Seattle Seawolves & Nick Wallace
The Seattle Seawolves have signed Bellingham native and former USA Eagle prop, Nick Wallace. He is 28 years old, 6’3″ tall and weighs 260 pounds.
Wallace was born in Bellingham, Washington and began playing rugby in middle school with Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club, where he continued to play while attending Squalicum High School. In high school, he also played football and after graduating, he accepted a scholarship to Western Washington University in 2008 to play football in 2008. Wallace then refocused his attention back to rugby and transferred to Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California where he was a four-time Collegiate All-American at prop.
While at Saint Mary’s College, Wallace, whose mother is Canadian, was selected to the Canadian Under-20s national team and toured New Zealand.
After finishing his collegiate career in 2013, Wallace played with James Bay in the British Columbia Premier League. That year he made his first appearance with the USA Eagles Select XVs at the Americas Rugby championship in June of 2013.
This led to his selection with the Eagles in 3013 making his debut against Tonga at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. He would go on to be capped 15 times between 2013 and 2015. He scored his first International try against Georgia on Nov. 16, 2013. This last test was against Tonga on July 29, 2015, at the Pacific Nations Cup in Toronto.
In 2014 Wallace began playing with the Glendale Raptors and in 2016 played professionally with the Denver Stampede. Since then he has played with the Seattle Saracens.
Seawolves head coach Tony Healy said, “We warmly welcome Nick to the Seawolves front row. 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 said, “I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue pushing Rugby in the right direction in this country. I feel very fortunate and I am excited to get to be a part of the first professional rugby team in the pacific northwest!”
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Phil Mack – Backs Coach, Scrum-half
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Back
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- George Barton – Center
- Aladdin Schirmer – Backrow
- Brock Staller – Outside Center
- Jeremy Lenaerts – Lock
- Riekert Hattingh – Eight-man
- Garrett Bender – Backrow
- John Hayden – Prop
- Mike Palefau – Fullback
- Dion Crowder – Wing
- Louie Henson – Prop
- Cam Polson – Lock
- Connor Weyell – Lock
- Nakai Penny – Flanker
- Peter Smith – Fly-half
- LaRome White – Prop
- Nick Wallace – Prop