Middle School Co-ed

2017 Div. 2 U12 3rd Place

2018 Div. 2 U12 3rd Place

2017 Div. 2 U14 3rd Place

What is a Mauler?

A mauler is a fighter that batters his opponent, but it is also a rugby player that engages in the famous set-piece called a maul.

2018 Practice Schedule:

Behind Chillicothe Jr. High

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

No practice below 35° F or if lightning

The Maulers

Head Coach: Bryan Blanch | Assistant Coach: Todd Fouts

The Chillicothe Maulers are a co-ed middle school rugby team for students in grades 5-8.

Middle school rugby is very popular in the Chicago area and is spreading to central Illinois. There are two divisions, grades 5-6 ("Juniors") and grades 7-8 ("Seniors"), with age-appropriate rules variations that increase in complexity at each level below high school.

Middle school rugby is played at central festival locations, typically on Sundays in the Chicago area, although 2-3 times each year matches will be in Chillicothe on a weekend.

Boys and girls compete on the same teams in grades 4-6 and starting in 2019 separate divisions in grades 7-8. Chillicothe was one of the pioneers getting a girls-only junior high division started. Teams with fewer than 15 players combine on match days to compete so that everyone gets a chance to play.

The competitive season is in April and May, with the state championships on the Sunday following Memorial Day weekend.