OLD BLUE HISTORY

TO THE VICTORS GO THE SPOILS

oRIGINS:

Old Blue was founded by Columbia Alumni in the fall of 1963 and since then, the club’s seminal relationship with Columbia University and the Columbia RFC has endured undiminished. Throughout the years, the Old Blue has enjoyed a steady flow of Columbia coaches and athletes into the club

Founders

William Smith (‘57)

John Wellington (‘57)

Paul Zimmerman (‘55)

Pat Moran (‘63)

Bill Campbell (‘62)

Dick Donelli (‘59)

Championships

USA Rugby Super League Finalists - 1997, 1998

USA Rugby Super League Semi-Finalists - 2002, 2005, 2006

USA Rugby Super League Eastern Conference Champions - 1997, 1998, 2005

National Club Runner-Up - 1981, 1986, 1997, 1998

National Club Final Four - 1979, 1980, 1999

USA Rugby Division III National Champion - 2014

National Club 7’s Champions - 1993, 2005

National Club 7’s Runner-Up - 2006, 2014

National Women’s Club 7’s Runner-Up - 2014

American Rugby Premiership - 2016, 2016, 2017

Northeast U.S. Champion Titles - 1992-2000 (8 Consecutive Titles)

USARFU Playoff Qualifers - Every year since inception in 1979

Saranac Lake Can-Am Tournament Champions - 1974, 1975 1983, 1985, 1991 ,1993, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008

Other Tournament Championships

Virgina Commonwealth, Cherry Blossom, Penn State, West Point Schaeffer, Hartford, Jesery Shore, Long Island, New York 7s(8x), Cape Fear 7s, Montauk 7s, Worcester 7s, Rockaway 7s, Princeton 7s