July 12, 2003
The Pigs traveled down to Oshkosh to play in the annual Pig Fest 10s. Our first pool game was a hard opener against Oshkosh Old Boys, after going down to three early tries in the first half the pigs began to find their feet and fought back in the second half with two tries from Kato & Muddy but we were unable to make up the points by the end of the game losing 29 – 10.
Game 2 against Appleton saw the Pigs in great form, scoring 3 tries to 1 and dominating the game from start to finish, the pigs team play saw Muddy, Joe Huberty and Gitch all going over for tries, but after losing Charlie Brown (Ponch) to an injury in the first game we were unable to convert our tries but still won the game 15 – 7.
The pigs final game against Wausau saw us finish off our group games with a 12 – 7 win. Both of the pigs tries came from the power running of Mike Lunberg and rounded off the group stages with two wins and a loss regrettably not progressing us to the semi final stages of the competition.
Oshkosh Old boys were defeated in the semi finals by a very strong Chicago Griffins side that went on to beat Milwaukee Harlequins in the final game and win the tournament. Thanks to all the guys who traveled down – Mike Hankee (C), Getiria Onsongo, Chris Griffith, Jeremy Nauman, Joe Huberty, Mike Lunberg, Jason Rombalski, Joe Potti, Ike Maurinagi, Luke Utting, Jeff Gunness, Jeff Lynch and Brett Carter.