Seattle Seawolves & Sequoyah Burke-Combs
The Seattle Seawolves announced that Sequoyah Burke-Combs re-signed with the club for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 25-years-old, 5’9″, and weighs 195 pounds.
Sequoyah attended Dexter High School in Michigan and graduated in 2011. He played football, track, and wrestling in high school. His Senior year, he played rugby and helped the team win the State title while earning MVP honors.
He then went to Grand Valley State University for his Freshman year before transferring to the University of Michigan where he majored in Environment and International Studies.
While at Michigan, the Wolverines won the Big Ten Championship in 2014 and competed in the Collegiate Rugby Championship in 2014 and 2015. He also was named to the first team Big Ten team twice.
After graduation, he then moved to Seattle to play for the Seattle Saracens XVs. He also played sevens with the Atavus All-Stars, Serevi Selects, and the Washington Athletic Club.
With the June internationals rapidly approaching, he was signed on May 8, 2018, for the remainder of Seattle Seawolves 2018 MLR season. He proved himself to be a valuable addition and assisted the team in winning the Championship.
In re-signing with the Seattle Seawolves for 2019, the team commented that “the winger was an impact player in the 2018 Major League Rugby season but may have had his best performances in the postseason. Burke-Combs loves to compete for the ball in the air and line up his opposition for dominant tackles. We look forward to seeing where the 2019 season will take him. Welcome back to the Seattle Southside, Sequoyah!”