Seattle Seawolves – Aladdin Schirmer
The Seattle Seawolves announced the signing of USA Eagle 15s and 7s player Aladdin Schirmer. He is 24 years old, 6’3″, 225 pounds and is a back row player, who has been playing for the Seattle Saracens.
Schirmer is from North Bend, Washington and began playing rugby with the Eastside Lions. He graduated high school from Mount Si in 2011, where he played football as a running back.
Next for Schirmer was playing rugby at Central Washington University from 2011-2016. There he played both 15s and 7s and was the Central Washington University Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2016.
In 2012 he was selected to the Junior All-American U20s team that contested for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. In 2014 he made his test debut for the Eagles 7s team in Dubai in 2014 and followed that a week later in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In 2015, he was the USA All-Americans 7s captain and in 2016, the USA All-Americans 15s captain for their tour to Australia.
In 2016 he also made his debut for the Eagles XVs in the Americas Rugby Championship against Brazil in San Paulo on Feb. 27. He played flanker and scorer a try and then followed with another try against Uruguay on March 5.
In 2017, he continued to travel with USA National teams. In January 2017 he was selected for the USA Falcons 7s tour of South America. He played in the Punte del East 7s in Uruguay and then in the Viña del Mar 7s in Chile. He also played in the 2017 USA Club 7s Nationals for the Washington Athletic Club, where he was selected to the Honorable Mention Dream team. This past Fall, in addition to playing for the Seattle Saracens, he was part of the USA Rugby Selects squad that played in the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay against Samoa A, Uruguay A, and Canada A. Against Uruguay A, he scored two tries.
In the Seattle Seawolves release of Schirmer’s signing, he said “The Seawolves and the MLR are a great opportunity for not only players like myself looking to improve their game but also rugby as a whole. To be a part of great players and coaches across the nation competing on the highest level of rugby available domestically while bringing it into the public eye is a dream come true. To be able to say that I am a part of bringing that dream to fruition here in my hometown is everything to me. I am grateful for the opportunity the Seawolves organization has extended to me and look forward to taking on this season with the boys.”
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Player
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- Phil Mack – Player/Coach
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- George Barton – Center
- Aladdin Schirmer – Backrow