Having beaten Palmer RFC 33-13, a team comprised of many foreign senior-level players from Iowa, the Wolfhounds played San Jose Seahawks, a previous winner of the tournament. San Jose is a team who have beaten the Wolfhounds in the past at this level. It was a huge boost to the team when the final whistle blew with a 25-21 Wolfhounds advantage.
The national finals take place in Pittsburgh during Memorial Day weekend. This marks the first time the club has reached this level. The Wolfhounds have reached the Sweet 16 on three previous occasions.