Seattle Seawolves & Kellen Gordon
The Seattle Seawolves av signed three times national U.S. 7’s champion, Kellen Gordon at hooker. Gordon is 29 years old, is 6’0″ tall and weighs 250 pounds.
Kellen Gordon was born in Kenmore, Washington and started playing rugby for Redmond Rugby Club at the age of 15 while at Inglemoor High School between 2004-2006. In high school, he also played varsity football and was an offensive and defensive lineman.
Gordon then played for the Eastside Axemen and the Washington Loggers. After graduating high school, he attended Central Washington University from 2006-2011, graduating with a B.A. in Religion/Religious Studies. He also continued his rugby career in college and in 2010 gained experience training with Canterbury’s International High-Performance Unit in New Zealand.
After graduating in 2011, he won three consecutive Las Vegas 7’s championships in 2013, 2014, and 2015, while playing for the Serevi Selects and has since played for the Seattle Saracens, helping them to win three U.S. National 7’s championships during the same years. He currently is their captain this season.
Gordon has also played at the World Club 7s in London with Seattle in August 2014. He has been an assistant coach for Rugby Washington High School Logger in 2016 and has been the Youth Development Manager for Atavus Rugby and also the Program Director for Atavus Rugby Rugby and Football.
Head Coach Tony Healy said that “We are looking forward to the strength and power Gordon will bring to our forward play, but most importantly how Gordon will contribute to our scrum. He is a welcome addition to the Seawolves.”
Gordon said, “I’m very excited to join the Seawolves for their inaugural season. It is a huge opportunity to play with this outstanding group of players and learn from an experienced coaching staff. It’s great to be at the forefront of Rugby growth in the USA and help bring awareness to the sport.”
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
- Mike Shepherd – Hooker
- Mike Garrity – Inside Center
- Tim Metcher – tighthead prop
- Peter Tiberio – Center/Wing
- Taylor Krumrei – Lock
- Kellen Gordon – Hooker
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