The team started off the day with atough and early practice at Dusty Rhodes Park. Conditioning and an inter-squad match up prepped the boys for tomorrow's scrimmage against OMBAC. Lunch was a new experience for many as the boys had some double-doubles at In-N-Out for the first time. In the afternoon, the squad had a second practice at the beach which included skill drills and touch rugby. Following training, there was free time to relax and some of the team surfed Pacific Beach. Will Shadek's family was kind enough to host the boys at Jose's in La Jolla to conclude the day.
The boys started off today with another bright and early training session, which included line out drills and conditioning, and concluded with Coach Hickie praising freshman Pat Oniel for his "magnum pi look." The team then took the rest of the day to recover and explore San Diego. Their activities varied from go-karting to just sitting on the beach. In the afternoon the team packed their things and switched hotels where they will be spending the rest of their time in San Diego. The guys were then treated to an outstanding dinner at Il Fornaio courtesy of Mr and Mrs. Hinshaw. Another day well spent in San Diego.
DRFC March 18 2017
The squad was up bright and early this morning for a training session on the beach. Coach Annalise led morning ocean-side yoga, a much needed stretch after a hard fought victory against UCSD last night. After drills and conditioning with the coaches, the boys were free for the day. Six nations upsets and march madness rallied the boys in the morning, and the afternoon was spent swimming, playing touch rugby and football on the beach, and enjoying the excitement of San Diego. For others, relaxing and enjoying the weather was the perfect way to spend a day of recovery. This evening we were graciously hosted by Bob Adelizzi '54 at his home in San Diego overlooking the bay. Another great day on tour.
After a much-needed night's rest, the boys woke up bright and early for a solid training session. After the morning practice, we were able to spend a few hours checking out Mission Beach and enjoying fish tacos. To finish out the day, we played a great match against UCSD. Good work put in on all fronts. Highlights include a hat trick from Ollie Engelhart and a Man-of-the-Match performance from Benji Hannam. Great to have them back! Final score: 64-5, Dartmouth. Many thanks to UCSD for hosting us.
A staple of any self-respecting man on tour. Not only does it exude confidence, but it is the universal indicator that you are here to has a great time. Any attempt at a tour stache deserves the respect of one's teammates, but there are a few that stand out from the rest, and the best tour stache of day one goes to: Gordon Driscoll. although voluptuous and lengthy, what sets his stache apart is its fiery red color which will surely strike fear into any opponent.