Played in near perfect conditions and on the excellent pitches of the United States Air Force Academy, the 2021 CIRA State Championships saw Summit High School (Frisco, Colo.) take the Colorado Cup with 33-0 win over Monarch High School (Superior, Colo.), while Denver's East High School topped Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) 24-7 for 3rd place.
After two weeks of competition in the Colorado Interscholastic Rugby Association Girls Fall 7s, Summit leads with a 4-0 record.
The Falcon 7s opened the door to elite-level 7s for women and girls players, and we saw some talent rise to the top.
Julie McCoy, who heads up hosts American Rugby Pro Training Center (ARPTC), ran the tournament, and pulled triple-duty as live-streaming commentator, was impressed with the standard of play, especially on the high school side.
On the final weekend of CIRA action in the Girls league, Summit HS won their three-game 7s series with Monarch in dramatic fashion to take the league championship.
Summit was up against Monarch, a team with exactly the same record as Summit going into the weekend.