USA Sevens Rugby Pep Rally for USA Eagles at Miracle Mile Shops

USA Eagles
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino held a pep rally for the USA Eagles, who are competing in the 2013 USA Sevens international rugby tournament Feb. 8 – 10 at Sam Boyd Stadium (Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com)

USA Sevens rugby cheerleaders
USA Sevens rugby cheerleaders

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

The festivities began at 10:30 a.m. with music and light bites from PBR Rock Bar & Grill. The rally kicked off just after 11 a.m. with a performance by the USA Sevens cheerleaders followed by opening remarks from Miracle Mile Shops Senior Director of Marketing Wendy Albert. Next, USA Sevens Executive Vice President and Tournament Director Dan Lyle took the stage to introduce and welcome the Arbor View High School Drum Line, for a performance. Following the high-energy set, Lyle introduced USA Eagles Head Coach Alexander Magleby and members of the USA Eagles including rising rugby star Carlin Isles. After a few remarks from Magleby, students from Glen Taylor Elementary School concluded the celebration by singing “Let’s Keep America Great” and “Let the Games Begin” to the crowd.

Glen Taylor Elementary students
Glen Taylor Elementary students

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

This year, Miracle Mile Shops sponsored Glen Taylor Elementary in USA Sevens Rugby’s Adopt-A-Country program in which sixteen schools in the Clark County School District were matched with a nation competing in the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament. The program allowed students from each school to learn more about a nation’s cultures and traditions. Glen Taylor Elementary partnered with the USA Eagles.

Arbor View High School Drum Line
Arbor View High School Drum Line

Photo: © Scott Harrison/ RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com.

The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fifth event out of nine in the HSBC Sevens World Series. USA Sevens is the only North American stop in the series. Fans in attendance witness 16 international rugby teams play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. The 2012 USA Sevens event broke all previous attendance records in its third year at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and Twitter (@USASevensRugby).

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team.  Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.