Shawnigan Alumni to Compete in Olympic Repechage Tournament

Congratulations to Shawnigan alumni (and brothers) Patricio Falcon Izquierdo ’17 (Ripley’s) and Nicolas Falcon Izquierdo ’20 (Ripley’s), who have been selected for the Mexican National Men’s Sevens rugby team which will be participating in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage Tournament in Monaco later this month. Team Mexico will be competing against nine other countries for the final Olympic berth for the Tokyo 2021 Games which will be taking place this July.
Team Mexico has drawn into Pool A along with Samoa, Ireland, Tonga and Zimbabwe. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the knockout stage, with the final two teams competing for the one remaining qualifying spot.

Both Patricio and Nicolas were on Shawnigan’s 1st XV when they were students at the School and their selection to Team Mexico represents a big step in their rugby journeys.

Good luck, Nico and Pato, and all the best to Team Mexico!
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