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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nick Wallace Joins Seawolves

Press Release

The Seattle Seawolves have announced the signing of Bellingham native and former USA Eagle prop, Nick Wallace.

“We warmly welcome Nick to the Seawolves front row,” said Seawolves head coach Tony Healy. “He is a character man who will be relied upon to provide go-forward ball as well as the platform from which our backs can attack. His experience with the Eagles and desire to return to international form will considerably aid our forward pack.”

Wallace was born in Bellingham, Washington and began playing rugby in middle school with Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club. While attending Squalicum High School, he found success in football while continuing to perform as a standout player in rugby. After accepting a scholarship to Western Washington University in 2008 to play football, Wallace realized his true passion was in rugby. Following his red-shirt first semester at Western, Wallace transferred south to play prop with rugby powerhouse Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California where he earned the honors of being a four-time Collegiate All-American. After finishing his collegiate career, Wallace had his first appearance with the USA Eagles Select XVs in June of 2013 and scored his first International try a few months later in a victory over Georgia. Following appearances with the national team against the likes of New Zealand, Japan, and Canada, Wallace took his skills to Colorado in 2016 to compete in the Denver Stampede.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue pushing Rugby in the right direction in this country,” said Wallace. “I feel very fortunate and I am excited to get to be a part of the first professional rugby team in the pacific northwest!”

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