Rugby United New York added Chance Wenglewski on loan from Rugby ATL for the remainder of the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 21-year-old prop is 6’2″ and 255 lbs.
Chance is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended Union High School. He began playing rugby when he was 14 and also played football and wrestling in high school. In football, the team was a two time State runner-up and in wrestling, he was a State champion.
Chance was a High School All-American in rugby and attended Lindenwood University from 2015 to his graduation in 2019. While at Lindenwood, he was a Collegiate All-American, was on the USA Under 20s World Cup Trophy team in 2016 and played in the qualifiers in 2017. In 2016 he toured Queensland, Australia with the Collegiate All-Americans (U23s) and played with the All-Americans again in September 2017 against Oxford University.
he continued his advancement through USA age-grade rugby and played for the USA Selects in 2016, 2017, and 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge. He was a part of the extended Eagles squad for the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship but made his Eagles debut in a non-test match starting against the Maori All Blacks in Chicago on November 3, 2018. His test debut came on November 24 in Dublin against Ireland, who were ranked second in the world. He followed that up with 2019 Americas Rugby Championship matches against Chile and Brazil. Chance is Eagle 531 and his rugby future is bright to extend his test totals from the three tests, so far.
Chance gets his chance to debut for Rugby United New York on May 19 against Austin Elite Rugby and should contribute to the team for the rest of the season.