Patrick Madden was the MVP for the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U18 team that won the Boys Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational over Taniwha of New Zealand.
A HS All American and now playing for the San Diego Aztec Warriors, Madden is a flyhalf or center who reads the game supremely well, and one who scored a try in the LVI final.
The Las Vegas Invitational is certainly a behemoth of an event, and it’s hard to stand out there simply because of the vast number of teams and players involved - of course it helps if you team up.
Take the Van Tonder brothers, for example. The brothers out of Idaho helped two separate teams win championships at the LVI.
The Women's College 7s tournament at the Las Vegas Invitational was wild one, and ended up with the University of British Columbia taking the Cup.
The Atlantis U18 Girls had to come back from large deficits twice to emerge winners of the Girls Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational Friday.
The Eagle Impact Rugby Academy U18 team won the Boys Elite 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational Saturday.
Lindenwood put an emphatic stamp on the Men's College bracket at the Las Vegas Invitational with a 29-0 shutout of Clemson in the final at Sam Boyd Stadium.
With some results still to be confirmed, here's how it looks in the Boys Elite 7s at the LVI.
Lindenwood will play Clemson in the final of the Men’s College 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational.
It's early days in the Boys Elite HS 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational, but already we know some stuff.
1. Taniwha out of New Zealand is the real deal. Not huge or imposing, they are very smart and see space very well. They hammered Upright Rugby (score unconfirmed), and while the Utah Cannibals pushed them, they are currently 2-0.
It's Day Two of the Boys Open 7s at the Las Vegas Invitational
Here's the latest from the CRC Qualifiers at the LVI.
(David Barpal photos.) New England College is into the Men's College 7s CRC Qualifier quarterfinals at the Las Vegas Invitational, and it was tough sledding to get there.
NEC beat Grand Canyon 19-12 in the opening game of the day, and had to slog it out against Utah State 26-12 as well. They also beat Colorado State-Pueblo 54-0.