What is a Wapiti?

Wapiti – Commonly referred to as a Great North American Elk.

Wapiti ranged widely throughout Illinois (as well as in the Chicagoland footprint) as far back as the Ice Age until the middle of the 19th century. Native Americans saw Wapiti as symbols of strength, agility, freedom, power, nobility, pace and equilibrium of energy. Wapiti have a unique type of warrior energy as well as respect for their environment. We try to emulate both of these characteristics on the Rugby pitch.