Tony 2010 Lock
Schenke, Tony 2009 Lock
McCafferty, John 2008 Prop
McCafferty, John 2007 Prop
Heidrich, Mark 2006 Eight Man
Heidrich, Mark 2005 Eight Man
Schnieber, Casey 2004 Fullback
Schnieber, Casey 2003 Fullback
Melzer, Hugh 2002 Flanker
Melzer, Hugh 2001 Flanker
Heidrich, Mark 2000 Eight Man
Heidrich, Mark 1999 Eight Man
Johnson, Jim 1998 Hooker
Johnson, Jim 1997 Hooker
Egan, Kevin 1996 Center
Egan, Kevin 1995 Center
Hogan, John 1994 Hooker
Hassett, J.R. 1993 Scrum Half
Hassett, J.R. 1992 Scrum Half
Irwin, J.T. 1991 Flanker
Hassett, J.R. 1990 Scrum Half
Distler, Tim 1989 Hooker
Distler, Tim 1988 Hooker
Apke, John 1987 Flanker
Burkhardt, Jake 1986 Flanker
Glassmeyer, Ken 1985 Fly Half
Burkhardt, Jake 1984 Eight Man
Brennan, Danny 1983 Hooker
Muehlenkamp, Tom 1982 Center
Wessels, Steve 1981 Center
Webber, Ron 1980 Center
Logan, Doug 1979 Fullback
Wessels, Steve 1978 Center
Barrett, Mike 1977 Eight Man
Seilkop, Steve 1976 Flanker
Seilkop, Steve 1975 Flanker
Shiels, Buck 1974 Fly Half

Current Officers

Our current officers operating for the Club.

Positions

Names

President Justin Forgash
Head Coach Nick Lauterbach
Club Captain Andrew Butt
Chairman Dan O’Sullivan
Treasurer Jose Sanchez
VP of Recruiting Killan Mulkern
VP of Fundraising Drew Binegar
VP of Marketing Zach Doll
Secretary Ethan Robinson
Selectors Currently Open
Match Secretary Alex Unser-Baumann
Social Chairman Robert Hernandez
Clubhouse Manager Brody Critzer
Bar Manager Eric Day
Field Chairmen Steve Renuart

Current Officers

Our current officers operating for the Club.

Positions

Names

President Justin Forgash
Head Coach Nick Lauterbach
Club Captain Andrew Butt
Chairman Dan O'Sullivan
Treasurer Jose Sanchez
VP of Recruiting Killan Mulkern
VP of Fundraising Drew Binegar
VP of Marketing Zach Doll
Secretary Ethan Robinson
Selectors Currently Open
Match Secretary Alex Unser-Baumann
Social Chairman Robert Hernandez
Clubhouse Manager Brody Critzer
Bar Manager Eric Day
Field Chairmen Steve Renuart

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